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

The RS Media is the next evolution in the Robosapien line beyond the Robosapien V2. It has essentially the same body as the V2, but a different brain based on a Linux kernel. The focus of the RS Media is on multimedia capabilities, including the ability to record and playback audio, pictures and video. Its personality can be modified (...

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By: RoboCommunity Team
Posted: Wed, 03/28/2007 - 12:55

At the Consumer Electronics show in 2006, Wowwee introduced the Alive Chimpanzee. The chimp completely mimics the look, feel, motions, and sounds of a real chimpanzee. The skin alone took over a year to develop.  The big question is - what to do with it? Why interview it of course

From i4U:

When WowWee introduced the Live...

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By: Ron Repking
Posted: Sun, 08/27/2006 - 22:44

The FlyTech Dragonfly is WowWee's radio controlled flying insect. Make him swoop and dive-bomb, his flapping wings and glowing eyes are sure to attract an audience. The Dragonfly comes in two flavors, Green (49 MHz) and Blue (27 MHz), so you can fly with your friends and have mid-air duels.

One of TIME Magazine's Best Inventions...
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By: RoboCommunity Team
Posted: Tue, 01/01/2008 - 13:00

We got a chance to snap a few quick pictures at WowWee's booth at the CES Unveiled press event today (Sat 6 Jan 2007). Out of the 3 products they were allowed to bring in, I ignored the RS Media, as you RoboCommunity folks have seen many of those. Here are the other 2.

The Roboquad. Cute. And his movement makes him even more so...

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By: Khalid J Hosein
Posted: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 04:53

Here's a quick program to try out on your Roboreptile. If you put him in Guard Mode and he senses activity or hears a noise, he'll react angrily to it and then go back into Guard Mode.
Remember to listen for him to roar after you enter each command.

Enter Program Mode:

Select (red lights)

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By: Khalid J Hosein
Posted: Wed, 11/01/2006 - 23:52

Here is a simple mod for your Rovio, requiring no "hacking," that will help you get more light in dark rooms and hallways.  Basically, I found a bright battery powered LED flood light (motion activated) and mounted it to the rear end of Rovio with clear Super Velcro from Radio Shack.

The light needed some modification for Rovio to park...

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By: jimi
Posted: Mon, 10/27/2008 - 13:06

Ever wanted your own personal comedian? Or are you just looking for a robot with real comedy character? If so - look no further than this new personal robot from WowWee: Mr. Personality.

Everything he does and says is full of his unique charm and wit. This super-intelligent jester can do so many things: he can read your daily...

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By: Peter Redmer
Posted: Fri, 01/11/2008 - 10:55

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

Here's a quick how-to for patching in to the Linux console port on the RS Media. Thanks to Nocturnal's careful dissection and documentation of the boards inside the RSM, we have easy access to a 3.3 V serial port on the media board, which is located under the panel behind RSMs head. Before you get started, you need to decide on what...

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By: milw
Posted: Mon, 03/17/2008 - 11:39

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