Robo News Articles

[Reprinted with the kind permission of TechCast Network.]

Just two days before Christmas 2006, a big heavy box landed on the door step of the TechCast Network office. With as much excitement and enthusiasm as a small boy on Christmas day, I promptly yet carefully tore open the box to reveal the coolest toy I’ve ever come across...

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By: Khalid J Hosein
Posted: Tue, 01/30/2007 - 17:30

Get in touch with your inner private investigator with the WowWee Rovio - sure to take home and office surveillance to a whole new level!

The Rovio, at its core, is a Wi-Fi enabled robotic webcam that can move easily in any direction, and can also be controlled remotely. In fact, it's a revolution in home and office exploration...

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By: Peter Redmer
Posted: Sun, 01/13/2008 - 13:00

As promised, another 'Evolution' pictorial article. The Robopet is next up. As you will see, for the most part, the Robopet went through a pretty smooth birth from ideas, designs, and prototypes to finished product. About the only thing that seemed in question was how to structure its head and probably what kind of sensors to use in it...

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By: Khalid J Hosein
Posted: Thu, 11/16/2006 - 15:55

Roboreptile may not be able to fly, but he had his picture taken a while back too.  He asked me to share them with you all ... some of his closest human friends. 

Click on each thumbnail image below to open the associated full-sized, high-quality image. 

 

WARNING:  Full-sized images below are about 3MB in...

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By: Jeff Block
Posted: Wed, 04/18/2007 - 09:01

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

This just in from WowWee...

The official video for the new commercial from WowWee for the Flytech Dragonfly. This commercial is now airing (starting Monday, March 11th) throughout the US.

RoboCommunity will post more video and other commercials as they become available....

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By: Jeff Block
Posted: Tue, 03/06/2007 - 19:19

Attention RS Media lovers: this is the contest for you!!

We've already had a number of our members contribute some great personalities for use with the RS Media, such as good old C3-PO, the friendly DrNobot, and even Bugs Bunny.

So... are you hungry for more? Are you ready to flex your creative muscles and create your own...

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By: RoboCommunity Team
Posted: Thu, 02/21/2008 - 08:44

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

Recently, I caught up with Sean Frawley, the creator of the FlyTech Dragonfly and got to ask him some questions. He was kind enough to take time with me, and excited to share his experience with the Dragonfly with all of us at RoboCommunity.  Check this out...

Jeff: Hundreds of dragonfly enthusiasts will read...

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By: Jeff Block
Posted: Fri, 04/20/2007 - 16:03


WowWee has taken v2.0.5 of the new RS Media Editing Suite software into a public beta testing phase. We would like to invite you to participate with us in testing the software, and we welcome your feedback on it. To this end, we have created a Public Beta Testing forum here on RoboCommunity. Follow the instructions outlined below, and...

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By: Michelle C
Posted: Thu, 03/22/2007 - 10:08

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