Historic Photos: 1982 robot drinking buddy

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The Heathkit HERO 1 was a mobile robot introduced in 1982. Controlled by a Motorola 6808 microprocessor, it was available as a kit or ready assembled. The robot included an arm mechanism and speech synthesizer.

The Hero l robot was supplied in the UK by Zenith Data Systems, Gloucester. It came with a Robotics Educational Course, “providing the most comprehensive robotics training system yet developed for industry and education”.

Identifier: CW-ROBOTS-003

See Historic Photo December 2018: What price computer memory?

Each month TNMOC curators highlight an image from the Computer Weekly photo collection held at the museum. The collection contains about 10,000 images of computer scenes and equipment. A selection of images and a link to the catalogue is on the TNMOC Flickr account.

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