Bridging the world between tech and toys for eight years, Sphero made a name for itself building robotic balls that can be programmed to perform a wide range of fun and useful tasks. The latest addition to its ever-expanding product line is the RVR Programmable Robot.
Resembling a miniature NASA rover, the RVR promises similar rugged functionality with all-terrain treads and a powerful high-torque drivetrain. Neither hills, nor bumps, nor rough ground will stop this intrepid explorer.
Both easy to use and entirely customizable, the RVR is drivable and programmable right out of the box thanks to its accompanying Sphero EDU app. But the robot will also synch with the Arduino microcontroller, the Raspberry Pi microcomputer, and other high-tech interfaces to perform a range of advanced operations. Thanks to its accelerometer, gyroscope, magnetometer, ambient light readout, and various sensors, the RVR can orient itself and move through its environment in remarkable ways.