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Elektro & Sparko

Elektro & Sparko

Elektro & Sparko by Cotrifoso

Elektro & Sparko by Cotrifoso

Elektro robot

Elektro robot

Elektro, the United State’s first robot. At 7-feet tall, Elektro could walk by voice command, speak about 700 different prerecorded words, blow up balloons, move his head, arms, and fingers, and most important to the engineers at Westinghouse, smoke cigarettes. All of these features were incredible at the time, but they were housed in the ugliest humanoid body ever.

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Elektro & Sparko (and Maria from Metropolis) at the Nagoya Robot Museum

Elektro & Sparko (and Maria from Metropolis) at the Nagoya Robot Museum

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The robot Elektro was built by the Westinghouse Electric Corporation between You can find Elektro and his dog Sparko at the “Pittsburgh: A Tradition of Innovation” exhibit at the Senator John Heinz History Center, located in Pittsburgh’s Strip District.

Elektro & Sparko

Elektro & Sparko

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