Romo: Turning your phone into a friendly robot

The dream of a cheap and friendly robot in every home hasn't yet taken off. Roboticist Keller Rinaudo’s solution is Romo – powered by your smartphone.

Robots are a common sight in our factories and industrial workplaces, but have yet to make the jump into people’s homes - whether because of cost or they’re not intimate enough to have in the home.

US roboticist Keller Rinaudo, the head of Romotive, has created Romo, an approachable little automaton powered by a device most of us have a strong connection with – our smartphones.

He believes robots will become household creatures that humans will live with, like awe do with our pets.

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