Sphero: Smartphone As Remote

Sphero: Smartphone As Remote
Innovation

A new app by Orbotix aims to make the smartphone a universal control device for a number of physical objects.

Sandra Pfeifer
  • 8 december 2010

Boulder based startup Orbotix has developed a technology that can operate physical devices by using a smartphone. Their prototype, Sphero, is a robotic ball that works just like a remote-controlled car. The company says that the same technology could also be applied to open garage doors, and unlock cars. It could also help physically-challenged people to control objects around them more easily. Watch a video of the Sphero in action here. Reuters reports more:

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