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User Manual
Item No. 8039 | Ages 8+
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Congratulations on purchasing your new Roboquad™ from Wowwee!
Before using this product, carefully read this manual and retain it for future reference.
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Welcome p.1
Getting started p.4
Battery Details p.4
Roboquad
Remotecontroller
LowPower
Roboquad overview p.5
Controller overview p.6
Roboquad infrared receiving range p.7
Remote controller function chart p.8
Button overviews
1. Shift p.9
2. Personality settings
- Activity, Aggression, Awareness p.9
3. Program button p.10
4. Autonomy p.10
5. Demo button p.10
6. Rotation buttons p.11
7. Stop button p.11
8. Directional pad p.12
Roboquad Basics p.13
Terminology
Poweron/off
Sleepandpowerdown
Stopandreset
Movement p.14
Walking
Independentlegmovement
Headmovement
Rotationwalking
Personality settings
- Activity, Aggression, Awareness p.15
Introduction
LEDs
Activity
Aggression
Awareness
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Sensors p.16
LightSensor
SoundSensor
Autonomy p.16
Autonomy
Obstacleavoidance
Exitingautonomy
Guard mode p.17
Enteringguardmode
Guardmodescanning
Reactions
Exitingguardmode
Demos p.17
Dancedemo
Movementdemo
Volume p.18
Scanning p.18
Introduction
Smart-scan
Scan(left/right)fornearestobject
Approachnearestobject
Escapewalk
Flinch
Programming p.19
Program
Support p.19
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Getting started
To use your Roboquad, insert batteries (see below), turn him on, and then try
some of his functions from the remote controller, or read on to discover more
about the abilities of this friendly alien invader.
Battery Details
Roboquad
Battery requirements
Your Roboquad is powered by
4 “C” size batteries (not included).
Battery installation
1. Before installing or changing batteries,
be sure the power button located on
his back is in the OFF position.
2. Remove the battery compartment
cover using a Phillips cross head screwdriver (not included).
3. Insert batteries into Roboquad as shown in the diagram.
4. Replace the battery compartment cover and the screws.
Low Power
When Roboquad’s batteries are low his animation lights will pulse in bursts of
three. When this pulsing is constant, all batteries need replacing. He will not
respond to commands while in this state.
Remote controller
Battery requirements
Roboquad’s remote controller is powered by 3 x “AAA” size batteries
(not included).
Battery installation
1. Remove the battery compartment cover using a Phillips cross head
screwdriver (not included).
2. Insert batteries into the controller as shown in the diagram.
3. Replace the battery compartment cover and the screw.
Low Power
If Roboquad is not responding well to controller commands or the LEDs start to
dim, you may need to replace the controller batteries.
Attention: Important Battery Information
• Use only fresh batteries of the required size and recommended type
• Do not mix old and new batteries, different types of batteries [standard (Carbon-Zinc),
Alkaline or rechargeable] or rechargeable batteries of different capacities
• Remove rechargeable batteries from the toy before recharging them
• Rechargeable batteries are only to be charged under adult supervision
• Please respect the correct battery and contact polarity, (+) and (-)
• Do not try to recharge non-rechargeable batteries
• Do not throw batteries into fre
• Replace all batteries of the same type/brand at the same time
• The supply terminals are not to be short-circuited
• Remove exhausted batteries from the toy
• Batteries should be replaced by adults
• Remove batteries if the toy is not going to be played with for some time
1.5V
LR14
UM2
“C”
1.5V
LR14
UM2
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1.5V
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UM2
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UM2
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Bottom view of
Roboquad’s™ body
Bottom view of remote controller
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IR receiver IR transmitter
Blinking eyes
Animation lights (x4)
On/Off button
ON/OFF Switch
located on Roboquad’s
back, behind his head.
Articulated neck
Microphone
Headlights
Light sensor
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Shift light indicator
Activity button
Aggression button
Awareness button
Program play button
Rotate counter-clockwise button
Shift button
Directional pad
Activity LED
Aggression LED
Awareness LED
Program button
Autonomy button
Rotate clockwise button
Demo mode button
Stop button
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Roboquad’s maximum remote control distance from the front is about 15 feet (4.6 meters).
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The Remote Controller has 4 layers (see p.9 for further details).
Level 1. Unshifted Level 2. Shift-Green Level 3. Shift-Orange Level 4. Shift-Red
*2 speeds, press again to change speed.
Activity LED
Aggression LED
Awareness LED
Activity button
Activity toggle
Smart-scan
Twitch BodyCon
High stance
Aggression button
Aggression toggle
