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SPHERO: AWESOME ROBOT BALLS FOR EVERYONE!

Internet sensation FAKEGRIMLOCK anchored our coverage of CES ’13 from Las Vegas and has some follow-up posts on what he saw out there for awesome startups. All views are covered via Creative Commons license and are his opinions, not ours. We aren’t about to argue with a giant robot dinosaur that VentureBeat talked to, are you?

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WORLD SMARTEST INTERNET INFRASTRUCTURE LEADER DYN SEND ME, FAKEGRIMLOCK, TO CES FOR FIND HARDWARE STARTUPS DOING IT RIGHT.

FIRST ONE IS SPHERO.

CES 2013: SPHERO-ARENA

IN BATTLE OF BALLS, THERE CAN BE ONLY TWO!

SPHERO IS ROBOT BALLS HUMANS CONTROL WITH PHONE. BALLS PLAY GAMES, ROLL AROUND, FIGHT TO DEATH IN BALL ARENA, DO OTHER BALL THINGS.

WHY THIS DOING IT RIGHT?

ME TELL YOU WHY.

CES 2013 SPHERO-JENICA

JENICA WATTS MET FAKEGRIMLOCK. HER STILL ALIVE.

OPEN IS FUTURE OF HARDWARE

WHEN HARDWARE CLOSED, ONLY THING IT CAN DO IS WHAT IT SOLD FOR.

SPHERO OPEN. ONLY THING IT CAN DO IS WHATEVER YOU WANT.

FULL API AND SDK MEAN EVERY DAY, MORE THINGS TO DO WITH SPHERO. ALREADY IT DO THINGS LIKE:

– OBVIOUS GAMES WHERE BALLS COMPETE OR FIGHT

– LESS OBVIOUS GAMES WHERE BALLS ARE CONTROLS FOR GAME

– LOTS LESS OBVIOUS GAME WHERE BALL AVATAR IN AUGMENTED REALITY

– CRAZY STUFF LIKE MAKE MUSIC OR DRINKING GAMES

THIS ONLY START. MOTORS, LIGHTS AND SENSORS IN NEARLY INDESTRUCTIBLE BALL THAT TALK TO PHONE IS WIDE OPEN DOOR TO FUTURE OF AWESOME.

SPHERO-BRANDON

BRANDON DORIS ALSO MET ME, FAKEGRIMLOCK. HIM MOSTLY SURVIVE.

MAKE TOOLS, NOT LEASHES

SPHERO WIN BECAUSE THEM GIVE POWER TO USERS, NOT TAKE IT AWAY.

MAKE SOMETHING SMALL, FLEXIBLE, POWERFUL. LET USERS BUILD ON IT MOST POWERFUL BIZ DEV PLAN OF ALL.

ALL IT TAKE IS HAVE COURAGE TO TRUST USERS, GET OUT OF WAY.

IMPOSSIBLE FOR BIG, SLOW, FOSSILIZED COMPANY.

NOT FOR SMALL, FAST, STARTUP.

BE LIKE SPHERO. NO BE AFRAID. HAVE BIG ROBOT BALLS.


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Whois: FAKEGRIMLOCK

FAKEGRIMLOCK MOST FAMOUS STARTUP ROBOT DINOSAUR IN UNIVERSE. ME ATTEND CES FOR DYN. FOLLOW ME ON TWITTER IF NEED KNOW MORE THINGS.