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Previously, we dumped the original contents of the Elvis cartridge and constructed a custom cartridge in order to decode the animation script format.  In part one, I presented the theory that was proposed in discussion on the forums.  It turns out that this theory was correct.  I owe a fellow RoboCommunity member, Sevik, a great deal of...

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By: RetroPlayer
Posted: Mon, 12/01/2008 - 12:10

As promised, another 'Evolution' pictorial article. The Robopet is next up. As you will see, for the most part, the Robopet went through a pretty smooth birth from ideas, designs, and prototypes to finished product. About the only thing that seemed in question was how to structure its head and probably what kind of sensors to use in it...

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By: Khalid J Hosein
Posted: Thu, 11/16/2006 - 15:55

Sophisticated, intelligent, charming, and talented - sounds like the perfect girl - and FemiSapien has it all.

FemiSapien is the most agile walking female robot out there! Her arms and legs move with ease, and she is remarkably mobile. Choose from using touch, sight, or sound to interact with her.

FemiSapien's 4-way...

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By: Peter Redmer
Posted: Wed, 01/16/2008 - 13:40


The Robopanda works without a remote, interacting through touch and sound only. It uses cartridge-based content to change how it acts, talks, and plays. It has interactive stories and games, using input from the user to affect how they end up.

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

The latest robot from WowWee Robotics, the RS Media, is chock full of features, and as the name suggests, particularly multimedia-related ones. This article sums up most of the notable features of the RS Media.

At first glance, the RS Media has a look and feel like the Robosapien, but starts to differ when you start to look at...

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By: Khalid J Hosein
Posted: Thu, 10/05/2006 - 19:47

Check out the evolution of the RoboRaptor from the first sketch in December of 2003 to completion in June 2005. Come get an exlusive, behind the scenes look at how a your favorite walking dinosaur buddy got to where he is today.

Included are comments from WowWee Robotics designer Mark Tilden at certain stages of development....

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By: Matt Whitlock
Posted: Thu, 09/21/2006 - 08:10

If you've misplaced your manual (or if your robot hid it from you), don't worry! We've gathered together all of the Robomanuals here. Click on the desired link below for either a PDF or possibly an HTML version of the manual.

Flytech Dragonfly

User Manual (PDF)

RS Media

Quick Start...
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By: RoboCommunity Team
Posted: Sun, 08/27/2006 - 22:09

The WowWee Hoverpod is still shrouded in secrecy, but I have a little bit of information to pass on, RoboCommunity-ites!

The little-known Hoverpod is unique to the FlyTech line in that it doesn't soar through the air; rather, it glides across most smooth surfaces, including short carpets.  It's basically a micro...

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By: Peter Redmer
Posted: Tue, 05/26/2009 - 09:05

Pieced together from junk parts, nuts, and bolts, Wrex the Dawg from WowWee Robotics truly has a mind of his own. This wacky mutt is a whole lot of fun, and he's unpredictable, too...

You can enjoy your time with Wrex in so many ways:

First, you could just let him roam on his own, like a real wild pooch. He'll dart...

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By: Peter Redmer
Posted: Wed, 01/09/2008 - 16:16

The Alive Chimpanzee is the first entry in WowWee's animatronic personality line. This life-sized bust is equipped with IR, touch and vibration sensors, and endowed with mood, expression and personality.

This is a quick guide to finding support for your Alive Chimp. There are many resources available to you, so read on!...

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By: milw
Posted: Fri, 01/18/2008 - 16:17

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