Sphero Launches Driveable RVR Robot That Raised Over $1M on Kickstarter

By Shabana Arif on at

Sphero has launched another cool robot toy, and this time around, it's an all-terrain, ready-to-drive, fully programmable robot.

The RVR started life as a Kickstarter campaign and raised over $1 million, and is now available to order as an actual product.

"RVR is the platform I found myself making over and over again, any time I wanted to make a new robot or test a new concept,” said Adam Wilson, Sphero co-founder and chief creative officer. “I wish I had RVR when I was getting started in robotics - RVR works right out of the box so that you can focus on your main goal without getting stuck in the weeds. Pretty much anything you can dream up, RVR can power and make mobile."

You don't need to be a computer whizz to start playing with your RVR - it's drivable straight out of the box, but will also cater to those who are more proficient with coding, so that everyone can have a good time.

It features an extensive list of features, including "several onboard sensors that will get any maker’s imagination going: a colour sensor, light sensor, IR, magnetometer, accelerometer and gyroscope, as well as a roll cage and clear protective plate that are both removable. RVR’s ambient light, colour and 9-axis IMU can send and receive signals to interact with other Sphero robots."

The RVR is available to order on Amazon and Sphero's own website for £249.99.