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Watch Roboquad bust a move in this quick video. This is just a small sampling of some of the movements that the Roboquad is capable of. Of course, this demo does not factor in his other capabilities like motion and sound detection, and autonomous wandering. Be sure to take a look at the other video demonstration (with narration) of...

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By: Khalid J Hosein
Posted: Thu, 01/18/2007 - 14:13

Here's my solution for the low-light sensitivity of the Rovio cam- take the 6 existing blue LEDs and remount them at the front of Rovio, so instead of uselessly beaming all those precious blue photons straight up onto the ceiling, the cool blue LEDs will help light the way.  After dark, driving with the blue lights on is a snap, and it looks...

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By: milw
Posted: Mon, 11/24/2008 - 17:34

From Dreams to Dark Ages

When I was a kid in the late 60's early 70's I watched shows like Lost in Space and Forbidden Planet, the robots featured were pure science fiction. Personal computers were not here yet and they were huge machines with big tape reels. When computers like the Apple II came along it seemed...

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By: Robostuff
Posted: Mon, 08/13/2007 - 15:13
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

The previous series of articles on this Robocommunity site on establishing a way to drive the Elvis Alive bust from a PC are useful but it becomes a peripheral which can do nothing without being attached to a PC with what amounts to a RS-232 umbilical. This also loads down the PC such that running any other other processes could affect the...

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By: Evilis
Posted: Mon, 05/11/2009 - 12:44

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Q: What’s the difference between the various walking gaits?

A: In addition to 6 turning moves (walk-turns and turn-in-place)

your Robosapien™V2 has 5 different walking gaits. These can be selected by pressing the GAIT CHANGE button “y” when he’s walking...

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By: The Insider
Posted: Thu, 09/07/2006 - 16:14

When I first saw ASIMO from a distance, he was walking up stairs in front of a huge crowd at CES.  Truthfully, my first impression was disbelief.  "No way that's a robot!" I was thinking.

But it was.  ASIMO is Honda's 4' tall 119 lb humanoid robot.  The project - to get a robot to walk and run and jump and move like a human.  In...

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By: Jeff Block
Posted: Wed, 01/10/2007 - 23:33

Received the latest manuals from WowWee for the Robopet, Roboraptor and Robosapien V2. These are the final versions ... complete with indexed tables of contents.

 

Robopet Manual (583 KB)

Roboraptor Manual (583 KB)

Robosapien V2 Manual (2 MB)

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By: Jeff Block
Posted: Wed, 05/09/2007 - 14:44

I found Femisapien's red wrist lights didn't quite suit her, so I decided to replace the LEDs with something a little more fashionable.  I decided on pink LEDs, as they are still quite unique, as well as being feminine. This tutorial will take you though the process of replacing the LEDs, including something on LED selection and purchase tips....

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By: SeanF
Posted: Tue, 04/28/2009 - 14:59

Maybe everyone else has seen this, but I hadn't.  Cool video of two roboquad's (one normal white and gray, and one jet black), being demo'd by Mark Tilden to Shiny Shiny.  Video was taken just after CES this year.  Mark also gives some insight into how the robot was designed, and why it works the way it does.

Check it out......

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By: Jeff Block
Posted: Mon, 06/25/2007 - 18:10

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