Over the last few months, we have had various iOS controlled helicopters and other robotic accessories. It seems that using your iDevice to remotely control a bite sized vehicle is now becoming known by people.
New innovative or inventive products still possess a place in market apart from the fact that RC market is getting crowded. Romotive proves that with Romo, the first iPhone/iPad touch- powered (and controlled) robot.
iOS device controls and powers Romo, which is a fully motorized, acrylic robot. Technically any smart phone will work as this vehicle as shown in the picture is fully motorized with a cradle to withstand your iPhone and interfaces with your handset through its audio jack.
The robot is controlled by its iOS application once user has connected his device with Romo. It's not just that app directs Romo but it has also featured to receive live video and audio from the connected device. Surprised? See this video
Peter Seid and Phu Nguyen the two engineers came up with this big idea which they named as Romo. This project has recently jumped out its $32,000 funding goal with over $114,000 in pledges. Although this robot is presently in beta, it probably would be made available in a few months.