A robot controlled by color

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Ozobot Evo is tiny but packs a punch.

The dome-shaped robot has infrared sensing, as well as color and light sensors. Draw a pattern on paper with colored ink and it will move and trace it. It's programmed it to stop when it senses one color and moves in a different direction with another color.

But put something in its path and Evo will detect it and avoid it. The lights and sounds can also be programmed.

Evollve's $100 robot, which pairs with an app, can be converted into a traditional remote-control toy, too.

First published November 29, 2016: 10:42 AM ET