25 December 2006

Robosapien V2 - Big Boys Need Toys too!

I m a suckas for everything robotics, robotics anime, robotics toys all I sapu wan! At the end of 2005 this toys producer in Amadika released a new version of Robosapien V2 just in time for christmas 2005 and because of that the price is sky high and needless to say the stock is quite limited too. Not wanting to join the crowds i decided to wait .... I got mine this in Nov 2006.

This Robosapien V2 just made it in the nick of time for Christmas! and this time its something i really really wanted!

Been trying to look for one in KL, unfortunately they only have the older version, luckily I got this lenglui relative that purposely came back to Malaysia for holiday so i forced her to bring this with her all da way from Amadika!

Who say big boys no need toys wan?? Everyone need toys!

The All mighty biy boys toy! Robosapien V2!

Signature series oi! dun pray pray! knn signature series can fly wan izzit?

My Robosapien V2 hansem anot??

Robosapien V2 Side View

Remote control to Robosapien V2

Powered up Robosapien V2

Gimme all your money!!!


In this video you can see the ability of Robosapien in identofying certain object. It can tell human skin texture if you put your hand in front of it.

For those who derno what this Robosapien V2 is all about ... heres an article plus specs for your reading pleasure :

Unless you've been living in solitary confinement on the Planet Tharg with your head encased in a block of extra-terrestrial concrete, you'll know that Robosapien was the runaway bestseller of Christmas 2004. Hardly surprising as the biomorphic marvel walks around on two legs, reacts to touch and sound and can perform practically any move imaginable.

What you may not know is that Mark Tilden, ex-NASA boffin and inventor of all things robotastic, has been busy creating something bigger, better and more gobsmackingly advanced than ever. Ladies and gentlemen, we give you Robosapien V2.

Before we describe the V2's astounding new abilities it's worth mentioning that this robotic masterpiece is well over 2ft tall. No, really! This drastic increase in size (9" taller than Robosapien) means that Robosapien V2 is less toy-like and more... well, more robot-like. Any bigger and you'd be scared of telling him what to do! Just like his predecessor Robosapien V2 is a mind-blowing fusion of technology and personality, but his fluid biomechanical agility, sassy attitude and stunning brainpower have been taken to an entirely new level.

For starters the V2's finely-tuned precision hands allow him to pick up much heavier objects than his smaller sibling. He can even throw things. But that's only the tip of the iceberg. Advanced agility allows Robosapien V2 to bend over and twist from side to side, so he can now sit, bend, lie down and stand up. He's almost as flexible as that dancing Transformer-style thingy off the car ad!

As well as interacting with his surroundings Robosapien V2 can now talk to you. Forget old school grunts and bleeps - with different phrases for different scenarios this is like having Robocop in your living room (minus the profanity and carnage). Fully equipped with infra-red radar vision, the V2's moving 'eyes' can detect obstacles and track movement. Robosapien V2 can even react to noises thanks to a stereo sound detection system. And before you ask, yes, we have ripped one apart to see if there's a little bloke inside. (There isn't, by the way).

But if you think all of the above is clever, get this: a sensory vision system enables Robosapien V2 to actually recognise and remember objects and skin tones. This means he can wave and reach out to shake his owner's hand. It really is quite uncanny and has to be seen to be disbelieved.

Robosapien V2 also comes equipped with laser tracking; simply use the ultra-sleek PS2-style RC unit to trace a path on the ground and the V2 will follow it. You can even use Robosapien V2 to control Roboraptor and Robopet. Come to think of it, if Robosapien V2 were any more advanced we'd be on the blower to John Connor, because judging by this must-have biomorphic masterpiece the robots are most definitely on the rise!

Features:

Robosapien V2 is a highly evolved robotic fusion of technology and personality, combining fluid biomechanical motion with a multi-sensory, interactive humanoid personality. This 24" (Approx. 61cm) tall, second generation Robosapien is now capable of autonomous behavior. He was designed by Mark Tilden ("father" of the original Robosapien) and includes the following features:

* Multiple levels of environmental interaction, with humans and objects; sight, sound and touch sensors
* Humanoid body movements, including bending, sitting and standing, lying down and getting up, waving, martial arts...
* Speech: Responds verbally to environmental stimuli and to controller commands
* Color vision system: recognizes colors and skin tones; interacts with objects and people
* Stereo sound detection system: "hears" and reacts to sounds
* IR vision: detects and avoids obstacles; tracks moving objects
* 'Laser' tracking technology: follows a path traced on the ground
* True bi-pedal walking with multiple gaits
* Precision gripping, articulated fingers
* Realistic 2-axis turning head with animated LED eyes
* Interacts with, and controls, other Robonetics products (Roboraptor and Robopet)
* Sleep and auto-shut off functions

Control features:


* 100 pre-programmed functions
* 2 demonstration modes
* 4 programming modes
* Controller or direct, positional programming
* Remote control and autonomous "free-roam" behavior modes

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14 comments:

  1. omg i hate u!

    i want it too!!!

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  2. MERRY CHRISTMAS to ROJAKS and the ROJAKS CLUB! :)

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  3. Merry Christmas broder 21!!!

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  4. I wonder sapiensbryan is a robot too or not hor?

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  5. Anonymous4:43 pm

    hie hie.. kesian the leng lui relative carry tis for u.. dun tell me she bring along to hong kong n then back to KL..??

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  6. ****no eyes see ...

    rich cibai ...

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  7. sagech : hehe dun lar hate me! now got offer leh! USD89 only!!

    Jomel : Mehlee xmas to u n your lovely plincess!!

    tux : Mehlee Xmas brader 18!

    5xmom : sapienbryan hor ... dia mia kkc is bionic wan! majiam dildo! kakakaka!

    mk : yar she carried it all da way to HK then bek to Msia! terror anot?!

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  8. Anonymous5:17 pm

    Allo Wingz!! Merry Christmas to you ... I caught the first flight back to wish you on the dot only to find you busy playing with your toys. Aiyoh - don't fight with your son OK?

    In order not to miss it, I'm wishing you a HAPPY NEW YEAR in advance now. Pray pray next year will see no more increase in water, electricity, toll and petrol prices. :-)

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  9. makahai. you somemore wan to play ah?

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  10. Eh, you manyak suey...I baru watch the video with my 3 yrs old and now he wants to buy wor. How jek? Can pinjam anot?

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  11. earlku : xmas present mah!!!

    amoi : wuah where u been? jetsetting ledi yar now! lucky u!

    ahpek : yala big boys also need toys mah!

    5xmom : 3 yrs old derno how to play this one la! u tell him they wont sell to 3 yrs old wan! lol

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  12. Mahai, I was outside celebrating X'mas , you were here mentioned about my kkc!

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  13. wah..manyak high tech mia robotkia.

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  14. Anonymous12:14 pm

    HOLA! Merry Xmas~ just wanna drop a note to say that you can get that at Gizmo One Utama LG floor!! (Near Roti Boy) go there sure no regret wan... Check it out!

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