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WowWee Robotics Roboquad

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  • Advanced Awareness
  • Light Sensor
  • Sound Sensor
  • Personality Settings
  • Unique Movement
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Product Description

Product Description

Customize your robotic adventures with the multi-functional Roboquad.Roboquad is an animated robot with unique multi-directional movement capabilities and advanced sensory awareness. Featuring multi-colored flashing lights and techno sound effects, Roboquad is the first true robotic arthropod. Change his awareness, activity or aggression levels to completely alter his personality and behaviors.

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Amazon.com Product Description Liven up your living room with the Roboquad, a four-legged, spider-like robot with unprecedented mobility and awareness. The Roboquad is designed with advanced sensory awareness, helping it react quickly to the surrounding environment and pursue a moving object in any direction, including forward, backwards, and sideways. When an object such as a cat or a remote control car passes, the robot's head swivels around so it can monitor its environment without moving. After it sweeps the room with a tightly focused infrared beam, it makes rapid decisions about how to react to its environment. Once it identifies the object--the sensitive infrared detector can see objects as far as 13 feet away while also identifying their size and spatial details--the Roboquad heads out in one of three speeds, navigating through doorways and detecting table edges in the process. Your cat will meow in amazement, as will your guests.



The 4-legged, spider-like Roboquad can pursue a moving object forward, backwards, and sideways.
The robot offers five scanning sequences: a Smart Scan, which examines the surroundings and then reacts if anything changes; Scan Left and Scan Right, where the robot turns and faces any object within a 3-foot range; Approach Nearest Object, during which the robot looks left and right while ramping up the scanning range, and then moves toward the closest object found; Escape Walk, where the robot selects the largest open space and moves toward it; and Flinch Response, which helps the robot respond to quickly approaching objects. In addition, many of the Roboquad's decisions are based on its three controllable personality settings, one each for awareness, activity, and aggression. A more aggressive Roboquad will react quicker to approaching objects than a mellower Roboquad, for example.

The robotic arthropod offers more than just movement, however, with multicolored flashing lights and techno sound effects. The Roboquad also boasts four usage modes: Direct Control, Autonomous, Guard, and Sleep. Direct Control mode invites you to control the robot's direction, style of walking (such as crab walk, stomp walk, or rotation walking), and head movements, while in Autonomous mode, the robot interacts with his environment as he moves through it. Guard and Sleep modes, meanwhile, are designed for downtime. In the former, the Roboquad visually scans the environment and stays alert for noises, then scares off intruders with a series of crazy sound effects. In the latter, the robot automatically falls asleep after five minutes of inactivity and then powers down after 24 hours.



The Roboquad's sensitive infrared scanner helps it navigate through doorways and detect table edges.
The robot owes its imaginative movements to its agile rotating legs and articulated neck, all of which respond to the machine's advanced artificial intelligence. And watch out when the Roboquad feels like getting down, as the machine includes a built-in dance demo along with a more traditional movement demo. Other details include 72 preprogrammed functions, up to 40 programmable moves, a built-in light sensor that reacts differently based on the ambient light, and a four-layer, full-function remote control. The Roboquad, which is designed for children ages eight and older, requires four C and three AAA batteries (not included) and measures 8.5 by 9 by 12.5 inches (W x H x D). It's also backed by a 90-day warranty.

What's in the Box
Roboquad, remote control, user's manual.


Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 12.5 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 22 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
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  • ASIN: B000OF50M4
  • Item model number: 8039
  • Manufacturer recommended age: 8 years and up
  • Batteries 4 C batteries required.
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #32,161 in Toys & Games (See Top 100 in Toys & Games)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (50 customer reviews)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes
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Customer Reviews

The robot also does a pretty cool demo dance!
Amazon Customer
WowWee Robotics Roboquad this is such a fun little toy.
Roger L. Gean
Legs just wiggle back and forth to produce movement.
Neal Childress

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

47 of 54 people found the following review helpful By Gene Sechrest on November 8, 2007
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This product is pretty down right cool. It is quality built. Top quality in my opinion. We are for sure moving forward in eventually having an intelligent robot. No, it's not the robot from the I ROBOT movie, but you sure can start to see the development of the basic systems at work. It truly would not take much to have this seem like a very real mechanical pet. Of course we are a few years from that, but the sparks are there. If you like robots and you like remote controlled devices and you are willing to spend the time to work with it, it is for you, for sure.
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43 of 51 people found the following review helpful By Tyler Forge on December 5, 2007
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I like watching it so much that I haven't even opened it up yet. Regardless, I'm already looking at ways to mod it or control it differently. I guess that's why the "educational value" is five stars.

