The HERO JR came out after the HERO 1 and was created by the consumer division as a personal robot instead of an educational one. They had about 8 years of sales and 4,000 Hero Jr's. This is one of the reasons that there is not nearly as much technical information about the JR. They borrowed heavily from the HERO 1 robot, but made some changes so that it would be much less expensive and simpler to operate. The HERO 1 and HERO JR both share a common version of Wintek Tiny BASIC with the only difference being the extra support for the Arm commands on the HERO 1.
A friendly robot, HERO JR will fit right in with your family and into your home. It singing songs like "Daisy" and "America"; saying preprogrammed phrases; exploring and moving about, using sensors to avoid obstacles and seek out humans; playing games; telling nursery rhymes; and gabbing in "Roblish." He guards your home and can even wake you in the morning and guide you through an exercise routine. It explores its surroundings and seeks to remain near human companions.
With this time-keeping ability, HERO JR can act as an alarm clock and awaken you at a specified time. After your wake-up call, it listens to be sure you are awake or permits two ten minute snoozes if you desire. It can also be made to announce the week day, date and time at set intervals or just at one important time and date. A DEMO feature activates a built-in "Robot Variety Show" which demonstrates the Robot's ability to see, hear, speak, tell time and move. HERO JR can carry your favorite beverage (up to 10 lbs.) in a 94 cubic inch compartment.
HERO JR can guard your home against intruders and can be used with the GDA-2800 Security System. The Robot give a verbal warning and asks for a password when its sensors detect a presence. The wrong or no response causes HERO JR to activate the security system.