1971-4 – JASON a low-cost mobile robot – L. Stephen Coles, Michael H. Smith (American)
JASON, a robot built by students in the EE Dept. at University of California, Berkeley. They include L. Stephen Coles, Michael H. Smith, Alan M. Robb, Paul L. Sinclair, and Ralph R. Sobek. The robot is equipped with a number of infrared proximity sensors and a radio link to its remote computer controller. Its onboard microcomputer is responsible for data collection,communication, and simple control behaviour, while its remote computer performs higher level calculations for navigation and planning. A prosthetic arm was mounted, but has not been interfaced to the robot.
Mike Smith with JASON in 1974.