It has five control modes: demo, remote, program, guard, and autonomous. Demo is pretty good for when someone asks what it is or does. You'll see it more than you ever intended. Remote control is OK cause you can see how it moves on different surfaces and stuff. Program mode lets you, basically, create your own demo.

As with roboraptor, I use guard mode most. It's best for making people jump. A low awareness setting and placement near trafficked areas is efficient. High awareness is also nice because it seems to wake up every now and then. I wish I could make it scuttle away and then actively hide, but can't. It seems to wake from guard into either autonomous or runs a program. Programs can't send it to autonomous or guard. Oh well.

Autonomous mode is for having it do stuff until the battery runs out. Mostly, I like to watch it play with a roomba. Having roboquad interact with roboraptor is OK for a while, but it isn't really more interesting than a bag of furbies. I wish they could fight. Really fight.

Anyways, when autonomous or guarding, roboquad's "personality settings" help determine what it does. These settings are aggression, awareness, and activity. Awareness is basically sensor sensitivity. Activity seems to be the balance knob between scanning and moving. Aggression helps determine how it reacts when it notices stuff. I wish I could program in some reactions.

Overall, I think roboquad is worth the money. I'll probably end up with a few, but don't know if I can use the remote on one without another listening in.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By CMF on October 25, 2008
My wife and kids bought me the red roboquad for my birthday this year. I think it's an incredibly entertaining toy. I'm 26 years old and I've been interested in robots for a long time, so maybe that skews my perspective a little, but I was incredibly eager to see what this thing could do.

I found it incredibly easy to navigate the basic controls. For more advanced features you'll need to give the control manual a once over, or just play with the remote for a while.
I've played with the robosapien before and have to say I prefer this model hands down. It's movement is way better, it can move in almost any direction fairly instantaneously. It does have some forms of movement to help it get past large obstacles, but you need to control it yourself to activate them, it won't initiate those movements on its own.

Some reviewers have complained about the autonomous modes, I found it incredibly enjoyable. We have several kittens, and at one point, the roboquad had locked onto one of the kittens and was following it around the living room. They really seemed to enjoy it. I was very impressed with its sensitivity to objects and obstacles, watching it scan its path and decide the best route is entertaining. of course it has other pre-programmed functions to make it wave, dance, roar, etc. but I do enjoy the autonomous exploration, and with the different levels of awareness, aggressiveness, etc. you can get some different results each time.

As I said earlier the roboquad does have movements you can initiate to get over large obstacles, but it's not something it will do on its own. It might be nice if it lifted its legs higher, or had another point of articulation, but for the price, and other features it offers I was very impressed with what it could do.

As the review started, I thoroughly enjoyed this gift and think it's an excellent little "robot" I'd call it a great birthday present.
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17 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Lawrence M. Hufty on July 30, 2008
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You won't be able to clean your floors, and you won't be able to have it serve you drinks, but the Roboquad will provide you with hours of fun. But not for long periods of time, and not spontaneously. Unfortunately, this guy has an on/off switch, and he doesn't go into any sort of rest power saving mode. And although you are able to program him, your instructions are lost when you turn him off. BUT, he is still fun to play with, and he is especially entertaining to the cats and dog. They just aren't sure what to make of the noisy creature that slowly "chases" him around the room. If you have some play money, and just want something fun to goof around with occasionally, then this is the toy. Have fun
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on January 8, 2008
I got this robot for Chrismas after wanting it for two months. The packaging is surprisingly easy to get off--it only took my father and I about 10 minutes to take the inner box out, destroy all those twisty ties, and unscrew Roboquad from the stand. It's a lot of fun. The only two problems with it were that it was noisy--even on mute, its motors and legs made a lot of whirring, thumping, and squeaking on hardwood floors. The other problem is that you can't cut off a hallway with it in Guard Mode unless it has low awareness, because it keeps detecting the opposite wall and going crazy in high awareness modes. It walks fine on carpet. As an added bonus, Roboquad is fun to look at as well (that head is really cool) so it's appealing externally as well. I want a Wowwee Mini Roboreptile for it to interact with. I'll probably add more as I get more experience with it.
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