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Meet Romo, the smartphone robot that uses an iOS device as his brain

Tech | | May 25, 2013, 3:12 pm
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It also includes autonomous navigation.

It also includes autonomous navigation.

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Romotive, the company behind Romo, is working on an advanced software that lets Romo do the things robots do in the movies.

Romotive, the company behind Romo, is working on an advanced software that lets Romo do the things robots do in the movies.

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It uses your iDevice as his brain.

It uses your iDevice as his brain.

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It is priced at $150 and will start shipping next month.

It is priced at $150 and will start shipping next month.

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To use Romo, download an app and plug your phone into the robotic base. You can control it from any iDevice or your Mac.

To use Romo, download an app and plug your phone into the robotic base. You can control it from any iDevice or your Mac.

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Romo can be controlled by an iPhone 5 running their app. The company suggests to use an older device with the 30 pin dock connector on the robotic base. The company is designing the next robot to use the new Lightning connector as a docking station.

Romo can be controlled by an iPhone 5 running their app. The company suggests to use an older device with the 30 pin dock connector on the robotic base. The company is designing the next robot to use the new Lightning connector as a docking station.

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Romo gets smarter over time through app
updates and behaviours created by people.

Romo gets smarter over time through app updates and behaviours created by people.

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It is a pet as well as an educational tool.

It is a pet as well as an educational tool.

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It has face recognition capability so that he can have different relations with people inside the house.

It has face recognition capability so that he can have different relations with people inside the house.

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Romo is a personal robot that uses your iDevice as his brain.

Romo is a personal robot that uses your iDevice as his brain.

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Romo is the robot companion for everyone
regardless of whether you are 8 years old or 80, says the company.

Romo is the robot companion for everyone regardless of whether you are 8 years old or 80, says the company.