Category: Announcements

We’re Shipping to Backers!

I remember sitting outside of Golden Road Brewing a short distance from Disney’s Creative Campus in Glendale, CA. I was sitting with my Sphero co-Founder, Adam Wilson, and it was the summer of 2014. A few weeks earlier we had learned about BB-8 from Bob Iger, built a working prototype, and our team was already brainstorming […]

The Misty II Robot Begins Shipping to Crowdfunding Backers

Misty Robotics Gives Developers First-Ever Access to the Promise of Personal Robots September 4, 2019 – Boulder, CO – Misty Robotics, the creators of the Misty robot developer platform, today announced that they have started shipping Misty II robots to its crowdfunding backers. Misty has been purpose-built as a developer’s platform, with the tools and […]

International Nodebots Day 2019

Saturday, July 27th was International Nodebots Day, a day to celebrate programming robots with JavaScript (for more info about Nodebots, check out http://www.nodebots.io). Because Misty’s first language is JavaScript, we thought it’d be an ideal day for us to host a four-hour workshop at Galvanize, one of our favorite developer education centers in Boulder. Celebrating Misty’s […]

National Robotics Week 2019

In case you missed it, it’s National Robotics Week! For the tenth year in a row, more than 300 STEM-related events are taking place across the country, providing opportunities for students of all ages to engage in robotics-based activities. Whether panel discussions, introductory robotics courses for kids, robotics competitions, robot demonstrations, tours of innovative labs, […]

The Flight Plan Effect

We had to disappoint our backers recently — we let them know that Misty II robots would not be shipping on our crowdfunding target date of December 4th, as planned. This acknowledgment was a clear disappointment for our backers and for us, as it’s a promise broken. Companies lose the opportunity to build trust and relationships every […]

The Crowdfunding Campaign May Have Ended, But Misty Is Just Getting Started

As we described all the way back in October of 2017 (that’s like two decades in robot years), ours is a long-term plan. With the completion of our 30-day crowdfunding campaign for Misty II, Phase One: Unleash the Inventors! is now well underway. During the past month, we’ve sought you out — developers, makers, entrepreneurs, students and educators — and we’ve asked […]