Roar
Attack
Aggressive stance
Awareness button
Awareness toggle
Scan left for nearest object
Scan right for nearest object
Aware stance
Autonomy button
Autonomy On/Off
Guard mode
Approach nearest object
Escape walk
Demo button
Dance demo
Movement demo
Leg check
Wave
Program button
Program
Program back
Program erase
Volume down
Program button
Program play
Sound & vision sensors On/Off
Dizzy BodyCon
Volume up
Rotate clockwise
button
Rotate clockwise*
Clockwise 4 steps
Single shot
Head clockwise
Rotate counter-
clockwise button
Rotate counter-clockwise*
Counter-clockwise 4 steps
Burst
Head counter-clockwise
Forward
Walk forward*
Forward 4 steps
Stomp walk
Head up
Stop button
Stop (double tap for full reset)
Leg reset
Full reset
Sleep mode toggle
Backward
Walk backward
Backward 4 steps
Surprise BodyCon
Head down
Right
Right crab walk*
Right crab 4 steps
Right legs IN
Right legs OUT
Left
Left crab walk*
Left crab 4 steps
Left legs IN
Left legs OUT
Top right
Top right shuffe
Right strafe
Right forward leg IN
Right forward leg OUT
Top left
Top left shuffe
Left strafe
Left forward leg IN
Left forward leg OUT
Bottom right
Bottom right shuffe
Right turn roll
Right backward leg IN
Right backward leg OUT
Bottom left
Bottom left shuffe
Left turn roll
Left backward leg IN
Left backward leg OUT
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1. Shift
Shift levels
The tricolor LED shift light indicates the shift layer in use. There are 4 levels:
Level 1 Unshifted
Level 2 Shift-Green
Level 3 Shift-Orange
Level 4 Shift-Red
The shift light stays on for around 20 seconds after the last button press,
unless the shift is pressed again or pressed until the LED goes back to blank.
2. Personality settings - Activity, Aggression, Awareness
Activity button Aggression button Awareness button
Unshifted Activity toggle Aggression toggle Awareness toggle
Shift-Green Smart-scan Roar Scan left for nearest object
Shift-Orange Twitch BodyCon Attack Scan right for nearest object
Shift-Red High stance Aggressive stance Aware stance
Shift button
Shift light indicator
Activity button
Aggression button
Awareness button
Activity LED
Aggression LED
Awareness LED
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3. Program button and Program play button
Program button Program play button
Unshifted Program Program play
Shift-Green Program back Sound & vision sensors On/Off
Shift-Orange Program erase Dizzy BodyCon
Shift-Red Volume down Volume up
4. Autonomy
Autonomy button
Unshifted Autonomy On/Off
Shift-Green Guard mode
Shift -Orange Approach nearest object
Shift-Red Escape walk
5. Demo button
Demo button
Unshifted Dance demo
Shift-Green Movement demo
Shift-Orange Leg check
Shift-Red Wave
Program button
Program play button
Autonomy button
Demo button
Shift button
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6. Rotation buttons
Rotate clockwise button Rotate counter-clockwise button
Unshifted Rotate clockwise* Rotate counter-clockwise*
Shift-Green Clockwise 4 steps Counter-clockwise 4 steps
Shift-Orange Single shot Burst
Shift-Red Head clockwise Head counter-clockwise
*2 speeds, press again to change speed.
7. Stop button
Stop button
Unshifted Stop(doubletapforfullreset)
Shift-Green Leg reset
Shift-Orange Full reset
Shift-Red Sleep mode toggle
Rotate clockwise button
Rotate counter-clockwise button
Shift button
Stop button
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8. Directional pad
Forward Backward Right Left Top right Top left Bottom right Bottom left
Unshifted Walk forward* Walk backward Right crab walk* Left crab walk* Top right shuffe Top left shuffe Bottom right shuffe Bottom left shuffe
Shift-Green Forward 4 steps Backward 4 steps Right crab 4 steps Left crab 4 steps Right strafe Left strafe Right turn roll Left turn roll
Shift-Orange Stomp walk Surprise BodyCon Right legs IN Left legs IN Right forward leg IN Left forward leg IN Right backward leg IN Left backward leg IN
Shift-Red Head up Head down Right legs OUT Left legs OUT Right forward leg OUT Left forward leg OUT Right backward leg OUT Left backward leg OUT
*2 speeds, press again to change speed.
Shift button
Forward
Top Left
Left
Bottom left
Top right
Right
Bottom right
Backward
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Terminology
The term ‘BodyCon’ is used throughout this manual. A BodyCon describes a
motion associated with a specifc sound.
Power on / off
Roboquad’s power button is located on his back. Slide the button to turn him
on or off.
Sleep and power down
Stop button
Shift-Red Sleep mode toggle
Sleep mode
If your Roboquad does not receive a signal from the remote controller for
around 5 minutes, he will go into sleep mode.
Sleep mode toggle
You can manually put Roboquad into sleep mode by pressing the Sleep mode
button combination. Press once to make Roboquad enter sleep mode. Press the
stop button at any shift layer to wake up Roboquad (none of his user
programming will be affected).
Power down
Roboquad will automatically power down and forget all user programming
after around 24 hours in sleep mode.
Stop and reset
Stop button
Unshifted Stop (double tap for full reset)
Shift-Green Leg reset
Shift-Orange Full reset

