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iPhone Robots

Hacker Creates Stealthy Spy on Wheels

— April 25, 2009 — Tech
A hacker from Japan has combined an iPhone with an Arduino CPU board and a motor, and has fueled his creation with 4 AA batteries to make an iPhone robot.

The iPhone robot is controlled using a remote computer over Wi-Fi with instructions to a special iPhone application installed on the jailbroken iPhone.

Implications - If a single tech-savvy hacker from Japan can manage to turn an iPhone into a robot, then it bodes well for businesses big and small who might be after unique ways to offer customers the opportunity to creatively reinvent the hugely popular piece of technology. By keeping their eyes peeled for possibilities, forward-thinking creatives show companies how brazen ingenuity can be the key to fantastic new finds.
Trend Themes
1. DIY Iphone Robots - Businesses can create workshops or products that allow customers to design and build their own robots using iPhones and Arduino boards.
2. Remote-controlled Devices - The ability to control devices remotely using a smartphone opens up opportunities for industries such as home automation and security.
3. Jailbreaking and Hacking - There may be potential for businesses to monetize jailbreaking and hacking skills through offering specialized services or products.
Industry Implications
1. Retail - Tech retailers can offer iPhone robot kits and workshops for customers to build and customize their own robots.
2. Home Automation - The ability to control devices remotely using iPhones and Arduino boards can revolutionize the home automation industry.
3. Cybersecurity - As jailbreaking and hacking become more mainstream, there will be an increased need for cybersecurity services in businesses and homes.
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