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Wild Planet Spy Video TRAKR R/C programmable robot packs kid-friendly app store

Wild Planet Spy Video TRAKR R/C programmable robot packs kid-friendly app store

There's been some talk recently of the Big Trak re-release, but if you're looking for a truly modern reinterpretation of the programable robot then Wild Planet's new Spy Video TRAKR may better fit the bill.  The remote-control 'bot comes with a child-friendly PC-based programming system, which allows users to create custom routines and load them onto the TRAKR.  As for the robot itself, it uses 2.4GHz wireless and has an integrated camera, speaker and microphone, and comes preloaded with motion-sensing and night-vision apps.

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Brain-sensing Necomimi robo cat ears are furry-awesome [Video]

Brain-sensing Necomimi robo cat ears are furry-awesome [Video]

We've seen brainwave-sensing used for mind training games, the judicious application of comedy torture, and attempting to control the nearest robot: now the technology has reached its summit, with cosplay-style wiggling cat ears. The handiwork of Neurowear, the Necomimi straps a couple of motorized furry cat ears to a brainwave-monitoring headband, so that you can wiggle them appropriately.

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InteraXon Demonstrates Controlling an iPad with Your Thoughts [Video]

InteraXon Demonstrates Controlling an iPad with Your Thoughts [Video]

There's been gadgets in the past, that have allowed for an object to be controlled with our "thoughts," thanks to a certain type of headband that we put on. And this new idea from InteraXon isn't the first we've seen in the "mind-control" department for iOS-based devices. But, this isn't the Canadian-based company's first foray into the idea of thought-based actions making our every day usage of devices all that better, either. They first showed off their in-flight entertainment system, controlled merely by thought, last year. And now they're setting their sites on the iPad.

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Emotiv brain-reading headset used for emotion-led video navigation

Emotiv brain-reading headset used for emotion-led video navigation

The brain-reading Emotiv Epoq headset might not be wowing gamers, but that doesn't mean there aren't more unusual uses it can be put to.  Robert Oschler - who we've already seen remotely-controlling his Rovio using brainwaves - has now turned to video navigation using emotions.  He's used various apps to train the Emotiv headset to index video according to emotion, which he can subsequently browse through according to how he felt at the time he saw the footage.

Video demo after the cut

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Project 413 makes xkcd robot hamster a reality [Video]

Project 413 makes xkcd robot hamster a reality [Video]

When it comes to brilliantly awesome DIY projects, building a real-life version of xkcd's robot hamster rates pretty highly in our book.  That's just what Stuart Donnan and Jacob Nieman of Georgia Tech have done with their Project 413, however, taking an eBox nettop, giving it omni-directional wheels and mounting it inside a ferret ball (hamsters are pretty small).

Video demo after the cut

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Surveyor SRV-1 WiFi webcam robot

Surveyor SRV-1 WiFi webcam robot

If WowWee's Rovio whet your appetite for a remote-controlled WiFi webcam robot, but it's just too big to surreptitiously scurry around your office, then how about the Surveyor SRV-1 Mobile Robot.  Small enough to fit into a (relatively meaty) palm, the SRV-1 connects via WiFi b/g and can beam back video from its 1.3-megapixel camera.

Video demo of the SRV-1 after the cut

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Tmsuk T-34 net-firing cellphone controlled security robot [Video]

Tmsuk T-34 net-firing cellphone controlled security robot [Video]

When the robots come for you, first they try nets and then it's the lasers.  Thankfully the Tmsuk T-34 only comes equipped with the former - at least for the moment - being in effect a remote-controlled car with an integrated net launcher.  Designed by a Japanese robotics company in conjunction with a security firm, the Tmsuk T-34 is operated via a cellphone with live video feedback.

Video demo of the net-firing T-34 robot after the cut

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SlashGear Week in Review – Week 45 2008

SlashGear Week in Review – Week 45 2008

It's been all about the smartphones this week, with the long-awaited HTC Touch HD finally reaching our hands for one of the first full English-language reviews online.  If our initial video demos last week whetted your appetite, head over to part one and part two of our full review to really gorge yourself.  Meanwhile, to cheer up those in the US who are still smarting over HTC's decision not to offer the Touch HD there, we reviewed AT&T's newly released BlackBerry Bold.

SlashGear Week in Review – Week 40 2008

SlashGear Week in Review – Week 40 2008

Biggest news this week has been in gaming, with Nintendo announcing the latest iteration of their DS handheld.  The DSi introduces new multimedia features - for instance a 3-megapixel camera - and an even thinner body, at the expense of battery life.  Don't get too excited, though; the US won't see the DSi until "well into" 2009.

In netbooks, ASUS slipped in a few new models at both the low and high-end of the market, with the Eee PC 900HA and 904HA offering bargain 160GB storage while the S101 corners the more-fashionable (and expensive) end.  That's a niche the ASUS N10 already occupies; that netbook ran the review gauntlet this week, proving "technologically clever" but simply too expensive.  ASUS - and MSI, whose Wind U90 was panned too - must be looking enviably at Gigabyte's M912M convertible touchscreen netbook, which was good enough to pull a credit card from the wallet of one reviewer.

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Spykee WiFi Erector Robot Video Demo

Spykee WiFi Erector Robot Video Demo

The first user videos of the Meccano Spykee WiFi robot are beginning to emerge, demonstrating the open-source 'bot in action.  Courtesy of Sven comes this first clip, a full demo of Spykee in its constituent parts, then assembled and terrorizing some children.  He also shows the internet interface, through which you can control Spykee from anywhere with a network connection.

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