The Happy Couple… of Robots

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Well, it looks like Christmas came a little early, at least for this robot loving home. The happy robot couple pictured above joined our collection a few days ago, and we've been having an absolute blast exploring their features and foibles. Needless to say, we'll be posting some detailed reports and videos featuring both the Tri-Bot and Femisapien robots from WowWee.

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Robot Lion Skinned and Autopsied

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Dedicated robot hackers are never content to leave well enough alone. They feel compelled to dissect, hack, and mod any semi-defenseless piece of electronics that will hold still long enough for them to crack it open. For them, that's when the real fun begins.

Grandlarseny37, over on the Robocommunity forums, certainly feels that way. They just posted Part 1 of a multi-part Dissection of the WowWee Alive Lion Cub. So far, the helpless cub has been skinned, had its tail pulled, and was subjected to other indignities. Part 2 is promised to be 'Coming Soon'...

Many thanks to Robert for alerting us.

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Severe Robot Induced Flashback! (Video)

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When we received Robert Oschler's review of the new Femisapien robot (see video below) from WowWee there was an immediate, and overwhelming sense of flashback to the 1960's, but we couldn't quite figure out why. Then, late last night, when we should have been sleeping, it suddenly hit us. Robert's passionate devotion to robots in general, and specifically to WowWee white plastic humanoids brought back memories of the late Frank Zappa (think Mothers of Invention). Robert's obsession was captured perfectly, more than 40 years in advance - probably before Robert was even born, by Zappa in his classic song "WOWIE ZOWIE".

"Wowie Zowie
Your love's a treat
Wowie Zowie
You can't be beat
Wowie Zowie, baby
You're so neat
I don't even care
If you shave your legs

Wowie Zowie, baby
You're so fine
Wowie Zowie, baby
Please be mine
Wowie Zowie
Up and down my spine
I don't even care
If you brush your teeth"
 

So, from here on out, we have dubbed Robert with the title of "Wowie Zowie", and challenge him to create an appropriate, and totally over the top, parody music video.

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Robot Girl in a Robot World (Video)

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Our friend Robert, over at RobotsRule.com, definitely has too much time on his hands, too much talent (way more than we do), and apparently way too much disposable income to spend on his robot addiction.

Now he's put together a creative music video parody (we think it's a parody, though he may be completely serious) that features 3 (yes, three!) WowWee Femisapiens - also known as the Sega E.M.A. Kissing Robot. Check it out below.

Warning: If you're the type of person that really dislikes puns, or word play like rhyming "plastic" with "spastic", you're going to absolutely hate this music video. For the rest of us, it's a pure delight.

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WowWee Shows Off New Robot Plans at CES

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Coming close on the heels of Christmas and New Years, the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas is always a great time to see what great new high tech gadgets we could have bought if we had only waited a bit.

It's also the time when companies trot out new product 'concepts' to see how the market reacts before they invest a lot of time and effort to commercialize them. Robots are no exception. For example, WowWee, the company that brought us robotic wonders like the original Robosapien, Robopet, and the disembodied singing Elvis head, is showing off a whole raft of new robot products at CES this year.

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WowWee Robot Wars (Video)

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Ever wonder what would happen if a strange alien robot suddenly landed on Earth? Where would they land? And what would they do? Who would protect us? Another robot? And who would protect us from that robot?

Apparently 'days77' down in Australia wondered. And, they didn't just idly day dream about it. They actually put in a tremendous amount of work and creativity, and came up with a very well done 9+ minute video. Definitely worth watching, and sharing with friends that like robots.

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