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Motion Mimicking Robotic Pugilists Are Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Robots’ Great Great Grandkids

Motion Mimicking Robotic Pugilists Are Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Robots’ Great Great Grandkids

Motion Mimicking Robotic Pugilists (Images courtesy Hammacher Schlemmer)
By Andrew Liszewski

Another toy from yesteryear gets the 21st century treatment, but this time I’m not as outraged as I’ve been in the past. Perhaps it’s because I never owned a set of Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Robots, and so have no emotional attachment, but I like the idea of using a couple of accelerometer-equipped motion & tilt sensing infrared remotes to control a tiny robotic combatant as he dukes it out in the squared circle. This time around though instead of your opponents’ head popping up signifying a victory, a chest sensor on each bot registers ‘hits’ which show up on an LED display. Get hit 4 times and your bot is down for the count. ~$80 from Hammacher Schlemmer.

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  • mcman

    I remember those boxing robots. I played it for about 10 minutes.

  • Jessicat

    That is so cool and a great way to get a kid moving. I'm tired of toys that make the child sit and do nothing. These kids today need to move more and eat less unhealthy stuff.

  • mcman

    I remember those boxing robots. I played it for about 10 minutes.

  • Jessicat

    That is so cool and a great way to get a kid moving. I'm tired of toys that make the child sit and do nothing. These kids today need to move more and eat less unhealthy stuff.