Stop
Press to stop Roboquad from performing his current action.
Press again within around 6 seconds to perform a full reset to his default
position.

Resets
Leg reset
Roboquad will reset his legs to the default (start-up) position.
Full reset
Roboquad will reset his legs and head to the default (start-up) positions.
This can also be done by double tapping the stop button.
Twitch
With a high Activity setting Roboquad will twitch after a reset.
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Forward Backward Right Left Top right Top left Bottom right Bottom left
Unshifted Walk forward* Walk backward Right crab walk* Left crab walk* Top right shuffe Top left shuffe Bottom right shuffe Bottom left shuffe
Shift-Green Forward 4 steps Backward 4 steps Right crab 4 steps Left crab 4 steps Right strafe Left strafe Right turn roll Left turn roll
Shift-Orange Stomp walk Surprise BodyCon Right legs IN Left legs IN Right forward leg IN Left forward leg IN Right backward leg IN Left backward leg IN
Shift-Red Head up Head down Right legs OUT Left legs OUT Right forward leg OUT Left forward leg OUT Right backward leg OUT Left backward leg OUT
*2 speeds, press again to change speed.
Clockwise button Counter-clockwise button
Unshifted Rotate clockwise* Rotate counter-clockwise*
Shift-Green Clockwise 4 steps Counter-clockwise 4 steps
Shift-Red Head left Head right
*2 speeds, press again to change speed.
Walking
You can make Roboquad walk in a variety of ways by pressing the directional
pad in 4 directions (forward, backward, left and right) when unshifted or in
shift-green.
Speed change
While Roboquad is moving forward, right, left, rotating right or rotating left
press the same button again to change to his next speed. Each press will toggle
between Roboquad’s two walking speeds.
Note: At the end of the walk, Roboquad will perform a full reset.
Independent leg movement
Move Roboquad’s legs in pairs (both left or both right) or independently using
the directional pad.
CAUTION: When turning all legs under Roboquad’s body, there may be a
slight chance that Roboquad will get unbalanced.
Head movement
In shift-red, forward and backward will move Roboquad’s head up or down, and
the rotate clockwise/counter-clockwise buttons will turn his head left or right.
Rotation walking
Pressing one of the rotate buttons when unshifted will rotate Roboquad
clockwise or counter-clockwise. By pressing the same direction button again,
you can toggle between Roboquad’s two turning speeds.
Note: At the end of the rotation, Roboquad will perform a full reset.
The same buttons in shift-green will rotate Roboquad for only four steps.
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State buttons
Activity button Aggression button Awareness button
Unshifted Activity toggle Aggression toggle Awareness toggle
Introduction
Roboquad’s autonomous behavior is determined by his personality setting. His
reactions will vary depending on the three settings (Activity, Aggression and
Awareness) which you can change using the remote controller.
LEDs
Each personality setting has its own tricolor LED. You can press any State
button to enable the state lights, but this will only toggle through the
personality button states. The tricolor LEDs show the current state of the
personality settings. The setting colors are:
• Green = Low
• Orange = Medium
• Red = High
The personality settings will reset to their default settings when the remote
controller powers down or the batteries are replaced. The default setting for all
personalities is Low.
Roboquad changes his personality when the personality buttons are pressed on
the remote controller. If Roboquad does not receive the signal, his personality
will not be altered but the controller will think it has. If this occurs, Roboquad
will update his on-board personality with the controller the next time a
personality button is pressed and he receives the signal.
Activity
This button will toggle through Roboquad’s activity personality settings.
This mainly affects his autonomous mode.
With a high Activity level Roboquad will spend more time exploring in
autonomous mode.

Lower levels will make him more docile in autonomous mode.
Aggression
This button will toggle through Roboquad’s aggression personality settings.
This affects how he reacts to sensor inputs.
With a high Aggression level Roboquad has more aggressive responses.

At lower levels he is more nervous.
Awareness
This button will toggle through Roboquad’s awareness personality settings.
This affects the range of his scanner and how much he uses it in autonomous
mode.
With a high Awareness level Roboquad will use longer scanning distances for his
obstacle avoidance, guard mode and smart-scan. He will also spend more time
scanning in autonomous mode.

At lower levels his scanning range is reduced.
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Sensors
Note: For more on Roboquad’s vision system, see Scanning on p.18
Program play button
Shift-Green Sound & vision sensors On/Off simultaneously
This button will toggle Roboquad’s sound and vision sensors simultaneously
on or off. Sensors cannot be turned off independently, even when Roboquad
switches his sensors off due to too many sound or vision distractions.
Light sensor
Roboquad will react to changes in ambient light. His reactions depend on his
personality settings.
Light changes always act as an interrupt for anything Roboquad is doing, with
the exception of:
• program mode
• program playback
• guard mode
Sound sensor
Roboquad will react to sharp sounds when his sound sensor is turned on and he
is not moving. Roboquad’s sound sensor is on during:
• autonomous mode during rest periods
• guard mode (when he is not moving)
• normal mode (when he is not moving)
When Roboquad detects a sound he will perform a listening BodyCon. He will
then scan for the nearest item (see Scanning, p.18) and if an object is
detected, Roboquad’s personality settings determine his reactions.
Continually triggering Roboquad’s sound sensors 5 times in a row will turn the
sound and vision sensors off.
Autonomy
Autonomy button
Unshifted Autonomy On/Off
Autonomy
The autonomy button toggles Roboquad’s autonomous mode on or off.
In autonomous mode, Roboquad will wander through his environment,
scanning and avoiding obstacles.
Obstacle avoidance
If his awareness and activity are high, Roboquad will perform his escape walk
when blocked by an obstacle, then start roaming again. If he is continually
blocked three times, he will perform a frustrated sound.
Exiting autonomy
Pressing any button except for Activity, Awareness and Aggression will exit
Roboquad from autonomous mode.
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Guard mode
Autonomy button
Shift-Green Guard mode
Entering guard mode
Pressing the autonomy button in shift-green will put Roboquad into guard
mode. He will move into his aware stance to look and listen for any
disturbances.
When Roboquad is put into guard mode, he will give you a short time to leave
the area (around 7 seconds) before he fully enters guard mode. He will do this
by counting down and performing an entry alert sound.
Guard mode scanning
The awareness level determines the scanning routine used in guard mode:

