Saturday, January 06, 2007

Wow Wee Robopanda and RoboQuad-

More news from the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas...

PC Magazine has a description of two new robots from WowWee:

"Designed for children ages 4 and up, the 8-pound Robopanda will be covered with eight touch sensors and, using infrared and stereo sensors, should be able to avoid obstacles, track objects and locate sound sources. It will also tell stories and recognize and interact with its own companion: a plush-panda toy that will ship with the robot."
No doubt designed to seduce the children so they accept robots when they become adults.

Also the very scary looking RoboQuad:
"Trundling along on four spider-like legs (and six motors), the 14-inch tall, 3-pound Roboquad will include IR sensors that allow it to detect movement up to 13 feet away. It will also feature sonic sensors and the ability to find its way around in a darkened room. Offering autonomous and remote control, Quadroped will demonstrate multiple "personalities," and is expected to ship later this year for $119."
Of course it has multiple personalities. When it is with the kids it will be all sweet and innocent. When no one is looking (like when you are asleep)it will be sneaking around the house plotting and preparing for the big day.

Wow Wee Unveils Robopanda - CES 2007 by PC Magazine

There's more...
From Engadget:

Singing Elvis Head...

More: Train your RoboSapien
Good prices on WowWee stuff.


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