Video Robot with box packaging

Made:
1971 in Japan

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Video Robot with packaging, 1971, Horikawa, Japan. Hand and Machine Tools
Science Museum Group Collection
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Video Robot with packaging, 1971, Horikawa, Japan. Hand and Machine Tools
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Video Robot with packaging, 1971, Horikawa, Japan. Hand and Machine Tools
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Video Robot with box packaging, manufactured by Horikawa, Japan, 1971

This design of toy robot by Horikawa came in a wide range of versions, and was issued with English or Japanese packaging. The robot is powered by two 'C' cell batteries, and would walk forward before a space screen scrolled across the chest. The robot is one of many designs which played a key role postwar influencing public perceptions of robots.

Details

Category:
Human Robotics
Object Number:
2015-428
type:
toy - recreational artefact
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • furnishing and equipment
  • container - receptacle

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