Machine Robot with box packaging

Made:
1963 in Japan
Machine Robot with packaging, 1963, Horikawa, Japan.  Hand and Machine Tools Machine Robot with packaging, 1963, Horikawa, Japan.  Hand and Machine Tools Machine Robot with packaging, 1963, Horikawa, Japan.  Hand and Machine Tools

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Machine Robot with packaging, 1963, Horikawa, Japan. Hand and Machine Tools
Science Museum Group Collection
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Machine Robot with packaging, 1963, Horikawa, Japan. Hand and Machine Tools
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Machine Robot with packaging, 1963, Horikawa, Japan. Hand and Machine Tools
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Machine Robot with box packaging, manufactured by Horikawa, Japan, 1963

Machine Robot was a popular toy robot, able to walk and swing its arms, with flashing lights and rotating gears in its chest. The robot first appeared in 1963 and demonstrates the role of robots in toy form and used in other mass media to shape public expectations of what robots might look like in future.

Details

Category:
Human Robotics
Object Number:
2015-410
Materials:
cardboard, copper (metal), ink and plastic (unidentified)
type:
toy - recreational artefact
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • furnishing and equipment
  • container - receptacle