***Disclosure: I received complimentary samples to facilitate my review. No other compensation was provided, and all opinions are 100% honest and have not been influenced in any way.***
Recently, while I was trying to find fun, unique gifts for my hard to shop for guys, I discovered the ROMO. He is a real life robot that is powered by your iOS device. (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch.) That's right...Your smartphone or device acts as the ROMO's brain. He has his own unique personality, and even adapts to his surroundings over time. How cool is that?!
ROMO Features :
- Face Tracking- Romo can follow your face, just like having a pet or friend!
- Wi-Fi Control- Control your robot using and iOS device over a Wi-Fi network.
- Mobile Training Program- Learn the basic concepts of programming in a fun, interactive way.
- Simple SDK- Control ROMO's hardware and personality by creating your own apps.
- Personal Curious Pet-Leave ROMO by himself and he'll be sad. He will also search his surroundings for companionship.
- Telepresence/Remote Control- Control your robot from anywhere in the world or invite others to control him remotely!
- Control or access ROMO from anywhere in the world
- Two-way audio/video between smart devices
- Face and object detection
- Free mobile updates with new behavior packs
- Learn behaviors from other robots in the wild
- Visual programming to create new custom personalities
Check out this brief video that shows ROMO in action:
Our review of the romo :
The neat thing about ROMO is that he can be programmed to perform different actions, show a wide variety of emotions, and even speak! What I love is that this gives kids an intro into computer programming in a fun, engaging way, no confusing code required! As kids get more confident in their programming skills, they can teach ROMO to do more and more. He is constantly evolving and adapting.
Romo is currently available for iPhone 5, iPod Touch 5, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S and iPod Touch 4 at Brookstone and Romotive.com this holiday season!
You can learn more about ROMO by checking out the following links: the Romotive website
ROMO on Facebook
ROMO on Twitter
ROMO on Vimeo