The Go-Anywhere, Do-Anything Programmable Robot
RVR is Sphero’s revolutionary take on the programmable robot -- drivable right out of the box, packed with a diverse suite of sensors, and built for customization. Expand RVR's capabilities even further by connecting third-party hardware like a Raspberry Pi, Arduino, BBC micro:bit, or Sphero’s own littleBits. RVR is your mobile blank canvas. Code with it, build on it, and hack the robot of your dreams — then take it anywhere.
You asked for an all-terrain, highly programmable, infinitely-expandable robot — well, here it is. Meet RVR, the robot built by us but inspired by educators, students, hackers, and makers like you.
Level Up with RVR
The robot that grows with you.
Good for Beginners
RVR is fun to drive and easy to code. Open up the Sphero Edu app to drive RVR all over and when you’re ready to start coding, the Sphero Edu app makes it simple and intuitive: start out with Draw & Drive then dive into Scratch Blocks.
A Medium for Makers
Ready for more? Integrate RVR's powerful on-board sensors into your programming projects and coding creations, then share them with the world.
Highly Expandable for Hackers
What will you build?
A platform for creativity.
Tough and Tenacious
A powerful motor, all-terrain treads, and plenty of torque give you the freedom to drive RVR just about anywhere. RVR also features a precise, professional-level control system that won’t be deterred by obstacles or uneven surfaces.
Packed with Sensors
RVR's on-board sensors include a color sensor, light sensor, IR, magnetometer, accelerometer, and gyroscope. Navigate RVR through a color maze or tap into IR to play with bot-to-bot communication.
3rd Party Time
With RVR’s 4-pin UART expansion port and on-board power, you can attach and run 3rd party hardware like a Raspberry Pi, Arduino, micro:bit, and Sphero's littleBits, as well. Want RVR to be your home security sentry, an autonomous metal detector or an environmental sensor you can control over the internet? Chances are, if you can hack it, RVR can do it.
We've opened up our SDK library so you can unlock the full potential of your RVR. Want to be the first to know about SDK updates? Sign up for our SDK newsletter.Learn More
We’re super excited to announce our partnership with our friends and Boulder neighbors, Sparkfun. Sparkfun will create exclusive electronics kits designed specifically to fit on top of RVR, so you can build to your heart’s content.Visit Sparkfun
- SparkFun Basic Autonomous Kit for Sphero RVR$119.95Everything you need to get RVR moving autonomously, including a Raspberry Pi Zero W and camera.
- SparkFun Advanced Autonomous Kit for Sphero RVR$164.95
Everything you need (and then some) to get RVR moving autonomously, including a Raspberry Pi Zero W and camera.