Robots are amazing feats of technology, there's little doubting that. But we tend to lose interest when we realise that they're ultimately a bunch of witless drones. We yearn for some personality. Something with a more conscious human element, an eager and attentive mind that responds to our actions and can learn new tricks. Meet Romo.
Docked on a pair of squat and durable caterpillar tracks, your soulless Apple device is miraculously transformed into the living brain of this expressive robot, the touch-screen now lit up with his friendly blue face.
By interacting through the built-in app you can endow this cheeky android with its very own personality through various actions, triggers, and behaviours. As well as guiding him on a series of exciting missions; you can prod him, tickle him and he'll laugh, smile, nod, sneeze and much more. Romo recognises your face and responds to your movements, he can even identify colours and chase objects around. He craves your tender assistance to learn new things and evolve his character.
Romo features two-way audio and video between iOS devices and it can be controlled remotely by anyone, anywhere in the world, so you can connect family and friends via telepresence. Chatting whilst playing and interacting takes video calls to the next level, think of it as Skype™ – on wheels.
What's more, you'll learn basic programming concepts as you help Romo complete his various missions, and with the regularly updated app you can unlock new upgrades that make this intrepid cyborg even more expressive and alive.
Compatible with iPod touch 5th generation, iPhone 5 / 5C and iPhone 5S
May disappear of its own volition and start gathering rare earth and mineral samples to send back to the planet it came from
A robot with a friendly personality and customizable behaviours
Free app that's regularly updated
Face and colour recognition - responds to your face and can identify colours
Object follow - roll a ball around and he'll chase it
Path tracking - trace a route on your device and he'll follow it
Play and chat with friends and family
Tilt mechanism that holds your i-device allows Romo to "nod" or look around
Learn basic programming concepts as you help Romo complete his various missions
Romotive SDK available for those who know a thing or two about coding
Solid build quality, designed to withstand use by eager children
Built-in 2000 mAh NiMH Battery
On a full charge Romo Provides two hours of constant play