Sep 7 2004, 2:47pm EST | by Luigi Lugmayr
A Robosapien joined the I4U Team this week. I took some videos of the little robot, that based on the amount of web sites and report growing on the net could make it to be one of the biggest Toys for this Christmas season. The potential hack opportunities drive the fantasies of robot fanatics on coming up with ideas on what to do with this cool and cheap robot (compared to Japanese Fight Robot).
I am for instance wondering if you could have two Robosapiens fight against each other. For that to work the remotes need to be coded, else it is not clear which robot reacts to which remote. Anybody any ideas on this? Post a comment or email us.
Check out the following Robosapien Videos:
I4U RoboSapien Video 1 (MPG) (216KB)
I4U RoboSapien Video 2 (MPG) (920KB)
I4U RoboSapien Talks Back Video Big (MPG) (1.6MB)
I4U RoboSapien Talks Back Video Small (MPG) (120KB)
The standard edition Robosapien sells usually between $89 and $99. Check the cheapest online store offers. Amazon.com still sells the Robosapien for $99.
I ordered mine from target="_top">ComputerGeeks for $89.99, because the have a low-cost (albeit slow) international shipping option.
See also the Sharper Image Chrome RoboSapien.
Solarbotics features a RoboSapien Video Collection featureing the Making off Robosapien and RoboSkatien
Servo Magazine is throwing a Hack-A-Sapien Contest Competition. The winner gets $500.
Videos Made with the Sony DSC-T1.
Source: The Edge Singapore
Luigi Lugmayr (Google) is the founding chief Editor of I4U News and brings over 15 years experience in the technology field to the ever evolving and exciting world of gadgets. He started I4U News back in 2000 and evolved it into vibrant technology magazine.
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