Make Your Own BB-8 Droid From A Sphero

Word around the outer rim is Ortobix, the company behind the Sphero robotic ball, helped create the rolltastic BB-8 Droid from the upcoming Star Wars movie. And ever since BB-8 rolled across the stage

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 Oll

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.

Sphero 2.0 Is Twice As Fast, Agile, And Awesome

Get ready for the next generation of playing with your balls. <a target="_blank" href="http://www.crunchbase.com/product/sphero">Sphero</a>, the robotic ball out of Orbotix that can be controlled

Sphero’s New Augmented Reality App Allows You To Walk A Beaver Around Your House

[youtube=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UPn3jVGQw68″] Meet Sharky the Beaver, Sphero‘s first augmented reality character for their little robotic spheres. Over the past few months,

Review: The Sphero, A Ball With Personality

The first time I was chased around a room by a glowing, buzzing ball I was in college and I had just come home from a rave. The last time was when I opened the Sphero and set it loose on my rug. Th

Orbotix Wants Sphero Beta Testers Before The Holidays Hit

Everyone's favorite smartphone-controlled robotic ball got a minor facelift <a href="https://techcrunch.com/2011/09/14/sphero-sports-new-body-rolls-closer-to-official-release/">when we saw it last</a>

Sphero Sports New Body, Rolls Closer To Official Release

<a href="http://www.crunchbase.com/company/orbotix">Orbotix</a> has spent the last few months hustling, and it shows: they landed a $5 million dollar <a href="https://techcrunch.com/2011/04/07/orbotix

Orbotix Scores $5 Million. Because You All Want Smartphone-Controlled Robotic Balls

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2011/04/sphero-ball.png" /> <strong>Exclusive -</strong> Boulder-based smart toy company <a href="http://www.orbotix.com">Orbotix</a> has raised <a h