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Chatterbots are whimsical, highly stylized companions that hang out on your desktop. There are three distinctively different, collectable designs: The Fairy Godfather, Devil/Angel, and Dog/Cat. Each has its own unique personality, vocabulary, and "signature" animation.

They'll "listen in" to things you type in your computer -...

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By: Peter Redmer
Posted: Fri, 01/18/2008 - 10:13

Desk Pet Tankbots are small rechargable 'bots that can operate in 3 modes- Obstacle Detection (best for maze running), Light and Sound, or Controlled. The first two modes are autonomous, with Tankbot roving around and avoiding obstacles, or moving randomly and emitting various sounds. In Controlled mode, a smartphone can be used (with the...

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By: milw
Posted: Sun, 03/11/2012 - 13:50

The Roboquad (WowWee's new robot alien) is closing in.  The invasion isn't far off.  As you look to the horizon to see the ships landing and the armies preparing to take over, not only do you have flashbacks to Star Wars Episode 1, but you want to know where to preorder the little guy.  Until the release in the fall, here's where to...

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By: Jeff Block
Posted: Wed, 05/30/2007 - 13:13

Meet the newest additions to the Alive Cubs family of adorable youngsters: Seal Pup, Husky Puppy, Leopard Cub, and Koala Joey.

 

Playing with Seal Pup is as close as you can get to having the real baby animal to nurture and take care of in your home. ...

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By: RoboCommunity Team
Posted: Thu, 08/06/2009 - 14:50

I found Femisapien's red wrist lights didn't quite suit her, so I decided to replace the LEDs with something a little more fashionable.  I decided on pink LEDs, as they are still quite unique, as well as being feminine. This tutorial will take you though the process of replacing the LEDs, including something on LED selection and purchase tips...

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By: SeanF
Posted: Tue, 04/28/2009 - 14:59

Current Status:

The contest is closed, and the judge has made her determinations. The winners are...

Scariest

1st Prize (and recipient of a Roboreptile): Jaxster for PumpkinSapien
2nd Prize (and recipient of RSV2 Minis): a TIE between RobosapienV2-4mem8 for Borg-o-sapien and milw...

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By: RoboCommunity Team
Posted: Tue, 10/16/2007 - 07:49

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


Welcome back, everyone!

I was happy to see the responses on my last article, so I decided it to submit my second session.

This time he will be doing the "Roboquad Hokey Pokey." Here's how to do it:

The Roboquad Hokey Pokey Put your Roboquad into Program mode Start with the intro. Doo Doo Doo! Do the...
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By: Robo BG
Posted: Tue, 02/26/2008 - 15:52

Roboraptor certainly didn't want to be left out. His pals, Roboreptile and the Dragonfly, got photo shoots, so why shouldn't he!? Enjoy!

Click on the thumbnails below to view them as full-sized, high-quality images.

 

WARNING: Full-sized images below are about 1.5MB in size. The last three are over...

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By: Jeff Block
Posted: Fri, 04/27/2007 - 15:26

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

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