Romo Smartphone Robot

The guys at Romotive figured that your 500$+ smartphone is probably more powerful and capable than any custom robot brain they could design, at least at a reasonable cost. Their first public project, the Romo, puts this into practice, using either an Android- or iOS-powered phone as the robots’ brain. Your phone is also Romo’s eyes and ears while the sturdy tread-equipped base allows it to move around freely, either giving you full control (via a computer or another smartphone) or choosing to go where it pleases, depending on the running app.

We’re sure that the community will make Romo even better as new apps hit the market. A shout out to Kickstarter (and its community) for making this project possible, now available through Amazon – 150$.

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