originally posted by: 727Sky
6. Electric Motor – Tesla’s invention of the electric motor has finally been popularized by a car brandishing his name.
Well, at least the AC motor. There were other electric motors around before Tesla perfected his AC motor. As 'FraternitasSaturni' mentioned above
about radio, many people were involved in the invention of electric motors. 60 years prior to Tesla's work with the AC motor, Michael Faraday is
generally credited with the idea of the "electromagnetic self-rotor", which is a fancy term for electric motor (i.e., electric current causing magnets
to rotate, and that rotation being put to work to do things).
In fact, years before Tesla perfected his AC motor, there were DC motors powering machinery in some light industrial settings -- and there was even a
concept model of an electric car.
It's also ironic that while Tesla is credited for perfecting the AC motor, the "Tesla" automobiles that bear his name use DC motors.
7. Robotics – Tesla’s overly enhanced scientific mind led him to the idea that all living beings are merely driven by external
I'm not sure what exact definition of "robot" you are using, but again, there were many people involved with the development of automated machines
that can move and do things.
Mechanical automatons had been around for centuries prior to Tesla. Many of these used clockworks for their movements, and others relied on
hydraulics and/or pneumatics. The 12th and 13th century Arabic inventor al-Jazari, who is credited with inventing various water pumps, used water to
power his various robotic devices -- such as a humanoid automaton that served drinks, one that offered people soap and towels automatically, and a
humanoid-looking musical band that played instruments.
Around the same time, the Chinese were creating similar robots using similar methods of power. Leonardo DaVinci later built upon Al-Jazari's work,
and other makers of robotic automatons built on that work, but using clockwork mechanisms to power the robots.
It seems Tesla also built upon these ideas, and he DID developed the first radio-controled robotics, but he did not "invent" robotics.
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