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Sphero’s latest robot is driven by your face



The Sphero Mini is tiny, programmable and can respond to your facial expressions.

Sphero's latest robot is one part educational tool, one part adorable ping pong ball. The Sphero Mini is, as the name suggests, a smaller version of the existing Sphero robotic ball, but with a twist towards the company's educational robot line as well.

Sphero Mini still has the traditional app-based rolling control, but now it also has a Face Drive feature that interprets your facial movements as input instructions. It's also programmable, in line with the way that Sphero has incorporated educational programming elements via the SPRK+ robots and the Sphero Edu initiative.


As the name suggests, Sphero Mini is a little smaller than the regular Sphero toys, and as a result it's also a touch more affordable, with each Sphero Mini costing $79.99. In Australia, Sphero Mini will be available from JB Hi-Fi, Australian Geographic, EB Games, Harvey Norman, Myer, Kogan and Macaddict.

Sphero has been busy of late, releasing new Star Wars droids, including the very cute Sphero R2-D2, which we reviewed here.

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