General WowWee Discussion

Korea Testing Household Bots

Khalid J Hosein's picture

Korea is once again proving that they're ahead of the technological curve in so many ways. This time, it's the Korean Ministry of Information and Communication (MIC) that is behind a quiet revolution. They launched the pilot program of the national 'Ubiquitous Robot Companion' effort last week. They are taking a number of bots and placing them into 1000 homes for testing. These bots will perform some basic household functions. In addition, a few bots will be placed in airports and train stations to help tourists with information and directions.

The Navirobo. How About a Navisapien?

Khalid J Hosein's picture

Engadget just discovered the Navirobo, which looks like a cute teddy bear, but it's actually a GPS-enabled navigation bot that points in the direction you're supposed to go in, and apparently mocks you if you miss a turn and dances once you successfully reach your destination. Sounds cute. Well, perhaps the first few times.

Roboreptile in action at Digital Life 2006

Khalid J Hosein's picture

Check out a video of the Roboreptile in action at WowWee's booth at Digital Life in NYC. It's not doing a whole lot except acting crazy Tongue out, but if you haven't seen the Roboreptile move before, this is a good chance to see how fast it is. Just take a look at how fast the tail moves...

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Have Robots speak commands or tips

Ron Repking's picture

There are so many controls and commands that you can execute on the Robosapien line of robots, I think it would be great if they could speak tips and commands to you on demand to help you learn to controls.

For example, I push a 'tip' button and the Robosapien could tell me that holding down Shift-2, Shift-3 and the "D" button makes him Burp.  He could cycle through the commands that way.