The Sphero remote control ball on Bluetooth

by Mark R

We can do a lot with our mobile phones, and apparently rolling a ball via Bluetooth is now one of them.

I guess that there is something interesting about a robotic ball, and it is a lot less flamboyant than the Prime8.

This is the Sphero, and I have a a video of this after the jump if you want to see how it rolls. Yes, that is a bad joke.

If you are one of those people that is sitting around and wondering what you can do with a remote controlled ball. My question is: what can’t you do with a remote-controlled ball? Just think of all the fun you can have putting two balls on a table, and then letting one try to push off the other.

From the video, it looks like the Sphero depends on tilt controls. I would imagine that millions of Super Monkey Ball users are seeing a practical use for their refined skills.

The company that has created the Sphero is Orbotix, and they intend to be showing off their remote control ball at CES 2011. Hopefully, I’ll get some shots of it there, and maybe even a video. I wonder if the Sphero is as transparent as it looks.


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