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Romo, $150

There are a number of these mobile phone-controlled robot platforms out there. I think this is a very clever way to easily bolt a brain onto a robot body and to have fun applications and a “personality” in a low cost robot platform. The Romo is targeting both the robot toy market and also presenting it as a useful tool for teleconferencing and as a mobile camera. It will be interesting to see where this technology goes.

Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn is a freelancer writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor for Boing Boing and WINK Books. And he has a new best-of writing collection and “lazy man’s memoir,” called Borg Like Me.

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