SMS Controlled Bots LIVE

What happens when you let anyone in the world control robots with their phones? Well I wanted to find out so I teamed up with my friends at Twilio to find out. We ended up with these two robotic arms programmed to respond to the following SMS commands: forward,left,right,back,down,up

If a viewer texted one of these commands to the number corresponding to the bot then the bot would move a step in that direction. We mounted small 3D cut circular blades to the bots “hands” so they could pop the balloons. And it worked!

Check out the full recorded Facebook Live feed here

Special thanks to Mark Kleback for the programming.

Some behind the scenes pics below.

Although you can see the Sony FS7 set up here the actual live ended up on a Canon C100.