Back when WowWee announced their impressive Rovio WiFi mobile webcam, they also showed the creepy Mr Personality robot. Based on the same omni-directional platform as the Rovio and the Tri-Bot, Mr Personality is a gurning, giggling, wise-cracking “robot companion” with an LCD display for a face. I was hoping WowWee had forgotten about Mr Personality – because he scares me – but sadly not; there’s a new video of the monstrous beast in action in preparation for his imminent launch.
The robot comes with a pre-programmed personality, but you can replace that with newly downloaded personas via the SD slot. There’s also a USB port to hook him up to your PC. Both autonomous and remote control modes are supported, with the former letting Mr Personality run riot – telling jokes, playing games – while with the latter you can direct him into the nearest cupboard.