Tomy ® has created many toy robots throughout the years and in the 80's created a line of small Personal robots. They don't have a true onboard programmable computer but are fun nonetheless. The top of the line was the Omnibot which could pour drinks on a special serving tray. The programming is done by recording the movement commands to a regular cassette tape which can be played back at certain times by using the built-in clock.
Years produced: 1984 - 1988 ; Original price: 600.00 Specifications :
1. Tape recorder two tracks, mono tape type: normal tape speed: +/- 0.3% deviation: less then 0.3% 2. alarm clock display: LCD accuracy: +/- 3 sec/day power: 1.5v AA battery duration: typical 5000 hours 3. recharger coax plug (negative middle) in: 120vac out: 6vdc, 300ma 4. Main Battery type: closed, lead gel-cell power: 6v, 4.0ah5. General Operating time: 4 hours Load display: Red light, shows discharge at 5.7v operating temp: 5 deg - 40 deg celsius 6. Microphone type: dynamic, 300 - 600 ohms 7. Operating R/C frequency: 27.125 mhz 8. External outlets: Output: 6vdc Speaker: 8 ohms R/C: output 5vdc, 800ma Timer: output 6vdc, 100ma Sensor: only for Tomy accessory 9. bulbs for eye-lights 2.8v, 200ma use not more than 3v 250ma 10. Remote Control 4 * 1.5v (AA)
A built-in digital clock
A built-in Cassette Unit A programmable alarm system with 3 different alarm sound A programmable cassette system to start & stop tapes at any time A memory capable of holding 7 different programs An onboard speaker to mix your voice with pre-recorded music Remote control operation with the Master Control Unit Program movement, voice, and robot sounds onto tapes that can be played back for later execution Automated arm, wrist, hand, and head A motorized tray for carrying and delivering objects and serving drinks Audio strobe Headlight eyes Accessory Interface Panel for optional Omnibot accessories External jack for adding on a speaker
Remote Features: The Master Control Unit (MCU) has an antenna with its power switch & indicator. It has a button to push in to talk through its microphone to the robot in which the robot will respond with eyes flickering. It has all the buttons to control the robot as follows: LEFT side of remote has arm up/down, wrist left/right, finger open/clamp, head right/left; RIGHT side of remote controls movement of robot to go forward/reverse, left/right turn, then the gear change in speed; also buttons for tape start/stop, omnibot sounds, light on/off key. The Remote came in 3 Frequencies: 49.860 Mhz (US) 27.145 Mhz (Europe) 40.680 Mhz (TAL)
Remote Control Commands:
Power Switch On/Off Arm Control - up/down - wrist clockwise/counterclockwise Direction - Forward - Back - Left - Right
Finger Open - Finger Close - Head Right - Head Left Gear Change Tape Start/Stop Omnibot Sounds Light On/Off *Eyes
Battery Size: 2 3/4" L x 1 3/4" W x 4" H Battery and Charger info: Omnibot 2000 requires two(2) AA batteries to run the tape deck and four(4) AA batteries for the remote. The main power supply is the 6-volt 4-Amp Hour rechargeable sealed battery. The Charger for the robot is a 6Volt 300ma.