Robo News Articles

Here is the next installment of our 'Evolution' articles. This time, we're featuring the hyperactive, ravenous Roboreptile. As you will see, some of the mock-ups don't quite look the eventual product, but always interesting to see what was going through the minds of the designers.

By the way, if you haven't seen them, here are...

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By: Khalid J Hosein
Posted: Sat, 02/03/2007 - 19:53

Welcome back; I hope you have enjoyed the first part of this hack!

Now, it's time to remove the skin. This part is one of the most time consuming steps. First, DO NOT use a sharp razor blade. Instead, use the small flat blade screwdriver. This will prevent any slipups; you could potentially cut the robot skin in...

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By: GWJax
Posted: Mon, 02/11/2008 - 09:30

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 Live...

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

I found Femisapien's red wrist lights didn't quite suit her, so I decided to replace the LEDs with something a little more fashionable.  I decided on pink LEDs, as they are still quite unique, as well as being feminine. This tutorial will take you though the process of replacing the LEDs, including something on LED selection and purchase tips....

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By: SeanF
Posted: Tue, 04/28/2009 - 14:59

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
Project Overview

Welcome back! This project, as you can see, is a very complex one... but this is the fun part!  Are you ready to finally see your WowWee Alive Elvis transform into the "Elvinator"?  Then, read on...

Building a VR A/D board to replace the ELV-09 A/D converter board. Making the Elvinator Eye Making the Jaw Piston...
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By: GWJax
Posted: Fri, 10/31/2008 - 16:18

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

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

That's right... the Roborover is now in stores inside the USA and can be found at Toys-R-Us, and soon at Target. The first sighting that I heard of was in California so I went the next day to check out the rumor here in Jacksonville, FL at one of our many Toys-R-Us stores. This was a bust so I checked out the web...

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By: GWJax
Posted: Thu, 10/15/2009 - 14:20

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

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