Mitsubishi Move Master II RM-501
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Description

The Mitsubishi Move Master II RM-501 is a personal robot for education, research and hobby, released in 1983 by Mitsubishi. It's the follower of the Move Master RM-101 released in April 1982 as Japan's first "microrobot for education and research".

This robot was widely exported outside Japan as it was useful in technical schools.

The RM-501 can be controlled by a personal computer through a Centronics printer cable or a RS-232C serial cable.

It can be programmed in two ways:

  • by using a Teaching Box with storing of all the movements by the computer
  • by directly programming it, using a mix of BASIC and Assembly languages

The full RM-501 package includes:

  • robotic arm
  • drive unit (with 40Kb ROM and 32kB RAM, expandable with EPROMs)
  • connection cables
  • manual
  • (optionally) teaching box
  • (optionally) standard hand
  • (optionally) Move Master MX-6000 computer

According to the manual, two other computers can be used with this device and the provided cable: Mitsubishi MULTI 16 (8088-based computer) and NEC PC-8001 (Z80-based computer). For other personal computers, a special cable could be bought separately. So, even if it's not a MSX product, it could be used with a MSX computer.

Price : ¥1,090,000 (probably without the options)

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Mitsubishi RM-501 robotic arm
Mitsubishi RM-501 drive unit
RM-501 robotic arm (close-up)
RM-501 robotic arm + drive
RM-501 drive (inside)
RM-501 robotic arm (close-up)
Mitsubishi RM-501 manual
Mitsubishi RM-501 teaching box
Mitsubishi RM-501 robot (back)
Mitsubishi RM-501 in action
Mitsubishi RM-501 in action
Mitsubishi RM-501 in action
RM-501 robotic arm (label)
Mitsubishi RM-501 hand (label)
RM-501 drive unit (label)
Mitsubishi RM-501 cables

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