Sphero’s new robot has a programmable LED display and infrared sensors

Sphero has announced another rolling ball robot called the Sphero Bolt. The Sphero Bolt follows in the company’s ethos of having a commitment to education-based products, but it comes with some upgrades that give it more capabilities than the original Sphero and Sphero Spark+.

The biggest and most noticeable difference with the Sphero Bolt is that it comes with an animated and programmable 8 x 8 LED screen so it can show a winking smiling face when a task has been completed or an arrow for the direction it’s moving in.

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The Bolt also sports four infrared sensors, meaning there’s an opportunity for these little robots to communicate with each other. This is the first time Sphero has created the ability…

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