Options unveils new Robosapien

Character Options has released details on the follow-up to its hugely popular Robosapien remote control robot. Robosapien V2 is a full 10-inches bigger than the original and has a full...
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Character Options has released details on the follow-up to its hugely popular Robosapien remote control robot. Robosapien V2 is a full 10-inches bigger than the original and has a full range of motion and the ability to pick up, drop and throw objects with its improved precision hands.

It can also bend over and twist from side to side, enabling it to sit, bend, lie down and stand up. V2 can interact with its surroundings and even responds with a ?real voice?. Fully equipped with infra-red radar vision, Robosapien?s V2 moving eyes with blue LED lights can detect obstacles, track movements and take objects handed to him.

Sensory features include a vision color system that enables Robosapien V2 to recognise objects and skin tones so it can wave when it sees you and reach out to shake your hand. A stereo sound detection system allows it to respond and react to noises in the environment.

It also comes equipped with ?laser? tracking - trace a laser path on the ground and he?ll follow it.

There are also two new additions to the range - Roboraptor and Robopet.

Roboraptor is a remote control robotic beast with three bipedal movement gaits ? predatory, walking and running. Multi-sensor environmental awareness allows it to hear, see and feel people and its surroundings, with touch sensors in the head and tail, while sonic sensors detect sound and direction.

Robopet is extremely expressive with lifelike animations and digital animal sounds. Robopet is easily programmed with a remote to perform sequences of movements and tricks. It walks, crawls, sits down and stands up, runs and jumps, and can perform an array of pet tricks including lying down, rolling over, begging and howling.

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