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A not-so long time ago... in a workshop far, far away...

Robosapien started as a vision, and became a reality. Here's a behind the scenes look at the evolution of the beloved Robosapien, from sketches on paper, to working prototypes, to the final design.

It can be mind boggling to actually think about what it takes to make...

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By: Matt Whitlock
Posted: Thu, 09/21/2006 - 08:12

When Robosapien first came out, he had 6 program slots available. Now, Roboquad has 40! I am going to show you some cool tricks that you can do with Roboquad's program mode.

First Session: Doing the Electric Slide (Roboquad Style!) Enter your Roboquad into program mode using the "Program" button. Go...
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By: Robo BG
Posted: Mon, 01/28/2008 - 09:39

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
Introduction

The WowWee Alive Elvis is an animatronic bust with very realistic facial and head movements utilizing 10 precision motors.  We're going to talk about how to hack and control the Alive Elvis, and to do that, we're delving deep into the inner workings of his cartridge.  Read on!

Eyes U...
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By: RetroPlayer
Posted: Tue, 08/12/2008 - 12:21

Another new application for controlling your WowWee Rovio has hit the scene.  Developer and community member Andreas, of ewe-software, has created his own application called RovioDirect.  RovioDirect is designed to be used on Windows based PC's, and is an excellent substitute for the web-based application - it even adds several features.

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By: Peter Redmer
Posted: Tue, 02/09/2010 - 17:24

He's got charm, he's got style - he's the new Mr. Personality from WowWee Robotics. The most distinctive feature of this mechanical comedian is his full color LCD screen, which is used to represent his face. He's got unique, synchonized facial expressions that will always keep you in stitches. Listen to him tell jokes, stories, or...

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By: Peter Redmer
Posted: Fri, 01/11/2008 - 10:56


One last CES video! Yahoo held a quick contest called Last Gadget Standing where they picked 10 gadgets and then had the vendors do quick 5 minute demo/presentations. The judging was done by audience applause. I missed that show - maybe that's why RS Media only came in 2nd! Here is the last 90 seconds of the presentation which was done...

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By: Khalid J Hosein
Posted: Sat, 01/27/2007 - 02:02

Robosapien V2 is the next generation of Robosapien robots. It's nearly twice the size of the original Robosapien robot. Instead of the original caveman grunts the V2 can speak a reasonably large list of pre-recorded phrases. It has infrared and basic color recognition sensors, grip sensors in its hands, touch or contact activated...

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By: RoboCommunity Team
Posted: Fri, 04/06/2007 - 09:28

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

The Roboquad is the first truly robotic arthropod from WowWee, with unique multidirectional movement capabilities. The Roboquad can scan its environment using built-in IR sensors, and reacts by avoiding obstacles or noticing when something moves.

This is a quick guide to finding support for your Roboquad. There are many...

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By: milw
Posted: Fri, 01/11/2008 - 08:39

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