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The Omnibot 2000 Robot

   The Omnibot 2000 is a robot originally manufactured by the Tomy Company in the mid 1980s. It could carry objects with its specially made tray and was controlled via a wireless remote. It is 25 inches tall and powered by a 6-Volt lead-acid battery and two penlight style “AA” batteries. 

   Its right arm was controllable and the operator could move it’s shoulder, elbow, wrist and fingers. The Omnibot 2000 had an audio cassette player/recorder built into the chest area. It 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. The Omnibot 2000 was  able to broadcast speech from the remote control through a speaker on the robot.
  The remote control for the robot enabled the operator to move the robot around the house, fetch a drink (with some human assistance) and even play music with it's built in audio cassette system.

  The original Omnibot was used as the cover photo for the 1980s book, "The World of Robots" and more recently the Omnibot 2000 was on the cover of "Toy Robots from Japan". The latest robotic version from Tomy is the I-Sobot.

Omnibot 2000 Remote Control Features:

  1.  The remote has a push button on the side for talking through the microphone which transmits the sound to the robot.

  2.  It has all the buttons to control the robot as follows: Move arm up/down, wrist left/right, finger open/clamp, head right/left, go forward/reverse, left/right turn, for making the onboard tape player start/stop, play Omnibot sounds, lights on/off.

Original Omnibot 2000 Specifications:

  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. Battery recharger coax plug (negative middle) in: 120vac out: 6vdc, 300ma.

  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: 27.125 mhz.

  8. External outlets: Output: 6vdc Speaker: 8 ohms R/C: output 5vdc, 800ma Timer: output 6vdc, 100ma Sensor: only for Tomy accessory.

  9. Bulbs for eyes 2.8v, 200ma use not more than 3v 250ma.

  10. Remote Control uses4 1.5v (AA) batteries.

  11. Built-in digital clock.

  12. Programmable alarm system with 3 different alarm sounds.

  13. Programmable cassette system to start & stop tapes at any time.

  14. Built in memory capable of holding 7 different programs.

  15. Onboard speaker to mix your voice with pre-recorded music.

  16. You can program movement, voice, and robot sounds onto tapes that can be played back for later execution.

  17. Motorized tray for carrying and delivering objects and serving drinks.

  18. Audio strobe Headlight eyes.

  19. Accessory Interface Panel for optional Omnibot accessories and an external jack for adding another speaker.

Click Here for the Omnibot 2000 Instruction Manual (pdf file)

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