RB5X is a very versatile and educational teaching robot.
The RB5X incorporates infrared sensing, ultrasound sonar,
8 sensors & bumpers, voice synthesizer, and an
optional 5 axis armature that can lift a full pound. The
RB5X can play interactive games with up to 8 people.
Programs can be written and downloaded from any computer.
diameter x 23" high.
chassis, polycarbonate dome.
Two 4" rubber drives and two 2" castors.
4" per second.
Intelligent Robot is a sophisticated engineering effort whose
microelectronics and machinery can be compared to the complex
make-up of humans. Like a person, RB5X consists of a
collection of subsystem "organs" that work together
to make the robot function and become more than the sum of its
parts, except that the comparatively crude organs consist of
electronic and mechanical devices. Brain: RB5X brain is an
on-board microprocessor, the INS8073 that works in conjunction
with the robot's software to permit the RB5X to learn from its
Using this self learning software, the
RB5X progresses from simple, random responses to eventual
prediction of future events in its environment, based on
analysis of past prediction of future events in its
environment, based on analysis of past experience.
RB5X and its options and accessories are available
from a growing network of dealers throughout North
American and around the world. One consequence of the
introduction of personal robots has been an
unprecedented demand for information on the subject.
Many would like to learn more about these marvelous
machines before investing in one. In response, RB
Robot Corporation is offering a compendium of
information on personal robots that they call their
Robot Appreciation Kit. This kit is designed to tell
you more about home robots in general and the RB5X in
particular, and to allow you to begin exploring the
creative possibilities of adding a robot to you
family. Personal robots have been in our imaginations
for a long time.
are some more features of the RB5X Robot
machine counterpart to eyes is a Polaroid
Rangefinder sonar system that enables the robot to
recognize and navigate around obstacles in its
Voice: RB5X can
be equipped with an optional voice/sound synthesis
system, permitting programmed speech, music, and a
variety of sounds. Standard equipment includes a
horn that can be programmed as an audio signal
Ears: For RB5X
owners who communicate with their robots using an
Apple II Plus Computer, there is a voice
recognition option available that allows the robot
to respond to your spoken commands.
Arm: An optional
robotic arm/hand has five-way movement capability
and is able to pick up, carry and release objects
weighing 16 ounces or less. In its resting
position, the arm stores completely inside RB5X's
Legs: RB5X's legs
consist of two independently driven wheels and a
castor support system that enables the robot to
move freely about on relatively smooth surfaces
and to turn on its own radius.
Touch: The RB5X
relies on eight tactile sensors to signal contact
with other objects. These bumpers can also be
pressed to actuate specific programs that you feed
into the robot.
energy system consists of high quality
rechargeable batteries, a charger nest, and a
special circuitry that permits the robot to sense
when its batteries are low, to seek out its nest,
and to recharge. A battery level indicator and
battery protection circuit are standard. An
optional Power Pack is also available, providing
up to twice the operating time of RB5X's standard
speaks Tiny BASIC that owners can communicate with
the robot in simple English, using Robot Control
Language with Savy, an optional software package.
is the charger assembly for replenishing the
RB5X's batteries and the Arm accessory if it
is installed on the robot.