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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

You may have seen a product called the Robotyrannus being peddled out there recently and wondered how WowWee managed to quietly slip in yet another robot. As it turns out, Robotyrannus is essentially a Roboreptile in sheep's clothing. Well actually, more like dragon's clothing. Take a look at the included pictures. Notice the horns on...

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By: Khalid J Hosein
Posted: Tue, 12/05/2006 - 11:52

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


I bought one of the chrome Robosapiens, and thought, "Hey this would make a cool Cylon!".



Robosapien V1 as Robo-Cylon (70's photoshoot edition!)


The circuit used to make the Cylon Eye can be found here on the Evil Mad Scientist...

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By: swebb51
Posted: Mon, 04/21/2008 - 11:15

So you have explored all the personalities that come with your RS Media, and now you're looking for something new. Well look no further! Your RS Media was designed with imagination, innovation and creativity waiting to be unlocked ... by you! Through this guide, you will learn how to write your own Macros using the RS Media Software...

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By: Robostuff
Posted: Tue, 06/26/2007 - 13:17

There have been a lot of questions. A lot of speculation. A lot of video. RoboCommunity has learned the inside scoop on WowWee's latest foray into the world of robotic reptiles - the Roboboa.

The Roboboa will not be available in the US any time soon. In fact, the current release plan for their robotic snake takes it to the UK,...

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By: RoboCommunity Team
Posted: Tue, 03/27/2007 - 23:19

When I first saw ASIMO from a distance, he was walking up stairs in front of a huge crowd at CES.  Truthfully, my first impression was disbelief.  "No way that's a robot!" I was thinking.

But it was.  ASIMO is Honda's 4' tall 119 lb humanoid robot.  The project - to get a robot to walk and run and jump and move like a human.  In...

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By: Jeff Block
Posted: Wed, 01/10/2007 - 23:33


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


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

The first 4 FlyTech BladestarTM designs were all different configurations of rotors and motors, but #5 and #6 (pictured here) used the configuration pictured here. It's very heavy at 18 grams (0.63 ounces), and also quite large, around 45cm (17.7 inches) in diameter.

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By: Michelle C
Posted: Thu, 04/24/2008 - 09:21

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