The Novag Robot Adversary is the most iconic of chess computers.
Apparently 2000 were built but the failure rate was high and the vast majority of those sold have long since developed faults. My Novag Robot is no different, though the problem(s) are probably only mechanical and my hope is that it can be mended. Last year there appeared to be a good possibility of that and I live in hope.
If and when a repair happens I will add a full feature here.
Meanwhile here is some information
(click on the links)
- video by Christian Mueller
(an eight minute game with Spanish guitar - superb !! )
(13 Mb file so takes a while to load. Quicktime 7 required)
- the original US patent application
- the manual (in German)