Welcome to the Robot Gallery! These pages show many examples of the Personal and Educational robots from the late 70’s through the early 90’s. Most of them were created in the Personal robot boom in the mid 80’s. Unfortunately most of these are only a memory but we are trying to restore and preserve a working example of each one. This collection was highlighted in August 2000 issue of the Red Herring magazine and also in the #19 issue of Make. Some of the robots were on display at the Hugo Boss store on 5th Avenue in New York and were used in the iRobot film (unfortunately that scene was cut).
Most of the robots have been restored to operating condition. There are still a few we need to find in order to complete the collection. Many of my most wanted robots and parts are listed in the “Robots Wanted” section so please take a look there if you know of any available. Please don’t throw that old Robot away! E-mail email@example.com
Check out the Following pages to learn more about Personal Robots that were available in the early 80’s and beyond! Unfortunately only a couple of the company’s are still around, but checkout the pages for a Virtual tour of Personal Robotics. If you have any more information or comments please send a message, otherwise Enjoy!
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Information and pictures of the ANDROBOT robots. These robots have a very appealing outside appearance and had some innovative Ideas.
ARCTEC Systems (GEMINI)
Information and specifications about the Arctec GEMINI robot.
Comro robots (Comro I, Comro Tot, etc)
Information on the Comro robots.
Information and pictures of the Elami Robots.
HEATHKIT (HERO 1, HERO Jr, HERO 2000, and ARM Trainer)
Lots of information and pictures of all the Heathkit Robots.
Hubotics (Hubot Personal robot)
Information and pictures of the Hubot Personal Robot.
MAXX STEELE (IDEAL)
Information about the MAXX STEELE robot.
RHINO robots (STILL PRODUCED!)
The RHINO robot is an indestructible (Almost) Robot ARM. It has been around for years and is an Excellent Robot.
RB ROBOTICS RB5X Intelligent Robot (STILL PRODUCED!)
Information about and pictures of the RB5X robots. These robots are very rugged and have proven themselves with faithful service in many classrooms.
OMNIBOTS (OMNIBOT, OMNIBOT 2000)
Pictures and information about the whole Omnibot robot line.