Robo News Articles

We recently came across a rather humorous website, the Robosapien Foundation, whose 'mission' is to ensure that Robosapiens are given a fair chance at life just like the rest of us! If you didn't know beforehand, at first glance you might think this was a very real organization that is dedicated to that very thing, due to the very...

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By: Khalid J Hosein
Posted: Fri, 10/20/2006 - 11:57

A number of people have asked me lately what the Robosapien V3 (sometimes also called "RSV3") is? When's it coming out? What features will it have? How much will it cost? Etc. I'm bored at work, so I thought I'd take a few minutes to talk about it. Unfortunately, I don't have the definitive answers, but I thought it'd be fun and...

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By: Jeff Block
Posted: Mon, 12/11/2006 - 09:09


My robot keeps staring at strange objects around the room. What is he looking at?

Your RS2 "sees" using Infra Red (I/R) light, a light too "red" for humans to see. However many appliances, computer screens, TVs, and dimmed lighting put out I/R light which your robot can be attracted to,
so he'll just...

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By: The Insider
Posted: Thu, 09/07/2006 - 15:39

For all you fans out there who thought the legendary Elvis® "The King" had "left the building," Wowwee™ has brought him back to life. That’s right folks, Elvis is Alive!

With expert guidance from Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc. in Memphis, Tennessee, we have developed a new Wowwee Alive™ product - a realistic animatronic Elvis,...

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By: Tiffany W
Posted: Tue, 10/09/2007 - 08:37

The WowWee Hoverpod is still shrouded in secrecy, but I have a little bit of information to pass on, RoboCommunity-ites!

The little-known Hoverpod is unique to the FlyTech line in that it doesn't soar through the air; rather, it glides across most smooth surfaces, including short carpets.  It's basically a micro...

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By: Peter Redmer
Posted: Tue, 05/26/2009 - 09:05

This is the last of four articles about adding a "parasitic" microcontroller to the WowWee Elvis Alive that allows control of this device from an external PC via a serial interface. This article covers the use of MIDI sequencer software (Multitrack Studio) to create animations for the modified Elvis Alive which I am now calling "PC Elvis". Any...

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By: Evilis
Posted: Mon, 03/30/2009 - 12:12

Yup, it's almost that time... only about a week until the ugly reindeer sweaters come out, your Aunt Hermilda pinches your cheek in front of your whole family, and the wrapping paper flies around the living room almost as feverishly as the blizzard rages outside.

And, I'm guessing, you probably don't have all of your shopping done yet. ...

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By: Peter Redmer
Posted: Tue, 12/16/2008 - 14:51


Your robot has a secret that will allow him to wander about so that when he touches something with his heels, fingers, or toes, he will perform a reflex task, then carry on. Using this, he can push boxes, play simple soccer, karate chop anything in his path, or wander around picking things up when he finds them, without you having to...

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By: The Insider
Posted: Wed, 09/06/2006 - 15:02

This is the third of four articles about adding a "parasitic" microcontroller to the WowWee Alive Elvis that allows control of this device from an external PC via a serial interface. This article covers the implementation of the interface’s serial commands to control the Alive Elvis bust from a MIDI music sequencer. You should not be afraid if...

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By: Evilis
Posted: Wed, 01/14/2009 - 10:17

Hey there!

Alot of people are having problems with using rechargable batteries in their robots, especially RS Media! Some people are using rechargables that are 1.2 or 1.3 volts. The problem is that the robots take 1.5 volt batteries instead of others, so using 1.2 volt  batteries is going to affect your robots...

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By: RobosapienRevolution
Posted: Mon, 05/07/2007 - 09:49

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