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The WowWee Roboraptor has been around for a few years and has won a lot of awards. It contunues to be one of the more popular robots available.
The Roboraptor comes fully assembled and ready to roam the earth with his robotic dinosaur cousins. He has movable arms, a swiveling head, a sweeping tail, and a chomping jaw full of pointy teeth....

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By: RoboCommunity Team
Posted: Wed, 09/11/2013 - 23:54

Here's part 3 of the "Elvinator" modification to the Alive Elvis: "Inside Elvis's brain!"

(How fun is that?)

In this part, we are going to look at the innards of the "brain cavity." First, let's look at the back of the head. There are 5 screws that hold the head in place and 4 screws that hold the wire harness together...

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By: GWJax
Posted: Tue, 02/19/2008 - 10:09

Maybe everyone else has seen this, but I hadn't.  Cool video of two roboquad's (one normal white and gray, and one jet black), being demo'd by Mark Tilden to Shiny Shiny.  Video was taken just after CES this year.  Mark also gives some insight into how the robot was designed, and why it works the way it does.

Check it out......

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By: Jeff Block
Posted: Mon, 06/25/2007 - 18:10

If you own a Rovio, you might be familiar with the Windows setup program.  It's designed to get you up and running with your Rovio without editing any confusing or cumbersome manual settings.  I've tested it and it works great, and WowWee is updating the application on a regular basis.  (See downloads area for more information on the Windows...

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By: Peter Redmer
Posted: Mon, 02/09/2009 - 13:08

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

The up and coming Rovio by WowWee Robotics has certainly generated a huge amount of excitement. Everyone's wondering what the Rovio can do, how it works, if it's hackable, and much more.

The "big question" about Rovio is this: how exactly does it find its way through your home or office automatically? What technology enables...

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By: Peter Redmer
Posted: Mon, 01/21/2008 - 13:30

This is the electroluminescent wire mod that I'm doing on my Roboquad. We got the EL wire from VibeLights, in both blue and purple, along with a mini-inverter power supply. I have also changed the fore and aft animation LEDs to blue, and the outboard face LEDs to yellow.

After considering various options for anchoring the EL...

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By: milw
Posted: Mon, 03/31/2008 - 15:32

Watch Roboquad bust a move in this quick video. This is just a small sampling of some of the movements that the Roboquad is capable of. Of course, this demo does not factor in his other capabilities like motion and sound detection, and autonomous wandering. Be sure to take a look at the other video demonstration (with narration) of...

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By: Khalid J Hosein
Posted: Thu, 01/18/2007 - 14:13

A not-so long time ago... in a workshop far, far away...

Robosapien started as a vision, and became a reality. Here's a behind the scenes look at the evolution of the beloved Robosapien, from sketches on paper, to working prototypes, to the final design.

It can be mind boggling to actually think about what it takes to make...

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By: Matt Whitlock
Posted: Thu, 09/21/2006 - 08:12

The FlyTech Dragonfly is WowWee's radio controlled flying insect. Make him swoop and dive-bomb, his flapping wings and glowing eyes are sure to attract an audience. The Dragonfly comes in two flavors, Green (49 MHz) and Blue (27 MHz), so you can fly with your friends and have mid-air duels.

One of TIME Magazine's Best Inventions...
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By: RoboCommunity Team
Posted: Tue, 01/01/2008 - 13:00

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