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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

If you are a long time Robo Reptile user or if you just opened the box, this free tutorial is for you. This video is a simple step-by-step guide that will provide and inspire you to renovate Robo Reptile's appearance.

My inclination to keep a large living lizard as a pet has always been tempered with the reality...

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By: Apophenianow
Posted: Mon, 03/16/2009 - 11:40

Walter Elder (RoboCommunity member waldoppper), Brandon Murdock, Michael Lewis, and Sagar Pant recently finished their junior year at Louisiana Tech University on a high note.  Walter and his friends were enrolled in a Digital Design class at the university, and opted into every techie college student's dream...  A robot race!  The...

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By: Jeff Block
Posted: Fri, 07/27/2007 - 08:25

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

Current Status:

The contest is closed, and the judge has made her determinations. The winners are...

Scariest

1st Prize (and recipient of a Roboreptile): Jaxster for PumpkinSapien
2nd Prize (and recipient of RSV2 Minis): a TIE between RobosapienV2-4mem8 for Borg-o-sapien and milw...

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By: RoboCommunity Team
Posted: Tue, 10/16/2007 - 07:49


The 1st version of the Robosapien has a few basic sensors in it - audio and tactile sensors. The audio or sound sensor is just like it sounds (pardon the pun ;-)). The tactile or touch sensors are in 6 different places - the two tips of its hands, and the front and backs of both of its feet. What's important to note here is that...

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By: Khalid J Hosein
Posted: Mon, 10/30/2006 - 00:21

Robosapien V1 was the first robot designed and produced by WowWee, as well as the first biped robot to not use wheels in its feet. It was extremely well received, becoming one of the "Must Have" toys in its first year. It quickly aquired a devoted fanbase of robot enthusiasts and hackers, and continues continues to be one of the mpst...

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By: RoboCommunity Team
Posted: Tue, 01/01/2008 - 13:00

Rovio is shipped with a 3000 mAh battery pack, and will need charging before you can begin using Rovio. If you are eager to set up your new Rovio right away, just put your dock near your PC and leave Rovio sitting on the dock while you perform the setup process.

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Rovio's battery pack is composed of 5 sub-'C' size cells with...

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By: milw
Posted: Wed, 01/28/2009 - 15:13

There is a tremendous amount of information about Robots on the Internet and it can be confusing sometimes to find information that is relevant to you. We've assembled some of our favorite sites in this article which will hopefully be helpful to you.

NOTE: We are not affiliated nor do we have any editorial contol over any of...

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By: RoboCommunity Team
Posted: Wed, 09/20/2006 - 14:54

Among many of the Rovio hacks that are out there making a great thing even better, it seems like either dimming or disabling the blue activity lights is at or near the top of the list.

This is because many Rovio owners feel the lights are either not useful, too bright, or consume too much battery power.  Thus, I've come up with a simple...

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By: muss
Posted: Tue, 10/13/2009 - 11:09

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