Blubber Bots float, feed, and make friends
Joshua Topolsky|June 28, 2007 2:08 AM
save your pet from drowning), Blubber Bots, or ALAVs (Autonomous Lighter than Air Vehicles) just want to party with you, and maybe eat a little something while they're at it. These helium filled fliers contain SunSPOT CPUs, which control the bots and allow them to respond to various stimuli such as movement, sound, light and heat. The floating blobs are also able to interact via "conversations" with cell phone signals, follow "food", and can bellow to one another using high frequency vibration. Best of all, these odd little fellows can be yours to own for $100; just make sure you have enough time and energy to care for them -- like sea monkies. Check the video after the break to see 'em in action.