Want a Robotic Massage? This Tiny Rolling Robot's Got Your Back

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We’ve seen all sorts of home robots with wheels, most famously the Roomba and Clocky, but the latest 'bot from DreamBots is supposed to deliver massages as it rolls around your back and arms.

The tiny WheeMe robot, weighing in at less than 12 ounces (that's 330 grams), "automatically and silently steers itself" across your body "without falling off or losing its grip" by using "unique tilt sensor technology." How much of a massage does this small wheeled robot provide? Because of its light weight, don’t expect a deep tissue massage, though DreamBots claims you’ll receive "a delightful sense of bodily pleasure" from the WheeMe.

You shouldn't have to wait too long to get your hands on a WheeMe: DreamBots claims that it'll start shipping the minuscule motorized massaging robot after CES in January.

[DreamBots via IEEE Spectrum]

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