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Autonomous Dinosaur Toys

WowWee's Robot Dinosaur Takes Cues from Beacon Technology

— July 1, 2015 — Life-Stages
Although robot toy technology has been around for a while, the smarter it gets, the better toys are becoming for kids—just look at this robot dinosaur toy from WowWee.

The Miposaur is a high-tech robot toy that's like this generation's version of a Tamagotchi. The dinosaur toy needs to be walked, played with and fed, and will communicate its mood (curious, excited or annoyed) to kids. In turn, children are able to interact with the toy using multiple hand gestures or the accompanying app.

Although this all seems quite simple, WowWee takes the integration of technology to the next level with beacon technology. The bot comes with a ball, which makes it possible to guide the dinosaur on walks, or have it hunt down the ball like a piece of meat.
Trend Themes
1. Robot Toy Technology - Advancements in robot toy technology are making toys smarter and more interactive for children.
2. Beacon Technology Integration - The integration of beacon technology in toys such as WowWee's Miposaur is taking interactive play to the next level.
3. Gesture-based Interaction - Toys with gesture-based interaction, such as WowWee's Miposaur, are becoming more popular among children and are expected to continue to rise in popularity.
Industry Implications
1. Toy Industry - The toy industry can benefit from incorporating new technologies such as gesture-based interaction and beacon technology to create innovative and interactive toys.
2. Consumer Electronics Industry - Consumer electronics companies can tap into the growing market of interactive robot toys with innovative new products that incorporate advanced technologies.
3. Education Industry - Educational institutions can use gesture-based interaction toys to create interactive learning experiences for students.
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