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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...

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

And here it is...  Part two!  I was having file size issues so I had to split the article into two parts.  Hope you enjoy the rest of the WowWee Alive Lion Cub dissection!

This is a shot of the back of the cub's skull.  You can see the head's touch sensor at the top.

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By: Grandlarseny37
Posted: Fri, 10/03/2008 - 10:39

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.

2005 Toy of the Year - Creative Child Magazine   2005 - 100 Best...
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By: RoboCommunity Team
Posted: Tue, 01/01/2008 - 13:00

Robot Books   The Official Robosapien Hacker's Guide by Dave Prochnow   Ultimate Robot, published by DK Publishing   The Robosapien Companion by Jamie Samans   How to Survive a Robot Uprising by Daniel H. Wilson   Robot...
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By: RoboCommunity Team
Posted: Tue, 09/19/2006 - 01:15

Robosapien V2 is the next generation of Robosapien robots. It's nearly twice the size of the original Robosapien robot. Instead of the original caveman grunts the V2 can speak a reasonably large list of pre-recorded phrases. It has infrared and basic color recognition sensors, grip sensors in its hands, touch or contact activated...

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By: RoboCommunity Team
Posted: Fri, 04/06/2007 - 09:28

Another new application for controlling your WowWee Rovio has hit the scene.  Developer and community member Andreas, of ewe-software, has created his own application called RovioDirect.  RovioDirect is designed to be used on Windows based PC's, and is an excellent substitute for the web-based application - it even adds several features.

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By: Peter Redmer
Posted: Tue, 02/09/2010 - 17:24

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Q: What’s the difference between the various walking gaits?

A: In addition to 6 turning moves (walk-turns and turn-in-place)

your Robosapien™V2 has 5 different walking gaits. These can be selected by pressing the GAIT CHANGE button “y” when he’s walking...

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By: The Insider
Posted: Thu, 09/07/2006 - 16:14

At the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this week, we had the chance to visit WowWee's booth and get a demo of the forthcoming Robopanda. It's quite an impressive little robot with a lot of functionality.

Enjoy the video and if you have any questions, please be sure to post them in the comments area!

 

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By: Ron Repking
Posted: Thu, 01/11/2007 - 19:07

I recorded this demonstration of the Robopanda presented by one of the helpful WowWee folks at CES Unveiled. While this event was only open to the press, it was still quite a task getting a few minutes to do the filming; there were a lot of people who wanted to see the new WowWee bots.

Unfortunately, I forgot...

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By: Khalid J Hosein
Posted: Wed, 01/17/2007 - 03:18

Ever wanted a fun and genuinely interesting robotic companion?  How about your very own stand-up comedian?  Well, thanks to WowWee, you can have both!  Mr. Personality is a funny and cynical robotic buddy that you will surely enjoy having in your home.  He's got the jokes and stories to keep the young (and young at heart) entertained and...

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By: Grandlarseny37
Posted: Mon, 10/13/2008 - 17:10

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