History & Tourism

Mansfield’s Elektro the Robot profiled in Pittsburgh Media

12 Sep , 2016  

The work of Carnegie Mellon University’s National Robotics Engineering Center, which opened in 1994, put the region on the map as a center of modern robotics. But 55 years earlier, it was research done at Pittsburgh-based Westinghouse Electric Corp. that took the world by storm. That’s when “Elektro, the Moto Man” became the star of the 1939 World’s Fair in New York.

The rest of the story on triblive.com can be found here.


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