Robots Galore @ CES
Be sure to follow the links for video of each robot in action!
Itâ€™s a dancing robot snake with cool lights and moves itsâ€™ body in time to music.
It is also a futuristic alarm clock.
It acts as a room sentry that can track motion in the room while holding it within itsâ€™ spotlight.
Act as a funky disco speaker for an iPod.
It will have a remote control and you can program up to 40 individual movements into it.
(Rumor) It will have mount points on itsâ€™ body for hackers to play with and be able to fire soft projectiles as it strafes a room.
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 Roboquadâ€™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 itâ€™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 itâ€™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. (Editorâ€™s note: so did the Roboreptile and by the time Christmas hit, the average street price was $59 with Amazon having large scale sales for $35!
It will retail for about $229
It is about 20 inches tall, 11 inches wide, and 6 inches front to back and weight about 8 pounds
It will display mood specific behaviors, but more complex than the Roboraptor
Has ultra-quiet motors, barely audible to the human ear
With itâ€™s tilt sensor It will be able to sit, crawl, walk on all fours, roll over and give you a hug
It has 8 eight touch sensors, a pair of stereo audio sensors, and the usual infrared sensors for tracking objects
It is not expected to come with a remote but they also said that about other robots like the Roboreptile which does have one
Flaps its wings like a bug and does not use propellers for main thrust
Flying time on a single battery charge is about 10 minutes. Unlike the other WowWee robots the battery can be recharged using the bugâ€™s internal charger
The remote control uses six AA batteries and is also used to recharge the bug which takes about 15 minutes
It can be used indoors or outdoors and has an approximate range well over 100 feet.
The controller has two modes, one for beginners and experts. A good guess is that in expert mode you have more control over the nuances of flying the bug than you do in beginner mode, but it is probably harder to fly.