Remember that Ping Pong robot we showed you this morning? Well, we checked out another of the company's products, and we're scratching our collective heads over the TOSY R-Tyre, "the first radio controlled tire in the world." It says it handles in the same way as the company's R-Ball, which can move forward and backward, left and right. How? It's a tire!
How does it even get rolling on its own — is it segmented so that a piece of it spins, or does it need you to kick it? And turning, how does that happen? In a controlled manner, we mean. Sure, a tire will wobble around if you roll it down a hill, but real steering? To repeat myself, it's a tire! A single, solitary tire.
TOSY is a Vietnamese robotics and toy manufacturer, and there's no word on pricing or shipping for the R-Tyre.