I was looking through the new Sharper Image catalog today and came across the creepiest state-of-the-art, fully-animated, lifelike, robotic chimpanzee head ever! I absolutely must get one of these little FREAKSHOWS. The Alive Chimpanzee
by WowWee (makers of the RoboSapien V2
) is the first in a new line of animatronic animal heads that are stunningly realistic.
The 11" bust looks, feels, sounds and behaves just like a real "Alive" Chimpanzee and is fully interactive and multi-sensory to its surroundings. Best of all, it has a "Guard Mode" for when someone comes into your office to swipe something of yours. Imagine their reaction when a seemingly dismembered creepy chimp head starts screeching and swinging his head back and forth right on your desk. This thing is beyond Awesome, Creepy and Cool!
Check out the Video Demo
to see the Alive Chimpanzee !!!
Official Product Features:
Amazing "Alive" Chimpanzee is a fully animated, life-size bust of the real animal.
"Alive" Chimpanzee can see, hear and feel in ways that allow him to interact intelligently with you, your family, your guests...and with baffled strangers.
Soulful eyes track movements using infrared "radar" vision; his ears have stereoscopic sound sensors; his skin reacts to contact with touch sensors all around.
Four distinctive emotional moods include "Curious," "Happy," "Fearful" and "Feisty."
Override his "natural" autonomous mode by using the wireless controller to communicate specific commands as far as 30 feet away.
Official Press Release:"WowWee Ltd. merges technology with personality in their newest line of high tech animatronics - WowWee Alive(TM). The first of the Alive brand has come out of the wild and into your living room...The Alive Chimpanzee
is a highly detailed, realistic-looking, life size bust of a Chimpanzee. Using cutting edge Facetronics(TM) the Chimpanzee is able to replicate the signature sounds and movements of his real life brothers and sisters. With lifelike skin, hair, and fully animated features, you'll find it hard to believe that he isn't Alive!
This state of the art simian is multi-sensory, highly communicative and fully interactive making him so real that it's unreal. Program him with the remote control, or switch him into "alive" mode where he will act autonomously.
His mood dependent behavior allows him to respond to stimuli with appropriate animations and sounds. With his infrared vision system, the Chimpanzee can detect movement and track objects. Touch sensors in his chin, head and ears allow him to feel when you pat his head or tickle his chin while his stereo sound sensors enable him to respond to sharp sounds.
The Alive Chimpanzee has 4 distinct moods: curious, fearful, angry and happy. The moods can be changed through user interaction. If he's feeling curious he may blink, frown and raise his eyebrows making for one inquisitive primate. Just don't make him angry as he will snarl, growl and scream. He can be calmed down by stroking or patting his head; but use caution when touching his ears or the back of his head, for that might make for one ferocious creature. If the chimpanzee is feeling fearful he will whimper or whine, and he might shake and close his eyes shut tightly.
The Alive Chimpanzee has 8 various motors that control the movement of his head, eyes, mouth, upper lip, eyelid and eyebrow. Whether the chimp is ready to play, falling asleep, disappointed or just plain bored, his startlingly expressive features and movements will let you know. He has 4 different modes: direct control mode, program mode, guard mode and Alive mode.
In the direct control mode, you can control his movements, trigger animations and vocalizations. In the program mode you can program your own animation sequence. Have the Chimpanzee perform a variety of movements and then play the sequence back at any time and in any mode by pressing the program button once.
When the Chimpanzee is in guard mode, he will wait for a vision or sound trigger and will play the program mode sequence. While in Alive mode, the Chimpanzee will interact autonomously with his surrounding environment. If there's no set program, the chimpanzee will react with random animation.
The Alive Chimpanzee comes programmed with a demo mode to perform a sequence of random animations from each mood. There's no monkeying around as the Chimpanzee is fully functional right out of the box and ready to entertain your friends. The Alive Chimpanzee requires four D batteries (not included) and one 9 volt battery. He will come with an A/C adapter.