Evolution of Robopanda

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 into a touch-sensor-filled, charming, interactive, talkative, Wowwee RoboPanda.

Perfect for kids (and big kids) alike!

Let’s take a look at the evolutionary process of this unique robot-panda species…

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Researching Teddy physics

Robopands

 

"Gimme five!" The teddy bear we started with.

Panda physics

 

His basic form was then rendered on the computer.

Panda physics

 

Testing how he crawls around.

Panda physics

 

Tooling up the parts with a jigsaw puzzle

Panda innards

 

Teddy gets his suit of armour…the retrofit begins.

Teddy gets a skeleton

 

First hand-built prototype. "Fear me, hu-mans!"

Fear Me Hu-mans!

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Second prototype…Oops maybe not. Almost there…

Panda head, but still sketchy

 

Putting a proper skin on the second prototype.
Now, he’s starting to look more like a panda!

Side by Side

 

 

Third advanced working prototype.

 

He’s is less of a plush-toy and moving onto becoming a real robot!

 

Moving towards having a smooth bear shell minus the fur.

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“Now, that looks more like it!”
...Robopanda!

 

A new Robopanda is born…

 

And Robopanda get his own little panda…
The family tree grows.

 

One of the first finished Robopandas with his hypnotic blue eyes…

 

“Look at me! My eyes match with the touch sensors on my hands and chest!”

 

A stylin’ metallic colour variation.

 

Ta-da! The cuteness continues with a cartoon rendering of Robopanda for packaging…

[check out our new Robopanda Home Page]