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AR Spider Robots

'MekaMon' is a Smartphone-Controlled Robot That Fights AR Enemies

— November 18, 2016 — Tech
Augmented reality is a potential boon for gaming and toys, and the new MekaMon robot is an example of how physical toys can be even more fun when they interact with virtual objects. MekaMon is a spider-like robot that is controlled via users' smartphones, fighting with virtual enemies through the phone's screen itself.

To use MekaMon, players connect the bot to their phones and take control of its actions. By enabling the phone's camera, the MekaMon app imposes a virtual world, called the 'MekaMon Universe,' on top of the actual space in which the MekaMon moves. Enemies and power ups lie hidden throughout this AR universe, and players can thus explore a fictional space without needing any peripheral hardware.

MekaMon also has a feature that allows two real-life bots to battle against each other.
Trend Themes
1. AR Gaming Toys - The rise of AR gaming toys provides an innovative and immersive gaming experience that seamlessly blends physical toys with virtual objects.
2. Smartphone-controlled Robots - Smartphone-controlled robots create a new market for toys and gaming that are more interactive and connected with technologies.
3. AR Multiplayer - AR multiplayer technology is paving the way for new ways of gaming and social interaction that transcend physical boundaries.
Industry Implications
1. Toy Industry - The toy industry can leverage AR technology to create more interactive and engaging toys that attract tech-savvy kids and adults alike.
2. Gaming Industry - The gaming industry can capitalize on AR technology to create more immersive and realistic gaming experiences that blur the line between physical and virtual reality.
3. Robotics Industry - The robotics industry can develop more sophisticated and customizable robots that are controlled and programmed by mobile devices, opening up new possibilities for education, entertainment, and automation.
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