CES 2013: Smartphone-Powered Robot Is The Soundtrack Of Your Life

A buddy that makes playlists for you.

Rather than build a robot from scratch, startup TovBot built the Shimi to leverage the brainpower of an Android device or iPhone 5. The one-foot robot can create custom playlists based on your habits, requests, even your mood. Unfortunately, the early version we saw could only rock out to Coldplay.

Corinne Iozzio
Corinne Iozzio

is the Editor-in-chief of Popular Science. She's been here, in one role or another, for more than 11 years. With a background covering consumer tech that began with the launch of the first iPhone, she's made a career nerding out about how fast the world changes around us every day.