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Meet the Alive Lion Cub - the very first in a new series of super-realistic animal companions from WowWee!

Many of us, especially those with vivid imaginations, have wanted a wild animal for a pet at some point - but we all know that's not very likely. Wouldn't it be great to have your own pet lion, that responds to your every...

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By: Peter Redmer
Posted: Tue, 01/08/2008 - 15:09

Everyone has FlyTech Dragonfly fever, so I wanted to share a few photos the dragonfly sent me after his recent photo shoot with WowWee.  He said it was okay to share these 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...

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By: Jeff Block
Posted: Tue, 04/10/2007 - 07:05

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

When Innvo Labs adopted the widely known (but poorly sold) Pleo robotic dinosaur from Ugobe, they've made several appearances at trade shows with an improved version of the adorable baby Camarasaurus.

Dubbed "Pleo rb (re-born)", the new Pleo offers more and improved sensors, voice recognition, and an...

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By: Matt Whitlock
Posted: Mon, 05/23/2011 - 11:21

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

This is a simple video that shows off some of the things that Robosapien V2 can do.  The demo is what is built-in to every Robosapien V2 and can be activated by hitting the "D" button on the remote control. 

Some of the things included in the video are movement of the head, arms, and torso as well as laying down on the floor...

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By: Ron Repking
Posted: Tue, 11/07/2006 - 23:50

I remember watching Looney Tunes as a kid.  When Daffy got hit with a giant mallet, his eyes would roll like a slot machine and a loud "BOING" would sound.  I always wanted my own cartoon character to smash with a mallet...  Wrex the Dawg is that character, brought to life in my own living room!

Though I wouldn't reccommend hitting Wrex...

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By: Grandlarseny37
Posted: Mon, 09/15/2008 - 14:19

Many of you may already be aware that Rovio has a "built-in" client optimized for the iPhone and iPod Touch, which allows you to take control of Rovio when you don't have access to a laptop or more powerful PC.  However, this built-in client is a bit limited and sometimes difficult to control; requiring multiple presses for continuous movement...

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By: Peter Redmer
Posted: Mon, 12/14/2009 - 17:47


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

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.

Then 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 - 13:23

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