Star Wars and Sphero – The Little Droid That Could

This morning, there was quite the buzz surrounding the new upcoming Star Wars film, and a little new droid, BB-8. The reason for the hype, was because of a company called Sphero – an organization that specializes in creating connected entertainment robots. According to Crunchbase – Sphero is “the world’s first robotic ball gaming system that you control from your smartphone or tablet.” The company has 2 main products: Ollie and Sphero – that are controlled by your smartphone or tablet.

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Now, for the juicy stuff: Sphero has launched a BB-8 Star Wars Droid Robot through a partnership with Disney/Star Wars. What does this mean? It means that the company has created an awesome robot using their technology, in the form of a new droid that will be showcased in the new upcoming Star Wars Episode 7 film. Tech geeks and Star Wars fanatics alike, including me – are raving about this new gizmo. BB-8 via Sphero, can move based off of voice commands or from directions given through your mobile or tablet. To get the full list of awesome features and a live hands on experience, you can view an awesome write up about it via TechCrunch –  here. I’ve also gone ahead and included the intro video that showcases Sphero’s BB-8 Droid below. Enjoy!

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