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Robot Bros is a relatively new Windows Phone game that plays like a platformer but has a puzzle plot. You take control of the Robot Brothers and have to navigate from start to finish while negotiating around a series of obstacles.

The challenge comes into play in that you can only control one robot at a time and both robots have to cross the finish line. Robot Bros has 90 levels with six robot types. In just tinkering with the game for a short time, it comes across as a challenging game. Robot Bros has recieved some nice reviews over on iOS and has the potential to do the same here on the Windows Phone platform.

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What could be cooler than robots in space? How about technology that could lead to space robots being controlled via an Oculus Rift and Microsoft’s Kinect 2 technology? NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory is planning to do just that and they have a demo to show off.

The United States’ Space agency, NASA (Nation Aeronautics and Space Administration), has been trying to find a way to control their million dollar robots via modern day natural interface devices. The hunt itself has led NASA to test out devices such as Leap Motion, Microsoft’s Kinect, Oculus Rift, and more.

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The new Windows Phone 8 game Robo & Bobo hit the shelves today over in the Windows Phone Store. We shared a sneak peek yesterday on the new puzzle game and found it to be an entertaining addition to the Windows Phone gaming library.

You are tasked with programming moves that will guide Robo through a series of mazes so he can be re-united with his teddy bear Bobo.

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Robo & Bobo is a new Windows Phone 8 game that is just about clearing certification and should be live in the Windows Phone Store in the next few days. We've been playing with a beta version of the game and found Robo & Bobo to be a challenging, richly animated puzzle game for our Windows Phone 8 devices.

The story line has you playing the role of Robo, who is having his love for his teddy bear (that would be Bobo) tested by scientists. You have to program Robo's movements through series of mazes so he can be re-united with Bobo.  One wrong turn or one move too short and Robo will find himself in a bind.

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I'm not sure if you would consider the Windows Phone game Endless Robot Street a game or a stress reliever. It's listed in the Windows Phone Store as a game but plays more along the lines of a street reliever.

With Endless Robot Street you play the role of a giant robot who goes down the street smashing everything in sight. While the game keeps track of your destruction as career stats, there's no in-game scores or any way you can lose. Still, there's an odd sort of attraction to Endless Robot Street.

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Battle 'bots with Robotek for Windows Phone 8

Robotek is a fun, robot battle strategy game for your Windows Phone 8 device. The game is a nice mixture of strategy and action with a dash of role playing game features.

You battle your robots through over two hundred levels of game play, earning experience and coins that can be used to upgrade and advance your robot combatants. And that's just the campaign mode. You also have an online multi-player mode where you battle other Robotek players and the option to unlock a Duel Mode where you can practice battles against the computer or a friend.

Robotek is a entertaining, feature rich, challenging battle bot game for your Windows Phone 8 device. It's a great addition to your Windows Phone gaming library.

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The Windows Phone game Titan ,as opposed to the Titan Windows Phonewas recently updated to version 1.5.2 that addresses a few bugs and stability issues as well as tweaking game play just a little.  Story boards now can be skipped, damage modifiers on higher level weapons have been increased and a few other adjustments have been put into place.

Titan is a space aged platform game for your Windows Phone where you control a Titan robot and battle hordes of enemy robots, turret guns, tanks and other rascals.

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Windows Phone Game Review: Robots from Mars

Here's a simple game for your Windows Phone that has a lot of potential but a decent amount of room for improvement. Robots from Mars is a 3D platformer styled game that has you controlling a robot across the Mars' countryside.

Along the way you have to use your rocket boosters to navigate over obstacles.  Your robot is also equipped with a weapon to help defend off any Martians that may appear.  The 3D graphics are nice and gives the game a little bit of a retro feel.  Robots from Mars is a decent game for your Windows Phone but still has some room for improvement.

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We covered SmartBot mini last week, and how it's exciting to see the development evolve for both Windows Phone and Android. Find the above, a video that was promised by WPBots that will give you an idea as to how cool SmartBot really is. The above video illustrates general movement and mobility via the remote, but there are a few more which can be found after the break showing other intriguing functionality.

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SmartBot mini: a Windows Phone robot

Remember when we first spoke of WPBots, a website dedicated to taking Windows Phone (among other platforms) to the next level? Well, they are on the way to creating Skynet with the SmartBot mini prototype.

This robot will cater for every Windows Phone size, including the massive HTC Titan. The SDK allows the robot to be controlled with seven movements and uses the camera API to bring in the following functionality:

  • Face tracking
  • Object tracking
  • Face recognition
  • Light tracking
  • OCR
  • Tag reading (data matrix, bar code, etc.)
  • Edge detection for maze resolver
  • Line follower

There's even more than this which is set to make any hackers day. Head on over to WPBots for more detail. A video demo is to be uploaded this week.

Source: WPBots

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Windows Phone "robot blog" launches

You know what we need? How about an awesome site dedicated to hacking Windows Phone hardware so that it can connect to printers, keyboards and robots. Yeah, robots!

The site is filled with all sorts of tutorials and videos on how to add a serial port, add some programming for interfaces, make your phone interact with Terminators, etc. Okay, that last one hasn't been posted yet, but c'mon, it's just a matter of time.

No doubt this is for the Radio Shack crowd as these aren't necessarily easy if you don't have hardware hacking or software programming skills (that's us on both accounts), but for those who tinker and want to push their Windows Phone to the next level...head here: www.wpbots.com

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