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Tiny TankBot can be controlled by your iPhone

RC cars were always fun to play with as a kid. Except for those ones that only turned if the car was going in reverse. Well naturally, as time goes on and our technology advances, these toys also grow more interesting. Take, for example, this TankBot from Desk Pets that can be controlled using the accelerometer in your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch.

How much fun would it be to pull out your iPhone and be able to control a little bot by simply turning the phone? What’s more, is that you can switch it to autonomous mode and it will use its built-in IR sensors to navigate on its own and avoid obstacles. You can build a maze, and it will actually navigate through it without any help. The best part is that these gadgets will only set you back around $20 when they go on sale this June. They come in four different colors, and each color operates on its own frequency, in case you want to play with more than one.

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  • It seems that–at least for now–the iPhone lineup holds a significant lead over Android, WP7, and Blackberry in the category where it matters most: Ability to control small robots.

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