Friday, January 30, 2009

Prime-8: The fastest bi-ped robot in town

Prime-8 Robot Runs Fast
A new robotics company, Bossa Nova robots, is hoping to steal Wow Wee's
thunder this Christmas with the launch of what it is claiming is the
fastest bi-ped robot around.

The new bright yellow Gorilla, called Prime-8 (see what they've
done there) will come with two massive circular arms to help him move
around and, as we saw at a demo at this year's Toy Fair in London, a

Powered by a remote control as well as the odd button on his body,
the robot will be able to run fast, play a series of interactive games like pretending to be a bowling ball and act guard to your bedroom thanks to a built in motion sensor.

"It can run as fast as a small child," the inventor of Prime-8 told
Pocket-lint. "That makes it ideal for getting kids to exercise as they
can race against it in the park".

Costing around £90 when its hit the toy shops in time for
Christmas, it might not be as clever as RoboSapien, but it plans to out
run him all the same.

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