Today Alonso Martinez, a 3D artist from Pixar unveiled his own competitor to the Sphero and other robots similar to it.
Called Mira, it is a particularly interesting robot toy because not only does it feature a cute design (as you would expect from a Pixar artist) but it is also powered by a Raspberry Pi computer.
It also uses Power HD DSM44 servos to move the robot, alongside a camera and OpenCV software to track faces. To top that off, it features a NeoPixel unit to display a range of colours to indicate Mira’s emotions.
All of this comes in a design that has been created with a 3D printed shell.
Check it out in the video below.
The guys from Tested also released their own video that takes a closer look at the robot, check that out below.
You can also find out more about it on the Raspberry Pi Foundation’s website below.