1981 – (R4) Arfur the Robot Dog – Steve Brooks (British)
Arfur the Robot Dog back in 1981 having his 15 minutes of fame.
Arfur, the tin dog created by Steve Brooks of east London, approaches a lamppost, March 1981. Brooks spent nine months and almost £2,000 creating his unusual pet. (Photo by Stanley Lewis/BIPs/Getty Images)
Steve Brooks of east London with his electric robot dog. August 1981
Robot dog R4 (Arfur) meets Hitler the real Doberman dog with puzzling consequences. August 1981