Mechanic Robot

Made:
1970-1975 in Japan
Mechanic Robot, 1970s, Yonezawa, Japan. SCM - Hand and Machine Tools Mechanic Robot, 1970s, Yonezawa, Japan. SCM - Hand and Machine Tools Mechanic Robot, 1970s, Yonezawa, Japan. SCM - Hand and Machine Tools

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Mechanic Robot, 1970s, Yonezawa, Japan. SCM - Hand and Machine Tools
Science Museum Group Collection
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Mechanic Robot, 1970s, Yonezawa, Japan. SCM - Hand and Machine Tools
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Mechanic Robot, 1970s, Yonezawa, Japan. SCM - Hand and Machine Tools
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Mechanic Robot, manufactured by Yonezawa, Japan, 1970-1975.

This is the Curator of Mechanical Engineering's favourite toy robot out of the Science Museum's entire collection. The display in the robot's chest is quite mesmerising, with gears rotating in one direction and lights behind rotating in the other. The face with no features is also curiously sci-fi. The movement is the standard routine of stepping forwards, the torso rotating, and then walking forward beginning again, against a backdrop of sound effects while the body rotates.

Details

Category:
Human Robotics
Object Number:
2015-451
type:
toy - recreational artefact
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment