Personal Robots, Professional Hardware

Misty II

An advanced personal robot with professional grade sensors that you can code with the languages you already know -- or even with a visual block programming interface. There hasn't been a robot like this before at this price.

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I can't remember a time when I wasn't fascinated by robots."

— Ian Bernstein

Misty I Developer Edition Robot

Want to get started today? We're hand-building the Misty I. It's a robot, designed for those who want to start programming a robot-working closely with the Misty Engineering team-ASAP.

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Misty II

What happens if you sell out of Misty II robots; why only 1,500?
We’ve estimated the number of Misty II’s we believe we can manufacture and deliver within our estimated shipping timeframes, and this is factored into our backer levels.
Where is Misty II made?
Misty II is made at our manufacturing partner’s facility in China.
How did you determine this price?

The MSRP of $3200 is based on the cost and value of the advanced features and capabilities of the robot. This is discounted by 50% for the crowdfunding offering to $1,599.

 
Who is a customer for Misty II?
Misty II is built for software developers (corporate and entrepreneur), STEM students, makers and passionate programmers interested in robots but have never been able to “program a robot” because they were either too expensive, required a degree in robotics, or lacked useful skills for everyday tasks.
Will Misty II be for average consumers?
Not yet. Misty II currently is a robot for developers and makers. Our strategy is different than other companies in the market. We are building a robot for developers whom we hope will create hundreds of skills for Misty. The first phase in our 10 year vision is to target those developers, inventors, programmers, makers that want to build skills and accessories for Misty for the home and office. We do not want Misty to be limited to only those capabilities and  functions that we can dream up. This needs to be an effort that is larger than Misty Robotics.

Misty I Developer Edition

How is Misty II different from Misty I?
Misty I and Misty II are both designed for developers and share a great deal of electronics, motors, and capabilities. With the Misty II we are adding bump sensors, personality, USB expansion port, self-charging, detachable arms, detachable headpiece, skill sharing, a longer battery life, and decorative wraps.
If I purchase the Get Started Now bundle for $2,499, can I keep my Misty I?
No. And...yes. If you really want the Misty I, you can pay an additional $500. Because the components of the Misty I and Misty II are exceedingly expensive, the only way we can afford to offer the bundle for $2,499 is if we’re able to receive the Misty I back and recycle key components. Be aware though, that we will not provide software updates for the Misty I after we’ve shipped all of the Misty II's that are part of the Getting Started bundle.
If it’s too “prototype-y” for me, can I return it?
Yes. you can return the Misty I Developer Edition prototype robot within the first 30 days after purchase and with a $50 restocking fee.
Why is Misty I Developer Edition called a “prototype robot”?
For three reasons. 1) it’s a prototype; it’s not a fully-formed designed-for-manufacturing product like the Misty II; 2) to communicate to its few owners the non-production nature of the robot - it’s far from complete; and 3) it’s filled with fragility both physically and in software (lots of alpha and beta software inside!)
How many Misty I Developer Editions will you create and sell?
No more than 100. And even 100 is pushing it. We will stop selling these when we think the feedback and improvement cycle for the Misty I has run its course and we are shipping the Misty II.