Remember Robosapien – the rocket-scientist-designed, pendulum-motion-hipped, fluid-moving, kung fu-capable killbot from WowWee? Well, not that he ever really went away, but he’s back and this time he’s arming new owners with the ability to operate him via an Android app.
Packed with sensors and biomorphic brilliance, Robosapien is easily the most advanced android available at an affordable price, blessed with the ability to not just walk but also run, belch, rap, dance, pick stuff up, throw said stuff around and, for reasons perhaps known only to the inventor, even fart. And what more could anyone ask from their plastic pal?
Formerly operated via remote control, Robosapien X – as he’s now known – comes with a separate severed head dongle which plugs into your phone via the headphone jack and then, combining the power of infra-red and the Android app (Yes, yes, there’s an Apple app too), lets you loose on a droid spree of destruction.
Costing US $80 (about £52 in old money and around €60 in soon to be defunct money) and due on the shelves in time for Santa’s next scheduled stop-by (haven’t we just had that?), if you’ve ever lain awake at night, plagued by the desire to command your own robot army over Android, your Christmas is coming!