Hero-1 Robot Information
| Background information
| Originally created by Heath Co in 198?, xxxx of these
units were sold untill 198? when the last unit shiped.
The Hero-1 Robot is a completely self-contained robot that interacts
with you and its environment. It's excellent for learning the components
and circuitry of robots, as well as artificial intelligence.
On-board Hero-1 is an 8-bit 6808 microprocessor that can guide the
robot through complex maneuvers, activate and monitor sensors, and
modify actions as a result of sensor or real-time clock inputs.
HERO 1 also has 8K of ROM as well as 4K of RAM. A top-mounted
breadboard lets you conduct experiments and interface circuits of
your own design to the on-board microprocessor. Plus HERO 1 comes
with a six 7-segment LED display for viewing memory addresses,
data and program steps.
To make Hero-1 even more life-like, the head rotates 350 degrees
to position sensors and arm. Seven stepper motors control all
movements. Plus powerful front wheel DC motors drive and steer
Hero-1 with exceptional maneuverability.
Interacting with the Hero-1 Robot
Top mounted 17 Key used to enter, verify and modify |
programs and select operating modes
Contol Motor and Arm movement, or store Motor and
Arm movement for later call
Optional controllers operated on two different frequencies
Direct link to computer, optional Rs232 Interface and
Memory board required
The Hero-1's incredible sensing capabilities it detects sound,
light, motion, and obstacles and travels over a course that you
predetermine. The robot can see and hear through onboard light,
sound, and motion detectors, plus a sonar ranging system.
Short list for Hero-1's sensors
sees over entire visible spectrum and into infrared range
senses movement up to a distance of 15 feet
200 to 5000 Hz frequency range
direction and ranges for objects from 4" to 8' away
provides precise measurements of distance traveled