July 14, 2008

Pleo is Now Eternal

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Lo and Behold! Ugobe will resurrect your Pleo should he/she meet an unfortunate end. While the robotic dino has its warranty and can sometimes be saved by the company, if it cannot PleoWorld will remove its "digital soul" and reincarnate it into a new one for a reduced price. It will then carry on with the original personality. This is tantamount to cloning, don't you think?

Via PleoWorld

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July 11, 2008

Lego Wall-E

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What does Pixar's Angus MacLane do to ward off stress? Sometimes, he plays with Legos like the rest of us. He built this Wall-E in about 7 hours over a 3 year span at the same time the robot was being built in the computer. Part of the delay came in waiting for tracks to be released. His problem was solved when the Wookie Attack Set became available. Although he is not happy enough with the eyes on his robotic model, we think it would be hard to build a better Wall-E.

Via The Brothers Brick

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Must Have Robot: Tekno Mega Mech R/C Robot

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This Friday's Must Have Robot honor goes to Tekno's Mega Mech R/C Robot. Even if you are over 48" tall and weigh over 8 lbs., the bot promises easy assembly and inflates with an included foot pump. A remote controls his movements and a button push produces one of 5 pre-programmed phrases. Mega Mech needs both AA and AAA batteries to run (not included.) If you have a skittish cat, remember to close the door before you let the bot loose.

Amazon at Mega Mech R/C Robot

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July 7, 2008

Wall-E Becomes a Video Game

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It seems that more than 63 million went to see Wall-E on his opening weekend, and there are already video games with the little guy. There is a version for Leapster, a combination of five educational games featuring both Wall-E and Eve for $24.99.

For gamers with other systems such Sony PSP, Playstation 2, Xbox 360, PC, or Mac, THQ's game is a series of puzzles that attempt to get one of the robots through an environment by manipulation. You can find this one at prices beginning at $19.99.

Via ABC News

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July 3, 2008

Pleo Marked Down for Anniversary

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It's hard to believe that our fave dinosaur, Pleo, has already been on the planet for an entire year. PleoWorld is celebrating the occasion with an incredible anniversary offer. If you have not yet purchased one for yourself or want to get one for a friend, you will receive a $100.00 discount if you order on their site. The deal is only available for 2 weeks, so head over to their site before July 12, enter the code PLEOWORLDISONE, and take advantage of the $235.00 price.

Via PleoWorld

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July 1, 2008

Novint Falcon Attempts 3D Gaming

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It may look like a bot, but the Novint Falcon is actually a game controller. The device allows you to play in 3-D while it moves up and down, left and right, and forward and backwards. The company claims that using the Falcon adds a realistic touch to virtual images by feeling the character's action. While we would probably hold back unless we could test one for ourselves, a Limited Edition is available for $189.99 that comes with Newton's Monkey Business, the Feelin' It Sports Pack, 24 mini-games, and two grips.

Via Novint

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June 27, 2008

Shopping for Wall-E Stuff

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Can't get enough of Wall-E? We found all kinds of stuff that you can get to feed your cravings. There are already hundreds of products out that include the soundtrack, books on the making of, a plug and play toy/game, plushies, party supplies, posters, masks, remote controlled toys, mini-figures, and tattoos! If you get to see the flick before we do (you can even pre-order that,) save us some popcorn and let us know what you thought about it.

Via Wall-E Stuff

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June 26, 2008

Bandai Tachikoma Robot, Language Challenged

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Sometimes the best bots never leave Japan. Bandai's Tachikoma can read your e-mail, play mini-games with you, and devise and use applications. The 4-legged, 2-clawed creature connects by USB. Even if you manage to hit the country and score one for $185.26, you had better pick up a translator, as both the manual and software are in Japanese.

Via Geek Stuff 4U

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June 19, 2008

iSOBOT, Small but Multi-Talented

Tomy's iSOBOT has the distinction of being Guinness' "smallest humanoid robot in production." The 6 1/2" high bot can do somersaults, push-ups, stand on one leg, and a smattering of kung fu. With 80 pre-programmed movements that can result in 240 in a sequence, he will respond to verbal commands. The little guy can say over 200 words and phrases, can recognize up to ten different voices, and plays a mean air guitar. iSOBOT has been created with 17 servomotors, a gyro-sensor to keep his balance, and 17 different points of sensitivity. Best of all, he can be yours for $199.99.

Via iSOBOT Home Page at iSOBOT

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June 13, 2008

New FurReal Robot Friends This Fall

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Want a dog, but don't want to train it? Hasbro has a new line of robotic pups in their FurReal Friends collection. Biscuit, recommended for kids over 5, is about 2 ft. tall and has sensors in his head, nose, back, and ears. Pet him and he wags his tail. He will also respond to 6 other commands, barks, and has a MSRP of $179.99.

Tumble is a one-trick pony puppy that will respond to you if you pat him on the back or rub his tummy. He also yelps a bit and comes with a price of $39.99. Look for both this fall.

Via Gearlog at Biscuit

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