Introduced to robot enthusiasts on November 16, 2006, the Robopet by WowWee of China is an interactive pet robot that is capable of many fun behaviors. Robopet can perform realistic biomechanical movements such as walking, running, sitting, lying down, and rolling over.
True to being an interactive pet robot, it can communicate with its user and with another WowWee robot, the Robosapien V2. This is achieved with Robopet’s IR interactivity and motion sensors. That same mechanism, along with some programming, allows it to avoid obstacles as it moves. It responds to sounds and movements with its sonic and motion sensors.
Resembling a guard dog, the Robopet also emits digital dog sounds such as barking, growling, and panting. It can do many free roam movements as well. Like a true dog that can be trained, Robopet can also perform tricks taught to it. It has a shut off and sleep function that activates when it’s not in use and is very responsive to its remote control.