This is a Hexbug spider and it's a remote controlled toy, you can buy for around $25.
But it's been made autonomous with the bots alive system.
The bots alive kit comes with a decal you stick on top of the spider, a bunch of red and blue blocks and an inferred blaster that plugs into a phone.
Hold your smart phone on top of the toy and it comes to life with a life of it's own.
the system has been programmed so the robot navigates toward the blue objects and avoids the red ones.
So you can be kind of cruel and trap it in a sea of red objects or create a spiral maze so it's hard for the bot to reach the blue.
The creators told me that the artificial intelligence has been designed to make the robot feel organic.
More like a real animal than a robot.
As you can see, it's a bit hesitant when it's moving around and deciding what to do.
Bots Alive will ship in July for $35 for the smart phone kit of $60 for the entire package including a [UNKNOWN] bug spider.
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