Here’s one of WowWee’s fun companion-robots from CES 2008. He sure looks like he has a sense of humor. He’d have to, with a face like that. “Mr. Personality” displays said personality on a LCD screen that features animated and synced facial features. He tells jokes, reads your daily fortune and will gladly answer any questions you may have about the future. The cool thing about this robot is that the user can download new personalities from the Internet via USB or an SD card.
Some specs are: A fully animated upper body, color LCD screen, several play modes including Bits, Crystal Ball, Fortune Cookies, Demo modes. He is also capable of detecting and avoiding obstacles, and he’s not afraid to tell you when he falls or when the batteries are running low. He has a three-wheeled omni-directional motion base, 7 motors, 4 IR sensors, a built-in microphone for voice memos, 64 MByte of built-in memory, audio input connector and he requires 6 “C” batteries. The remote controller requires 3 AAA batteries.