Just hours before the 2019 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) opened its doors for the its Press Preview, another celebration of human ingenuity was coming to an end in Metro Detroit. Sunday, January 13th was in fact the last day to visit the exhibit Da Vinci Machines and Robotics at the Cranbrook Institute of Science in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.

During the closing ceremony I had the opportunity to meet the Exhibition Manager – Tom Rizzo – a brilliant young Australian that has been working with the Artisans of Florence – International for the past decade and world renowned Gabriele Niccolai to research, rediscover, and reconstruct Da Vinci’s machines. About 75 of these marvels – flying devices, nautical innovations, architectural discoveries, and

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