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Two Foot Long Remote Control Robotic Shark

Two Foot Long Remote Control Robotic Shark

Ed Steele March 6, 2006 Comments Off on Two Foot Long Remote Control Robotic Shark

Nothing else quite says “fun at the beach” like this new remote controlled shark. Operating distance is 40 feet and the remote control is submersible as well, which means you can operate your new

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Why Did Sony Kill The Aibo?

Why Did Sony Kill The Aibo?

Ed Steele February 3, 2006 Comments Off on Why Did Sony Kill The Aibo?

The Guardian announced that Sony has killed off its robotics unit, producer of the Aibo and Qrio and offers a possible answer “why” (hint: $) Hopefully that group will find a nice safe home

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Roomba Discovery SE Scheduler Special Edition Robot Vacuum

Roomba Discovery SE Scheduler Special Edition Robot Vacuum

Ed Steele December 8, 2005 Comments Off on Roomba Discovery SE Scheduler Special Edition Robot Vacuum

I’ve got very stringent requirements for a robotic vacuum. Among other things it needs to be effective, it should return and charge itself when it gets low on juice, and it should run at

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Special Edition Roboraptor Dinosaur Robots: Three Colors To Choose From

Special Edition Roboraptor Dinosaur Robots: Three Colors To Choose From

Ed Steele November 30, 2005 Comments Off on Special Edition Roboraptor Dinosaur Robots: Three Colors To Choose From

This is sweet – the Discover Store has a platinum Roboraptor that matches the platinum grey “Signature Series” Robosapien V2 that Sharper Image carries. This makes three colors for the Roboraptor: grey, camo green,

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Tyco Shell Shocker Needs Pro Flexpak Battery and Charger

Tyco Shell Shocker Needs Pro Flexpak Battery and Charger

Ed Steele November 28, 2005 Comments Off on Tyco Shell Shocker Needs Pro Flexpak Battery and Charger

IMPORTANT! If you’ve purchased the Tyco Shell Shocker CyberBeast/CyberBall, you also need to also purchase the Pro Flexpak Battery and Charger. IT DOES NOT COME WITH ONE! I was shocked when I started my

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Star Wars: Voice Controlled R2-D2 AstroMech Droid Robot

Star Wars: Voice Controlled R2-D2 AstroMech Droid Robot

Ed Steele November 27, 2005 Comments Off on Star Wars: Voice Controlled R2-D2 AstroMech Droid Robot

Just when I’d thought I’d seen every robotic toy, I happened to stumble across this voice-activated R2-D2 replica from Hammacher. This R2 unit responds to more than 40 voice commands, navigates rooms and hallways,and

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Robosapien Dance Machine: Control Robopet With Your Voice

Robosapien Dance Machine: Control Robopet With Your Voice

Ed Steele November 23, 2005 Comments Off on Robosapien Dance Machine: Control Robopet With Your Voice

We don’t know who loves Mark Tilden’s wonderful creations more: us or Robert Oschler, creator of the Robosapien Dance Machine. Robert’s added voice support for the Robopet to his Robosapien software, and promises that

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Mark Tilden: Coolest Guy On The Planet

Mark Tilden: Coolest Guy On The Planet

Ed Steele November 21, 2005 Comments Off on Mark Tilden: Coolest Guy On The Planet

Robosapien “Le Blog” has a four=part interview with robotics inventor Mark Tilden posted, along with some great pics of the coolest guy on the planet. The interview is in French, and seeing as I

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Robosapien V2 Hits Stores

Robosapien V2 Hits Stores

Ed Steele November 18, 2005 Comments Off on Robosapien V2 Hits Stores

An army of Robosapien V2’s have arrived in stores, which means that they will soon be unpacking themselves and preparing to either enslave humanity, or entertain us for hours on end. We’ve been playing

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Tyco Shell Shocker RC CyberBeast/CyberBall (Almost Samus)

Tyco Shell Shocker RC CyberBeast/CyberBall (Almost Samus)

Ed Steele November 15, 2005 Comments Off on Tyco Shell Shocker RC CyberBeast/CyberBall (Almost Samus)

This new RC monstrosity from Tyco transforms from cyberbeast to cybercall and uses flipping action to move about, and has the ability to drive over obstacles too. We saw one of these recently and

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Remote-Controlled Robby the Robot from Film Forbidden Planet (1956)

Remote-Controlled Robby the Robot from Film Forbidden Planet (1956)

Ed Steele November 7, 2005 Comments Off on Remote-Controlled Robby the Robot from Film Forbidden Planet (1956)

Hammacher Schlemmer has the exclusive drop on this 7-foot tall replica of Robby the Robot, made by the man commissioned to restore the original robot after it was sold to a Southern California prop

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SpotBot:  Our First Steps Toward A Maintenance Droid

SpotBot: Our First Steps Toward A Maintenance Droid

Ed Steele November 3, 2005 Comments Off on SpotBot: Our First Steps Toward A Maintenance Droid

When our robotic overlords begin their revolution shortly, at least they won’t have to worry about the blood stains in the carpets after it’s all said and done. The subservient humans at Bissell have

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Surviving the Impending Revolution

Surviving the Impending Revolution

Ed Steele November 2, 2005 Comments Off on Surviving the Impending Revolution

This handy survival manual by Daniel Wilson of the Carnegie Mellon Robotics Institute teaches you skills that will be useful when the robots rise: From treating laser wounds to fooling face and speech recognition,

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Buy Robosapien V2 Signature Series at Sharper Image

Buy Robosapien V2 Signature Series at Sharper Image

Ed Steele October 26, 2005 Comments Off on Buy Robosapien V2 Signature Series at Sharper Image

Want to see the new Robosapien V2 in action? Head on over to your local Sharper Image store, chances are they have a demo unit on display. The Signature Series Robosapien V2 is a

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Robopet (aka Robosapien’s Best Friend) By Mark Tilden Spotted At Best Buy

Robopet (aka Robosapien’s Best Friend) By Mark Tilden Spotted At Best Buy

Ed Steele October 21, 2005 Comments Off on Robopet (aka Robosapien’s Best Friend) By Mark Tilden Spotted At Best Buy

Robopet has hit the shelves at Best Buy, and he’s much smaller than I thought he’d be! The retail price on this little robotic pet is $99, however he can be picked up through

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