May 2011: Cyclops Prototype was the first version that could walk and talk. It used four Actuonix linear actuators (LA) and two NXT motors. The walking performance was poor, and the LA plastic attachments cracked under the weight of this beast. I recommend to not use Firgelli LA’s for intensive duties, use them only if you need extremely precise linear motion for light applications. The robot arms did not move at all. This version was never shown in public, but you can catch some glimpse of it in the teaser videos for WRO 2011 and for Robolympics 2012.
The robot already featured an Android-powered smartphone, with a custom written app that provided Cyclops with an innovative User Interface, allowing it to follow people faces with its eye, speak in English, and sending commands the NXT lower level NXT program via Bluetooth.