Artifact Details

Title

"Charlie" media assembly robot

Catalog Number

102733317

Type

Physical object

Manufacturer

Shape, Inc.

Dimensions

overall: 64 in x 40 1/2 in x 24 in

Description

This 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
Shape, Inc.
1983
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

Category

Robot

Credit

Gift of Shape Inc.

Lot Number

X7414.2015

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