Early Mobile Robot Timeline

This page will contain a timeline showing early Mobile Robots, events, and dates being the creation or announcement of the robots.

For the moment, it is more a list of what is going to be placed in this blog. If image is clickable, then a blog post exists for it. Check out the updates page for the recent posts.

(under construction)
 
Early Autonomous Mobile Robots
 
1953 – Beetle
1971-4 – JASON
1972 – SRI "Flakey" 
1974-76 – Kaplan
1977 – "Mike" "Microtron" Todd Loofbourrow
1977 – "NEWT" by Rolf Hollis
1977 – "Hilare"
1978 – Peter Folk's Inexpensive Turtle
1978 – "Tee Toddler"
1979 – Electromechanical Servant by Reynolds
1980 – Big Trak   ( Big Track )                    
1980 – "Unicorn-1"
1981-3 – Pluto CMU Rover – Hans Moravec et al
1982c – "ROBART"             
1982 – "RB5X"       
1987c – "Herbert" by Brooks, Connell, Ning 

Early Remote-Controlled Mobile Robots

1939 – "Teletank" R/C tank (Soviet)
194x – "Goliath" R/C mini-tank (German)

1952 – "Electron" -R/C-Car
1969 –  Seymour Papert & Minsky – LOGO Turtle
1975-6 – R2-D2 (Star Wars) by John Stears
1978 – Mark-IV QMC
1979 – Frank DaCosta – Robot Pet         
1979 – "Hebot"  John FitzGerald             
1979 – Heiserman – "Rodney"     
1980-1 SuperKIM meets ET-2                 
  
 
1964 – "Fred" a light-seeking robot – Peter Holland     
1969 – Hannaford – Meccano    
196x – Brooks – "Norman"       
 
Early Emergency Mobile Robots
 
Klin-1 (Soviet)
STR-1 (Soviet)
Mobot-Ch-HV (Soviet)