• Awareness Low:
- Scanner uses short distance.
- Head stays stationary
• Awareness Medium:
- Scanner uses medium distance.
- Head scans back and forth periodically.
• Awareness High:
- Scanner uses maximum distance.
- Head scans back and forth periodically.
- Roboquad will occasionally turn to face a different direction.
The sonic sensor is turned on in guard mode whenever Roboquad is not
moving.
Reactions
Roboquad will react to any sound or the presence of any object within his
scanning range. If there is a program in Roboquad’s memory then he will
perform the program when disturbed.
If no program is in Roboquad’s memory, then he uses the default reactions of
the aggression level he is in.
If the Aggression or Awareness level is changed while Roboquad is in guard
mode then the scanning routine or default reactions are updated without
exiting guard mode.
Exiting guard mode
Roboquad can exit from guard mode in four ways:
1. Pressing the stop button during guard mode will end guard mode.
2. Roboquad will exit guard mode if he is disturbed 10 consecutive times.
3. Guard mode will time out after 20 minutes and Roboquad will go
into sleep mode.
4. When inputting demo in program mode, there is a slight
chance that Roboquad will exit guard mode after playing the demo.
Demos
Demo button
Unshifted Dance demo
Shift-Green Movement demo
Dance demo
Roboquad will perform his dance demo.

Movement demo
Roboquad will perform a series of movement demonstrations.
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Volume
Program button Program play button
Shift-Red Volume down Volume up
Roboquad’s volume can be adjusted using the program buttons in shift-red. There
are 4 volume level settings: mute, low, medium and high.
When he is powered on, Roboquad’s default volume setting is high.
Scanning
Activity button Awareness button Autonomy button
Shift-Green Smart-scan Scan left for nearest object
Shift-Orange Scan right for nearest object Approach nearest object
Shift-Red Escape walk
Introduction
Roboquad’s ‘deep IR scanner’ vision system enables him to see across 6
different scanning ranges, from right in front of his face to about several feet (1
meter approx.) away. Roboquad has several different sequences he performs that
help him to assess distances, obstacles and threats. This section will cover how
Roboquad uses these scanning sequences.
Note: Scanning times are not as long as normal when Roboquad is in
Program mode.
Smart-scan
Roboquad will enter his active/high stance and perform a frst pass scan. He will
make more scan passes and if anything within his vision changes from the frst
pass scan (ie. appears or disappears), he will react according to his Aggression and
Activity levels.
Since this is a personality-based scan (he often uses it in Autonomy Mode), he will
sometimes choose to react to objects that do not appear or disappear, especially
when the Awareness is set high.
Scan (left/right) for nearest object
Using this scan, Roboquad will look for the nearest object and turn to face it. He
will start scanning from side to side using his medium range scan, with his head
starting centrally. When he sees something, he will acknowledge it with a nod of
his head and if he needs to, turn to face it. If the object is in front of him, he will
remain stationary.
Approach nearest object
Roboquad will scan his surroundings, moving his head back and forth to fnd the
nearest object. He will make a few scanning passes, scanning at an increased
range with each pass. If he fnds something he will turn and move towards it,
stopping when he reaches it.
Escape walk
Roboquad scans all around him to fnd the easiest escape route. The sound you
hear is feedback from the IR refecting off anything he sees. He will choose the
largest space and move towards it. If he sees no gaps he will turn and repeat the
scan behind him.
When his Awareness is medium or high, he will often use this scan to fnd an exit
when he encounters obstacles.
Flinch
Roboquad will finch if an object approaches his face very quickly. He can be
finched in normal mode and when moving forward. If Roboquad is finched, he
will perform a finch reaction. After each finch he will reset and start again. After
3 finches in a row Roboquad will turn his sound and vision sensors off.
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Programming
Program button Program play button
Unshifted Program Program play
Shift-Green Program back*
Shift-Orange Program erase
* Deletes the last command from the program
Program
Entering program mode
To enter program mode, press the program button. Roboquad is ready to
remember your command inputs.
Programming Roboquad
Roboquad can be programmed up to 40 commands. For each command you
enter, Roboquad will perform the move and confrm it with an “affrmative”
sound. Roboquad will add each new command you enter to the end of the
programming sequence. To delete the last command, press the program button
in shift-green.
Clearing a program
The entire program can be cleared by pressing the program button in
shift-orange.
The following functions will alter from their original function when included
in a program:
• Stop will become a pause when entered into a program
• Walks will reduce to 8 steps in program mode
• Scan functions will perform fewer scan passes
The following functions cannot be included in a program:
• Autonomy
• Guard mode
• Smart-scan
• Volume control
• Sleep mode
• Sensors on/off
• Personality state level buttons
(the levels on the remote controller will not alter when in program mode)
• any of the programming functions
Playing the program
The user can play back a program at any time by pressing program play. If a
program is not present, Roboquad will sound a “negative” to the request.
Exiting program mode
Pressing the program play button will exit Roboquad from program mode,
playing a program if one is stored.
Roboquad will exit program mode automatically approximately 20 seconds
after the last program command is given. If no command has been entered,
Roboquad will exit into normal mode. If a command has been entered,
Roboquad will perform the routine.
Note: The program memory is cleared when Roboquad powers down after
approximately 24 hours in sleep mode or when turned off.
Support
If you have questions about Roboquad that are not answered here, refer to the
offcial Roboquad website for more information and frequently asked
questions: www.roboquadonline.com
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CAUTION
Changes or modifcations not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority
to operate the equipment.
NOTE
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a class B digital device, pursuant to part 15 of the
FCC rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation.
This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the
instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications.
However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular Installation. If this equipment does cause
harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user
is encouraged to try and correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:
- Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna
- Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver
- Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected
- Consult the dealer or experienced radio/TV technician for help
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 . carefully read this manual and retain it for future reference.Welcome Congratulations on purchasing your new Roboquad™ from Wowwee! Before using this product.

