Guide to the ODEX I Walking Robot Collection

Summary
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0203
Creators:
Odetics, Inc
Dates:
1973-1986
Languages:
English
Collection is in English.
Physical Description:
0.6 Cubic feet
2 boxes
Repository:

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.

Arrangement
Arrangement
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.

Administration
Processing Information
Collection processed by Don darroch, 1986
Author
Don Darroch
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Collection donated by Odetics, Inc., April 29, 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.

Custodial History
Custodial History
Transferred to the Archives Center from the Division of Engineering and Industry, May 5, 1986.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Odetics, Inc Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
P.O. Box 37012
Suite 1100, MRC 601
Washington, D.C. 20013-7012
archivescenter@si.edu
http://americanhistory.si.edu/archives