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Running on six AA batteries & three AAA, the new Roboscooper from WowWee can clean up after your kids buy picking up small toys or objects and stowing them it it’s truck like bed. It also comes with a wack mode, that just wacks objects out of it’s path.
From the WowWee website:
Meet Roboscooper™, your fun, friendly robotic buddy who loves to pick up, dump and recycle! Have him carry or scoop your favorite things around the house. In Autonomous mode he’ll grab things he sees or use the remote controller to make him pick up lightweight objects! After a long day working, Roboscooper loves to whack things with his arms. With lots of funny comments, modes and full driving control, Roboscooper is always ready to have fun!
Pre order yours now for $70 from Hammacher Schlemmer with expected shipping a the end of the month.
As if to answer the call from other robot companies, WowWee has rolled out two new robots, the Roborover and the Joebot.
The Roborover is currently available at Amazon for $69.99. He sports tank like treads for rough terrain, a working headlight for dark areas and comes with two built in games called Tomb and Swamp.
Interestingly we couldn’t find Joebot available at Amazon or the other stores recommended by WowWee, but should retail for $99.99. Joebot can be controlled via joystick or voice commands. Joebot also comes with two modes called Battle Mode and Guard Mode and can also play Simon with you.
Link to Roverbot
Link to Joebot
WowWee’s FlyTech Skyhopper is similar to their Dragonfly. This flying toy will allow you to easily back out of tight space and can be launched from your hand.
No word on when it will be available as it is currently at the FCC.
The Dragonfly currently sells for $20, so hopefully Skyhopper will have a similar price.
Check out the manual here (PDF).
The Rovio Spy Robot by WowWee Robotics is on sale at Hammacher Schlemmer for $299.95 and is expected to ship on 9/26.
The Wi-Fi enabled robot can be controlled via the web. Using high resolution video streamed in MPEG 4 format, you can watch your house over the web. The robot also a 2 way microphone to enable real time conversations telling the unwanted robbers to get out of your house.
See a video review of the Rovio with Veronica Belmont from this years CES in January here.