Orbotix Sphero Robotic Ball Lands $5 Million Investment For Production (video)
The Sphero Robotic Ball
controlled by your smartphone which we featured back in December last
year and was showcased at CES this year. Has now raised $5 million in
Series B financing from Foundry Group and Highway 12 Ventures, allowing
it to make the jump from concept into production.
Any iOS or Android smartphone will be able to control the Sphero Ball
via a simple Bluetooth connection. Developers will also be able to
create their own programs and games for the robotic ball using the open
API on offer. Watch a video of the Orbotix Sphero Robotic Ball in action
after the jump.
Once the Sphero-Robotic-Ball is launched
later this year its expected to be retailing at around $130 and can
already be pre-ordered from the Sphero website.