Grey Walter with Elsie

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Date
1950-03-01
Photographer
Hewitt, Charles
Copyright Owner
© Charles Hewitt/Hulton Archive/Getty Images
Object ID
500004898

A neurophysiologist, Walter built wheeled automatons in order to experiment with goal-seeking behavior. Elsie used photoelectric cells to seek moderate light while avoiding both strong light and darkness—which made it peculiarly attracted to women’s stockings.