Chebyshev's Plantigrade MachineModel
Designer: Pavel Chebyshev
Made in: Saint Petersburg, Russian Empire (now Russia)
Dimensions: 900 × 300 × 460 mm
Weight: 7,5 kg
Materials: metal, wood
Tags: russiamakes, россияделаетсама, polytech, политех, рдс
Professor of St. Peterburg University Pavel Chebyshev (1821-1894) was a Russian mathematician and mechanic. He worked on advance jointed mechanisms, spending a big part of his personal funds to assemble the mechanisms he invented. He made this mechanism out of wood and iron and called it the plantigrade machine (i.e. foot-walking machine). The world's first walking mechanism, invented by the Russian mathematician was met with universal acclaim at the 1878 World Exhibition in Paris.