I have been named Kircher Society Resident Automatist by the esteemed members of The Proceedings of the Athanasius Kircher Society.
For the unfamiliar, here is some information about the fascinating Athanasius Kircher and the mission of The Society chartered to perpetuate his inquisitive spirit.
My first official duty has been to compile a list of books essential to those interested in automata. The Society has just published the list of essential automata books here.
Each book is listed in the standard format for MLA citations and includes my short description of the work. While not exhaustive, I believe it embodies a well-rounded education in the art, science, and history of automata.
Visit the Kircher Society Essential Library of Automata.