“ROMO is a revolutionary mobile robotic platform that uses your smartphone as its brain. When connected with any iOS device, ROMO becomes a friendly robotic avatar that wanders about your home or office.
Using an iPhone or iPod touch as his brain, ROMO puts highly advanced robotic technology in the hands of children ages 8 and up. After downloading ROMO’s free app from the App Store, kids will be introduced to ROMO’s hilarious and charming personality as they journey with him across the galaxy, playing challenging missions which introduce the simple concepts behind the programs and software that run our technological world.”
I usually tell you readers that my kids were really excited to try out a new product that we receive…..but this time it was ME that was excited. I couldn’t wait to see what the ROMO Robot Companion for iPhone and iPod Touch was all about. Since my husband is the one who owns the iPhone, and since he is a little more technical than I am, I ‘let’ him help me out with this one. I was really surprised at how simple (looking) the base of the ROMO was. Really there isn’t much to it. It has a space to connect your iPhone/iPod, rubber wheels and a light. That is pretty much it.
“Romo is a friendly robot from outer space that needs your help! Complete fun programming missions to train him, while learning the basics of computer programming. As you play, you’ll unlock advanced features, like object follow (throw a ball and ROMO will chase after it), face detection (ROMO will track and follow your facial movements), and path tracking (create courses and race tracks for ROMO to follow). Watch as ROMO becomes more able to respond to people and events around him. Soon he’ll be ready for the Robot Space Race!” Learn and grow with your new robot friend.
After downloading the free ROMO app from the app store, we were ready to see ROMO come alive. He has a fun and engaging personality that is so much fun for our whole family. The kids were especially intrigued that dad’s iPhone turned into an awesome robot who really interacts with them and does silly things.
So what does ROMO Robot do? He reacts to people and things around him, we are able to teach him where and how to move, he will follow objects, and more! Something great for the adults AND kids, is that ROMO can be controlled from anywhere while streaming two-way video and audio. That means if we want to talk to grandma in Utah, we can use ROMO to do that! “With video calling, users can invite friends and family from anywhere in the world to drive their ROMO while streaming two-way audio/video. ROMO can also be controlled via Wi-Fi from any iOS device, allowing users to direct his dynamic facial expressions as they send him on impish journeys around the house.”
- ROMO is a curious digital creature who lives in your phone and explores your world on his roving base
- Just download the app and dock your iPhone device or iPod touch
- Let him explore your world and snap photos of what he sees
- Program him to respond and adapt to his environment
- You can even control ROMO remotely via web browser or other iOS devices—from anywhere in the world!*
If you are looking for a fun and innovative gift for your child this Christmas, look no further than ROMO Robot!! The whole family will have endless fun with this cool little guy!
ROMO Robot for iPhone/iPod Touch gets BRAGGING RIGHTS!!