CanBot circa mid 1980's My first robot attempt.
For historic accuracy this is I my first attempt at building a robot. It's an upside down waste basket with a Big Trak motor assembly attached to the lid. Never completed, I couldn't get enough range from the dual IR "eyes" driven by 555 timer. Reed switch activated Big Trak drive motors from surplus. Dual micro-switches with spring loaded aluminum bar bumpswitch for low obstacle detection or failure of IR "eyes". Built in mid-80's while attending Community College for Industrial Electronics.