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WowWee Rovio to get Skype control with RoboDance 5 app

WowWee Rovio to get Skype control with RoboDance 5 app

When we looked at WowWee's Rovio last month, one thing we were certain of was its mod-potential.  As of next year, one of the more ambitious hacks will go live: RoboDance 5, with added support for Skype.  While setting up the Rovio's WiFi webcam streaming currently requires a little router tinkering, RoboDance 5 will utilize Skype's zero-config setup to instantly connect the robot and a remote client, whether that client be Windows or Mac, or even a smartphone.

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WiiLeanback adds Wiimote control to YouTube Leanback [Video]

WiiLeanback adds Wiimote control to YouTube Leanback [Video]

YouTube's new Leanback lounge-friendly UI went live last week, but if you're more comfortable with a remote control than a keyboard then WiiLeanback may be of interest.  The handiwork of Robert Oschler, who has been merrily controlling WowWee robots with the Nintendo Wii controller for some time, WiiLeanback is basically a simple way to use the wiimote as a remote for the new YouTube interface.

Video demo after the cut

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WowWee Rovio Wiimote-control software: Video Demo

WowWee Rovio Wiimote-control software: Video Demo

WowWee's Rovio WiFi mobile webcam is designed to be easily controlled at a distance via the webportal - however what if you want to operate the robot from close up?  RobotsRule's Robert Oschler has added Rovio functionality to the upcoming version of his free RoboDance app, meaning you can use a Nintendo Wiimote to control all of the robot's features. 

Video demo of the RoboDance Rovio Wiimote control in action, after the cut

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TOMY’s i-SOBOT lands, is unboxed, dances

TOMY’s i-SOBOT lands, is unboxed, dances

Over the past couple of days, RobotsRule's Robert Oschler - long-time tipster of all things servo-actuated - has been dancing a taunting dance before my jealous eyes, and crowing about having received his TOMY i-SOBOT robot.  I'm surprised to report that I've kept my cool, and instead drowned my sorrows in the new English version of the TOMY website and these unboxing photos and videos of the diminutive 'bot from waziwazi.

 

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RoboSapien + Wiimote = Fun Times

RoboSapien + Wiimote = Fun Times

Robert Oschler of Robodance.com has made the Nintendo Wii remote work with the RoboSapien robot that is made by WowWee. Oschler is the programmer behind the RoboSapien Dance Machine (AKA RoboDance) piece of software, which at the moment allows you to control the robot using your own voice.

 

Above is a video demonstrating some of the abilities of the software working with the RoboSapien. The programmer has noted that it will be released on or by February 1st 2007. The software works on Windows XP and had been awarded by SourceForge in May of 2005.

Recently many mods have been made with the Wii controller including the ability to play Half-Life on a Mac with the controller (a double mod, because you also need another mod to run Half-Life on Mac), and talks of a 'Wiibrator'.

Thanks for the tips Robert