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Look out Robosapien, there's a new girl in town...  And she's got the moves!  Of course, I'm talking about the Femisapien, the latest of the bi-pedal humanoid walking robots from WowWee.

Powering Femisapien:

Femisapien is powered by 6x AA batteries (3 in each foot).  You'll need a Philips screwdriver to install them.

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By: Grandlarseny37
Posted: Mon, 11/17/2008 - 11:31

Q: My robot keeps staring at strange objects around the room. What is he looking at?

A: He “sees” using Infra Red (I/R) light, a light too “red” for humans to see. However, many appliances, computer screens, TVs, and dimmed lighting emit I/R light which your robot can be attracted to, so he’ll just naturally turn...

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By: The Insider
Posted: Thu, 09/07/2006 - 16:35

Fresh from the robot factory, Tri-Bot is ready to rock and roll, whether you're playing games, controlling him directly, or listening to him tell you jokes!

Possessing a "new robot" personality, the Tri-Bot is packed with character. His "pop-top" head and animated eyebrows tell you how he's feeling. His distinctive, three-wheel...

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By: Peter Redmer
Posted: Fri, 01/11/2008 - 17:16

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

He's got charm, he's got style - he's the new Mr. Personality from WowWee Robotics. The most distinctive feature of this mechanical comedian is his full color LCD screen, which is used to represent his face. He's got unique, synchonized facial expressions that will always keep you in stitches. Listen to him tell jokes, stories, or...

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By: Peter Redmer
Posted: Fri, 01/11/2008 - 10:56


One last CES video! Yahoo held a quick contest called Last Gadget Standing where they picked 10 gadgets and then had the vendors do quick 5 minute demo/presentations. The judging was done by audience applause. I missed that show - maybe that's why RS Media only came in 2nd! Here is the last 90 seconds of the presentation which was done...

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By: Khalid J Hosein
Posted: Sat, 01/27/2007 - 02:02

[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

Sophisticated, intelligent, charming, and talented - sounds like the perfect girl - and FemiSapien has it all.

FemiSapien is the most agile walking female robot out there! Her arms and legs move with ease, and she is remarkably mobile. Choose from using touch, sight, or sound to interact with her.

FemiSapien's 4-way...

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By: Peter Redmer
Posted: Wed, 01/16/2008 - 13:40

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'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

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