RoboMe: The iPhone Controlled Robot
RoboMe is the latest fusion of technology and personality. This toy robot was first unveiled at the International Toy Fair Nuremberg 2013, where it won the “Toys 3.0” award.
RoboMe is a fully customizable robot. It comes with a faceplate that can be replaced with your iPhone or iPod. The smart phone then acts as the face and brain of the robot. RoboMe uses two large wheels and a small caster in the back for support. The Robot has a simple look. A red heart blinks on the left giving it a human touch.
To my mind what makes the robot really interesting is the compatibility with the iPhone and iPod. Once connected to the smart phone, RoboMe will download a library of content to give it a personalized touch. The robot can be converted into a mini version of you, with your facial expressions and voice. It can be given different expressions that appear on the screen and accents for added fun.
The iOS device gives the robot a lot of advanced features like speech recognition and face tracking. This means that the robot can recognize you and follow your voice commands. It is also packed with speakers for you to groove to your favorite music. That’s not it the robot also comes with an object recognition technology.
The apps make the robot a fun and interesting companion. Compatibility with the iPhone, allows users to download new apps once they get bored with the earlier ones.
I think smart-phone controlled robots are the future. Tell us what you think?