Tech Thursday: Ricobot

In the last Tech Thursday post, I wrote about our engineering manual collection. For some reason, there are some items in the same collection that have nothing to do with manuals, but record the creation of Ricobot I in 1988. My guess is that all of these items came in at once and were grouped together instead of split up.

It looks like Ricobot is going out for a stroll, but might still be a bit unfinished at this stage.

Ricobot out and about

Here is Ricobot in the lab picking up objects and a screenshot of a program called AutoPath.

Ricobot picking up objects and a screenshot of AutoPath

Finally, here’s a paper outlining how much Ricobot cost.

Price sheet

If you know more about this robot, the project, or the two men in the picture, please let us know.

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