Monday, May 5, 2008

Wall-E Robot Toy In Action

We just saw the Wall-E toy in action, and it's a pretty interesting toy
(although not $190 worth of interesting). The best features include
fully articulating tank treads, 10 motors, audio and vision sensors,
remote control by both joystick and touchpad, individual shutters on
each eye, and collision detection. Wall-E also has a "follow me" mode
that'll allow a Wall-E to stick to a kid or dog and track it around the
house. (We would have tried it out, but it was far too noisy and
crowded at Maker Faire for Wall-E to track anything or anyone reliably.)

Article Link (Gizmodo)

Update - Maybe it was a miscalculation, or perhaps it is Disney trying to capitalize on the success of the film, but the Ultimate Wall-E remote controlled robot is now available for pre-order at $250—about $60 more than originally expected. Not a big deal, though—this toy is so feature-packed, it is almost like having the real thing.
Article Link (Gizmodo)

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