Robo News Articles

When Innvo Labs adopted the widely known (but poorly sold) Pleo robotic dinosaur from Ugobe, they've made several appearances at trade shows with an improved version of the adorable baby Camarasaurus.

Dubbed "Pleo rb (re-born)", the new Pleo offers more and improved sensors, voice recognition, and an...

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By: Matt Whitlock
Posted: Mon, 05/23/2011 - 11:21


Q: What is the difference between each pick up and drop function?

A: Your robot is capable of over 20 different pickups with his full sized hands. These pickups can be combined together for a variety of programmed actions.

For example the following program allows the robot to ask for something and then...

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By: The Insider
Posted: Fri, 09/08/2006 - 16:20

Walter Elder (RoboCommunity member waldoppper), Brandon Murdock, Michael Lewis, and Sagar Pant recently finished their junior year at Louisiana Tech University on a high note.  Walter and his friends were enrolled in a Digital Design class at the university, and opted into every techie college student's dream...  A robot race!  The...

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By: Jeff Block
Posted: Fri, 07/27/2007 - 08:25

You've probably already seen quite a number of videos of the Flytech Dragonfly already, but if you can't see it up close, it's hard to actually make out the wings flapping.

I filmed the following video at half speed so that you can see the flapping action a bit clearer. Unfortunately, I'm a rather poor videographer and I lost...

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By: Khalid J Hosein
Posted: Tue, 01/23/2007 - 19:25

[Reprinted with the kind permission of TechCast Network.]

Just two days before Christmas 2006, a big heavy box landed on the door step of the TechCast Network office. With as much excitement and enthusiasm as a small boy on Christmas day, I promptly yet carefully tore open the box to reveal the coolest toy I’ve ever come across...

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By: Khalid J Hosein
Posted: Tue, 01/30/2007 - 17:30
If you're interested in trying your hand at some C programming for the RS Media, helibot over on the Robosapien.TK forums recently discovered that the Board Support Package for the MC9328MXL processor in the RS Media is available on a VMWare image intended for development of a different processor range.

This is great news,...

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By: Nocturnal
Posted: Tue, 03/11/2008 - 14:07

Here's about a 2-1/2 minute video of the WowWee Alive! Elvis taken at the Consumer Electronics Show in Vegas. We put the sunglasses on him to change it up a little from many of the other videos that were taken.

After his shortened rendition of "Heartbreak Hotel" at the beginning of the video, we edited in a summary of some of...

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By: Ron Repking
Posted: Tue, 01/23/2007 - 00:38

If you're like me, you've been dying to take to the skies in WowWee's new FlyTech lineup for this year.  Just freshly released are some tantalizing previews of these innovative new airborne toys.

Skyhopper

The Skyhopper is very similar in construction to the Dragonfly, but features a "hybrid insect design" that...

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By: Peter Redmer
Posted: Tue, 09/15/2009 - 13:29

Hello all,

This article describes two methods to customise the way the RS Media graphics look on his LCD.  But due to my very limited (read: "non-existant") graphic artist capabilities, I have only included 3 customised pictures.  So, I tell you how to do the customisation, but there aren't any cool new graphics yet.  If anyone would...

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By: Helibot
Posted: Mon, 08/03/2009 - 17:03

When you buy an RS Media, you'll need at least 6 D- batteries, 4 AA batteries and a crowbar. Sarcasm aside, the RS Medias are packed in tightly and securely, and it takes some patience to get them out. A lot of the info in here apply equally well to other WowWee robots as well.

I swear that a roomful of engineers were hired to...

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By: Khalid J Hosein
Posted: Tue, 11/28/2006 - 19:04

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