Desk Pets to roll out iOS-controlled TankBot, you can control TankBot via your iPhone , iPad or iPod touch and this robot is coming in June.TankBot is a new micro robotic toy and will respond to the user’s hand movements……
Desk Pets International (HK) Limited unveils TankBot the world’s first sub-$20 micro-robotic toy that can be controlled by your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch.TankBot have three modes which allow navigate mazes, roam and be fully controllable by your Apple device.A built-in USB charger gives TankBot hours of inexpensive playtime.TankBot will make its first public appearance at this year’s Toy Fair in New York City on February 13-16 and available in June.
Desk Pets has revolutionized remote control toys by connecting their most recent micro-robot to today’s latest mobile technology. Each TankBot features a dongle that easily plugs into the headphone jack of your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch.Desk Pets developed a program that enables TankBot to be controlled by simply tilting your mobile device by utilizing Apple’s accelerometer technology . Tilt the iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch forward and TankBot rolls forward, angle the phone right and TankBot instantly makes a right turn.Switch to autonomous mode and using built-in IR sensors, TankBot can navigate a maze, avoid obstacles and interact with the users hand motions.
- Incorporates Apple’s accelerometer technology to be fully controllable by tilt of iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch
- Autonomous mode uses IR sensors to navigate mazes, avoid obstacles, and react with military precision
- Free roaming mode with tank sounds
- Retractable USB charger built into body of the product, 30 minutes of charge = 15 minutes of play
- Flashing heartbeat eyes pulse when robot is at idle
- Each color (orange, blue, black, and green) operates on own frequency, allowing for multi-player racing and battling