Gift Tip 58: Robonica Roboni-i Programmable Gaming Robot

Posted: Dec 6 2009, 3:00pm CST | by , Updated: Aug 11 2010, 6:05pm CDT, in News | Holiday Gift Guide


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A smart, fully programmable and highly agile two-wheeled robot, the Roboni-i is the first entertainment robot to offer unlimited play patterns. The Robonica Roboni-i is also the first robotic gaming platform: a hi-tech, programmable robot with personality and interactive controls featuring ZigBee technology. The user can easily customize all the behavior and game accessories as they wish. And with editable downloadable games, there’s no end to the ingenuity and fun of the Roboni-i.

With the Robonica Roboni-i’s futuristic architecture and space-age silver color, the Roboni-i would be right at home in a science fiction movie. The Robonica Roboni-i features a durable plastic chassis that protects his intricate inner technology. Inside of Roboni-i are 12 infrared sensors, which the robot uses to sense his surroundings, "talk" to other robots and communicate with the included BaseStation. The Robonica Roboni-i also features highly-sensitive touch sensors on his front and back bumpers, allowing him to sense even the slightest physical contact. With a full, 360-degree range of motion, measurements of 8.3 x 6.9 x 6.9 inches and weighing only 4 pounds, the Roboni-i is highly agile.

The controller's LCD screen displays various aspects of the robot's status, such as his level of "happiness," his battery life, current game mode, and so on. The Robonica Roboni-i is loaded with personality. Using the included Command Center program, you can customize the way your Roboni-i reacts to different stimuli. The Command Center program is compatible with Microsoft Windows XP, Vista, and Windows 7. It is backed by a 1-year limited warranty.

The Robonica Roboni-i also provides a wide range of single and multiplayer games. Users are also able to create their own games via the game editor. An active Internet community is also a plus. Getting started instructions, USB cable, CD with PC software are included with the Robonica Roboni-i. The Robonica Roboni-i comes with the Roboni-i robot, remote controller, infrared pod, and ball scoop for the convenience of the user.
The Robonica Roboni-i has great user support, especially when it comes to creating and downloading games.

Great Gift For
The Robonica Roboni-i is an ideal gift for robot fans 13 years and up.

Price and Where to Buy
The Robonica Roboni-i is on sale for $189.95 at

This gift tip is part of the I4U News Top 100 Holiday Gift Guide. Find many more tech gift recommendations across 10 categories and shopping tips here.

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