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  There's a never-ending stream of "smart" or robot-themed building toys out there, but there's just something different about the Modular Robotics Cubelets.  I think it's because out of the box, they just plain work the way you'd expect with minimal effort. What are Cubelets?  Well, I'd try to explain, but I think this Modular [...]

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When I was a teen, I remember thinking how cool the Transformer toys were - you weren't just getting one toy but two. Transforming plastic toys are still sold today, but many are rather disappointing because they are cheaply made. WooBots are an alternative to these. WooBots are wooden transformable robots that are assembled by hand [...]

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Like most parents, my wife and I prefer to have our kids playing as opposed to zoning out in front of the TV. We do our best to try to incorporate learning into playtime, but it's not always easy. Fortunately, educational toy makers like Wonder Workshop do their best to make playtime fun and educational. [...]

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Ozobot. All opinions are 100% mine. As a parent, you quickly realize your child can learn important lessons and skills through playing.  Toys don't have to look like homework to help you learn.  They can even take the shape of cute little color-reading robots, [...]

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Remember "Rock'em Sock'em Robots"?  That was one toy Santa never brought.  Imagine my surprise when I was given a chance to check out a modern variant, the Battroborg Warrior by Tomy. Click on any image for full size. The Battroborgs are remote-controlled robots that respond to your "sword" controller motions via infrared. I received the [...]

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If you're a fan of robots (like our own Gadgeteer, Julie), you will probably want to find a place on your walls for this artwork by Scott Park.  Synthespians has a total of 66 of TV's and movie's most famous robots and synthetic beings.  You'll find Lt. Commander Data and WALL-E, Robocop and the Gunslinger [...]

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They're not as big as the Robots in Real Steel, they're more advanced than the robots in  The Big Bang Theory,  but they're not toys and they're playing for a $12,000 pot.  Started in 2002, the ROBO-ONE championship is an annual competition held in Japan where bipedal  humanoid robots fight it out to the  end. [...]

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Brando is offering the iDroid, the latest entry in the MIDbot series.  This robot has 9 motors that allow it to move body parts, box, launch missiles, and even walk in a "humanoid walking model."  Instead of a remote controller, you download a free app to your iOS or Android device and connect to iDroid [...]

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Robots are taking over the world! Ok, not really - yet. They are coming one step closer though, just take a look at the Practice Partner 10 Robot from Home Leisure Direct. This table tennis robot can't play an entire game with you, but it can help you perfect your serve. You can set them [...]

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I'm crazy about gadgets, robots and toys....  so when Robonica put all three together and came up with the Roboni-i Robotic Gaming System, I had to have a closer look! It's the world's first programmable gaming robot.  Not only does it look cool, it has 360º movement and with 4 processors on board, aswell as 16 sensors, Roboni-i can [...]

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Check out this cute little robot keychain from TOKYObay. This one is the DJ. He is only 1.5" tall, functions as an analog clock on a keyring and has moveable arms. He comes in gift packaging and a variety of colors. I reviewed one of the TOKYObay robot desk clocks last year and am still [...]

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Review of the Tomy i-Sobot According to the Tomy i-Sobot website, this is the world's smallest humanoid robot in production, as per Guiness World Records.  With 17 servos and only 6-1/2" high, it could be. And I should be one to talk about the "smallest".  In 2001 I participated in TLC's "Robotica" (Wikipedia link), a [...]

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