Made In Austin
"Take me to your leader" says a 10-year-old boy in a robot monotone. He presses a button and engulfs his mom in a cloud of fog, laughing as the staccato sound of laser fire blasts through the living room.
No, this isn't all in his imagination; David Pikoff of Austin company Games2U has brought childhood fantasy to life with the U:bot, a 6-foot-8-inch metal robot children climb inside and pilot. "My kids are the lead testers," Pikoff says proudly. "They think I'm the coolest dad in the world."