Augmented Reality
ARBot can appear as a tank or race car, makes augmented reality a ball

From ANKI Drive to quadricopters, humans love guiding robots around for enjoyment, especially from their smartphones and tablets. The shapes and features of these machines, however, are often defined by their physical form, which can curtail theĀ imagination factor in paying with them.ARBot

That limitation may be greatly reduced by the likesĀ of ARBot. A spherical robot with a groove in its center that follows the trail of Sphero, ARBot can be controlled by a tablet. However, a companion app allows the ARBot to appear as a race car, tank, or just about anything else. Different kinds of games can take advantage of its different appearances inside the app. Up to 60 ARBots can engage in a battle royale. The battery lasts between 1.5 and 3 hours.

ARBot seeks to raise $30,000 by June 19th. A standard ARBot costs $119 and should be available by January 16th. A special carbon edition si also available for 10 times that amount.

ARBot takes a fun concept and adds even more creativity to it. It’s also a great example of an inexpensive augmented reality. However, its staying part will be determined somewhat by how well the developers evolve the app. The developers, however, have enabled a lot of room for developing custom

 

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