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Roboraptor is a large (32") bipedal dino 'bot with several distinct moods. He can be aggressive and hunting, cautious, or friendly and playful. Roboraptor can roam in autonomous mode, play tug-of-war games, or be controlled by remote.

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

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


At the Nottingham e-Learning Centre, Janet Simner has been introducing a group of year 8 pupils to a 60cm tall programmable humanoid robot called Robosapien V2.

Shortlisted for the ‘Primary & Secondary Hardware’ category of the 2008 BETT Awards is a rather intimidating humanoid robot called Robosapien V2. Intimidating for...

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By: Peter Redmer
Posted: Mon, 05/12/2008 - 14:12

This article shows how I finially built a new compiler toolchain for RSMedia development.  It took a lot of trial and error to find a process that worked, so by documenting the results here I hope I can save someone some pain in the future!!

So these instructions maybe interesting to others wanting to build a cross compilers for other...

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By: Helibot
Posted: Thu, 11/05/2009 - 11:37

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

This is central command for Java and the RS Media. This is where Java developers and RS Media enthusiasts collide. It's your one-stop information shop for learning everything from "What is Java?" to "What's the Sun Java Robot Extension?" to "How does Java work with the RS Media?"

This is a resources page. It is already dense...

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By: Jeff Block
Posted: Thu, 05/17/2007 - 09:01

This is my first mod for the RoboQuad: a battery monitor. When properly adjusted, it will visually tell you when your batteries are geting low. This mod stays on at all times. The drain on the batteries is very minute; it's around 0.02uA. This mod requires soldering and making a circuit board for the monitor, but it is a very easy...

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By: GWJax
Posted: Wed, 01/09/2008 - 09:17


What's in a mini? Does it pack the same goodness of its larger brother into a smaller package? Here's the lowdown on the minis.

Priced to move, the minis look just like their bigger brothers, but alas, they don't have the same features, particularly all of the motors, sensors, and programmability. What can they do? Here are some...

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By: Khalid J Hosein
Posted: Thu, 12/14/2006 - 21:01

What if you could turn your robot into a teddy bear?

Noccy42 of YouTube evidently already has.  This is hysterical. He dances, he plays with the kitty, he's a robot. No, he's a bear! No, a robot..... 

The video's actually kinda in 2 parts. Even if you get bored in the middle, make sure you forward to time index 2:35 for...

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By: Jeff Block
Posted: Wed, 12/13/2006 - 13:01

Received the latest manuals from WowWee for the Robopet, Roboraptor and Robosapien V2. These are the final versions ... complete with indexed tables of contents.

 

Robopet Manual (583 KB)

Roboraptor Manual (583 KB)

Robosapien V2 Manual (2 MB)

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By: Jeff Block
Posted: Wed, 05/09/2007 - 14:44

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