WowWee MiP

Eight-inch-tall humanoid robot with LED eyes that balances Segway-like on two wheels and makes sounds that indicate whether it is “happy” or “sad.” MiP can be controlled by hand motions thanks to IR sensors in the bot or by a mobile app, which allows for better control and additional capabilities. Besides its remote control feature, MiP has six programmed modes: Tricks, Roam, Track, Dance, Cage, and Stack. Roam, for example, allows the toy to navigate a room by itself and avoid detected obstacles. MiP is powered by four AAA batteries.