It’s a bird, it’s a plane, the BEHEMOTH is coming
by Ian Fried, STUDENT writer
March 9, 1993
It weighs over 500 pounds. It’s powered by humans but has a voice and three brains. It can only be called BEHEMOTH and it’s coming to Miami.
BEHEMOTH is a 105-geared bike featuring a computer console with a Macintosh, a reconfigured Tandy laptop, a Sun SPARCstation computer, a RUMP (Rear Unit of Many Purposes) and a state-of-the-art security system.
BEHEMOTH, or Big Electronic Human Engineered Machine and its pilot, Steve Roberts, will be coming to Miami on Thursday at 8 p.m. in lower Alexander Dining 3 Hall.
Roberts, who is originally from Louisville, has been a freelance writer since he was 21, built his first computer in 1973 and now communicates with an ever-growing number of people through ham radio and electronic mail, according to QST Magazine.
To stay in constant communication with his many associates, Roberts has a keyboard on each hand grip and an eyepiece in his goggles which serves as a miniature computer screen. A microphone in his helmet allows Roberts to talk over his radio and on his cellular phone.