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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 a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture, including the first book about the web (Mosaic Quick Tour) and the Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Building Robots. He is currently working on a best-of collection of his writing, called Borg Like Me.

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