Tribot talking three-wheeled robot from Wowee robotics

Tri-BotWowWee Tribot Talking Companion. Tribot is one of the latest in WowWee line of personal robots. This innovative junior robot talking companion is more than just your average robot. Tribot is ready to interact with you whether it is playing with his built in games or telling you jokes. Give him commands using the remote controller. Move Tri-Bot forward, backward, left and right by tilting the remote controller. Play games such as Pattern, Maze or Minefield. Guide his movements to help him succeed; moves around on three wheels with distinctive omni-directional motion.

In the 1930s, the concept of robots was heavily influenced by the realm of science fiction and the burgeoning field of mechanization. Robots were often depicted in literature, films, and illustrations as either humanoid automata, capable of mimicking human actions and emotions, or as specialized machines designed for labor-intensive tasks. Works like Karel ńĆapek's play "R.U.R." (Rossum's Universal Robots), which actually introduced the word "robot," presented them as synthetic beings made in laboratories and designed to work for humans. However, these fictional accounts often carried cautionary tales of robots rebelling against their creators or society grappling with the ethical implications of using such beings. In reality, the technology of the time was far from achieving the sophisticated robots imagined, but these early conceptualizations did set the stage for the future development of robotics.