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GordonMcComb wrote: »
Did you ever see the movie Big? (I know you did, I'm just teasing.)
Who wants to just WATCH a toy? Talk to it? Been there, done that. Lead it around with your hand? Yawn.
Like many of these types of robots, Zoomer Chimp looks like a one-time toy: bring it out once, show it off to family and friends, then it's off to the back of the closet.
On the larger genre of self-balancing robots, I think they have limited appeal unless you built and programmed it yourself, or at least have played around with its programming. As a project base, I see it as holding little interest beyond initial play because it doesn't have a very broad use case. The Pololu bot looks interesting, and they're all about getting into its programming, so that's a start in the right direction.