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[09-02-2007] - Roboquad is now available in the USA and internationally! Here are some of the awards the dynamic Roboquad has already won from established toy review groups:
Oppenheimer Toy Portfolio: Gold Seal Award
iParenting Media: Classic Toy Award
iParenting Media: Hot Toy Award
[07-06-2007] PC Magazine reviews the Roboquad.
PC Magazine’s expert gadget reviewer Lance Ulanoff has done an extensive review of the Roboquad. The little crab like robot did an excellent job of entertaining his kids who dubbed the Roboquad “cool”. In the review he explains in detail the four major behavior modes of the Roboquad; default, Activity, Aggression, and Awareness which all have level settings for intensity. It’s speakers are powerful but there is a volume control in case things get too raucous. Like most WowWee robots it comes with complete hand held remote control and is also programmable with each program capable of storing up to 40 different robot operations. I cover more of the features down below on this page. Go read Lance’s review using the link above and when you come back, check out some of the new Roboquad videos I found on YouTube.
Unlike most consumer toy robots, the Roboquad is able to react quickly to it’s environment. Part of this quick reaction system is a head that can sweep the room with a tightly focused infrared beam and make rapid decisions about how to react to it’s environment. WowWee claims that this little spider bot can even identify the size of an object and is sensitive enough to detect the edges of doorways.
Official WowWee Features Promo Clip
Roboquad gets Funky! (Dance demo video provided by Robocommunity)
Another Robocommunity video. In this one Mark Tilden, Roboquad’s inventor, shows off his new creation
The hardworking folks at Gizmodo have done it again. Here’s a video of the Roboquad, described in their original post, from the CES 2007 show!:
Roboquad Features List
It can identify motion at a distance of about 10 feet. Once identified it can pursue the moving object
It is a four legged robot with a chassis that is designed to move easily in any direction.
The Roboquad’s main theme is fast movement in nearly any ground based direction and it is capable of 3 speeds of movement
Requires four “C” cell batteries.
The Roboquad can react quickly to it’s environment.
It has a strange little head that sweeps the room with a tightly focused infrared beam
The Roboquad can even identify the sizes of objects
It is sensitive enough to detect the fine details in it’s environment like the edges of doorways.
This robot is probably the one that was rumored to be have the original name of SpiderSapien. If that rumor was correct, then apparently they changed it to Roboquad. However, Evosapien Team Expert Nocturnal decided to create a SpiderSapien anyway which you can see in this humorous spidersapien video.
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