Monday, December 13, 2010

Sphero Ball, an AR Drone alternative

Don't have the budget or airspace for an AR Drone ? Get a Sphero !

Sphero is a small, robotic toy ball designed by Orbotix, and controlled remotely via Bluetooth and your phone's tilt sensor.


It's practically a ball that rolls by itself, sure the thing is pretty simple and sounds boring but after smartphone developers get ahold of the open API we'll see much augmented reality gameplay headed our way.


Here's a small video of the prototype:




More details here

Let us know what you guys think in the Comment Section below.

Source : Orbotix

20 comments:

Smile said...

Hehe great invention, although the speed it's rolling is a bit low.

Still looks like great fun!

mrbabylon said...

Wow that is pretty impressive, wonder what they could use it for, possibly motion cap for gaming?

ImmaFrog said...

That is kinda scary but useful i guess

i_love_weed said...

man i want one of these :D

Mr Bouchard said...

This is great. I almost posted something about this yesterday! Might not be that useful yet but it's sure going to expand to much more useful stuff!

cooperlife said...

finally, a way for me to cheat at bowling.

The Champ said...

That's crazy!!!

runewake2 said...

This looks sweet. If I had a phone... I would think about getting one of these just to play with.

Why are phone plans so expensive? An android would cost $60 a month and I don't have that kind of money.

Bart said...

yes! finally i can play soccer against my self. brilliant

David Davidson said...

this will definatly open the door for all kinds of fun stuff

Copyboy said...

That is a pretty cool office time waster in my mind.

NooG said...

the drone one was epic... this one is just silly... a ball does not suddenly become AWESOME because you can control it with your iPhone...

stoneyase said...

dude, i want i want! gimme gimme gimme! i bet it would make a sweet cat toy!

Brut said...

awesome, I want a remote control ball.

BökChöd said...

Hahaha... I was about to say, what the heck is something like this good for anyway? But, cooper hit the spot.


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honkhonkpt said...

Dang, that's actually kind of cool. Kind of pointless as well, but still neat.

Seion said...

Haha, bowling in real life while bowling with your phone.

Joel C Anatoli said...

hook that up to a cam and hmd, and got a fucking miracle

Major.Mack said...

what for?

poopstm said...

nice video !

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