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 platform that invites all developers to join in. It won’t happen overnight, but together, we can make it happen. From here, we can give consumers the robot they have dreamed of. We’re making the robot we all have 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
Head of Product
Head of Engineering
Head of Human Performance
Head of Community