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17 p.19 p.16 Scanning Introduction Smart-scan Scan (left/right) for nearest object Approach nearest object Escape walk Flinch Programming Program Support p.17 p.16 p.Contents Sensors Light Sensor Sound Sensor Autonomy Autonomy Obstacle avoidance Exiting autonomy Guard mode Entering guard mode Guard mode scanning Reactions Exiting guard mode Demos Dance demo Movement demo Volume p.19 p.18  .18 p.

1. 2. When this pulsing is constant. 1. you may need to replace the controller batteries. Low Power If Roboquad is not responding well to controller commands or the LEDs start to dim.5V LR14 LR14 LR14 be sure the power button located on UM2 UM2 UM2 “C” “C” “C” his back is in the OFF position. He will not respond to commands while in this state.Getting Started / Battery Details Getting started Remote controller Bottom view of remote controller To use your Roboquad. 3. or read on to discover more about the abilities of this friendly alien invader. Insert batteries into the controller as shown in the diagram. 2.5V LR14 UM2 “C” Battery installation 1. Battery Details Roboquad Bottom view of Roboquad’s™ body Battery requirements Roboquad’s remote controller is powered by 3 x “AAA” size batteries (not included). and then try some of his functions from the remote controller. 3. Alkaline or rechargeable] or rechargeable batteries of different capacities • Remove rechargeable batteries from the toy before recharging them • Rechargeable batteries are only to be charged under adult supervision • Please respect the correct battery and contact polarity. all batteries need replacing. Battery requirements Your Roboquad is powered by 4 “C” size batteries (not included). Replace the battery compartment cover and the screws.5V 1. insert batteries (see below). Replace the battery compartment cover and the screw. (+) and (-) • Do not try to recharge non-rechargeable batteries • Do not throw batteries into fire • Replace all batteries of the same type/brand at the same time • The supply terminals are not to be short-circuited • Remove exhausted batteries from the toy • Batteries should be replaced by adults • Remove batteries if the toy is not going to be played with for some time Low Power When Roboquad’s batteries are low his animation lights will pulse in bursts of three. Remove the battery compartment cover using a Phillips cross head screwdriver (not included).  . Battery installation 1. 4. turn him on.5V 1. Attention: Important Battery Information • Use only fresh batteries of the required size and recommended type • Do not mix old and new batteries. Remove the battery compartment cover using a Phillips cross head screwdriver (not included). Before installing or changing batteries. Insert batteries into Roboquad as shown in the diagram. different types of batteries [standard (Carbon-Zinc).

Roboquad Overview Headlights On/Off button ON/OFF Switch located on Roboquad’s back. Light sensor IR receiver IR transmitter OFF ON Articulated neck Microphone Blinking eyes Animation lights (x4)  . behind his head.

Controller Overview Activity LED Shift light indicator Aggression LED Activity button Awareness LED Aggression button Program button Awareness button Autonomy button Program play button Rotate clockwise button Rotate counter-clockwise button Demo mode button Shift button Stop button Directional pad  .

Roboquad Infrared Receiving range Roboquad’s maximum remote control distance from the front is about 15 feet (4.  .6 meters).

Level 1.Remote Controller Function Chart The Remote Controller has 4 layers (see p. Shift-Red Activity button Activity toggle Smart-scan Twitch BodyCon High stance Aggression button Aggression toggle Roar Attack Aggressive stance Awareness button Awareness toggle Scan left for nearest object Scan right for nearest object Aware stance Autonomy button Autonomy On/Off Guard mode Approach nearest object Escape walk Program button Program Program back Program erase Volume down Program button Program play Sound & vision sensors On/Off Dizzy BodyCon Volume up Demo button Dance demo Movement demo Leg check Wave Rotate clockwise button Rotate clockwise* Clockwise 4 steps Single shot Head clockwise Rotate counterclockwise button Rotate counter-clockwise* Counter-clockwise 4 steps Burst Head counter-clockwise Forward Walk forward* Forward 4 steps Stomp walk Head up Backward Walk backward Backward 4 steps Surprise BodyCon Head down Right Right crab walk* Right crab 4 steps Right legs IN Right legs OUT Left Left crab walk* Left crab 4 steps Left legs IN Left legs OUT Stop button Stop (double tap for full reset) Leg reset Full reset Sleep mode toggle Top right Top right shuffle Right strafe Right forward leg IN Right forward leg OUT Top left Top left shuffle Left strafe Left forward leg IN Left forward leg OUT Bottom right Bottom right shuffle Right turn roll Right backward leg IN Right backward leg OUT Bottom left Bottom left shuffle Left turn roll Left backward leg IN Left backward leg OUT  *2 speeds. Shift-Green Level 3.9 for further details). press again to change speed. Shift-Orange Level 4. Unshifted Level 2. .

