by Dan

roboquad.jpgWowWee’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

4 reviews or comments

Nick Says: January 14, 2007 at 4:03 pm

I really want one of those!

Daniel Says: January 15, 2007 at 12:48 am

These robots are looking more and more like something out of star wars everyday, I guess thats a good thing to show you how far robots have moved on and the future is coming too you sooner than you know.

Dan Says: January 15, 2007 at 4:08 am

Yeah I would like to have one of those in my closet and take it out when I have friends or relatives visiting me over!

Roboquad Says: July 8, 2007 at 10:37 am

Unfortunatly £80 in the UK, a little near to $160 for this little moster. You can see this little dude in action at YouTube, its quite funky man!

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