SAN FRANCISCO -- Holding out a green ball, Keller Rinaudo walks across the room and, without hesitation, a little robot grins and follows him.
Rinaudo stops on a dime and changes directions. The robot does too. Then, Rinaudo tosses the ball and the robot happily chases after it.
This is Romo, the first product from San Francisco-based Romotive. A $150 robot that uses an iPhone as its brains, Romo has been around for nearly two years. Romo runs off the power of an iPhone's microprocessor. Users dock one device onto a connector on the robot's base, and from … Read more