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What if you could turn your robot into a teddy bear?

Noccy42 of YouTube evidently already has.  This is hysterical. He dances, he plays with the kitty, he's a robot. No, he's a bear! No, a robot..... 

The video's actually kinda in 2 parts. Even if you get bored in the middle, make sure you forward to time index 2:35 for...

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By: Jeff Block
Posted: Wed, 12/13/2006 - 13:01

Robopanda is a playful and talkative interactive friend. Designed to work without a remote control, Robopanda is controlled directly by touch and sound. Robopanda was the first precursor to the 2008 switch in the WowWee Alive product line from "as real as possible" to "cute and cuddly and real enough".  If you were an early adopter of...

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By: milw
Posted: Thu, 01/17/2008 - 14:15


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

Your RS2 "sees" using Infra Red (I/R) light, a light too "red" for humans to see. However many appliances, computer screens, TVs, and dimmed lighting put out I/R light which your robot can be attracted to,
so he'll just...

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By: The Insider
Posted: Thu, 09/07/2006 - 15:39

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

This article describes the steps needed to convert the WowWee RoboRemote into a sensor interface and programmable robot controller. By making these changes to the RoboRemote, it will be possible to use custom sensors and control logic to extend the capabilities of WowWee robots. This can be done without modifying the robot itself in...

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By: MrScott
Posted: Thu, 06/19/2008 - 10:23

Here's about a 2-1/2 minute video of the WowWee Alive! Elvis taken at the Consumer Electronics Show in Vegas. We put the sunglasses on him to change it up a little from many of the other videos that were taken.

After his shortened rendition of "Heartbreak Hotel" at the beginning of the video, we edited in a summary of some of...

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By: Ron Repking
Posted: Tue, 01/23/2007 - 00:38


The 1st version of the Robosapien has a few basic sensors in it - audio and tactile sensors. The audio or sound sensor is just like it sounds (pardon the pun ;-)). The tactile or touch sensors are in 6 different places - the two tips of its hands, and the front and backs of both of its feet. What's important to note here is...

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By: Khalid J Hosein
Posted: Mon, 10/30/2006 - 00:21

The first 4 FlyTech BladestarTM designs were all different configurations of rotors and motors, but #5 and #6 (pictured here) used the configuration pictured here. It's very heavy at 18 grams (0.63 ounces), and also quite large, around 45cm (17.7 inches) in diameter.

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By: Michelle C
Posted: Thu, 04/24/2008 - 09:21

I think that robot toys from older eras are awesome, in a retro-chic kind of way.  Who am I to talk... let the community speak for itself!  We have lots of fans here of older robot toys who are bound to be thrilled by WowWee's re-released Retro series of toys and robots.

WowWee T-Rex

Perhaps she's RoboRaptor'...

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By: Peter Redmer
Posted: Fri, 01/29/2010 - 15:10

Just after it landed from distant star systems, Wowwee introduced the RoboQuad to the entire planet. With its unique movement based on rotating multi-jointed legs, it’s not quite a crab, not exactly a spider, but a 4-legged alien quad.

He moves in 8-directions using...

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By: Tiffany W
Posted: Mon, 08/27/2007 - 16:49

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