'TABO' is a Small Bot That Touch Points on an iPad for Gaming

By: Laura McQuarrie - Feb 9, 2016
References: tabo.touch.plus & japantrends
While there are plenty of robot toys on the market, and just as many interactive tablet games, TABO is a device where both of these playthings converge.

TABO is an interactive robot that transforms the surface of an iPad into a gaming center. The robot can be manipulated by Bluetooth, which allows it to be guided to a number of touch points on the tablet's surface.

With a companion app, there are two games that the small robot helps users play: TABO Pong and TABO Maze. In a game of Pong, TABO can actually serve as a player's opponent as it sits on the opposite side of the tablet. A third interface that can be used includes TABO Now, which reveals current world news set to the tune of pleasing music.