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

A: He “sees” using Infra Red (I/R) light, a light too “red” for humans to see. However, many appliances, computer screens, TVs, and dimmed lighting emit I/R light which your robot can be attracted to, so he’ll just naturally turn...

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By: The Insider
Posted: Thu, 09/07/2006 - 16:35


The Robopet has 2 modes that you can switch it on into: edge detection and non-edge detection. In case you're wondering why there is a non-edge detection mode when edge detection sounds like such a good feature, the reason is that on some surfaces, edge detection doesn't work as well and the Robopet may constantly think it's near an edge...

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By: Khalid J Hosein
Posted: Tue, 10/24/2006 - 15:27

Ever wanted a fun and genuinely interesting robotic companion?  How about your very own stand-up comedian?  Well, thanks to WowWee, you can have both!  Mr. Personality is a funny and cynical robotic buddy that you will surely enjoy having in your home.  He's got the jokes and stories to keep the young (and young at heart) entertained and...

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By: Grandlarseny37
Posted: Mon, 10/13/2008 - 17:10

Roboquad is WowWee's new robotic insect, to be released sometime in 2007.  He recently sat for a professional photo shoot, and asked me to share some of the pictures with you, some of his closest human friends. 

There has been some discussion recently about what he really looks like.  This is the final production version of the...

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By: Jeff Block
Posted: Tue, 04/03/2007 - 09:23

The previous series of articles on this Robocommunity site on establishing a way to drive the Elvis Alive bust from a PC are useful but it becomes a peripheral which can do nothing without being attached to a PC with what amounts to a RS-232 umbilical. This also loads down the PC such that running any other other processes could affect the...

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By: Evilis
Posted: Mon, 05/11/2009 - 12:44

There have been a lot of questions. A lot of speculation. A lot of video. RoboCommunity has learned the inside scoop on WowWee's latest foray into the world of robotic reptiles - the Roboboa.

The Roboboa will not be available in the US any time soon. In fact, the current release plan for their robotic snake takes it to the UK,...

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By: RoboCommunity Team
Posted: Tue, 03/27/2007 - 23:19

As many of you might know, I have a soft spot for R/C toys, including cars, planes, and helicopters.  However, the Hoverpod is a first for me... it's the first R/C hovercraft I've ever had a chance to play with, and it's a lot of fun.  Read on to discover what the Hoverpod can do.

Unboxing the Hoverpod

The...

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By: Peter Redmer
Posted: Fri, 10/09/2009 - 13:09

If you've fallen in love with the WowWee Alive Cubs... you'll fall head over heels for these miniature pets - get ready for the Alive Minis!  Plush 8 inch (20 cm) versions of the Lion, Leopard, White Tiger and Panda Cubs will respond to your cuddles with soft baby animal sounds. 


Feed him with his bottle — he’ll...

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By: RoboCommunity Team
Posted: Thu, 08/06/2009 - 14:50

From Dreams to Dark Ages

When I was a kid in the late 60's early 70's I watched shows like Lost in Space and Forbidden Planet, the robots featured were pure science fiction. Personal computers were not here yet and they were huge machines with big tape reels. When computers like the Apple II came along it seemed...

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By: Robostuff
Posted: Mon, 08/13/2007 - 15:13

As you know, the RS Media is programmable down to its personality. Out of the box, the RS Media comes with 4 distinct personalities, including Spacebot and an English butler. However, you can easily create your own personality using the Personality Editor software application that is part of the RS Media Editing Suite of tools.

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By: RoboCommunity Team
Posted: Tue, 01/23/2007 - 22:53

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