Dreamed and wrote stories about robots since grade school, First attempt was an upside down trash can built in mid 1980's with bump switch, RTC, IR eyes based on 555 timer & 2 IR pairs, micro-switches for bumpswitch plus unfinished speech module. Unfinished project that only worked with wired remote, wanted it to accept my college degree for graduation. Has since been cannibalised for parts.
Getting back into the hobby after about 20 years in the computer industry as Computer Tech and Network Engineer. Current robot collection includes Hero Jr, Omnibot, Omnibot 2000, RAD 1.0, Robie Jr., Armatron & Mobile Armatron.