NBC Knight Rider Robots Return Home

Mar 4, 2009

The robot trio that were starts on NBC's Knight Rider are making their way back to the Robots.com Marion, Ohio facility. Katie is on display in the building's lobby while Lisa and Hank were set up in the Robots.com Integration Bay. It was an exciting time to see them on TV and also to now have them back home.


The sea­son finale of NBC’s Knight Rid­er aired last night, but the careers of indus­tri­al robot actors Katie, Lisa, and Hank are far from over.

In fact, they’re ready for their next assign­ment, whether it be act­ing or man­u­fac­tur­ing. Inter­est­ed in pur­chas­ing one of the NBC stars?

KR Robots Home Again:

The robot trio recent­ly returned to Robots​.com’ Mar­i­on, Ohio facil­i­ty, after spend­ing rough­ly eight months at the pro­duc­tion stu­dio in Cal­i­for­nia. Fol­low­ing a cross coun­try truck ride, the robots emerged in good con­di­tion — their act­ing names paint­ed on their upper arms.

The tran­si­tion back from star­dom and the Knight Rid­er T.V set has been smooth. Katie is on dis­play in the build­ing’s lob­by while Lisa and Hank are set up in Robots​.com’ Inte­gra­tion Bay. The NBC Spe­cial Effects team has been replaced by robot tech­ni­cians and engi­neers. Instead of inter­act­ing with actors, Katie, Lisa, and Hank now inter­act with customers.

On Stage:

The job” for NBC’s Knight Rid­er was a rare oppor­tu­ni­ty for the three recon­di­tioned Fanuc ARC Mate 100i RJ3 robots. Cast as intel­li­gent shop assis­tants for KIT­T’s Cave, the robots were pro­grammed to car­ry out spe­cif­ic moves. Katie and Lisa inspect­ed KITT, hand­ed tools to oth­er char­ac­ters, and par­tic­i­pat­ed in a water gun fight. Hank was giv­en a more chal­leng­ing role and EOAT to match. 

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