Mr Zerox robot

Made:
1960-1969 in Japan

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Mr Zerox robot, 1960s, Horikawa, Japan
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Mr Zerox robot, 1960s, Horikawa, Japan
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Mr Zerox robot, 1960s, Horikawa, Japan
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Mr Zerox robot, manufactured by Horikawa, Japan, 1960s

this version of Mr Zerox differs from other early versions of this particular design in having gold feet, not red. Operated by batteries, the robot would walk forward with arms moving back and forth, before the chest panel opened to reveal guns which fired with light and sound effects. the toy was part of a wave of imagined toy robots which had considerable effect on the public perception of robots' form and behaviour.

Details

Category:
Human Robotics
Object Number:
2015-442
type:
toy - recreational artefact
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment

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