In 1962, two years after the Moscow Economy Fair, the first plant to deal with robotics, called the ’Hungarian Plant for Robotics’ has been established as a result of the cooperation between the two factories Csepel and Tungsram. Within the framework of the Five-year Plan, the factory Csepel gave home to this extraordinary and grandiose business. All the greatest scientists, engineers, and mechanical experts of the mighty Soviet Union came to Hungary in order to serve as a support for the excellent scientist of our Homeland, János Neumann. Their goal was to establish the first self-moving machine. This plan was most commonly referred to that time as A/15 until the Working Robot (1965) has been uncovered, which served as a real breakthrough in the field of robotics. For a moment, the whole world was listening to us that time. The Working Robot was not more than a digging machine driven by a punchcard which could not be used for anything else, however, it was highly noticeable how this masterly mechanism fascinated and impressed its onlookers.
In 1965, the Hungarian Plan for Robotics received another order, which was to develop a robot man which is able to teach the people that are looking at him. This is when the first teaching machines came to life: the Chess Machine, the Dancing Machine, the Marching Machine, the Saluting Machine, and many others for other purposes. It was the Gymnastics Robot of Csepel G.E. for which a production line has been first established. Due to market overflow as well as cheaper Chinese robots and spare parts, the production line got demolished in 1982, and from then on only a few replacement parts have been produced for export. It is a real shame that today, only one remaining reconstructed peace exists in private hands.