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Post by ourchickenshack on Wed May 27, 2015 7:28 am

Who made their debut at the 1980 Sochi Winter Olympics in Lake Placid as the world’s first ever ice-skating robot?

COBOT !!!

The 4 foot tall life-sized robot could skate with the best of them, appearing in news features with figure skating coach Gus Lussi and figure skating champion Jojo Starbuck .

Coke produced the life size COBOT units for use in promotional appearances .

The COBOT is remote-controlled - The remote control moves the robot around , controls the dome and turns on the 8 Track player to play the selected track .

Other Features:

The face of the dome says "SMILE" and/or "Coke Is It" .
The dome turns around and has a flashing light .
Magnetic Coke and Diet Coke logo can be put on the front and/or back of the body .
On top of the left and right feet are 3 Coke glass bottles which can be changed to Diet Coke glass bottles .
The COBOT has a loud speaker and a 8 Track tape which plays the following tracks :
Have a Coke and a Smile
Robot Bleeps
Computer Tones
Space and Laser Sounds


Manufactured - 275, by Creative Systems Group, Norcross, Georgia - for 21st Century Robotics, Inc.

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UPI Archives Nov. 14, 1984

The Coca Cola Co. is seeking an out-of-court settlement...

SEOUL, South Korea -- The Coca Cola Co. is seeking an out-of-court settlement in a $16 million damage suit filed by a South Korean toymaker against the giant U.S. beverage maker, business sources said Wednesday.

Coca Cola's legal stand was revealed after three U.S. lawyers arrived in Seoul Sunday to question witnesses representing Nam Hwa Co. Ltd., the plaintiff in the case.

Coca Cola proposed $4 million but the amount should go much higher,' one source said.

The questioning of witnesses in Seoul is part of a case in U.S. District Court for northern Georgia. A ruling is expected around Jan. 21.

Nam Hwa filed the suit after it went bankrupt in 1981 under heavy debts it incurred to install equipment in anticipation of Coca Cola's large purchases of Cobot -- a robot toy to be used as a Coke promotion tool.

The remote-controlled 'Cobot' is modeled after the 'R2-D2' robot in the movie 'Star Wars.'

Nam Hwa's dispute developed from an unfulfilled purchase order for 205,000 Cobots issued by Unicorn Industries, an agent for the Coca Cola, in March 1980 and an irrevocable letter of credit for 100,000 Cobots issued by Coca Cola Trading Co. in December 1980.

Nam Hwa oficials said Coca Cola backed away from the contracts after saying it had failed to obtain a license agreement from Lucasfilm Ltd., producer of 'Star Wars' and owner of the patent design for the 'R2-D2.'

Lucasfilm, the officials said, gave worldwide exclusive sales rights for 'Star Wars' toys to a U.S. toy company, with which Coca Cola had yet to negotiate to use the design right.

Nam Hwa claimed in the lawsuit that it was 'fradulently' induced into the deals, because Coca Cola had no right to use the design of 'R2-D2' when the contracts were signed.

Court documents available in Seoul indicate Coca Cola has failed in two preliminary legal motions to have Nam Hwa's suit dismissed.

Ruling against the Coca Cola motions, U.S. District Judge Marvin H. Shoob said in a Dec. 30, 1983, order that evidence 'might support a finding of fraud in the creation of the contract.'

'Coca Cola apparently had mentioned to Ham Hwa at one point that there was a dispute about Coca Cola's ability to employ the design of the robots,' Shoob said.

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Assorted Advertisement

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Appearance Newspaper Ad

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Post by ourchickenshack on Fri Mar 10, 2017 8:55 am

COCA-COLA COBOT
Remote Controlled Mini Robot


LFL 1980 The Coca-Cola Trading Company (Made In Korea)

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The Cobot was released in 1980 by Coca Cola in a attempt to take advantage of the popularity of Star Wars . Despite the fact that the box has a LFL mark on it , Coca Cola never received permission from George Lucas to use the obvious R2-D2 image likeness , and were forced to end their production / promotion .

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Mini Robot

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Post by ourchickenshack on Fri Mar 10, 2017 5:01 pm

COBOT Keychain

Made In Japan

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Approximate COBOT Size :  1 3/4 "  x  1 "  x  1 "

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Actual Box Size :  1 7/8 "  x  1 "  x  1 "

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Post by Commander Clint on Fri Mar 10, 2017 5:45 pm

COCA-COLA COBOT PIN BACK BUTTONS

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Canadian Buttons

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Post by Commander Clint on Mon Sep 11, 2017 1:53 am

COBOT Cloisonne Pin

1985 Wilson Marketing The Coca Cola Company (USA)

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Both of the pins shown below are identical on the backs and stamped 1985 but one pin is marked 1980 on the front while the other is not .

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Post by ourchickenshack on Wed Sep 13, 2017 5:56 pm

These are pictures of a couple other COBOT Pinback buttons we have seen but haven't been able to personally document them for the library yet …

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Post by ourchickenshack on Thu Dec 27, 2018 7:54 am

bump

Reworked this thread quite a bit . Added some new pics and info but it's definitely a work in progress . I would like to figure out more about the early history of the life size COBOT robots but info seems pretty tough to find on them banghead2


Also added this keychain that I gave Julie for X-Mas …

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Post by Nico on Thu Dec 27, 2018 4:45 pm

Nice one James, love the keyring mate clapping
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Post by Commander Clint on Thu Dec 27, 2018 5:55 pm

James, that's a cool little key chain. cheers What do you think the manufacture date is? I didn't see anything in your pictures?
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Post by ourchickenshack on Thu Dec 27, 2018 6:15 pm

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:James, that's a cool little key chain. cheers   What do you think the manufacture date is?  I didn't see anything in your pictures?

I would guess between 1980 to 1985 but it's really hard to find any specific information on any COBOT stuff . If we could find someone to translate the Japanese writing on the side it may have the date scratch
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