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We know that you've been watching the new robots that WowWee has introduced at CES 2008. Never before has there been such an exciting new lineup, and so many new robots to follow!

To make your robo-tracking just a little easier, we've put together a list of the new WowWee robots, their estimated release dates, and suggested...

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By: RoboCommunity Team
Posted: Mon, 01/14/2008 - 14:55

Back in the day, the WowWee Dragonfly was all the rage; and most likely still is in many circles.  It was a high quality ornithopter (airborne craft with flapping wings) and featured simple controls paired with a rugged, crash resistant design.  Folks loved their Dragonflies, creating everything from various hacks, to videos of in-flight...

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By: Peter Redmer
Posted: Thu, 02/18/2010 - 13:03
I've had my RoboPanda for a while now. As you may know, he has a little furry friend, who he recognizes using an RFID tag. What you might not know unless your up on your conspiracy theories, is that RFID tags are going to be the bane of our existence in the near future. At first I thought I could live with it, the teddy panda is so...
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By: Nocturnal
Posted: Tue, 06/03/2008 - 15:21

This video, taken at WowWee, demonstrates the features of their latest humanoid robot, the RS Media. It includes a walkthrough of the movements, video capabilities as well as custom programming capabilities of the robot which was released in select parts of the world in late 2006.

The video also shows screen shots of some of...

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By: Ron Repking
Posted: Thu, 02/01/2007 - 00:37

At the Consumer Electronics show in 2006, Wowwee introduced the Alive Chimpanzee. The chimp completely mimics the look, feel, motions, and sounds of a real chimpanzee. The skin alone took over a year to develop.  The big question is - what to do with it? Why interview it of course

From i4U:

When WowWee introduced the...

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By: Ron Repking
Posted: Sun, 08/27/2006 - 22:44


The Robopanda works without a remote, interacting through touch and sound only. It uses cartridge-based content to change how it acts, talks, and plays. It has interactive stories and games, using input from the user to affect how they end up.

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


The Robopet has 2 modes that you can switch it on into: edge detection and non-edge detection. In case you're wondering why there is a non-edge detection mode when edge detection sounds like such a good feature, the reason is that on some surfaces, edge detection doesn't work as well and the Robopet may constantly think it's near an...

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By: Khalid J Hosein
Posted: Tue, 10/24/2006 - 15:27

For those curious about what is inside of the Rovio TrueTrack beacon, and for those who are having problems, here's the inside scoop.

How To Hack Open The Rovio TrueTrack Beacon

Removing the beacon 'eyeball' from a dock or a room beacon is pretty simple- all you need is a medium phillips head screwdriver, and a 1.5 mm hex key to...

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By: milw
Posted: Mon, 03/09/2009 - 11:33

As more and more people own an RS Media, an increasing interest has been expressed in using the latest 'bot in the Robosapien line as an educational tool - especially to teach the Java programming language. These educational efforts are focused on RS Media's Java API, functionality made possible through a software package called the...

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By: Jeff Block
Posted: Wed, 11/21/2007 - 13:28

Robopanda is a playful and talkative interactive friend. Designed to work without a remote control, Robopanda is controlled directly by touch and sound. Robopanda was the first precursor to the 2008 switch in the WowWee Alive product line from "as real as possible" to "cute and cuddly and real enough".  If you were an early adopter of...

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By: milw
Posted: Thu, 01/17/2008 - 14:15

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