unless the shift is pressed again or pressed until the LED goes back to blank. There are 4 levels: Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Unshifted Shift-Green Shift-Orange Shift-Red The shift light stays on for around 20 seconds after the last button press. Aggression. Shift Shift levels The tricolor LED shift light indicates the shift layer in use. Awareness Activity button Unshifted Shift-Green Shift-Orange Shift-Red Activity toggle Smart-scan Twitch BodyCon High stance Aggression button Aggression toggle Roar Attack Aggressive stance Awareness button Awareness toggle Scan left for nearest object Scan right for nearest object Aware stance Shift button Shift light indicator  . Personality settings .Activity.Buttons Overview Activity LED Aggression LED Awareness LED Activity button Aggression button Awareness button 1. 2.

Buttons Overview Program button Program play button Autonomy button 3. Autonomy Autonomy button Unshifted Shift-Green Shift -Orange Shift-Red Autonomy On/Off Guard mode Approach nearest object Escape walk 5. Demo button Demo button Unshifted Shift-Green Shift-Orange Shift-Red Dance demo Movement demo Leg check Wave Demo button Shift button 0 . Program button and Program play button Program button Unshifted Shift-Green Shift-Orange Shift-Red Program Program back Program erase Volume down Program play button Program play Sound & vision sensors On/Off Dizzy BodyCon Volume up 4.

Rotate counter-clockwise button Rotate counter-clockwise* Counter-clockwise 4 steps Burst Head counter-clockwise 7. press again to change speed. Stop button Stop button Unshifted Shift-Green Shift-Orange Shift-Red Stop (double tap for full reset) Leg reset Full reset Sleep mode toggle Shift button Stop button  .Buttons Overview Rotate clockwise button Rotate counter-clockwise button 6. Rotation buttons Rotate clockwise button Unshifted Rotate clockwise* Shift-Green Clockwise 4 steps Shift-Orange Single shot Shift-Red Head clockwise *2 speeds.

Buttons Overview Shift button Forward Top right Top Left Right Left Bottom right Bottom left Backward 8. press again to change speed. Directional pad Forward Backward Right Unshifted Walk forward* Walk backward Right crab walk* Shift-Green Forward 4 steps Backward 4 steps Right crab 4 steps Shift-Orange Stomp walk Surprise BodyCon Right legs IN Shift-Red Head up Head down Right legs OUT *2 speeds. Left Left crab walk* Left crab 4 steps Left legs IN Left legs OUT Top right Top right shuffle Right strafe Right forward leg IN Right forward leg OUT Top left Top left shuffle Left strafe Left forward leg IN Left forward leg OUT Bottom right Bottom right shuffle Right turn roll Right backward leg IN Right backward leg OUT Bottom left Bottom left shuffle Left turn roll Left backward leg IN Left backward leg OUT  .

he will go into sleep mode. Slide the button to turn him on or off. This can also be done by double tapping the stop button. Press the stop button at any shift layer to wake up Roboquad (none of his user programming will be affected).Roboquad Basics Terminology Sleep mode toggle You can manually put Roboquad into sleep mode by pressing the Sleep mode button combination. Stop and reset Stop button Unshifted Shift-Green Shift-Orange Stop Stop (double tap for full reset) Leg reset Full reset OFF ON Sleep and power down Stop button Shift-Red Sleep mode toggle Sleep mode If your Roboquad does not receive a signal from the remote controller for around 5 minutes.  . Press again within around 6 seconds to perform a full reset to his default position. A BodyCon describes a motion associated with a specific sound. Press to stop Roboquad from performing his current action. Power on / off Roboquad’s power button is located on his back. Press once to make Roboquad enter sleep mode. Power down Roboquad will automatically power down and forget all user programming after around 24 hours in sleep mode. Twitch With a high Activity setting Roboquad will twitch after a reset. Full reset Roboquad will reset his legs and head to the default (start-up) positions. The term ‘BodyCon’ is used throughout this manual. Resets Leg reset Roboquad will reset his legs to the default (start-up) position.

