The Anatomy of Newton ® by SynPet ® Imagine A real robot right in your very own home, school or office!. He walks. he talks. He works, plays, teaches and more. Introducing Newton. The first and only personal robot who's ready. willing and able to help out at home, at school, in the office anywhere you go!
BRAIN IBM PC XT equivalent system for all application software Internal control functions driven by 16 bit real-time microcomputer Long term memory 20 MB hard disk drive 720 floppy disk drive Internal clock/calander for time based functions Learns by doing Self-diagonostic program
SPEECH Advanced speech synthesis/speaker dependent voice recognition - Using a digital signal processor and linear predictive coding Ability to understand and act on recognized voice commands
Who's Newton? SynPet VHS Promo, 1989
Extensive vocabulary plus music and sound effects capabilities Text to speech conversion Variable voice pitch, tone and inflection simulate human speech
SENSING Two ultrasonic range finders 1. Rotating unit "vision" functions and motion detection 2. Lower fixed unit obstruction/drop off detection Infra-red heat sensor detects presence of human beings and motion Light and smoke sensors Sound detector
MOBILITY Capable of autonomous and programmed mobility.Two DC motor driven wheels capable of propelling robot across hard floors Up to 5 deg incline, or plush carpet Capable of tight-radius turns as well as straight-line travel Detects and avoids obstructions
DATA/PHONE LINE COMMUNICATIONS Uses wireless telephone to answer incoming calls, make outgoing calls, and deliver messages Internal 1200 baud modem provides access to available on-line data bases Wireless interface permits automatic control of lights, appliences, security systems, heating and air conditioning systems
PHYSICAL Colorful, friendly looking body measures 34" tall. 18" wide Textured easy to clean polyethyline outer shell Rotating head Numerous colorful indicator lights illuminate or flash regularly to identify functions and operating conditions
CONTROL MODES Verbal commands Programmed instructions Full-function wireless remote control for non-verbal control and data entry
POWER Powered with a rechargable, sealed and maintenance free deep discharge battery Also includes battery charger with:
"Base" unit for cordless telephone RF receiver/transmitter for power line carrier appliance control Homing beacon that allows robot to locate recharger on its own User is alerted to low power condition
Autodock enables robot to locate, and dock with, battery charger.
Ablestmage.com : - - Newton by SynPet, VHS Promo [original release post] 1989 regarding the Newton personal household robot. : (U.S.A.)