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When developers are parents

So, once upon a time, there was a robot, a huge conference in the great Wisconsin outdoors, more than 1100 professional developers, and over 300 kids. Welcome to THAT Conference. As described on the conference website, THAT Conference is: SUMMER CAMP FOR GEEKS™ Can you say “CamelCase”? Friendly fauna were frequent and family-appropriate visitors. Photo credits: THAT Conference (Instagram) With over

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Watch those toes!

Q: What do a modern car and an advanced robot have in common? A: Both are sending a LOT of data between systems, “under the hood”. Hard to believe that a little robot has all that much going on? Well, it may not be the crazy amount of data that cars have to send around these days, but the more computing power

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Why we’re big fans of little Vector

Last week Anki announced their new product, Vector, on Kickstarter. And here at Misty Robotics, we’re incredibly excited. Not just because Vector’s a great little robot, but also because — as a mobile tabletop personal assistant / desktop pet — it’s a first taste for consumers of the larger capabilities coming from personal home and business robots like Misty. We think Vector opens the door

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Farewell Jibo and Kuri

In the past two months, Mayfield Robotics, makers of Kuri the robot, has shut down sales and operations and Jibo, which has run through more than $70M of venture funding (according to CrunchBase), announced a significant downsizing of the company. This marks a sad time for the personal/social robot market. There were amazingly talented and passionate people at both of

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Bring on the competition!

“Hey little startup, aren’t you quaking in your boots at this recent big-company announcement?” As the CEO of a robot startup (and, in the past, a smart home/energy startup), I’ve heard these words frequently whenever news breaks about this or that large company making plays in our segment. After all, the whole point of a startup is to successfully bring

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