Recently Adrienne Mayor wrote Gods and Robots, Myths, Machines and Ancient Dreams of Technology  in which she gives a wonderful and extensive survey of the role that automata played in Greek and Roman mythology. Yet myths are no historical narrative. We discuss in what sense Mayor’s book is a valuable contribution to the history of technology.
|Title of host publication||Advances in Mechanism and Machine Science|
|Subtitle of host publication||Proceedings of the 15th IFToMM World Congress on Mechanism and Machine Science|
|Number of pages||10|
|Publication status||Published - 2019|
|Name||Mechanisms and Machine Science|
- Greek mythology
- History of robots