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The WowWee Hoverpod is still shrouded in secrecy, but I have a little bit of information to pass on, RoboCommunity-ites!

The little-known Hoverpod is unique to the FlyTech line in that it doesn't soar through the air; rather, it glides across most smooth surfaces, including short carpets.  It's basically a micro...

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By: Peter Redmer
Posted: Tue, 05/26/2009 - 09:05

Robosapien is perhaps the most famous robotic toy in the world. Over 4 million units sold makes our intrepid friend a legend in his own time - the dawn of the age of robotics. But now, Robosapien is not just a toy, not just famous, not just your favorite bot to modify... Now he's a movie star!

And not just any movie, by any...

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By: Jeff Block
Posted: Wed, 03/07/2007 - 13:00

This just in from WowWee...

The official video for the new commercial from WowWee for the Flytech Dragonfly. This commercial is now airing (starting Monday, March 11th) throughout the US.

RoboCommunity will post more video and other commercials as they become available....

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By: Jeff Block
Posted: Tue, 03/06/2007 - 19:19

This is the first step in transforming Elvis to "Elvis the Terminator," an ongoing project. This first article is about opening your Elvis to reveal some of its electronics. The next article will be about removing the skin and so forth.

So, are you ready to get started?

Support the Elvis upside down, either in an empty...

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By: GWJax
Posted: Mon, 02/04/2008 - 10:06

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

The Arduino is a microcontroller prototyping platform. This platform includes the hardware device, built around the Atmel ATmega168 microcontroller, and an easy-to-use cross-platform IDE (Integrated Development Environment) using a C-style programming syntax. Apparently intended for a Physical Computing audience, the Arduino should also...

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By: Rudolph
Posted: Mon, 04/07/2008 - 11:57


The 1st version of the Robosapien has a few basic sensors in it - audio and tactile sensors. The audio or sound sensor is just like it sounds (pardon the pun ;-)). The tactile or touch sensors are in 6 different places - the two tips of its hands, and the front and backs of both of its feet. What's important to note here is that...

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By: Khalid J Hosein
Posted: Mon, 10/30/2006 - 00:21

Allow me to introduce you to my RoboPanda, this is him, and thats more than a gleam in his left eye! but more on that later. You will be happy to hear that Wow Wee's resident deranged mental patient is still alive and well, designing packaging. So if you buy a RoboPanda, you won't be getting him out of the box in a hurry. The...
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By: Nocturnal
Posted: Mon, 04/28/2008 - 11:29

Meet the Alive Lion Cub - the very first in a new series of super-realistic animal companions from WowWee!

Many of us, especially those with vivid imaginations, have wanted a wild animal for a pet at some point - but we all know that's not very likely. Wouldn't it be great to have your own pet lion, that responds to your every...

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By: Peter Redmer
Posted: Tue, 01/08/2008 - 15:09

Ever wanted a fun and genuinely interesting robotic companion?  How about your very own stand-up comedian?  Well, thanks to WowWee, you can have both!  Mr. Personality is a funny and cynical robotic buddy that you will surely enjoy having in your home.  He's got the jokes and stories to keep the young (and young at heart) entertained and...

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By: Grandlarseny37
Posted: Mon, 10/13/2008 - 17:10

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