Sphero - robotic ball

Sphero – robotic ball

A New Way To Play from GoSphero on Vimeo.

The Sphero looks pretty interesting. It is a robotic ball that you control through apps on your smartphone. It appears that they have several apps that they plan to launch with in 2012 including a golf app and a driving app. I’m not totally sold on the concept, but I am sure of one great use case. Driving a cat bananas. I could totally see gluing a little feathery tail to this thing and making the cat go mental.

While i’m on the subject of robots. I have always loved the idea of having my own remote controlled robot and find that there are far too few of them in the world. I wish they would bring back the Aibo. I guess this little ball will have to do in the meantime, but it doesn’t appear to be able to fetch me a glass of wine…Doh.

[box type=”info” style=”rounded”]The Sphero is available for pre-order for $129.99 and works with iPhone & Android devices[/box]