BEAUTY AND THE MECHANICAL MONSTER...Lovely Gayle Manley, queen of Cal Poly's 26th annual Poly Royal, April 25-26, talks over plans for the annual campus fete with her robot pal. The robot, and Gayle, will be on display during Cal Poly's "Country Fair on a College Campus." Two robots, Herman Garstine I and Herman Gearstine II, were built by senior mechanical engineering students Jack Richey, Santa Cruz, and Richard Cook, Santa Maria, as a senior project for their B.S. degree. (Cal Poly photo by Karen White)
BEAUTY AND THE MECHANICAL MONSTER...Lovely Gayle Manley, queen of Cal Poly's 26th annual Poly Royal, April 25-26, talks over plans for the annual campus fete with her robot pal. The robot, and Gayle, will be on display during Cal Poly's "Country Fair on a College Campus." Two robots, Herman Garstine I and Herman Gearstine II, were built by senior mechanical engineering students Jack Richey, Santa Cruz, and Richard Cook, Santa Maria, as a senior project for their B.S. degree. (Cal Poly photo by Karen White)
BEAUTY AND THE MECHANICAL MONSTER...Lovely Gayle Manley, queen of Cal Poly's 26th annual Poly Royal, April 25-26, talks over plans for the annual campus fete with her robot pal. The robot, and Gayle, will be on display during Cal Poly's "Country Fair on a College Campus." Two robots, Herman Garstine I and Herman Gearstine II, were built by senior mechanical engineering students Jack Richey, Santa Cruz, and Richard Cook, Santa Maria, as a senior project for their B.S. degree. (Cal Poly photo by Karen White)

Royalty and Robots, Poly Royal in 1958

April 14, 2014 9:15 AM

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