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WowWee Femisapien – A Dad’s Review [Updated with video]

WowWee Femisapien – A Dad’s Review [Updated with video]

With the holiday season fast approaching, we've been featuring quite a number of toys here on SlashGear that, in our geeky opinion at least, are likely to be must-have items if you're under the age of twelve.  However, as self-confessed jaded cynics we turned to SlashGear's latest reviewer, 8-year-old Tanner McBee (and his capable assistant and scribe, David McBee aka "Dad").  WowWee's Femisapien has sashayed her way into many an adult reviewers heart over the past few months, but can she keep Tanner entertained?

Updated with video review from Tanner McBee himself.

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WowWee’s Femisapien & Tri-Bot robots go on sale

WowWee’s Femisapien & Tri-Bot robots go on sale

Anybody waiting anxiously for the latest robots from WowWee's stables should grab their credit cards and begin whistling with glee, as both the Femisapien (aka Sega's Kissing Robot) and Tri-Bot models are now available to buy.  Femisapien, you may remember, is the first "female" 'bot from WowWee, with a clever new programming system in which you merely have to reposition the robot's limbs in order to teach her new routines.

WowWee Femisapien gets reviewed: best programming interface yet

WowWee Femisapien gets reviewed: best programming interface yet

WowWee seem to be in a routine of releasing new robots every couple of months, and it's now the turn of the Femisapien - also known as SEGA's E.M.A. or 'Kissing Robot' - to go through the Robots Rule review process.  What makes her particularly special is the way WowWee encourage you to interact and programme her; yes, you can use their remote control, but the Femisapien will just as happily respond to touch and tapping, together with hand gestures and even posing her limbs for the robot to memorize. 

Check out the video demo of the Femisapien after the cut

WowWee Femisapien routine programming demo videos

WowWee Femisapien routine programming demo videos

WowWee have been showing off the latest moves by their upcoming Femisapien robot, the first "female" 'bot in their stable and certainly the most graceful (and also recently seen using the Sega Toys E.M.A. Robot name).  After the cut you can see two new videos, the first explaining how custom movement routines can be programmed simply by moving Femisapien's limbs around, while the second shows a staged fencing match between two of the robots.  Comprising five motors with a total twelve degrees of freedom, Femisapien can be left to explore and react to her surroundings (in 'Attentive' mode) or programmed and these routines replayed (in 'Learning' and 'Responsive' modes).

SlashGear Week in Review – Week 43 2008

SlashGear Week in Review – Week 43 2008

We kicked off the week with some high-profile reviews here at SlashGear, putting the latest MacBook and MacBook Pro laptops through their paces.  If you're considering one of these slick new machines - or are wondering what style features other manufacturers will be copying over the next six months - make sure to check them out!  We also played with a more budget computing option in the shape of the ASUS Eee PC 1000HA.

Meanwhile cellphones have been on the test bench, with Sprint's pair of new Samsungs - the messaging Rant and the musical HighNote - squaring up against Velocity Mobile's 103 smartphone.  We had to leave our desks to try out Blackline's GPS Snitch, however, but were back in before curfew to play with some toys: WowWee's Bladestar remote control helicopter, for one, and a rather more unusual review of the WowWee Femisapien