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Looking for a smartphone remote app for your robot project? Look no further than the new Cellbots app for Android. The gang over at Cellbots.com have been busy creating an accessible and full-featured controller app with multiple modes for maximum flexibility. The app works with iRobot Create, LEGO Mindstorms, VEX Pro, and, of course, custom Arduino cellbots.

Take control of your robot using a D-pad, accelerometer, joystick, or voice control with Direct Control mode. Chat with your robot and issue commands over Google Talk from anywhere in the world using Chat mode. Connect to a web server and view streaming video in Google Chrome, issue commands using keyboard shortcuts, type a phrase for the robot to speak, and change the robot’s face using Phone to Web mode. And you can do all that and more in a native app with Phone to Phone mode.

The app is currently available for free from the Android Market and source code is available for folks interested in adding more features or other robot platforms.

Adam Flaherty

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