Title"Charlie" media assembly robot
Dimensionsoverall: 64 in x 40 1/2 in x 24 in
DescriptionThis record contains one "Charlie" media assembly robot. It is a electro-mechanical assembly the Charlie robot. Its base is a cabinet with four legs and two doors in front and one door on the side (the cabinet is empty). There is a heavy top plate holding an electro-mechanical manipulator and associated support components. There is a set of valves on one side and various on/off buttons as well as two red panic buttons. There is a big interface cable with it.
Text from Smart Machines exhibit
Charlie is a fast and accurate
assembly robot. It manufactured
3.5" computer diskettes from:
stacks of component parts. Charlie
has a control unit and a SCARA
(Selective Compliance Assembly
Robot) arm. It was the prototype
for automated media assembly
systems used to make a variety of
products for the computer industry,
including disk cassettes.
On loan from Shape, Inc., Biddeford, Maine
CreditGift of Shape Inc.