This electronic robot
toy, which vaguely resembled an owl-like creature, drove parents up the wall from the moment it was purchased with its incessant babble in "Furbish".
Kids' technology products and scooters joined the Furby, an updated version of the electronic robot
toy first launched in 1998, as favourite buys for parents.
Using an electronic robot
as the dealer, the game begins by the players speaking their names into its microphone, as well as a "house rule; such as singing a song.
Several studies are underway in Australia to measure the usefulness of automated electronic robot
technologies designed to help improve the quality of care for dementia patients.
He had a huge electronic robot
, imported ages ago from the States - a nod to his robot goal celebration - programmed to waddle over to Abbey, clutching a champagne flute, with her engagement ring attached.
Just this morning on one of those morning shows they were demonstrating this electronic robot
with a face and even large expressive eyes as a relational tool for friendship.
Signs of Christmas buying began to appear in the index, which showed indications that the Big Brother game, electronic robot
dogs and Bagpuss are likely to figure in stockings.
The machine, invented in Britain in 1972, is a 2ft long metal gun on an electronic robot
Who will expect that I will reach this stage where I am in my new world when most of the households around me are electronic robots
doing everything to make my daily life comfortable and too exciting?
FURBIES The owl-like electronic robots
arrived from America in the late 1990s and were "must-have".
Robotics were the solution to programmable matter, and I think over time all of us have shifted into a much softer, more adaptive, more responsive vision of what programmable matter is." This direction, he says, points to a certain growing maturity in the field, but new technologies have also "enabled us to do what we wanted to do and have eliminated the need to have these super-heavy mechanical electronic robots
that we needed before, and it's much more elegant."