Interested in your own spy robot? While it won’t be the most stealthy spy robot around, it does have a certain novelty and cute factor to it that would make it a fun toy for all ages. Introducing Romotive’s Romo which is basically an smartphone dock on a treaded chassis to help with its mobility. The good news is that even though the photo above depicts an iPhone, Romo will be compatible with pretty much any smartphone thanks to the way it is connected.
As you can see, Romo connects to your smartphone via the audio jack, so in theory any smartphone should be compatible although at the moment apps are only available for iOS devices with Android apps in the works. The app will allow you to control the movements of the robot via another iOS device, and apart from basic mobility, it will also send both audio and video back to its controller.
The project is still a Kickstarter project at the moment, although with 4 hours left to go (at this time of posting), and with a pledged amount of $111,361 that definitely surpassed their request for $32,000, the Romo Kickstarter project is definitely a go. If you’re interested in getting your own Romo, you can head on down to their Kickstarter page where a pledge of $78 will net you a Romo once it has been put into production.