WowWee Shows New AI-Based Robot Toys at CES
CES 2016 will be the official coming out party for WowWee's CHiP robot dog, R.E.V. AIR app-based drones and more.
Vegas will be the official coming out party for CHIP (Canine Home Intelligent Pet) the AI-infused robotic dog. CHIP, first spotted at RoboBusiness 2015, recognizes its owner and responds to commands using the included SmartBand, a rechargeable wearable controller.
CHiP plays fetch and games with the SmartBall, including soccer, and will automatically head to its SmartBed and recharge when it tired.
CHiP uses GPS to know his location and uses IR and Bluetooth sensors to avoid obstacles around him, including the stairs. WowWee says CHiP will be available in the third quarter of 2016 for $199.99.
Next up is R.E.V. AIR, a new drone component to WowWee’s Robotic Enhanced Vehicle battle-game platform. R.E.V. AIR is app-based and allows you to fly a quadcopter around a battlefield taking on an AI ground vehicle. You can also be chased by an AI quadcopter with the capability to attack, fire virtual missiles and swarm at your maneuverable R.E.V vehicle.
WowWee says its BeaconSense technology helps make R.E.V. AIR quadcopter fly autonomously so you can focus on the actual gameplay. R.E.V. AIR will be out in by the end of 2016, WowWee says, for $129.99.
Finally, WowWee will introduce LUMI, an indoor quadcopter that flies itself while you engaged in its app-based gameplay, which includes challenging players to follow sequences of flashing lights and music while LUMI flies and dances in the air. With LUMI, you can record your flight moves and share them on social media. WowWee says LUMI will be available by the end of 2016 for $79.99.
WowWee’s new line will debut at CES 2016 at Tech West inside the Sands Expo in booth #74348. WowWee will also be featured at Showstoppers at the Wynn hotel, Lafite Ballroom on Wednesday, January 6th at 6 p.m.