[ Retro Scan of the Week ] RB5X: Your Christmas Robot

December 10th, 2007 by Benj Edwards

RB5X Robot Ad - 1983R2D2 he is not. But at least he can become a vacuum cleaner.

[ From Popular Computing, December 1983 ]

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7 Responses to “[ Retro Scan of the Week ] RB5X: Your Christmas Robot”

  1. Zoyous Says:

    I did some searches on this crazy little thing, and apparently it’s still being sold (primarily, it seems, for classroom settings) for over $3000. And its arm attachment will set you back $2000. It must be pretty decent if it’s been on the market for that long. Has anyone here actually worked with one of these things?

  2. Kitsunexus Says:

    TOPO/B.O.B. could kick this thing’s ass.

  3. Moondog Says:

    I find it funny that they show it coming up to the door from being outside in the snow. Really, who’d expose a $3000 robot like that to bad weather?

    Then again, I have a co-worker who has a Hero-1 living in his barn!

  4. apronk Says:

    Paulie’s robot was so much cooler than this one.

  5. apronk Says:


    That was a reference to Rocky IV.

    *still crickets*

  6. Kitsunexus Says:

    *throws tomato*

  7. apronk Says:

    *loves tomatoes*


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