Revolutionary Robot Unveiled at The American International TOY FAIR
February 2004 (Newstream) -- One of the
most anticipated toys at the American International TOY FAIR this weekend is the
first affordable intelligent entertainment humanoid - Robosapien.
Developed by robotics physicist Dr. Mark
W. Tilden, Robosapien is the first robot based on the science of applied biomorphic
robotics, enabling him to act more like a human. Tilden, who developed applied biomorphic
robotics, has worked for NASA and other government research agencies developing advanced
Fiesty and filled with personality,
Robosapien is a humanoid with attitude that comes to life at your command. Using the
ergonomic remote control, you can command Robosapien to perform up to 67
pre-programmed functions including pick-up, throw, high-five, whistle, dance and three
different karate moves.
Robosapien reacts to both touch and
sound signals from his environment, and sensors in his feet allow him to recognize and
avoid obstacles without help. He has two types of three pronged grippers that enable him
to pick up objects like cups, socks, pencils and other small light objects.
Robosapien also comes equipped with
fast, fully articulated arms, and his fluid biomechanical movements and pendulum walking
motion make his movements appear more human than robotic. Robosapien's impressive
flexibility is evident as he walks in two different speeds, dances and 'turns on a dime'.
Robosapien will be available
nationwide this summer for an approximate retail value of $99. Robosapien is
manufactured by Wow Wee Toys Ltd., which is a leading manufacturer of interactive
high-tech toys and innovative electronic entertainment products. For more information on
Robosapien, go to www.wowwee.com.