The hardware, as envisioned, wasn’t particularly arresting, and not at all anthropomorphic. See that image up there, of a map with stuff attached to its sides? That’s it. No blinking Edison bulbs for eyes, or clockwork monkey scuttling across navigational charts, making grease pencil marks with its protractor-embedded tail. This robot navigator is closer to a robot map, with crosshair wires that slide along its interior surface, updating its current position by triangulating incoming radio signals. It would have been backlit by lightbulbs, though. And it was intended primarily for airships, and other aircraft.