Robotic toys are nothing new, but what about ones that you can control with the swipe of your iPhone touchscreen? The iPhone Controlled Bug by tech company iHelicopters syncs with an app on your smartphone. This type of correspondence between toys and cellphones will change the way children play.
The bug itself is mimics the appearance and movement of an insect with its six thin legs and film-like wings. Everything is designed to move on demand, using IR transmission technology. The insect is USB chargeable and can be controlled by iPads and iPads, too.
Now that you can order around a robotic critter even from 6 meters away, a lot more pranks can be expected around the house. The best (or worst) part is that it will be completely unforeseen, as the controlling person will seem very nonchalant playing on a smartphone.