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Codex Atlanticus, folios 579r , 1077r, 1021r, 1021v

Robot Soldier

Folio 579r of the Codex Atlanticus contains many confusing subjects: pulleys, a drum, a clock-work system, some gears, various mechanisms, a helmet and a coupling for battle armor.

By analyzing the details and crossing them with the information and notes in other Leonardo codices, we arrived at the hypothesis of the torso of an artificial soldier that can beat its hands against its chest when the central wheel is set in motion.
As reference for the armor, we chose one of the well-known Milanese ones Leonardo designed while working at the court of the Sforza family.
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