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.