These robots won't conquer the world, but they will wash windows, watch aging parents, and entertain kids.
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Ozobot Ozobot is a robotic game piece that slides smoothly across a physical surface, such as a game board or digital tablet. The pocket-sized device detects colors, lines, and patterns, as well as SmartCode instructions on paper, iPad/Android tablets, or Monopoly-style game boards. There's a striking similarity between the cute-as-a-button Ozobot and the dot-chomping characters from Pac-Man, and perhaps that's no accident. Ozobot is a potential platform for game developers, who can buy the device for $49 once the company's Kickstarter campaign gets underway this month.
InformationWeek Elite 100Our data shows these innovators using digital technology in two key areas: providing better products and cutting costs. Almost half of them expect to introduce a new IT-led product this year, and 46% are using technology to make business processes more efficient.
Building a Mobile Business MindsetAmong 688 respondents to our Mobile Application Development Survey ó up from 350 respondents in 2012 ó 46% have deployed mobile apps, with an additional 24% planning to in the next year. Whatís the holdup for that remaining 30%? Often, itís a lack of expertise.
InformationWeek Must Reads Oct. 21, 2014InformationWeek's new Must Reads is a compendium of our best recent coverage of digital strategy. Learn why you should learn to embrace DevOps, how to avoid roadblocks for digital projects, what the five steps to API management are, and more.