press again to change speed. right. By pressing the same direction button again. The same buttons in shift-green will rotate Roboquad for only four steps. you can toggle between Roboquad’s two turning speeds. Walking You can make Roboquad walk in a variety of ways by pressing the directional pad in 4 directions (forward. Independent leg movement Move Roboquad’s legs in pairs (both left or both right) or independently using the directional pad. forward and backward will move Roboquad’s head up or down. backward.  . Roboquad will perform a full reset. left and right) when unshifted or in shift-green. press again to change speed. Rotation walking Pressing one of the rotate buttons when unshifted will rotate Roboquad clockwise or counter-clockwise. there may be a slight chance that Roboquad will get unbalanced.Movement Forward Backward Unshifted Walk forward* Walk backward Shift-Green Forward 4 steps Backward 4 steps Shift-Orange Stomp walk Surprise BodyCon Shift-Red Head up Head down *2 speeds. Each press will toggle between Roboquad’s two walking speeds. and the rotate clockwise/counter-clockwise buttons will turn his head left or right. Note: At the end of the walk. rotating right or rotating left press the same button again to change to his next speed. CAUTION: When turning all legs under Roboquad’s body. left. Roboquad will perform a full reset. Head movement In shift-red. Note: At the end of the rotation. Speed change While Roboquad is moving forward. Right Right crab walk* Right crab 4 steps Right legs IN Right legs OUT Left Left crab walk* Left crab 4 steps Left legs IN Left legs OUT Top right Top right shuffle Right strafe Right forward leg IN Right forward leg OUT Top left Top left shuffle Left strafe Left forward leg IN Left forward leg OUT Bottom right Bottom right shuffle Right turn roll Right backward leg IN Right backward leg OUT Bottom left Bottom left shuffle Left turn roll Left backward leg IN Left backward leg OUT Clockwise button Counter-clockwise button Unshifted Rotate clockwise* Rotate counter-clockwise* Shift-Green Clockwise 4 steps Counter-clockwise 4 steps Shift-Red Head left Head right *2 speeds.

If Roboquad does not receive the signal. guard mode and smart-scan. Roboquad will update his on-board personality with the controller the next time a personality button is pressed and he receives the signal. Lower levels will make him more docile in autonomous mode. LEDs Each personality setting has its own tricolor LED. With a high Aggression level Roboquad has more aggressive responses. Aggression. If this occurs. You can press any State button to enable the state lights. Roboquad changes his personality when the personality buttons are pressed on the remote controller. This mainly affects his autonomous mode. The tricolor LEDs show the current state of the personality settings. He will also spend more time scanning in autonomous mode. At lower levels he is more nervous. With a high Activity level Roboquad will spend more time exploring in autonomous mode. Awareness State buttons Activity button Unshifted Activity toggle Aggression button Aggression toggle Awareness button Awareness toggle Introduction Roboquad’s autonomous behavior is determined by his personality setting. The default setting for all personalities is Low. his personality will not be altered but the controller will think it has. With a high Awareness level Roboquad will use longer scanning distances for his obstacle avoidance.Activity. Activity This button will toggle through Roboquad’s activity personality settings. Awareness This button will toggle through Roboquad’s awareness personality settings. At lower levels his scanning range is reduced.  . This button will toggle through Roboquad’s aggression personality settings. Aggression and Awareness) which you can change using the remote controller. but this will only toggle through the personality button states. The setting colors are: Aggression • Green = Low • Orange = Medium • Red = High The personality settings will reset to their default settings when the remote controller powers down or the batteries are replaced.Personality settings . His reactions will vary depending on the three settings (Activity. This affects how he reacts to sensor inputs. This affects the range of his scanner and how much he uses it in autonomous mode.

then start roaming again. Sound sensor Roboquad will react to sharp sounds when his sound sensor is turned on and he is not moving.Sensors / Autonomy Sensors Note: For more on Roboquad’s vision system. p.18 Program play button Shift-Green Sound & vision sensors On/Off simultaneously This button will toggle Roboquad’s sound and vision sensors simultaneously on or off. His reactions depend on his personality settings. Roboquad’s sound sensor is on during: • autonomous mode during rest periods • guard mode (when he is not moving) • normal mode (when he is not moving) When Roboquad detects a sound he will perform a listening BodyCon. he will perform a frustrated sound. see Scanning on p. If he is continually blocked three times. Autonomy Autonomy button Unshifted Autonomy The autonomy button toggles Roboquad’s autonomous mode on or off. Roboquad will wander through his environment. Exiting autonomy Pressing any button except for Activity.  . In autonomous mode. Autonomy On/Off Light sensor Roboquad will react to changes in ambient light. Awareness and Aggression will exit Roboquad from autonomous mode. Continually triggering Roboquad’s sound sensors 5 times in a row will turn the sound and vision sensors off. Roboquad will perform his escape walk when blocked by an obstacle. scanning and avoiding obstacles. He will then scan for the nearest item (see Scanning.18) and if an object is detected. Light changes always act as an interrupt for anything Roboquad is doing. Sensors cannot be turned off independently. Roboquad’s personality settings determine his reactions. even when Roboquad switches his sensors off due to too many sound or vision distractions. with the exception of: • program mode • program playback • guard mode Obstacle avoidance If his awareness and activity are high.

