Category: Development

Creating an LED Mohawk for Misty (Part 1)

I’m an LED maniac. I put LEDs in (or on) everything. I’ve built LEDs into concrete coffee tables, shelves, and microphone stands. I’ve made more custom lamps with LEDs than I can count. So there was no way I was going to skip on bedecking one of our Misty II robots with some type of […]

Autonomous Recharging Isn’t Magic

At Misty we firmly believe that autonomy is fundamental to robotics. A robot that requires its owner to figure out if it needs a charge, carry it to its charger, and plug it in is complicated, tiresome, and… not a robot. That’s why we’ve gone to great lengths to design an automated charging solution for […]

Happy Arduino Day!

You may have seen Misty II hanging around our site lately, but did you take a good look at her back? Misty II wears a magnetic backpack on her back. And inside the Misty Backpack for Arduino (sold separately) is, yes, an Arduino-compatible microcontroller.. Pull the backpack off Misty, turn the backpack over, and you’ll find two […]

Are You a Developer With a Great Idea? It’s Time to Put a Robot On It

We’re excited to be growing a community of creative, entrepreneurial developers at Misty Robotics. That’s because Misty is designed first and foremost as a development platform. Yes, Misty robots can do amazing, professional-grade things out of the box (and I’ll go through them below). But Misty’s magic is that she’s not just an advanced, hardware-extensible robot, she’s also […]

What Big & Small Business Developers Need: A Simple, Inexpensive Way to Experiment with Robots

We’ve heard the pent-up demand from enterprises that want to start exploring how robots fit into their business, while having almost no viable options for experimentation: We’ve had energy companies tell us how they’d love to have robots onsite to regularly inspect indoor pumping stations for leaks and other maintenance items — especially when they’re in the middle of the […]

Robots As a Platform — Are You Ready?

Allow me to recap the last 40 years of personal software history: Desktop > Web > Mobile > IoT > Voice Assistants Now it’s time for the next step. Robots are about to become a platform worthy of every developer’s time. After all, every single thing that a phone, desktop, or voice assistant can do, […]