1960 – Mr. Saburo the Robot – Jiro Aizawa (Japanese)

Mr. Saburo after restoration at the Kanagawa Institute of Technology in Japan.

The caption from a 2010 Japanese catalogue reads (after translation): Three mid-size robot brothers Fujio [富士夫], Saburo [三郎], Kuro [九郎].  These robots look very similar.  The middle robot is the same as the one in the top photo, although the above image calls it Saburo.  I'll continue to call this robot Fugio. Hopefully some further evidence will show up soon to prove it one way or another.

Mr. Saburo in the background with his brothers in the Nagoya Robot Museum.

The Robot Museum closed 31 September, 2007.

Mr. Saburo on the far left.

Mr. Saburo in the background.

See the full Jiro Aizawa story here .

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