Although in his YouTube upload he refers to it as a "guided missile" we're pretty sure that Paxshikai's latest i-SOBOT hack doesn't actually have any electronics onboard - but who knows? He's managed to coax his robot into doing some pretty amazing things over the past few years. Anything is possible.
Ever wonder what the fastest robot might be? Can an i-SOBOT outrun a Robonova? Does a MANOI have the heels of Mercury? Can a Robo-Reptile out-sprint a Bioloid? What's your best guess? Who would you put your money on?
We won't spoil all the fun by revealing the robots name, or the competition here. You're going to have to watch the race in its hilarious entirety, including all the grins, giggles, energy and totally robotic chaos to enjoy it for yourself:
Robert Oschler has done a fantastic job of single-handedly developing the RoboDance application that allows users of almost every WowWee robot, and some other manufacturers robots like the popular Takara/TOMY iSOBOT, control their bots remotely using their computer, voice, WiiMote, and even mind control using the Emotiv EPOC EEG headset.
For four consecutive years Robert labored diligently to produce each annual feature packed new RoboDance release, funding everything out of his own pocket and contributing all the work to the open source community so that everyone would benefit. It's been a labor of love.
But, as wonderful and powerful as love is, we all still need food, warmth, and a roof over our heads. Even robots have to pay for electricity to recharge their batteries and oil to lubricate their joints. So, to help "keep the lights on" and continue RoboDance development, Robert has put out a call for support.
There are several ways supporters can help. Robert has a number of Internet domains up for sale, including one that should be extremely attractive to anyone in the Google Android community. It's a great chance to lock down a strong domain while supporting a very worthy cause. Or if you prefer just click on the donate link on the RoboDance Fundraiser page and send Robert as much as you feel comfortable giving. I'm sure he will welcome, and acknowledge, all contributions no matter how big or small.
Robert Oshler, the founding father of RobotsRule.com, just sent us a heads-up on the newest WowWee robot, the RoboScooper.
Paxshikai is the undisputed master of the i-SOBOT robot and over the past two years has produced a never ending stream of entertaining i-SOBOT videos with the robot demonstrating his custom gadgets. His creations, fabricated by hand in his workshop have included crossbows, a bazooka, various machine guns and even gattling guns, a bow and arrow, a light saber, and more.
To celebrate the release of his 100th i-SOBOT video he put together the compliation and retrospective clip below.
The team motto for the gang at OTL Technology Laboratory is “We are producing interesting robots!”, and they couldn’t have picked a better motto. It fits perfectly.
The first robot designed they unveiled back in July was a humanoid with an iPhone 3GS head (see below). Then they added additional functionality by making the robot bilingual.
Now they have developed a small interface board that mates an Arduino board with the i-SOBOT! The board allows individual control over each of the i-SOBOT’s 17 servos, and eliminates the stock IR remote control device.
’OTL makes the TOMY i-SOBOT hackable! (Video)’ continues