RMM-Episode 007: The Turk! The Awe-Inspiring Chess Playing Robot of Bro. Wolfgang von Kempelen

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May 20 2020 24 mins   9

In this episode, Ben Williams relays the story of one of history's most legendary and ingenious deceptions - Bro. Wolfgang von Kempelen's chess playing automaton. For more than a century, this ingenious illusion - perhaps the fist "cabinet illusion" ever devised - was the talk of Enlightenment court. 

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