With Black Friday around the corner, we thought we’d dedicate this blog to all of those who are shopping for robots for their kids (or spouses in our case!) this Christmas season. Through some very simple research i.e. the web, go figure, we scoured all the cool options that are on the market and await your purchase this holiday season.
Here’s our picks from your pals at Robognosis. Do note that we are sharing the reviews below that we found on-line. You can read more about each product and how to stuff these in the appropriate stockings by visiting wiki.ezvid.com.
While the WowWee CHiP won’t poop on your floors, one characteristic it shares with living pets is the tendency to randomly refuse to obey commands. And, just like the real thing, right when you’re ready to throw your hands up in frustration, it does something endearing.
With gyro stabilization and 17 custom actuators, Tomy i-Sobot delivers movements unheard of among competitors. Karate kicks, dance moves, headstands and other acrobatics are all within this agile bot’s capabilities, despite limited battery life and some difficulty turning.
WowWee Robosapien X
Designed by a NASA scientist, the WowWee Robosapien X is a fully articulated humanoid bot that can be programmed in multiple modes and with unlimited steps to walk, run and engage in other dynamic movements, using the included controller or smartphone app.
Meccano Meccanoid 2.0
Programmable via a drag-and-drop smartphone interface, the Meccano Meccanoid 2.0 is capable of adaptive learning, and features voice recognition, trivia games, interactive storytelling and a large vocabulary, including over 3,000 preprogrammed phrases.
And that my friends, is the short list. Which pretty much explains why the world made so much fuss over our favorite robot, R2D2, so many years ago. They’re baaackkkk!
Happy Thanksgiving to all, and to all a techy Christmas season ahead!