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The Roboquad is the first truly robotic arthropod from WowWee, with unique multidirectional movement capabilities. The Roboquad can scan its environment using built-in IR sensors, and reacts by avoiding obstacles or noticing when something moves.

This is a quick guide to finding support for your Roboquad. There are many...

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By: milw
Posted: Fri, 01/11/2008 - 08:39

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

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

The 2006 holiday shopping season is well upon us now and you may be starting to panic: "What do I get for everyone?" Well, don't worry too much, we've got a number of gift ideas for all of the robot and/or toy enthusiasts in your circle of family and friends. One useful thing about some of these bots is that you can get multiple ones...

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By: Khalid J Hosein
Posted: Sat, 12/09/2006 - 01:22

Let me kick off this review by saying that when I received the Tri-Bot, my heart was pounding with excitement and joy just like when I was a kid on Christmas, opening up my most anticipated presents. Even now as I type this article, I am still smiling... as all of you will when you pick one up for yourself.

Unboxing Tri-Bot

Here...

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By: GWJax
Posted: Mon, 08/25/2008 - 17:44

Rovio is shipped with a 3000 mAh battery pack, and will need charging before you can begin using Rovio. If you are eager to set up your new Rovio right away, just put your dock near your PC and leave Rovio sitting on the dock while you perform the setup process.

Rovio's battery pack is composed of 5 sub-'C' size cells with a...

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By: milw
Posted: Wed, 01/28/2009 - 15:13

Longtime Rovio users are very much aware that the Rovio, while performing quite admirably in well-lit environments, struggles in low light due to the small size of its LED headlight.  Numerous Rovio devotees, many of them community members here, have created hacks and modifications to improve Rovio's lighting system.

However, what if you...

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By: Peter Redmer
Posted: Mon, 12/07/2009 - 18:52

From Dreams to Dark Ages

When I was a kid in the late 60's early 70's I watched shows like Lost in Space and Forbidden Planet, the robots featured were pure science fiction. Personal computers were not here yet and they were huge machines with big tape reels. When computers like the Apple II came along it seemed...

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By: Robostuff
Posted: Mon, 08/13/2007 - 15:13

Everyone loves those cute cuddly black and white bears, especially here in Hong Kong. But, how about turning one into an interactive robot? Our in-house robotics experts, designers and panda-lovers have invented Wowwee’s latest feat of genius. They started with stuffed teddy bears -- then evolved the final product...
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By: Tiffany W
Posted: Tue, 07/31/2007 - 15:05

RoboCommunity is proud to be your one-stop shop for all things Rovio.  The mobile telepresence 'bot has generated quite a bit of excitement with the tech and robotics community... from super-geeks and Linux coders all the way to newcomers to the hobby.

Given the massive amount of interest, activity, and participation - there's...

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By: RoboCommunity Team
Posted: Mon, 01/26/2009 - 15:54

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