Compare; Omnibot ® 5402, Omnibot ® MK II, Hearoid® , OOM ® , Robie ® Sr, Omnibot ® 2000
Tomy ® has created many toy robots throughout the years and in the 80's created a line of small Personal robots. The Omnibot programming is done by recording the movement commands to a regular cassette tape which can be played back at certain times by using the built-in clock.. The specs below are for the Omnibot.
1. Tape recorder two tracks, mono tape type: normal tape speed: +/- 0.3% deviation: less then 0.3
2. Alarm clock display: LCD accuracy: +/- 3 sec/day power: 1.5v AA battery duration: typical 5000 hours
3. Recharger coax plug (negative middle) in: 120vac out: 6vdc, 300 ma
4. Main Battery type: closed, lead gel cell power: 6v, 4.0ah
5. General Operating time: 4 hours Load display: Red light, shows discharge at 5.7v operating temp: 5 deg - 40 deg celsius
6. Microphone type: dynamic, 300 - 600 ohms
7. Operating R/C frequency: The Remote came in 3 Frequencies: 49.860 Mhz (US), 27.145 Mhz (Europe), 40.680 Mhz (TAL)
8. Bulbs for eye lights 2.8v, 200 ma use not more than 3v 250 ma 10. Remote Control 4 * 1.5v (AA)
Remote Features Omnibot ® 5402: The Master Control Unit (MCU) has an antenna with its power switch & indicator. It has a button to push in to talk through its microphone to the robot in which the robot will respond with eyes flickering. It has all the buttons to control the robot as follows: Left side buttons for tape start/stop, omnibot sounds, Microphone on/off key. Right side of remote controls movement of robot to go forward/reverse, left/right turn and stop.
The Omnibot ® series robots was manufactured by Tomy ®, TTC ® and Radio Shack ® in the 1980s. The name then came to apply to the successful line of robots manufactured by the Tomy company. The initial Omnibot was announced with expectations of restoring popular interest in robots and with the success of the Omnibots, the Omnibot range quickly expanded. The original Omnibot became the cover photo for the 1980s book, "The World of Robots" and recently the Omnibot 2000 graced the cover of "Toy Robots from Japan" by Alan Bunkum.
The Omnibot ® , MK II, Hearoid ® , OOM ® , Robie ® Sr and the Omnibot ® 2000 had a cassette tape player built into the chest area of the robot, which slid out like a drawer to reveal the cassette and could record and playback sequences of commands, as well as regular audio recordings. The built in digital clock with timers and alarms allowed the playback of movement recordings at specified times. All the robots were able to broadcast speech from the remote control handset through a speaker on the robot. The Omnibot and Robie Sr were similar in operation while the Hearoid, OOM, MK II and the Omnibot 2000 had other functions that specialized them. All could carry objects in one way or another.