When you first see the MiP (Mobile Inverted Pendulum) robot, it is easy to think of it as being the latest toy and so you start off on the wrong footing straight away, even though this assumption is completely wrong, as the MiP is much more than that. The battery powered MiP is an intelligent seven inch tall robot that has the look of the cool RoboSapien just smaller and more fun by the looks of it. The MiP has been designed through a joint partnership between the robotics designer WowWee and the Coordinated Robotics Lab based at the University of California in San Diego. MiP is clever, it balances on those two wheels with ease, while if it falls over it will right itself, but for more user control there is a smartphone app. In order to connect simply open the app and the MiP user screen will appear on the smartphone display where you can take control of the MiP straightaway! It is much better than using Bluetooth etc.
The MiP will be launching this Summer when it’s going to cost you around $120 or £73, hopefully there will be more apps available by them, which will make the MiP more interesting.
Source: Wow Wee