Dating from August of 1983, these are concept sketches for a modular design approach to the Heathkit HERO 2000.
1. Base - drive motors, batteries2. Torso - computer card cage and arm3. Head - user interface and sensors

Not many changes were made to the actual prototype. Once development was completed, the HERO 2000 was the world’s most advanced educational robot.

Dating from August of 1983, these are concept sketches for a modular design approach to the Heathkit HERO 2000.

1. Base - drive motors, batteries
2. Torso - computer card cage and arm
3. Head - user interface and sensors

Not many changes were made to the actual prototype. Once development was completed, the HERO 2000 was the world’s most advanced educational robot.

This Popular Mechanics 1984 concept illustration  portrays the inner workings of a scratch built personal robot called Ultima by Tom Carroll. While the image isn’t entirely accurate, the robot’s ‘ultimate’ claim to fame was eating batteries for dinner, or at least rapidly discharging them.

This Popular Mechanics 1984 concept illustration  portrays the inner workings of a scratch built personal robot called Ultima by Tom Carroll. While the image isn’t entirely accurate, the robot’s ‘ultimate’ claim to fame was eating batteries for dinner, or at least rapidly discharging them.

I love this design (Simpathetic Robot - SS 9023), possibly the most endearing 80’s toy robot I’ve seen since the Tomy Verbot. The tried-and-true technic of time lapse photography was in full effect for the POP packaging.
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I love this design (Simpathetic Robot - SS 9023), possibly the most endearing 80’s toy robot I’ve seen since the Tomy Verbot. The tried-and-true technic of time lapse photography was in full effect for the POP packaging.
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I love this design (Simpathetic Robot - SS 9023), possibly the most endearing 80’s toy robot I’ve seen since the Tomy Verbot. The tried-and-true technic of time lapse photography was in full effect for the POP packaging.
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I love this design (Simpathetic Robot - SS 9023), possibly the most endearing 80’s toy robot I’ve seen since the Tomy Verbot. The tried-and-true technic of time lapse photography was in full effect for the POP packaging.
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I love this design (Simpathetic Robot - SS 9023), possibly the most endearing 80’s toy robot I’ve seen since the Tomy Verbot. The tried-and-true technic of time lapse photography was in full effect for the POP packaging.

I’m not sure if this product was ever actually released but what it promised was HUGE for 1985 robot toys!

I’m not sure if this product was ever actually released but what it promised was HUGE for 1985 robot toys!