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  • Sphero Finally Gets A Friend With Ollie, The Tubular Smartphone-Controlled Robot

    Sphero Finally Gets A Friend With Ollie, The Tubular Smartphone-Controlled Robot

    Today, Orbotix (the makers behind Sphero) is introducing its second robot alongside the circular Sphero to go faster and jump higher. Folks, meet the Ollie by Sphero. Originally called the 2B, the Ollie can go about 2x faster than the Sphero, which is shaped like a ball. The Ollie has a 30-meter range, and alongside the ability to go much faster than the Sphero, users are also able to… Read More

  • Sphero And Ollie Robotic Toy Maker Orbotix Has Raised Another $20M, Say Sources

    Sphero And Ollie Robotic Toy Maker Orbotix Has Raised Another $20M, Say Sources

    Orbotix, the company that makes fast-moving, robotic toys that you control with smartphone apps, has raised another $20 million in funding, TechCrunch has learned and confirmed with a reliable source. This brings the total raised by maker of the popular Sphero ball to $35 million, as it gears up to start selling its next product, the cylindrical Ollie (originally called the 2B), later this… Read More

  • Ollie The Socially Awkward Blimp Wants To Be Your Friend

    Ollie is a blimp. He flies around and follows people and doesn’t want to intrude but just wants to chat if you’re not too busy. It gets excited when you talk to him and then floats around “exploring” his surroundings until he notices something interesting. He likes funny stuff. He’s also made of foil and floats around autonomously and flaps his cute little fins… Read More