Video Robot with box packaging

Made:
1971 in Japan
Video Robot with packaging, 1971, Horikawa, Japan.  Hand and Machine Tools Video Robot with packaging, 1971, Horikawa, Japan.  Hand and Machine Tools Video Robot with packaging, 1971, Horikawa, Japan.  Hand and Machine Tools

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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