One Part Hardware, One Part Software, Packed with Technology

She may look cute and approachable from the outside, but on the inside, Misty is all business.


Misty is packed with sophisticated hardware and software features that contribute to her ruggedness and extensibility as a platform.


  • Qualcomm® SDA 820™ processor
  • Qualcomm® SDA 410™ processor

Computer Vision

  • Occipital Structure Core depth sensors for 3D maps
  • 166° diagonal field of view wide-angle Structure Core camera (106° horizontal x 60° vertical)
  • 4K camera
  • Facial recognition
  • Deep-learning AI using Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ Neural Processing Engine
  • 3 far-field microphones using Qualcomm® Fluence PRO
  • 2 high-fidelity speakers with engineered sound box and bass port
  • 6 capacitive touch sensors on head and chin
Distance and Obstacle Detection
  • 8 IR-based time-of-flight sensors (3 forward, 1 rear, 4 edge/downward)
  • 10 bump sensors (3 tied in parallel on each front corner, 2 tied in parallel on each rear corner)
  • Patent-pending 3-degree of freedom neck
  • Easily customizable moving arms
  • Sturdy track-driving tread system
  • Trailer hitch to pull a payload
Display & Light
  • 4” LCD image display/screen
  • Bright LED flashlight
  • Multi-color LED chest light
    • 2.4 and 5 Ghz WiFi connection
    • Bluetooth and Bluetooth Low Energy capabilities


    • USB/Serial-connected backpack for hardware extension
    • The Misty (Arduino-Compatible) Backpack (sold separately)
    • Magnetic helmet connection point
    Operating Systems
    • Windows IoT Core™ (Main)
    • Android™ 8 (navigation/computer vision)
    Development Tools
    • JavaScript SDK
    • REST, JavaScript, and Python remote command interfaces
    • Perception Engine (After 1H 2019)
    • C# and Python (After 1H 2019) SDKs
    • Documentation, sample code, and tutorials

    Tech in Action



    Autonomously move about a room avoiding obstacles


    Detect and recognize people with an expansive field of view



    Respond to touch on her head or chin


    Change Misty’s arms, add a trailer, and more



    Add capabilities using her backpack


    Self dock and power up when needed.

    Generate Map

    3D Mapping/SLAM

    Map a room, resulting in a detailed 3D map.


    Misty is naturally talented. Packed with capabilities out of the box, you can start building skills immediately.

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    Robust Locomotion
    She cruises around on her own or wherever you direct her to go.

    Obstacle Avoidance
    She knows when there is something in her path, from the cat to a flight of stairs.

    3D Mapping/SLAM
    She can map a room, resulting in detailed 3D maps.


    Hardware Extensibility
    You can extend her functionality via third party components, e.g. Arduino, Raspberry Pi hardware, and sensors.

    Physical Expandability via 3D Printing
    You can expand her physical form via 3D printed accessories, e.g. custom arms, things she might tow from her tow hook, and costumes.

    Building for Misty

    Programmable Personality
    You can bring personality to Misty and her skills, through her body/head movement, eyes, sounds and voice
    (via third party integration).

    Easily Programmed
    Her tools and documentation make it easy to bring your ideas to life on Misty.

    Cloud Access to 3rd Party APIs

    Credential Management
    She can store 3rd party credentials in a secure manager.


    Remote Video Streaming
    She can share the world as she is seeing it.

    Audio Streaming
    She can stream audio from a cloud based service as well as to a companion app or device.

    Voice Integration
    You can bring a voice to Misty by integrating with your choice of third party NLP or TTS provider.



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    Interaction (now)

    Face Detection and Recognition
    She knows when there is a human in her presence and can learn who that person is.

    Wake Word Event
    She can be activated via “Hey, Misty”, enabling follow-on directions.

    Sound Localization
    She is able to identify the direction of and turn towards her human upon receiving directions after her activation.

    Audio Recording
    She can record audio for use in a skill or saving offline.

    Audio Playback
    She can play back audio files as a part of a skill.

    Capacitive Touch
    She can respond to human touch on her head and chin.


    Video Capture
    She can take and share videos.

    Image and Graphic Display
    She can share images and graphics on her face/screen.

    Photo Capture
    She can snap and share photos one at a time or sequentially.

    Expansive Field of View
    She can view wide areas from a stationary position.


    Auto Charging
    She knows where home is and can take herself there when in need of a little electricity.

    Autonomous Skill Execution
    She can run skills on her own without human intervention.

    Spatial Awareness
    She knows where her body is in space (e.g. arms vs. head) and how she’s angled.

    Interaction (to come)

    Face Detection and Recognition
    Person tracking.

    3D Mapping/SLAM
    You can use path planning, map cleanup, map presentation, labeling/annotation.

    Object and Animal Detection and Recognition
    She knows when there is an object or animal in her presence and can discern what it is.

    Make Misty More

    Misty is not just an amazing piece of tech on her own—she’s designed for easy hardware modification with her many attachment points.

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    Misty’s basic “backpack” allows expandability via USB and serial. The Misty (Arduino-Compatible) Backpack turns Misty into a robotic base for your hardware imagination. (sold separately)


    Headpiece Attachment

    A magnetized connection point on the side of Misty’s head allows you to easily attach additional accessories.

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    Customizable Arms

    Misty’s emotive arms can be removed and replaced with creations you 3D print or build.


    Trailer Hitch

    Into the trailer lifestyle? Misty is too. Just hook her up via her built-in hitch port, and she’ll tow the (reasonably weighted) trailer of your choice.

    Dimensions… Sized for Real Work

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    In the Box


    Misty II Robot


    Charging Mat


    Power Cable (Mat)


    Desk Stand Box


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