Archive for the ‘Ant’ Category
If you don’t consider batteries ecologically evil, and you want to drive your dog really batty, two button cells run the fourth Hex Bug Micro Robotic Creature, an ant ($10) that skitters across wood floors and carpeting at cockroach-like speeds, 10 times faster than previous Hex Bugs.
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Singularity Hub has a collection of HEXBUG videos along with a review of the various HEXBUG products to add to our video posts today:
Hexbugs may be more cute than extraordinary. Their animal like behavior has been seen in other robots, and their movement and sensing systems are pretty average. Still, they represent a nice trend in robotic toys: innovation as fun. Students and hobbyists are encouraged by such products to see the growing potential in robotics. These little guys are mimicking animals now, they’ll likely mimic humans as they become more complex.
See all the videos & read the review on the Singularity Hub website.
KidsTechReview has a detailed review of the HEXBUG Ant, including a video:
Read the full review here: http://www.kidstechreview.com/2009/09/review-hexbug-ant-video
A nice review from Droolicious – Modern Design for Modern Parents:
Droolicious is no stranger to high-speed robotic buggies. We mentioned the HEXBUGS when they first hit the market and now they’ve crawled into the hearts of bug-lovers and robot fans everywhere.
Read the full review: http://blogs.babble.com/droolicious/2009/09/11/gotta-get-gadgets-hello-hexbug/
The industrious critter features front and rear touch sensors that allow it to maneuver around objects in its path and wheel-legs that propel it forwards, backwards and over small obstacles with furious speed.
Read the full article on their site: http://www.toronto4kids.com/content/view/836/
Check out a great review of the HEXBUG product line on associatedcontent.com‘s Parenting column.
Hexbugs were a tremendous hit at our house right out of the starting gate. The kids loved the packaging, the bright colors, the variety, the fact that they were playing with bugs, and the technology of it all. The only thing that might have enhanced the experience would have been a micro remote control, but Innovation First, Inc thought of that too, and the newer versions of their robotic toys now have one.
read the whole review on their site.
The HEXBUG product line was recently featured on thecoolgadgets.com
Hexbugs are the small controllable cute bugs made by Innovation First International. Your child would love these cute bugs as they would react differently and could also be directed via a small remote control pad.