Year: 1983 

We all dreamed of having a personal robot like Rosie from The Jetsons to handle our personal chores. The Androbot Topo was the closest thing to fulfilling our lifestyle fantasies. The real-life android was controlled by a joystick and programmed through the Apple II interface, sporting two drive wheels and standing tall at an est. 36 inches tall. Targeted towards the consumer and education markets, the Topo failed to take the industry by storm, but has played a significant role in the development of robot productivity hardware. Reference the iRobot.