Not to be confused with the inexplicable reason Tony must have for racking up really costly turnovers, Romotive's two-man engineering Seatown crew gave up jobs/school to pursue a sweet-but-not-quite-finished robotics project: producing a motorized robot platform that's powered via smartphone, gets its functionality from various downloadable apps, and that they're calling Romo, so hopefully they won't drop the ball. Some of the planned applications include:
Romo Kart: A "mixed-reality" version of the totally badass Mario racing game in which you can send digital attacks against a friend's 'bot, draining its power, making it spin out of control, and generally rendering you unbeatable, unless you foolishly insist on being Toad on the Rainbow Road level. Dude's too light to maintain balance!
Drag and Drop Programming Module: A do-it-yourself program allowing you to give Romo commands that include simple movements, loops, and conditional "if, then" statements, like "IF you encounter my roommate, THEN MURDER HIM USING YOUR ROBOT STRENGTH AND CUNNING" ...or you know, other examples.
RomoRemote: This awesomely sneaky app turns the 'bot into a remote-controlled spycam, allowing you to see what it sees via the smartphone's camera, and even send audio “shout-outs”, because why shouldn't names be included on the list of things Romo drops?
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