IRIS 1: The Original "Iris" Robot

In the early 1990's, a small group of students at Illinois State University built a simple robot that launched the "PT-Project" that would soon become "The Mind Project."

Here is a brief description Iris and a video of her in action.

Iris 1

Later, we developed a new version of Iris 1 that could be built more inexpensively, without a $5000 robotic arm. For those who want details, here is the "development page" for the team that produced the prototype. We call this Iris 1.1

Iris 1.1

Finally, we created a complete kit with lots of documentation and video instructions for how to build your own robot. We call this Iris 1.2

Iris 1.2