Sphero Mini

Sphero mini

The Mini is the latest tech toy from Sphero, the startup that turned Star Wars' BB-8 droid character into a robotic ball. Now, you can control the movements of its latest robotic ball with facial expressions.

At about the size of a standard ping pong ball, it features technology that tracks smiles, frowns and head tilts. The expressions correspond with a directional movement. For example, a smile will move the Mini closer and a tilt of the head moves it left or right.

Related: 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' pits BB-8 against its dark side, BB-9E

The Mini also works alongside an app, where users can play games and access a virtual joystick.

Price: $50

First published November 29, 2017: 5:36 PM ET