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Robot Snakes
OT4 Serpentine Video
OT4 Serpent.txt
Snake Bot Video
Dr. Gavin Miller
RC Banana Boa -$20
RC Green Mamba -$40

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Robot Dogs
Boston Dynamics War Dog
Boston Dynamics War Dog Video
Boston Dynamics Little Dog Video
Dogs of War
Puppy Vs. Robot Video
Genibo QD White Robot Dog -$2100
Genibo QD Black Robot Dog -$2100
Genibo QD Metal Blue Robot Dog -$2100
Genibo Video
Genibo Motion Controller Software
Genibo Manual
Tekno Robotic Dog -$110
Techno Video
Wow Wee Wrex Robotic Dog -$200
Wrex Video
Megabyte - Robotic Dog! -$60
Megabyte Video
Sony Sues Aibo Hacksite
BBC Aibo (RIP)
Life with a Robot Dog
Pill Reminder Pet

Robot Cats
2001 Necoro Cat Video
2010 Sega Yume Neko Cat Video
Aka Hasbro Furreal Robot Cat
Furreal Cat Manual
Neko Robot Cat -$80
Lulu Cuddly Robot Cat -$45
Lulu Demo Video
Furreal Walking Cat -$20
Techno Tiger Cat -$150
Westminster Robot Tiger Cat -$25
Wow Wee Lion Cub Robot -$45
Wow Wee Robot Siberian Tiger Cub -$50
Wow Wee African Tiger Robot Cub -$45
Wow Wee Video
PitBull Vs. Cat Driving Roomba Video

Toy Monkeys
Monkey Vs. Robot Video
Robot Monkey Team -$22
Monkey Musicians
Robot Monkey Head -$100
Fake Monkey Automatons
Coo Coo Monkey Clock -$60
Smoking Monkey
Planet of the Apes
General Ursus Wind Up Robot -$200

Robot Birds
War Birds Video
Birds of Prey.txt
MAV Gallery
Cybird Video
Radio Controlled Hawk 74"-$250
Wing Avenger Bird -$30
Disney Animatronics
Enchanted Tiki Room
$85 Robot Parrot Video
Robot Parrot -$85
Singing Bird in Cage -$15
Singing Bird in Wooden Cage -$20

Robot Insects
09 Models Video
Scientific American Hexapod
Braitenberg Video
DARPA Cyber Locust Video
DARPA Cyber Pest.txt
R/C N.S.E.C.T. Attack Hexapod -$88
Radio Control Tarantula -$17
Radio Control Scorpion -$20
Mantis Electric Remote Control

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Robot Fish
Essex Robo-Fish.txt
University of Essex
Fish Video

Eel Video
Robot Aquarium
Fish Tank -$60

Clownfish Wind-Up -$3
Koi Toy

Wind up Toys
TIN PENGUIN -$12
Wind It Up Gwen -$14
Bowl-A-Rama Game -$20
Bender Robot -$80

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Chess Player
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Elvis the King -$93
Fortune Teller
Video Automaton 'PEDO'
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Desktop Pets
Go Pets-$15
Adopt a Pet
VirtualFishTank.com
Guffins
Creatures Deluxe - $69

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It turns out that a real, live dog is nearly as demanding as a human baby—except a dog never learns to pour its own bowl of cereal. According to my dog-sitting instructions, I was to provide the animal with two meals every day plus three promenades around the block. (Happily, I was spared the unenviable task of brushing her teeth.) Forget drinks after work. Forget that film screening. Forget dinners out. Heck, forget even going into the office. And so I became aware of my membership in a sad demographic that includes shiftless magazine editors, small children, and senior citizens. We're the sorry lot that adores animals but is too lazy, uncoordinated, or infirm to take care of them. Fortunately, the modern world has produced something just for us—the robot pet. In theory, an animal constructed of fake fur, plastic limbs, and servos is the perfect substitute for a demanding, flesh-and-blood companion. But how engaging are these mechanical beasts? I took a stroll down Animoid Row to find out. In the course of my research, I surveyed a wide spectrum of robot friends—deluxe, automated dinosaurs, joke-telling dogs, and even an original, late-1990s model Furby. To see how they performed in the wild, I conducted and videotaped a series of focus groups with those I deemed most likely to appreciate them: namely, a pair of small children, a kindly grandmother, a live dog, and a guy who was really, really stoned. (No video footage was compiled during the stoner session, so as to avoid harshing effects.) As much as I enjoyed the exercise, it soon became clear that at every price point, a robot pet can be described by its signature combination of essential robot qualities: It's annoying, disturbing, offensive, pathetic, or scary—or some mixture thereof. In the end, though, one fake animal whirred and purred his way into my heart. I present my findings below, in order of price, not value: Original Furby, Tiger Electronics Annoying A decade after it first appeared on the market, the original Furby remains the single-most annoying robot you can find. Thankfully, its antique chassis doesn't allow for autonomous movement—and thus it can be stowed permanently in the corner, facing the wall, with a towel draped over its head. Even so, any sudden movements, sounds, or flashing lights in the vicinity of the Furby may set off a cacophony of ejaculations in a grating and infantile pseudo-language called "furbish." To my surprise, though, the Furby performed admirably in the small-children test. (For a more detailed look at how kids interact—or don't interact