Mobile Manipulation

Practically anything and everything can be connected to your smartphone
Implications - Recently, Trend Hunter discussed the increasing ability of consumers to control a variety of home goods, such as thermostats and fireplaces, via wireless connection. Now, innovators are in fact focusing on connecting smartphones to a number of different products (not just housewares) including canteens, helicopters, watches and even lampposts. Thus, possessing a smartphone doesn't just mean that you have a method of communication -- it means having the ability to control, operate and connect to almost everything around you.
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Warm Top 6 Examples: 40,432 Total Clicks Sep 11 - Apr 12
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Smartphone-Controlled Timepieces  - Receive Mobile Notifications On-the-Go with the Pebble Watch
SCORE: 7.1
V. Hot 12,562 Clicks Pub: Apr 16, 12
Smartphone-Controlled Timepieces
Receive Mobile Notifications On-the-Go with the Pebble Watch
The Pebble Watch is a 2.0 version of your typical digital watch, but aside from telling time, it also allows you to sync it to your iPhone or Android device. This device connects to your smartphone... [More]
Smartphone-Controlled Ships - The Adastra Superyacht is Opulent and Controllable via iPhone
SCORE: 6.2
Warm 12,091 Clicks Pub: Apr 16, 12
Smartphone-Controlled Ships
The Adastra Superyacht is Opulent and Controllable via iPhone
If you thought that you had seen everything when it comes to luxurious sea liners, the Adastra Superyacht just may change your mind. Despite its massive size, the ship is made from lightweight... [More]
Smartphone Controlled Helicopters - The Griffin HELO TC Assault Helicopter
SCORE: 5.1
Warm 3,908 Clicks Pub: Apr 8, 12
Smartphone Controlled Helicopters
The Griffin HELO TC Assault Helicopter
The HELO TC Assault app-controlled helicopter turns any Android or iOS device into a simulated flight deck. The free app controls the function of the flying vehicle with the touch of a screen by... [More]
iPhone-Operated Lampposts - MIA Interactive Urban Street Lighting Allows for Civilian Intervetion
SCORE: 4.1
Mild 3,193 Clicks Pub: Sep 8, 11
iPhone-Operated Lampposts
MIA Interactive Urban Street Lighting Allows for Civilian Intervetion
Since streetlights are installed for the benefit of citizens, one designer decided that the public should have more control over them. The MIA Interactive Urban Street Lighting system nearly lets you flip… [More]
Smartphone-Savvy EcoCanteens - The Artefact '999Bottle' Keeps Track of How Much of the Earth You Sav
SCORE: 3.1
Mild 1,470 Clicks Pub: Apr 26, 12
Smartphone-Savvy EcoCanteens
The Artefact '999Bottle' Keeps Track of How Much of the Earth You Sav
It is satisfying to know that purchasing a canteen water bottle helps save the environment, but it is even better to have the Artefact ‘999Bottle’ and know exactly how much one is saving.... [More]
Wearable Kidney Devices - The Mobilysis Portable Dialysis Machine Gives Patients More Control
SCORE: 3.6
Untested 7,208 Clicks Pub: Apr 27, 12
Wearable Kidney Devices
The Mobilysis Portable Dialysis Machine Gives Patients More Control
People with kidney diseases can often be found sitting or laying down for hours on end as they receive dialysis treatment to clean out waste and excess water from their blood; the Mobilysis Portable... [More]