Only a few weeks after the movie Wall-E premiered to stellar reviews, Disney has started taking orders for the consumer robot version of the titular little fellow. At the same time, the company has unleashed a huge (O.K., 3-ft. tall) animatronics version upon the innocent civilians roaming its popular parks, and so far, no misbehaving children have been compacted into cubes.
However, the existence of the many different types of Wall-Es might now cause some children into sufficiently confused states, and that will be awesome.
Like we mentioned previously when it was first announced, the small Wall-E robot has several voice commands, plays music from an integrated MP3 player, and has audio, motion and obstacle sensors. The motion sensors allow the robot to know where people are so he can follow them on his treds, and the obstacle sensors can help it avoid objects, just like a Roomba.
But the best part is that it comes with a programmable infrared control that allows you to create different action combos, many of which will undoubtedly be indecent. (If someone comes up with an inspired hack with this bot, please let us know.)
Back at the Disney amusement parks, the Imagineers separately created a large Wall-E animatronics robot as a means to entertain patrons waiting in line for rides. Just like the little plastic Wall-E, this one's insufferable, cute little eyes also blink and light up when interfacing with an audience.
The difference is that this one is controlled remotely by an engineering team that can 'see' people in real time, through the character's large binocular cameras on its head.
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