Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Guide to the ODEX I Walking Robot Collection

Collection ID:
Odetics, Inc.
Physical Description:
0.6 Cubic feet
2 boxes

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The collection includes memoranda, notebooks, drawings, blueprints, photographs, and video cassette tapes related to the design, manufacture of the "first functionoid," Odex I. The documentation for Odex I and general and financial information on Odetics, Inc. consists of numerous publicity releases, photographs, press clippings and magazine articles describing the robot. Also included are two video tapes (19mm). The first (20 minutes) is a series of TV stations and CBS news. The second tape (1 hour) is a record of the March 22, 1983 news conference hosted by Joel Slutzky, chairman of Odetics, inc. This includes an initial presentation on the history and purpose of the robot, a demonstration of its capabilities and multi-city closed-circuit question and answer period in which Slutzky and several technicians answer questions from the press representatives.

The collection is arranged into one series.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
This material represents documentation for the walking robot Odex I presented to the National Musuem of American History by Odetics, Inc. of Anaheim, California on April 21, 1986. Odex I was produced by Odetics, Inc. over the period 1973-1983. It was exhibited at the National Museum of American History in 1986.

Don Darroch
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Collection donated by Odetics, Inc., April 29, 1986.
Processing Information
Collection processed by Don darroch, 1986
Custodial History
Transferred to the Archives Center from the Division of Engineering and Industry, May 5, 1986.

Using the Collection
Preferred Citation
ODEX I Walking Robot Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Conditions Governing Use
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.

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