Posted in Robots
At the CES show one of the big hits is a robotic ball, created by Sphero, that can be controlled with a smartphone. Currently, the emphasis is on innovative games but I’d encourage you to think deeper and broader about the potential applications. For example, when the robotic device is also hooked with a low cost camera suddenly the device can be used as a roving “watch dog.” (I’m sure people will even use it to play with their dog remotely.) Police and other law enforcement officials will also be able to use the devices to safely, cheaply and effectively monitor dangerous situations remotely.