We’ve been tinkering with robots for a long time, maybe since the 50’s or something. But trying to recreate and improve ourselves goes back to the dawn of consciousness. Right next to the invention of the wheel went the often over looked invention of the doll. Inside these hollow vessels we poor the dreams and expectations for our own lives. One only has to look at a child parenting a cabbage patch doll or staging an action figure to understand that this need is intrinsic to our nature. The rise of the mechanical robots is no different. Did these artists find inspiration in their robots or was the inspiration theirs?