John C.W. Shoop’s Orion robot celebrates his reprieve from “jail” at a party at Trader Nick’s in Pismo Beach on Aug. 24, 1978, dancing with Shyer Pitt of Shell Beach and doffing his hat, right.
John C.W. Shoop’s Orion robot celebrates his reprieve from “jail” at a party at Trader Nick’s in Pismo Beach on Aug. 24, 1978, dancing with Shyer Pitt of Shell Beach and doffing his hat, right. Wayne Nicholls Telegram-Tribune
John C.W. Shoop’s Orion robot celebrates his reprieve from “jail” at a party at Trader Nick’s in Pismo Beach on Aug. 24, 1978, dancing with Shyer Pitt of Shell Beach and doffing his hat, right. Wayne Nicholls Telegram-Tribune

Bubble-headed robot got out of ‘jail’ for a party in Pismo Beach

November 03, 2017 01:58 PM

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