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A few knew ... or at least predicted ... that this would have to happen sooner or later. But who knew that it would be so soon ... and so fun ... and so many would GET DOWN AND BOOGIE!

Chicago's newest dance club features robots robots robots. And WowWee is center stage. I saw Roboboa, RSV2, and Robopet just in the short time...

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By: Steven Jones
Posted: Mon, 11/19/2007 - 09:59

You cam use the WowWee™ Robosapien™ remote controller (included) to control Femisapien. 
The remote controller requires 3 x “AAA” size batteries. To install the batteries, do the following:

1.  Open the battery compartment located on
the underside of the remote controller using a
Phillips screwdriver (not included) to...

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By: Peter Redmer
Posted: Mon, 05/04/2009 - 12:51

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

The Arduino is a microcontroller prototyping platform. This platform includes the hardware device, built around the Atmel ATmega168 microcontroller, and an easy-to-use cross-platform IDE (Integrated Development Environment) using a C-style programming syntax. Apparently intended for a Physical Computing audience, the Arduino should also...

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By: Rudolph
Posted: Mon, 04/07/2008 - 11:57

If you've misplaced your manual (or if your robot hid it from you), don't worry! We've gathered together all of the Robomanuals here. Click on the desired link below for either a PDF or possibly an HTML version of the manual.

Flytech Dragonfly

User Manual (PDF)

RS Media

Quick Start...
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By: RoboCommunity Team
Posted: Sun, 08/27/2006 - 22:09

ffRoboCommunity is pleased to present an interview with Davin Sufer, WowWee's CTO, who operates out of WowWee's office in Hong Kong. Davin waxes philosophically about his role at WowWee, robots in society, and gives us some insight into what exciting prospects the future may hold for WowWee customers.

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By: Khalid J Hosein
Posted: Tue, 12/19/2006 - 19:39

Just in time for the 2009 holiday season comes Joebot, the latest offering of robotic goodness from WowWee. Joebot is another biped platform and is slightly smaller than the original Robosapien. Like the Femisapien, Joebot ditches the standard remote control interface for easy to use "joystick hands". But WowWee didn't stop there, Joebot is the...

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By: Rudolph
Posted: Wed, 11/25/2009 - 11:49

Here's a quick video I put together of the interaction commands that automatically take place between the RSV2 and the Robopet. It's a really cute (and long) interaction. All I did was hit the "Robopet Interaction" button on the RSV2 remote and let the robots do the rest. Oh yes, the interaction differs slightly every time so try it...

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By: Ron Repking
Posted: Thu, 11/09/2006 - 18:40

Editor's note:

In Part 1 of this incredible series, our fearless hacker RobosapienV2-4mem8 cracks open the Roboquad exoskeleton. Is this alien dissection from Area 51? Nah, but it sure looks like it.

Here in Part 2, the exploration continues -- complete with photo close ups of electronic innards....

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By: RobosapienV2-4mem8
Posted: Wed, 06/27/2007 - 13:15

Robopet is WowWee's interactive biomechanical pet. Robopet can wander in autonomous mode and safely avoid edges such as stairs, or be controlled by remote.

This is a quick guide to finding support for your Robopet. There are many resources available to you, so read on!
 

Your First Line of Defense: RoboCommunity

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By: milw
Posted: Tue, 01/15/2008 - 17:21

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