Robo News Articles

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...

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


Rovio by WowWee

I'm sure you've heard the buzz about WowWee's new robot, the Rovio. Billed as a "mobile webcam," the Rovio connects to your local network via Wi-Fi (802.11b/g) and is controlled via a web-based interface served directly from the robot. Rovio has the TrueTrack Navigation System built in, which allows you to save...

Rudolph's picture
By: Rudolph
Posted: Mon, 10/06/2008 - 10:00

Rarely do my impulse purchases deliver any sort of return on the investment. Even more rarely do they effectively hold my attention for longer than a day or two. This was definitely not the case this week when I was fortunate enough to obtain Wow Wee’s new FlyTech Dragonfly through Radio Shack’s limited early release. In fact I’m...

jadams's picture
By: jadams
Posted: Sun, 02/18/2007 - 15:24

Chatterbots are whimsical, highly stylized companions that hang out on your desktop. There are three distinctively different, collectable designs: The Fairy Godfather, Devil/Angel, and Dog/Cat. Each has its own unique personality, vocabulary, and "signature" animation.

Your chatty compatriots have no shortage of things to say...

Peter Redmer's picture
By: Peter Redmer
Posted: Fri, 01/18/2008 - 10:13

Part 2: Blinky Light!

Okay, now we're going to make this Arduino thing do something. Naturally, the first thing one is supposed to do with a microcontroller is make an LED blink (cause just making it turn on isn't that fun).

For part 2 you'll need the following;

An Arduino USB Cable Computer with Arduino software installed...
Rudolph's picture
By: Rudolph
Posted: Tue, 05/27/2008 - 10:53

Welcome back; I hope you have enjoyed the first part of this hack!

Now, it's time to remove the skin. This part is one of the most time consuming steps. First, DO NOT use a sharp razor blade. Instead, use the small flat blade screwdriver. This will prevent any slipups; you could potentially cut the robot skin in...

GWJax's picture
By: GWJax
Posted: Mon, 02/11/2008 - 09:30

Desk Pet Tankbots are small rechargable 'bots that can operate in 3 modes- Obstacle Detection (best for maze running), Light and Sound, or Controlled. The first two modes are autonomous, with Tankbot roving around and avoiding obstacles, or moving randomly and emitting various sounds. In Controlled mode, a smartphone can be used (with the...

milw's picture
By: milw
Posted: Sun, 03/11/2012 - 13:50

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...

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

[[ad]]

Let me kick off this review by saying that when I received the Tri-Bot, my heart was pounding with excitement and joy just like when I was a kid on Christmas, opening up my most anticipated presents. Even now as I type this article, I am still smiling... as all of you will when you pick one up for yourself.

Unboxing Tri-Bot...
GWJax's picture
By: GWJax
Posted: Mon, 08/25/2008 - 17:44

US customers can now pre-order Roboquad, Robopanda, RS-Media, and Alive Elvis ... from etoys.com.  You can purchase existing bots there as well.  I don't think we will see Roboboa for a while, but go ahead and pre-order your 2007 robots from WowWee.

Here's the pricing breakdown...

New Roboquad is $100. New Robopanda is $200...
quitej's picture
By: quitej
Posted: Wed, 03/21/2007 - 12:58

Pages