Misty Robotics Launches Two New Misty II Models
New Models Further Expand Access to Robots as Platforms and the Opportunity for Robots to Take on Useful Assignments
Boulder, CO — March 12, 2020 — Misty Robotics, the creators of the Misty II platform robot, today announced the launch of two additional Misty II models to meet the broader needs of the market. Customers can now choose between three models (Misty II Basic Edition, Misty II Standard Edition, and Misty II Enhanced Edition) based on the robot capabilities required for their given use case and budget.
“Our introduction of additional models builds on our vision of a robot in every business, home and school, enabling more people to put Misty to work doing useful things,” said Tim Enwall, CEO Misty Robotics, Inc. “We are solidly focused on opening up access to robots and have taken down the traditional barriers around needing robotics expertise to work with a robot and the expense of building a robot from the ground up.”
- The Misty II Basic Edition is a highly affordable version of Misty II especially relative to the sophisticated technology packed inside. This Misty II is designed for assignments where a fully autonomous, self-charging robot; sophisticated mapping/SLAM (Simultaneous Location and Mapping); and 3D images for AI and/or CAD are not required. Maps can be created by utilizing her time-of-flight sensors, bump sensors and IMU; absent SLAM Misty will not automatically realize her location. Examples of where the Basic Edition is a nice fit include: STEM Education; Library Maker Spaces; SAR Therapy, and Stationary Event Greeter, Concierge, or Personal Coach, etc. The Misty II Basic Edition has an MSRP of $1,999.
- The Misty II Standard Edition is the original Misty II model. The Standard Edition is designed for use cases that benefit from SLAM, 3D images for AI and/or CAD, and full robot autonomy made possible through auto charging. The Standard edition produces maps for an 800 – 1K sq. foot space. Maps can be linked together to cover a larger space. Examples of where the Standard Edition has a good fit include: Technology/AI Education; Companion; Personal Assistant; IoT Assistant; Roaming Greeter, Escort, Concierge, or Personal Coach, etc. The Misty II Standard Edition has an MSRP of $2,999.
- The Misty II Enhanced Edition has all the capabilities of the Misty II Standard Edition and provides an enhanced mapping capability. This Misty II model can take on assignments requiring SLAM and would benefit from maps covering a larger space of ~1600 – 2K sq. feet. The Enhanced Edition’s greater mapping capability is thanks to its Open-Q™ 820Pro µSOM. Maps can be linked together to cover a larger space. Examples of Misty II Enhanced Edition assignments include: Survey Assistant, Data Collector, Host & Tour Guide, Security Detector, Facility Monitor etc. The Misty II Enhanced Edition has an MSRP of $3,299.
Misty II Model Comparison
|Misty II Basic Edition||Misty II Standard Edition||Misty II Enhanced Edition|
|Detect and recognize people||X||X||X|
|Hear, act, and communicate via voice*||X||X||X|
|Respond to touch on her head & chin||X||X||X|
|Capture photos, collect data and share||X||X||X|
|Play and record audio clips||X||X||X|
|Move about a space without need for a remote control or remote processor for control||X||X||X|
|Move about a space fully autonomous with auto/self-charging||X||X|
|Map a room in 3 dimensions with SLAM (Simultaneous Location and Mapping)||Produce a map for an 800 – 1K sq. foot space|
~ 5 minutes mapping memory duration
|Produce a map for a 1600 – 2K sq. foot space|
~ 10 minutes mapping memory duration
|3D images for AI and CAD||X||X|
|Integrate w/third party API’s||X||X||X|
|Utilize third party hardware||X||X||X|
|Be physically expanded & personalized||X||X||X|
Since Misty II’s launch Fall of 2019, active work is being seen in a wide variety of markets including: Eldercare, Children’s Hospitals, Autism Therapy, Education, Hospitality and more.
Customers including Group Salto, Astea, Fine Arts Miracle, Agile Cadence, RoboSolucio, and Unicast are bringing Misty to life in assignments ranging from eldercare solutions for both those aging-in-place and in assisted living facilities to socially assistive robots for kids with Autism to concierge and receptionist services and more.
About Misty Robotics:
Misty Robotics is the company behind Misty, a robot platform purpose-built for developers. Misty is focused on enabling developers to build apps for its robots that offer value and utility for businesses and at home. Misty Robotics is a spin-out of connected toy company, Sphero. Based in Boulder, Colorado, the company is financially backed by Venrock, Foundry Group and others.