Robot FAQ

Last Updated: September 26, 2006

Welcome to the Robot FAQ! This FAQ is intended to answer many of the common questions about WowWee's robots and other related products. Please check here, and in other articles and threads on the site to see if your question has been answered before posting in the RoboCommunity Forums.

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General Questions

Robosapien Questions

Because of the many questions about the Robosapien (original model), we have moved the FAQ to a separate article on the site. Please follow the link below to find out more frequently asked questions about the Robosapien original model.

Robosapien V2 Questions

Because of the many questions about the Robosapien V2 (version 2), we have moved the FAQ to a separate article on the site. Please follow the link below to find out more frequently asked questions about the Robosapien original model.


Who is WowWee?

Formed in 1988, WowWee is a Hong Kong based company that creates "breakthrough consumer robotic and electronic products". Over the years, WowWee has sold millions of robotic products including the award winning Robosapien, introduced in 2004. Today, WowWee is hard at work incorporating smart, task-based features into its robotic products and is a leader in the high-end, affordable robotic market.

You can learn more about WowWee at their website.


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How many robotic products are available from WowWee?

As of September 2006, the following products are available for purchase:

  • Robosapien - The original version of the Robosapien line of robots
  • Robosapien V2 - The second version of the Robosapien, much bigger and more functionality
  • Roboraptor - A large, walking dinosaur
  • Robopet - A cute, little dog
  • Roboreptile - A dinosaur-like vicious beast that can walk on two or four legs
  • RS Media - A walking, talking, MP3 playing robot with a built-in LCD screen

In addition, there are mini-versions available for all of the above robots.

WowWee Alive, a division of WowWee, released the Alive Chimpanzee, a realistic looking (and acting) monkey bust.


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Where can I purchase WowWee's robots?

WowWee's robots are available world-wide at numerous retail outlets. You may also purchase them online at Amazon, as well as many other online stores; simply check an online shopping search engine such as Froogle, Yahoo Shoppng, MySimon, PriceGrabber, etc.. RS Media is currently only available in Australia in limited quantities.


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How much do the robots cost?

Robots vary in pricing from as low as under $20 for a mini-Robosapien to several hundred dollars for the RS Media.


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What is the difference between the regular sized and mini versions?

Besides being much smaller in scale, the functionality and features of the robots are also scaled down for the mini-versions


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What built-in interactions are there between robots?

Currently, the Robosapien V2 has built-in interaction with the Robopet, Roboraptor and other Robosapien V2s.


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Can any of the robots be hacked?

Yes, of course anything can be hacked :-) Many websites mentioned on our site have specific sections dedicated to hacking the Robosapien.

Be advised that taking apart any robot will void your warranty (not to mention can be dangerous!), so be sure you know what you're doing before taking out the screwdrivers and soldering guns.


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Can any of the robots talk to me?

Of course. All of the robots 'speak' in their native tongue - the robopet barks, the Roboraptor and Roboreptile growl and hiss, the Robosapien grunts, whistles and burps and the Robosapien V2 and RS Media both speak English. In addition, the RS Media can speak in several different dialects or personalities (e.g. cowboy).


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Can any of the robots play music?

Yes. The RS Media can play MP3 files. In fact, it has several speakers built-in as well as a woofer.


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What about picking up my laundry?

YES! Well, if you mean, pick up your laundry laying around the house, all Robosapiens and the RS Media have the built-in ability to pick up objects. However, I would be wary of letting him drive to the dry cleaners to pick up your laundry there (maybe in a few years ;-)


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