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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

Part 3: More Blinky Lights!

Hello, and welcome to part three of Rudolph's foray into microcontroller fiddling. In this installment I'll hook up a bundle of LEDs and an infrared receiver to the Arduino to make a snazzy, remote-controlled, blinky light display of doom! To make this work semi-intelligently I used Arduino's handy...

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By: Rudolph
Posted: Tue, 07/01/2008 - 16:46

Mr. Personality sadly came off the scene as quickly as he came on after he was announced at CES 2008.  I've seen quite a few people on our forums here who were quite passionate about this new jokester robot, but then disappointed, as no additional "official" personalities were released.  In addition, it didn't seem that there was any "official...

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By: Peter Redmer
Posted: Fri, 02/05/2010 - 15:45

Ever wanted your own personal comedian? Or are you just looking for a robot with real comedy character? If so - look no further than this new personal robot from WowWee: Mr. Personality.

Everything he does and says is full of his unique charm and wit. This super-intelligent jester can do so many things: he can read your daily...

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By: Peter Redmer
Posted: Fri, 01/11/2008 - 10:55

Song Demo

Tip her head back to the highest position, then push straight down and hold for about 3 seconds. She'll start with 'uh huh, uh huh, uh-huh-uh-huh-uh-huh' and continue with a rockin' demo.

Kiss Mode

Tip her head up to the highest position, then move her left hand...

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By: milw
Posted: Tue, 09/02/2008 - 12:07

So we already know the Roboquad can dance, but what else can it do? Here is a presentation of Roboquad's features as explained by WowWee employee, Michelle (no, not our blogger, Michelle C.). Because of the background noise, it's tough to make out Roboquad's almost R2D2-like sounds, but they do work for him and adds to the experience of...

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By: Khalid J Hosein
Posted: Sat, 01/20/2007 - 02:38

If you're like me, you've been dying to take to the skies in WowWee's new FlyTech lineup for this year.  Just freshly released are some tantalizing previews of these innovative new airborne toys.

Skyhopper

The Skyhopper is very similar in construction to the Dragonfly, but features a "hybrid insect design" that...

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By: Peter Redmer
Posted: Tue, 09/15/2009 - 13:29

Joebot is an animated, walking talking, robot buddy filled with quirky responses and hilarious chatter. Joebot walks with a smooth motion, detects and avoids obstacles, and knows when he has fallen down. Use Voice Command in Program Mode or his easy-to-operate joystick hands to interact with him! Packed with...

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By: RoboCommunity Team
Posted: Tue, 09/29/2009 - 17:13

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.

They'll "listen in" to things you type in your computer -...

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

One of my dreams as a kid was to have a movie theater in my room.  I never expected to have a giant 300 inch silver screen, of course, but always wished I could lay down on my bed and watch Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles right on my ceiling, or project my latest Nintendo game on the wall.

Now, about 20 years later...

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By: RoboCommunity Team
Posted: Wed, 07/29/2009 - 21:42

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