Sunday, March 1, 2009

Who's Newton?

I can't believe I forgot about the Newton Robot. This R2-D2 wannabe was powered by an "IBM PC XT equivalent system" using a "16-bit real-time microcomputer" with a 20MB hard drive. Watch this cheesy 80's promo video. If you get bored, fast forward to to about 6:20 and listen to the wonderful 80's sound track.

Judging from what I can see, the Newton (or his technology) eventually evolved (devolved?) into the diminutive, mute, and so more useful, Roomba cleaning robot.

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