1939: Elektro and Sparko by Westinghouse Amanda June 6, 2012 1930-1939, Science & technology 4 CommentsFavourited 789 times Add to favourites Via: Stuttgarter-Zeitung, This is Kevin, David Zondy 4 Responses Mark Richards June 7, 2012 Oh, how far we have come since then.. from Electro, to drones. From Electro, to sneakers that flash lights when we walk. Astounding progress for humanity. Reply Gordon V June 8, 2012 In the 50′s Kurt Vonnegut wrote a short story about a man who developed a refrigerator that appeared to have human characteristics, which he then used to sell appliances. Might have been inspired by Elektro for all I know. It’s worth reading: “Jenny”, in the collection “While Mortals Sleep”.. Reply Mike July 29, 2012 We’ve gone from Elektro to ASIMO. When it comes to robotics, yes, that is progress. Reply aw October 2, 2012 but asimo cant smoke Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Name* Email* Website Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.