Robot Toys - Robosapien Dance Machine Released as Open Source Software

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Many Robosapien owners are looking for a way to get more out of the greatest consumer robot of the new millennium. The Robosapien Dance Machine software, released as a free open source program on SourceForge, is a powerful tool for creating your own videos, comedy sketches, and complex performances with your favorite robot.

Mark Tilden's Robosapien robot took the toy community by storm when it was released last year in 2004. One of the most impressive features of the robot is the ability to create short scripts with the included remote control. Many people have been looking for an easier way to get their robot to do complex movements and to extend the fun and functionality of this amazing little robot.

After falling in love with the robot, we at Android Technologies, Inc. decided to open up the power of the personal computer to owners of the robot by releasing a free open source program named the Robosapien Dance Machine. The software is being licensed under the GNU Public License (GPL) and is being hosted by the world's premier open source software repository, SourceForge.net.

The Robosapien Dance Machine is a full featured, easy-to-use, drag and drop graphical design environment for creating your own advanced Robosapien scripts. Within minutes even a novice computer user can create their own videos, comedy sketches, and other complex performances. This was the software used to create our notorious Robosapien Rap video.

When asked why the software was released as an open source project, lead programmer Robert Oschler had this to say. "The open source movement is the physical expression of one of the noblest traits of humankind; the desire to create powerful solutions and to share them with others. We wanted to be part of this movement and we intend to create a team of volunteer software & hardware hackers that build fun tools for the Robosapien community."

Resources:

Robosapien Dance Machine download page: http://sourceforge.net/projects/robodance
Online Help Documentation: http://www.robodance.com/
Forum and Robosapien Experts Corner: http://www.evosapien.com/
Robosapien Rap video: http://www.robotsrule.com/html/robot.php

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