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WowWee Robotics Lets The Dogs Out

NEW YORK – October 4, 2006 – WowWee Robotics™, the #1 consumer entertainment robotics company, introduces Robopet™, the new biomechanical best friend that everyone will be begging for. "We are at the dawn of the age of Robotics," said Richard Yanofsky president of WowWee Ltd. "Advances in technology allow us to create highly sophisticated and extremely lifelike entertainment robots," Yanofsky continues. "Robotic companions are hotter than ever and with the introduction this year of Robopet, Roboraptor™ and Robosapien™ V2 we have positioned ourselves at the forefront of an evolving industry."

This black, white and grey futuristic replica of a real pup is extremely expressive with lifelike animations and digital animal sounds. Robopet comes alive with advanced artificial intelligence, extraordinary features and complex functions sure to engage minds everywhere.

The remarkably realistic Robopet interacts with and reacts to his owner and surrounding environment based on his mode. When you first turn on Robopet he is in autonomous mode and will explore the environment and perform actions and tricks as he roams freely. You can then choose to control his actions in the remote control mode where he is fully trainable and programmable. He also can be switched into guard or sleep mode.

Robopet comes fully equipped with a demo mode to showcase some of its impressive preprogrammed functions. You can also program a sequence of up to 20 moves and tricks using the controller. Program Robopet to walk, move forward/backward and then have him do a series of tricks like roll over, jump and paw.

In Robopet's unique training mode, he is trainable and responds to positive and negative reinforcement. To encourage a behavior press the good pet button; to discourage a behavior, press the bad pet button. Make sure not to over-praise your pet- no one likes a spoiled pup! Put Robopet into Guard mode with the press of a button. He will wait and then react when he sees or hears something nearby. Robopet can be put into Sleep Mode using the Sleep/Wake up Button. Robopet will yawn to let you know he is snoozing - to wake him up – simply press the Sleep/Wake button.

How does he move? Advanced technology allows Robopet to simulate a canine's body movement in a realistic manner. Fully articulated, Robopet's fluid biomechanical action gives him the ability to walk, crawl, sit down and stand up, run and jump.

Robopet can perform an array of classic pet tricks including play dead, roll over, beg and howl! Watch as Robopet scratches an itch or spread out some newspapers and let him relieve himself!

Robopet has advanced multiple sensors that include: sound, Infra-red vision, tilt and edge detection. These sophisticated sensors allow Robopet to interact with his environment and to detect loud noises, movements and obstacles. He can also sense the edge of a desk, and will make an inquisitive noise and retreat rather than falling over. The tilt sensors enable Robopet to feel if he has fallen over, and he will attempt to pick himself up.

Easy to use, Robopet is fully functional right out of the box, requiring no complex set up. No computer is required; all functions are handled by ergonomically styled remote control. With four AAA batteries (not included) for the Robopet and three AAA batteries (not included) for the remote you can enjoy more than six hours of continuous entertainment.

The WowWee Robopet (ages 8 years and up) is available for an approximate retail price of $79. New for 2006, the WowWee Robopet will be available in multiple colors including Pink, Purple, Blue, Orange, and Red.

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WowWee Ltd. is a privately-owned, Hong Kong based company, with offices in North America and a worldwide sales and distribution network. The Company is the recognized leader in the manufacturing of innovative hi-tech consumer robotic and entertainment products. For more information and to see the latest WowWee products please go to