are fascinated by Maillardet's Automaton because it appears
to be almost human when the figure begins to write and draw.
However, in reality the automaton is a mechanical system.
Machines are not limited to complicated things such as automata
or robots. In fact, some machines may not even have moving
parts. A machine is any device that helps you do work.
Automata are compound machines, a combination of two or
more simple machines.There are six types of simple machines:
the inclined plane, the wedge, the screw, the pulley,
the lever, and the wheel and axle. Follow along as we
learn about each...