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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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Looking Past the Unicorn Hunt

It sounds like such a simple premise: “just build the killer app for robots and you’ll sell a zillion”, but it doesn’t work like that. If I had a dime for every time an investor has said to me over the past 12 months, “you need to build the killer app for your Misty robot and then let’s talk” we wouldn’t need

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