After raising over $1 million via Kickstarter the Sphero RVR programmable robot is now available to purchase/preorder from the official Sphero website priced at $250. RVR’s 4-pin UART expansion port is designed to work with most 3rd party hardware, including Raspberry Pi, Arduino, micro:bit and more. Allowing you to build a wide variety of different projects from a robotic arm, camera driven robot, patrol bot, and more.
The Sphero RVR robot is equipped with a powerful motor together with all-terrain wheels to provide plenty of torque enabling you to drive your robot almost anywhere. The team at Sphero have equipped the RVR with a “highly accurate, professional-level control system” that won’t be deterred by obstacles or uneven surfaces.
“RVR is Sphero’s revolutionary take on the programmable robot — drivable right out of the box, packed with a diverse suite of sensors, and built for customisation. Utilizing an expansion port, you can connect 3rd party hardware like Raspberry Pi, Arduino, BBC micro:bit, and more. RVR is a mobile platform for everyone from beginners to elite hackers, educators, and students. RVR combines the Sphero Edu app, an onboard sensor suite, and our highly sophisticated control system with a truly hackable platform.”