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.
Tri-Bot, meanwhile, eschews legs and uses a three-wheeled, omni-directional base that has already got ‘bot tinkerers salivating. It uses a tilt-sensor remote control, similar in concept to the Nintendo Wiimote, to guide Tri-Bot around obstacles and/or directly into walls, depending on what you find funny.
Femisapien is available from WowWee’s online store, Amazon and Target, priced at around $99.99. Tri-Bot is also available from the WowWee online store, Amazon and Target, again priced at around $99.99.