CES Robosapien V2 Video Clip
The Craveonline Gear section has a great video clip from the CES show featuring Robosapien V2, Robopet, and Roboraptor in action. You can see Robosapien V2 do some moves, get up from a prone position almost unassisted (it is a demo model after all), and hear the new voice. Roboraptor looks, moves, and acts totally wicked – just like something that escaped from Jurassic Park. As a robo-maniac, I can’t wait to have one of my very own. That being said, I’m not sure I would leave it alone with our dogs, or with small children. I have the feeling that Roboraptor would come out the winner in any confrontation. Robopet is cute – definitely interesting, but not as inspiring at at gut level as the other two. He seems much closer to a BEAM robot in terms of appearance, and walks more like a BEAM insect. Robosapien V2 and Roboraptor, in contrast, act and move much more like their carbon counterparts. Of course it’s hard to draw any firm conclusions since the whole clip is only a couple of minutes long.