Here’s some fun news from Japan today. Gokiraji 2.0 is a robot cockroach (roachbot) that can be controlled using your iPhone and/or iPad. You download the app to your phone and then link the control app to the roachbot. It can also be controlled using gyro controls. It’s pretty gross, I know, but it’s also a fun toy to have. And of course there could be far more applications in the future knowing how well a phone can now control robots.
This cockroach is just a start, of course. Maybe soldiers can start to control robot fighters in the future. Some soldiers already have iPads, so I’m sure many would be delighted to have something to control!