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We know that all of you aspiring private eyes out there have had your radar on the new Rovio from WowWee - a robot revolution in surveillance and telepresence. This impressive device, a WiFi enabled robotic webcam, allows you to keep a watchful eye on your home or office. You can stream video and sound from the Rovio so you're always...

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By: Peter Redmer
Posted: Tue, 01/15/2008 - 10:52

This is my report about the Lightstar and I have a suggestion for Wow Wee for the Bladestar and Lightstar.

Last weekend, (3-21-09) I was working at a rummage sale to benefit a local No Kill Shelter for Cats here in La Crosse, WI called "Tabby Town" and an unused, unopened Bladestar came in. I was the one to be sorting out that batch of...

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By: Lady Royce
Posted: Thu, 04/16/2009 - 15:49


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
Introduction

The WowWee Alive Elvis is an animatronic bust with very realistic facial and head movements utilizing 10 precision motors.  We're going to talk about how to hack and control the Alive Elvis, and to do that, we're delving deep into the inner workings of his cartridge.  Read on!

Eyes U...
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By: RetroPlayer
Posted: Tue, 08/12/2008 - 12:21

And here it is...  Part two!  I was having file size issues so I had to split the article into two parts.  Hope you enjoy the rest of the WowWee Alive Lion Cub dissection!

This is a shot of the back of the cub's skull.  You can see the head's touch sensor at the top.

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By: Grandlarseny37
Posted: Fri, 10/03/2008 - 10:39

At the Consumer Electronics show in 2006, Wowwee introduced the Alive Chimpanzee. The chimp completely mimics the look, feel, motions, and sounds of a real chimpanzee. The skin alone took over a year to develop.  The big question is - what to do with it? Why interview it of course

From i4U:

When WowWee introduced the Live...

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By: Ron Repking
Posted: Sun, 08/27/2006 - 22:44

We know that you've been watching the new robots that WowWee has introduced at CES 2008. Never before has there been such an exciting new lineup, and so many new robots to follow!

To make your robo-tracking just a little easier, we've put together a list of the new WowWee robots, their estimated release dates, and suggested...

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By: RoboCommunity Team
Posted: Mon, 01/14/2008 - 14:55

Whoa, careful! That's a WowWee BugBot that just zoomed by - just try to catch it!

These ultra-slick little creatures are the newest edition to the Fun line of WowWee robots. Collectible and available in six different styles, you're sure to have a blast watching them buzz around in your living room.

There are two...

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By: Peter Redmer
Posted: Thu, 01/10/2008 - 12:04

Meet the Alive Lion Cub - the very first in a new series of super-realistic animal companions from WowWee!

Many of us, especially those with vivid imaginations, have wanted a wild animal for a pet at some point - but we all know that's not very likely. Wouldn't it be great to have your own pet lion, that responds to your every...

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By: Peter Redmer
Posted: Tue, 01/08/2008 - 15:09

You all know him by his cryptic RoboCommunity nickname: RobosapienV2-4mem8 (or “4mem8” for short).

And we all admire his work as the ultimate Robo-hacker diarist. I felt like an eyewitness to an obsessively curious mind when I read his unique 3-part work: “How I Replaced Roboquad's Eyes and Mouth.”

4mem8 then followed...

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By: Eric Brandt
Posted: Sat, 08/25/2007 - 18:37

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