I don't know whose idea it was to advertise a robot section at toy fair and populate it with this stuff, but I want to have a word with them. Robots should have firing fists, not servo motors.
But robotics seem to be kind of a buzz word at toy fair, and there was some neat stuff on display. one of which was Robotis.
Robotis is a Korean robotics company who manufactures robotics kits for educational and classroom use. They also have a hobby version of the kit that is more focused on building a playable model than a controllable robot.
As cool as these look, it appears that a high level of experiences with robotics and/or programming is required to do the advanced kits.
check them out at http://www.robotis.com/
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These have been pretty popular in Japan for a while and they're really cool. They play Soccer and fight with them and it's quite awesome. As someone who wants to go into Robotics I'd love to pick one up to just mess around with, only problem being the price point...
Robots that play soccer AND brawl??
Have the Scots heard about this?!
Kinda reminds me of the early days of LEGO Mindstorms- an actual programmable robot that could be assembled any way you want. (I got the Mindstorms 1.5 ver., BTW... which is currently disassembled and in the box.)