WowWee’s new robot, which appeared at this year’s CES, is called Roboquad and amused people crawling around on its four legs. The robot comes with infra-red sensors and apparently it can be used as guard since it is able to scan for sounds and movements, up to 10 feet away. The manufacturer is claiming that the robot should also be able to identify objects of different sizes, move around furniture and detect the edge of doorways.
The Robotsrule site has a summary of the robot’s features:
- It can identify motion at a distance of about 10 feet. Once identified it can pursue the moving object
It is a four legged robot with a chassis that is designed to move easily in any direction
The Roboquad’s main theme is fast movement in nearly any ground based direction and it is capable of 3 speeds of movement
The Roboquad is react quickly to it’s environment
It has a strange little head that can sweeps the room with a tightly focused infrared beam
- The Roboquad can even identify the sizes of objects
It is sensitive enough to detect the fine details in it’s environment like the edges of doorways
It is expected to hit store shelves in fall of this year (2007) and to retail for a little above $100
Now if you consider the price of those LEGO Mindstorms out there I would not be surprised if the sales for this toy were large, and the best part is that you will not need to assemble tiny parts before starting with the fun!
Via: T3 (video) and Robotsrule