Educational home robot manufactured during the first half of the 80's. HERO 2000 was most advanced of it's sister robots, the HERO 1 and HERO Jr. Features included expandability, an optional 5 1/4" floppy drive, and it's own programming language, HERO Basic. Built in speech synthasizer. Hero 2000 has 2 sonar sensors, a light sensor, a temperature sensor, and a manipulator arm. Can be controlled and programmed either through a remote keyboard (with sinlge line LCD display), or via an ANSI terminal. Supports baud rates up to 1200. Stores programs and data via casset tape. Powered by a rechargable 12 volt lead-acid battery.

My physics teacher had one sitting in a storage closet gathering dust until my friends and I revived it, and are currently rehabilitating it. That is, when it's not chewing its drive wires to pieces.

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