The iPhone Owner’s Robotic Avatar
This is the robotic avatar that reflects an iPhone owner’s facial features and personality traits. An iPhone becomes the robot’s “face” after downloading an app and placing the iPhone in the robot’s head. The app allows you to alter the robot’s appearance to resemble your own facial features by choosing from 24 different accents, eyebrows, eyes, masks, glasses, noses, mouths, and beards. Price $129.95
With moving eyebrows and blinking eyes that imply human intelligence, you can customize its responses in your own voice to match your personality, such as “stop that!” when being bumped into a wall repeatedly or “wait a sec, bub!” when its built-in sensors detect it is being commanded to roll down a set of stairs or off a table’s ledge. The avatar rolls forward, backward, and turns 360Â° on two 8″ wheels, commanded from the 30′-range infrared remote as well as voice commands.