High Wheel Gear Robot

Made:
1964 in Japan
High Wheel Gear Robot (robot; toy - recreational artefact) High Wheel Gear Robot (robot; toy - recreational artefact) High Wheel Gear Robot (robot; toy - recreational artefact)

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High Wheel Gear Robot, manufactured by Yoshiya, Japan, 1964

This clockwork robot had many features for a relatively low retail price. As it walked, the gears in te chest rotated against a background oif sparks. Taking advantage of new technologies becoming available, the Gear Robot was later developed to include a remote control version - this is emblematic of the history of robots in general - that they very often incorporate the latest advances in technology, from new techniques to materials and other innovations.

Details

Category:
Human Robotics
Object Number:
2015-443
Measurements:
overall: 250 mm x 90 mm x 65 mm,
type:
robot and toy - recreational artefact
credit:
Purchased from Timea Vincze