Inventions of the Young and Geeky

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Orbotix

Techstars alums Ian Bernstein and Adam Wilson, who shared a passion for robots, founded Orbotix and built Sphero--a tennis-ball shaped robot that can be controlled with your smartphone. An expensive dog toy? More like the beginning stages of physical meets virtual world. With $7 million in funding and another $7 million on the way, the founders are working on new sophisticated robots that can be controlled remotely.

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