RoboSapien Advanced Robot (Robo Sapien)
This is the absolute must have toy for 2004. Designed by an ex-NASA scientist, Robosapien is ready to go right out of the box (just install his batteries). He comes to life at a touch of the ergonomically designed remote controller! Command him to perform one of his pre-programmed functions or program your own sequence of functions.
The only limitation is your own imagination. See a RoboSapien Commercial Video.
* Robosapien is packed with an awesome number of features made possible by advanced technologies.
* Fluid motions and gestures: fast dynamic 2-speed walking and turning; full-function arms with two types of grippers.
* 67 pre-programmed functions: pick-up, throw, kick, dance, kung-fu, fart, belch, rap and more; 3 demonstration modes.
* Fully programmable by remote control: Up to 84 program steps with 4 program modes for advanced operations; programmable reflexes to sound and touch stimuli.
* Fluent international caveman speech.
* Dimensions: 15" tall x 12" wide x 6" deep
* Power: Remote Control Unit 3 AAA Batteries, Robot 4 D Batteries (not included)
About the designer Mark Tilden:
Mark, the designer of Robosapien, is a robotics physicist who has worked for NASA, DARPA and JPL through Los Alamos National Laboratory. He developed the basics for biomorphic robotics in 1988; Robosapien is the first commercially available robot based upon this principle.
NOTE: There will be a manual $5 surcharge for shipping of this item as it is large.
PDF Manual / Specs Download (2.7MB)
--> Excellent unit. I was amazed at how much robotics has progressed over the past few years when I got the robosapien.
The great thing is that there are no wires and it's remote controlled, which means it's not a messy set up
--> This is a "FUN" robot from the moment you put in the batteries. But don't fool yourself into thinking you will program it to do interesting things. "The only limits are your own imagination."
Except that the main program can only have 14 instructions and the right. left, and sound sensors can only have 6 instructions each. The sounds are interesting "caveman" sounds, but the selection consists of little more than whistle or an unrecognizable grunt. The robo sapien demos perform many operations that are not available except in the form of the demo. This toy is well worth the price if you use the remote to give it one command at a time. But the limitations make programming it unsatisfying.