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Kids and racing car toys go high tech: WowWee

Boot Camp feature for Thursday, August 13, 2015

Bringing some tech to kids and racing cars.   I’m Fred Fishkin with technology BootCamp, a report on gadgets and gear.    WowWee, the toy company that has been making fun robotic toys for years….humanoids, dinosaurs and more….is now putting smarts into racing cars called REV robotic enhanced vehicles.   WowWee’s Chief Technology Officer Davin Sufer…they come in a two pack…

“Not only can you connect to them from your smart device and battle against a friend connected to the other one,  but you can actually set one of them up as an AI, an artificial intelligence that can battle against you.  So if you look here, my colleague right now, Andrew,  is activating an AI.  He’ll be driving one of the cars, so he’s driving the white car.  The black car is an AI, no one is driving that car.  It’s autonomously hunting him down, firing at him, trying to disable his vehicle by slamming into it.”

You get the picture.  REV arrives next month for about a hundred dollars and is intended for ages 8 and up.   You can find us at BootCamp.com.   I’m Fred Fishkin.

 

 

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