New robots from Disney and Thinkway will debut @ Maker Faire –
Based on the title character from this summer’s highly anticipated Disney*Pixar theatrical release, the Ultimate WALLÂ·E is an advanced robot that truly brings the character to life. Designed and developed through a close collaboration between Disney, Pixar animators and Thinkway, the Ultimate WALLÂ·E features 10 motors, giving it a high level of movement and animation. The remote control makes it easy for kids to program WALLÂ·Eâ€™s movements. An innovative touch programming system lets kids direct WALLÂ·E simply by making patterns on the remote’s touch pad. With voice activation and a follow-me mode, WALLÂ·E can follow the sound of a human voice and detect someone entering a room. He also has several emotional states and an easy system for programming thousands of combinations of movements with the remote. Numerous sensors allow him to detect and respond to his environment, including infrared sensors that allow him to detect obstacles and steer around them, sonic ears that detect sound direction, and touch sensors. The Ultimate WALLÂ·E is also MP3 compatible and features built-in speakers. USB cables and rechargeable batteries are included.