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Did You Know?
Misty Robotics is a startup spun out of Sphero, makers of the popular robotic ball of the same name.
The company raised over $800,000 in a 30-day crowdfunding Kickstarter campaign for Misty II.
Misty's arms can be removed and replaced with items like a laser-pointer to play with cats, or a 3-D printed drink holder.
Misty's personality can be programmed to cover everything from "super friendly" to "cranky" to "security patrol guard stern."
- Able to create 3D maps and moves autonomously and dynamically in response to its environment. Recognizes faces and objects and understands voice commands. Returns to charger autonomously. LCD face to display expressions and personality. Designed to be easy to program and integrate with sensing, vision, and machine-learning packages.
- 35.5 cm | 14 in
- 25.4 cm | 10 in
- 20.3 cm | 8 in
- 2.7 kg | 6 lb
- 2.5 km/h | 1.5 mph
- 4K video sensor, twin infrared global shutter cameras (30 fps), infrared projector, three far-field microphone array, six capacitive touch panels, eight time-of-flight sensors, six bump sensors, and two internal inertial measurement units (IMUs).
- Two custom brushed DC drive motors, five clutched brushed DC motors
- 10400-mAh lithium-ion battery pack, 2 hours of operation (max), 30-60 minutes of operation (heavy use)
- Qualcomm 820 Snapdragon processor, Qualcomm 410 Snapdragon processor
- Windows 10 IoT Core, Android 7, custom motor controller and sensor RTOS, custom CV system, ability to utilize WinML and Tensorflow models.
- DEGREES OF FREEDOM (DOF)
- 7 (Neck: 3 DoF; Arm: 1 DoF x 2; Mobility: 2 DoF)
- Injection molded ABS, acetal (gears), PMMA (clear components), and NBR (synthetic rubber for tracks).
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