"The best way to predict the future is to invent it."
— Alan Kay
This opportunity is bigger than we are.
For the first time ever, the technology is in place to start creating the skills and capabilities that we've been dreaming of. But we need your help, which is why we built Misty to be the world's most advanced, open robot that invites everyone to join in. It won't happen overnight, but with every test, lesson, accessory, and new skill you introduce. Finally, we're making the robot we've been dreaming of a reality.
Meet Ian. The mind behind Misty.
Being homeschooled in New Mexico left Ian with a lot of time to explore. He became fascinated by taking things apart, examining them, and building new things - mostly robots.
He built robot after robot.
Some of his robots flashed their lights, some could make sounds, others could move around. He started sharing his creations online, and eventually at robotics conventions.
When the iPhone came out, Ian teamed up with his friend Adam to create a robotic ball controlled by your phone. That ball became known as Sphero, an educational toy used in over 10,000 schools. They went on to create BB-8, the lovable, remote-controlled robot modeled after the one that starred in Star Wars, which became among the highest selling robots in the world.
But he wanted a robot that was more than a toy.
Ian imagined a robot that was friendly and helpful, and a community that would span the world. And that's how Misty Robotics was born.
Meet the people behind the bot
Head of Misty Robotics
"I see personable robots solving all kinds of problems. Like eliminating nursing homes - so that my grandma never had to stay in one. I hated that."
Head of Product
"I want to give people more time to do the things they love by allowing our new robotic friends to help us throughout our days."
Head of Engineering
"I've spent my life dreaming of an impossible sci-fi future, filled with robots. Now, I'm designing that future."
Head of Human Performance
"With hard work, ingenuity, and a lot of heart, personal robots will enhance people’s lives in ways only limited by our imagination. Can’t wait!"
Head of Community
"By embracing the creativity and intelligence of the thousands of developers out there that have dreamt about robots we can build the future together."
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