Robo News Articles

Q: My robot keeps staring at strange objects around the room. What is he looking at?

A: He “sees” using Infra Red (I/R) light, a light too “red” for humans to see. However, many appliances, computer screens, TVs, and dimmed lighting emit I/R light which your robot can be attracted to, so he’ll just naturally turn...

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By: The Insider
Posted: Thu, 09/07/2006 - 16:35

The Roboraptor is WowWee's first biomorphic robotic dinosaur. The Roboraptor has infrared and stereo sound, and touch sensors. It has four different modes of behavior or moods: hunting, cautious, playful, and free-roam, and how it reacts to external stimuli will depend on what mood it's in.

This is a quick guide...

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By: Jeff Block
Posted: Tue, 04/17/2007 - 11:21


I bought one of the chrome Robosapiens, and thought, "Hey this would make a cool Cylon!".



Robosapien V1 as Robo-Cylon (70's photoshoot edition!)


The circuit used to make the Cylon Eye can be found here on the Evil Mad Scientist...

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By: swebb51
Posted: Mon, 04/21/2008 - 11:15

If you're like me, you've been dying to take to the skies in WowWee's new FlyTech lineup for this year.  Just freshly released are some tantalizing previews of these innovative new airborne toys.

Skyhopper

The Skyhopper is very similar in construction to the Dragonfly, but features a "hybrid insect design" that...

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By: Peter Redmer
Posted: Tue, 09/15/2009 - 13:29

Yup, it's almost that time... only about a week until the ugly reindeer sweaters come out, your Aunt Hermilda pinches your cheek in front of your whole family, and the wrapping paper flies around the living room almost as feverishly as the blizzard rages outside.

And, I'm guessing, you probably don't have all of your shopping done yet. ...

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By: Peter Redmer
Posted: Tue, 12/16/2008 - 14:51

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

If you don't know what the WowWee Lightstar is, well, you're starting in the wrong place. Please take a moment to get acquainted with the Lightstar, then come on back. I'll wait.

You're back? Good, glad to see you return. Now I need to give you some proper warning regarding what you're about to see. This article contains graphic...

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By: Rudolph
Posted: Mon, 03/23/2009 - 11:54

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RoboCommunity is proud to be your one-stop shop for all things Rovio.  The mobile telepresence 'bot has generated quite a bit of excitement with the tech and robotics community... from super-geeks and Linux coders all the way to newcomers to the hobby.

Given the massive amount of interest, activity, and participation -...

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By: RoboCommunity Team
Posted: Mon, 01/26/2009 - 15:54

As promised, here are some better quality pictures of Roboquad, Roboboa, Robopanda and the Flytech Dragonfly. Missing are Alive Elvis and RS Media, but since you've already seen lots of images of RS Media, we'll just owe you Elvis. If you haven't seen any pictures of RS Media, just take a quick look around the site and you will find...

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By: Khalid J Hosein
Posted: Tue, 01/16/2007 - 15:59

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

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