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WowWee Group Limited, an Optimal Group Inc. (NASDAQ: OPMR), is a Hong Kong-based company that focuses on "breakthrough consumer technologies". read more at WikiPedia

  • List of functionnalities:

    • Multiple levels of environmental interaction, with humans and objects; sight, sound and touch senses.
    • Humanoid body movements, including bending sitting and standing, lying down and getting up, waving, martial arts...
    • A color vision system: recognize colors and skin tones; which wil help him interacts with objects and people.
    • IR vision: detects and avoids obstacles and table edges; tracks moving objects.
    • Speech: through the controller or after detection of sensors
    • "Laser" tracking technology: follows a path traced on the ground.
    • New Precision gripping hands, articulated fingers.
    • Stereo sound system and possibility to program reaction to sounds detection.
    • Realistic 2-axis turning head with animated LED eyes.
    • Interacts with, and can controls, 2 others robots: Robopet and Roboraptor
    • Sleep and auto-shut off functions.
    • 100 pre-strore functions.
    • 4 demo modes and 4 programming modes.
    • Controller or direct, positional programming.
    • Remote control and autonomous behavior modes.
    Expected price tag: $200


  • Robotic physicist Mark Tilden has release its second version of robotsapiens (price tag around 200$). It can now control 2 others robot (Robotpet and Roboraptor), can follow a laser line, recognize with his color camera persons and environment...
    Official Homepage Woowee
    Pictures of the prototype on Solarbotics.net

    Robosapiens ($200)

    Robopet ($70)

    Roboraptor ($100)


    Soon someone will have to enter the 3 robotics laws in their silicon brain for sure:
    1. A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm.
    2. A robot must obey orders given it by human beings except where such orders would conflict with the First Law.
    3. A robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Law.


  • Bigger picture of the robosapiens 2 and its box have surfaced on the internet: Go HERE

    The best hacking site about the robosapiens are definitively:
  • Wowwee Robotics has a nice booth set up here at the Sands Convention Center with all kinds of new robotic goodies. Three new robots are debuting this year: the P.E.A. BOT, the RS Media, and the Roboreptile.
    Read more here