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…Robosapien Media is your new robotic best friend?


WowWee, the personal robotic friend company, has created the RS Media, a robot with full multimedia functionality. There is an integrated color LCD on its chest which can play MPEG videos or show pictures, 50 MB of internal memory to store your videos and music files, speakers located in the hands of the robot and a subwoofer on its back. There is a color camera that can take pictures or video and then display it on his chest screen. The included microphone can be used to record any sounds you want the robot to play. The robot comes with four personalities, including Service Bot 3000 and Billy Joe Sapien, and you can use the included software to create a personality all your own. Each personality has unique animations and expressions, voice files and dance routines. He has four built in games, or you can download your own if you get bored with robo-pong (not sure if that’s an available game, but you get the point). The robot comes with infrared vision, food, gauntlet and stereo sonic sensors. He will acknowledge a loud sharp sound such as a clap and walk towards the sound to investigate. His vision allows him to track movement, detect and avoid obstacles, and differentiate between colors. If you’ve got a collection of robot friends, the RS Media can also interact with Roboraptor, Robopet, Roboreptile, or any other Robosapien. Available in Australia in October of 2006, expect it to come Stateside with a price tag of around $610. Flamethrowers are however sadly not included.


[Via: Gizmag]