Head stays stationary • Awareness Medium: .Scanner uses maximum distance.Scanner uses medium distance. .Roboquad will occasionally turn to face a different direction. Reactions Roboquad will react to any sound or the presence of any object within his scanning range. If the Aggression or Awareness level is changed while Roboquad is in guard mode then the scanning routine or default reactions are updated without exiting guard mode. Guard mode will time out after 20 minutes and Roboquad will go into sleep mode. If there is a program in Roboquad’s memory then he will perform the program when disturbed. The sonic sensor is turned on in guard mode whenever Roboquad is not moving. Roboquad will exit guard mode if he is disturbed 10 consecutive times. 4. When inputting demo in program mode.Scanner uses short distance. Exiting guard mode Roboquad can exit from guard mode in four ways: 1. then he uses the default reactions of the aggression level he is in.Head scans back and forth periodically. He will do this by counting down and performing an entry alert sound. 2.Guard mode / Demos Guard mode Autonomy button Shift-Green Guard mode Entering guard mode Pressing the autonomy button in shift-green will put Roboquad into guard mode. Demos Demo button Unshifted Dance demo Shift-Green Movement demo Dance demo Roboquad will perform his dance demo. there is a slight chance that Roboquad will exit guard mode after playing the demo. . If no program is in Roboquad’s memory. Pressing the stop button during guard mode will end guard mode. he will give you a short time to leave the area (around 7 seconds) before he fully enters guard mode.Head scans back and forth periodically. . .  . When Roboquad is put into guard mode. • Awareness High: . 3. He will move into his aware stance to look and listen for any disturbances. Guard mode scanning The awareness level determines the scanning routine used in guard mode: • Awareness Low: . Movement demo Roboquad will perform a series of movement demonstrations.

he will often use this scan to find an exit when he encounters obstacles.) away. turn to face it. low. he will acknowledge it with a nod of his head and if he needs to. If the object is in front of him. When his Awareness is medium or high. Approach nearest object Roboquad will scan his surroundings. After each flinch he will reset and start again. obstacles and threats. Scanning Activity button Awareness button Autonomy button Shift-Green Smart-scan Scan left for nearest object Shift-Orange Scan right for nearest object Approach nearest object Shift-Red Escape walk Introduction Roboquad’s ‘deep IR scanner’ vision system enables him to see across 6 different scanning ranges. medium and high. especially when the Awareness is set high. he will sometimes choose to react to objects that do not appear or disappear.  . Program play button Volume up Scan (left/right) for nearest object Using this scan. moving his head back and forth to find the nearest object. Escape walk Roboquad scans all around him to find the easiest escape route. There are 4 volume level settings: mute. When he sees something. he will remain stationary. Note: Scanning times are not as long as normal when Roboquad is in Program mode. Flinch Roboquad will flinch if an object approaches his face very quickly. If he sees no gaps he will turn and repeat the scan behind him. He will choose the largest space and move towards it. Roboquad’s volume can be adjusted using the program buttons in shift-red. He will start scanning from side to side using his medium range scan. from right in front of his face to about several feet (1 meter approx. If he finds something he will turn and move towards it. he will perform a flinch reaction. stopping when he reaches it. he will react according to his Aggression and Activity levels. Smart-scan Roboquad will enter his active/high stance and perform a first pass scan. with his head starting centrally.Volume / Scanning Volume Program button Shift-Red Volume down Since this is a personality-based scan (he often uses it in Autonomy Mode). He will make a few scanning passes. Roboquad has several different sequences he performs that help him to assess distances. Roboquad will look for the nearest object and turn to face it. scanning at an increased range with each pass. This section will cover how Roboquad uses these scanning sequences. He will make more scan passes and if anything within his vision changes from the first pass scan (ie. appears or disappears). The sound you hear is feedback from the IR reflecting off anything he sees. He can be flinched in normal mode and when moving forward. When he is powered on. After 3 flinches in a row Roboquad will turn his sound and vision sensors off. If Roboquad is flinched. Roboquad’s default volume setting is high.

press the program button in shift-green. If a command has been entered. Exiting program mode Pressing the program play button will exit Roboquad from program mode. Roboquad is ready to remember your command inputs. playing a program if one is stored. Roboquad will perform the routine. press the program button. Roboquad will sound a “negative” to the request. The following functions will alter from their original function when included in a program: • Stop will become a pause when entered into a program • Walks will reduce to 8 steps in program mode • Scan functions will perform fewer scan passes Note: The program memory is cleared when Roboquad powers down after approximately 24 hours in sleep mode or when turned off. Programming Roboquad Roboquad can be programmed up to 40 commands. Support If you have questions about Roboquad that are not answered here. For each command you enter. Roboquad will exit into normal mode.Programming / Support Programming Program button Unshifted Shift-Green Shift-Orange Program Program back* Program erase The following functions cannot be included in a program: Program play button Program play * Deletes the last command from the program Program Entering program mode To enter program mode. Roboquad will perform the move and confirm it with an “affirmative” sound. Roboquad will add each new command you enter to the end of the programming sequence. Roboquad will exit program mode automatically approximately 20 seconds after the last program command is given. If no command has been entered.com  . If a program is not present. Clearing a program The entire program can be cleared by pressing the program button in shift-orange. • Autonomy • Guard mode • Smart-scan • Volume control • Sleep mode • Sensors on/off • Personality state level buttons (the levels on the remote controller will not alter when in program mode) • any of the programming functions Playing the program The user can play back a program at any time by pressing program play. refer to the official Roboquad website for more information and frequently asked questions: www.roboquadonline. To delete the last command.

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