Robo News Articles

Here is the next installment of our 'Evolution' articles. This time, we're featuring the hyperactive, ravenous Roboreptile. As you will see, some of the mock-ups don't quite look the eventual product, but always interesting to see what was going through the minds of the designers.

By the way, if you haven't seen them, here are...

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By: Khalid J Hosein
Posted: Sat, 02/03/2007 - 19:53

The first 4 FlyTech BladestarTM designs were all different configurations of rotors and motors, but #5 and #6 (pictured here) used the configuration pictured here. It's very heavy at 18 grams (0.63 ounces), and also quite large, around 45cm (17.7 inches) in diameter.

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By: Michelle C
Posted: Thu, 04/24/2008 - 09:21

McDonalds and WowWee have teamed up to create seven cool new WowWee Robotics Happy Meal toys. The toys are available (for now) in the US and Canada only, but you can get them at any McDonald's. They are rolling out two per week starting today (Friday, February 23rd), so the promotion will last four weeks in total. I'm going to try to...

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By: Jeff Block
Posted: Fri, 02/23/2007 - 08:22

The previous series of articles on this Robocommunity site on establishing a way to drive the Elvis Alive bust from a PC are useful but it becomes a peripheral which can do nothing without being attached to a PC with what amounts to a RS-232 umbilical. This also loads down the PC such that running any other other processes could affect the...

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By: Evilis
Posted: Mon, 05/11/2009 - 12:44

Robosapien V1 was the first robot designed and produced by WowWee, as well as the first biped robot to not use wheels in its feet. It was extremely well received, becoming one of the "Must Have" toys in its first year. It quickly aquired a devoted fanbase of robot enthusiasts and hackers, and continues continues to be one of the mpst...

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By: RoboCommunity Team
Posted: Tue, 01/01/2008 - 13:00

If you're like me, you've been dying to take to the skies in WowWee's new FlyTech lineup for this year.  Just freshly released are some tantalizing previews of these innovative new airborne toys.

Skyhopper

The Skyhopper is very similar in construction to the Dragonfly, but features a "hybrid insect design"...

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By: Peter Redmer
Posted: Tue, 09/15/2009 - 13:29

This video hopes to answer the question everyone has been asking - Which robot walks faster the Robosapien V2 or the newly released RS Media?

Sure the RS Media has way more functionality, but can it cross the finish line before Robosapien? Watch the video to find out.


Some disclaimers:

This is NOT a...

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By: Ron Repking
Posted: Tue, 11/07/2006 - 00:01

Imagine laying in bed, far too lazy to get up... but you're not ready to go to sleep either.  Wouldn't it be cool if you could watch TV or a movie on the ceiling, like some magical picture were to just appear out of nowhere?

Now, rather than just waxing poetic (or spending thousands of dollars on an expensive home theater setup)...

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By: Peter Redmer
Posted: Mon, 10/05/2009 - 18:36

A few days ago, we introduced our new "Image Galleries" feature, which allows you to upload images to a custom gallery of your own design. The possibilities are endless!

We've decided to kick off this awesome new feature with a "Robo Dance" contest - show off your WowWee bot's slick dancing moves. Is your WowWee robot the next...

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By: RoboCommunity Team
Posted: Fri, 03/28/2008 - 13:41

You all know him by his cryptic RoboCommunity nickname: RobosapienV2-4mem8 (or “4mem8” for short).

And we all admire his work as the ultimate Robo-hacker diarist. I felt like an eyewitness to an obsessively curious mind when I read his unique 3-part work: “How I Replaced Roboquad's Eyes and Mouth.”

4mem8 then followed...

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By: Eric Brandt
Posted: Sat, 08/25/2007 - 18:37

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