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Romibo Eyes Demo

Finally finished the face tracking app. Using the iPhone’s frontal camera, Romibo’s eyes move based on where you are.  It blinks too! See the following video: Advertisements

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In the App Store!

The Romibo app is now available for iPad in the App Store.  Download today! Apple, the Apple logo, and iPad are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. App Store is a service mark of Apple Inc.

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Video Demo

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Test out our new app!

Our new app features a redesigned interface, a new driving mode, lockout feature, a custom page for phrases, and more!  Interested in testing it out? Sign up here:   http://tflig.ht/1uP7FPG

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App Submitted!

Just submitted the app for review. If accepted, it will be ready for distribution on the Apple App Store!

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Nub View Updates

In addition to minor interface tweaks, I have spent the past few days working with the nub views (driving, head tilting, and emotion). The emotion nub replaces the buttons and allows for smooth transitions between colors. Additionally, the movement of … Continue reading

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New interface

The fiber optic cables on Romibo’s antennae are not really effective because they are rather dim and face the back.  In the new interface I created, the iPad app changes color based on Romibo’s emotion.  It conforms to more of … Continue reading

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Steer Romibo by Tilting the iPad!

Continuing from a couple days ago, I have finished fine-tuning the accelerometer control as well as resolving an issue of constraining the driving nub’s location. Now, if the controllers need to take their eyes off the screen, they can still … Continue reading

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Accelerometer-based driving

The latest improvement I’m working on is an easier way to steer the robot using the iPad’s accelerometer. It is a challenging (and time-consuming) task! It took me some hours to compare different options and understand how to use the … Continue reading

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Driving Lockout

Set Romibo on a table? Save it from accidentally falling off with the new “lockout” functionality available from the iPad app. It will disable all driving control within the app. I established this setting using NSUserDefaults and a UISlider within … Continue reading

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