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Chatterbots are whimsical, highly stylized companions that hang out on your desktop. There are three distinctively different, collectable designs: The Fairy Godfather, Devil/Angel, and Dog/Cat. Each has its own unique personality, vocabulary, and "signature" animation.

Your chatty compatriots have no shortage of things to say...

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By: Peter Redmer
Posted: Fri, 01/18/2008 - 10:13

And here it is...  Part two!  I was having file size issues so I had to split the article into two parts.  Hope you enjoy the rest of the WowWee Alive Lion Cub dissection!

This is a shot of the back of the cub's skull.  You can see the head's touch sensor at the top.

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By: Grandlarseny37
Posted: Fri, 10/03/2008 - 10:39

Marcus, one of the Evosapien crew, has come up with a very cool modification to his Robosapien V2 - it's a ball bearing shooting arm mod! He has made a video of this in action, and it's on the same RSV2 that also has the flamethrowing mod. Apart from the wow factor of a robot with a railgun attachment, Marcus also has an eye for...

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By: Khalid J Hosein
Posted: Tue, 02/13/2007 - 17:29

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

Here are 5 YouTube videos of demos of 5 new WowWee products: Alive Elvis, Dragonfly, RS Media, Roboquad and Robopanda. All of these videos were shot in WowWee's office in Hong Kong. The Roboquad demo is even presented by Mark Tilden himself, and shows...

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By: Khalid J Hosein
Posted: Fri, 02/16/2007 - 21:30


The Robopanda works without a remote, interacting through touch and sound only. It uses cartridge-based content to change how it acts, talks, and plays. It has interactive stories and games, using input from the user to affect how they end up.

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By: RoboCommunity Team
Posted: Tue, 01/01/2008 - 13:00


Your RoboSapien has some limited singing and dancing skills. Power on your robot, wait until he finishes his wakeup, then enter the following…

Press P
Select – Select - TALKBACK
Select – R>
Select – S>
Select – L>
Select – R>
Select – S>
Select – L>
Select – Select...

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By: The Insider
Posted: Wed, 09/06/2006 - 14:38

Well, the big fuss from CES is over now, and I recently got a sell sheet from WowWee on Robquad, and it has some pretty good images of it and the remote. Here is my take of the features listed on the sheet. You may also download a copy of the sell sheet in PDF format.

4 leg motors 2 head and neck motors Lens focused...
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By: quitej
Posted: Sun, 03/04/2007 - 03:03


WowWee has taken v2.0.5 of the new RS Media Editing Suite software into a public beta testing phase. We would like to invite you to participate with us in testing the software, and we welcome your feedback on it. To this end, we have created a Public Beta Testing forum here on RoboCommunity. Follow the instructions outlined below, and...

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By: Michelle C
Posted: Thu, 03/22/2007 - 10:08

Previously, we dumped the original contents of the Elvis cartridge and constructed a custom cartridge in order to decode the animation script format.  In part one, I presented the theory that was proposed in discussion on the forums.  It turns out that this theory was correct.  I owe a fellow RoboCommunity member, Sevik, a great deal of...

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By: RetroPlayer
Posted: Mon, 12/01/2008 - 12:10

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