An early version of a RoboGirl – from Jacques Offenbach’s 1881 opera “Tales of Hoffmann”: it is a tale about Olympia, an automaton created by the scientist Spalanzani, who introduces Olympia as his daughter.
Based on a story from E.T.A. Hoffmann that first appeared in 1816. So our ideas in 2014 are quite revolutionary ;-)
More about the opera and story here.
Don’t miss when Olympia starts to sing at 3:40 min. And at 6:18 you can even recognize a famous Second Life parody video: