What’s 10″ tall, is controlled by your smartphone, and looks cute as a button? If you answered the Mip Robot… you probably just read the headline. Yes, you’re looking at a self-balancing robot that you can control with your phone. But what, exactly, can you do with it?
Not only can you control it using the intuitive (and free) MiP mobile app, but it also responds to motions and can detect objects blocking its path using innovative ‘Gesturesense’ technology. In addition to its immersive personality and ability to balance atop some unique duel wheels, MiP has 7 distinct modes: MiP, tracking, dance, roam, tricks, cage and stack.
In other words, it’s a fancy toy that can probably get a young child interested in things like robotics, and for that alone is worth the $90 asking price. That’s down from the regular $100 price tag.