2,870,752 views | Adrienne Mayor • TED-Ed
The Greek myth of Talos, the first robot
Hephaestus, god of technology, was hard at work on his most ingenious invention yet. He was creating a new defense system for King Minos, who wanted fewer intruders on his island kingdom of Crete. But mortal guards and ordinary weapons wouldn't suffice, so the visionary god devised an indomitable new defender. Adrienna Mayor dives into the myth of Talos: the first robot. [Directed by Cabong Studios, narrated by Alexandra Panzer, music by Matheus Wittmann].