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Les automates dans l'antiquité : sources, fonctions et restitution virtuelle

Abstract : Greeks and Romans developed and described a large number of automata using water flow systems, air compressibility, steam force, counterweight systems etc. However, most of the technical treatises on this topic are now gone, only those of Philo of Byzantium and Heron of Alexandria have survived. The work of this pluridisciplinary thesis focuses, firstly, on the analysis of ancient sources to virtually restore some ancient automata covering a period from the 3rd century BC to the 1st century AD. Virtual restitutions make it possible to understand how a mechanism works and to study different hypotheses. In a second step, this research focuses on gesture recognition as an interaction tool. The construction of an interactive immersive application allows the user to interact virtually with automatas of Antiquity. The results of this research (rendering hypotheses and scientific documentation) are shared through the freely available application Roma in tabula.
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Jerome Nicolle. Les automates dans l'antiquité : sources, fonctions et restitution virtuelle. Linguistique. Normandie Université, 2020. Français. ⟨NNT : 2020NORMC009⟩. ⟨tel-02997617⟩

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