An advanced personal robot with professional grade sensors that can be programmed with the programming languages you already know—or even with a visual block programming interface. There hasn’t been a robot like this before at this price point.Get Misty II
Misty II is packed with features
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The ability to extend Misty II’s hardware is central to how we think new capabilities will be added in the future. We currently have 4 primary modification options, but that doesn’t mean that you won’t think of other ways to extend your Misty.
Misty II will ship with:
- Backpack (Magnetized)
- Arms (Sockets)
- Headpiece (Magnetized)
- Trailer Hitch
If you want powered access to external accessories, the Backpack delivers with USB and Serial interfaces. Need power to another attachment? Run a cable from the Backpack’s USB port.
The Backpack easily snaps in place thanks to the magnetic connectors.
Rather than force developers to become experts in OpenCV and all of the ins and outs of face and object detection, we’ve built deep neural network machine learning into the robot. This gives developers access to face and object detection at a high level, simply by calling the API. Developers can then train the robot to recognize specific objects for their use case. Additionally, the 3D maps created by the Occipital Structure Core depth sensor support enhanced detection for household objects such as cabinets, tables, and couches.
We’re going beyond simply detecting that there is a human in the frame and enabling beginning and intermediate software developers to train specific faces (your coworkers, your classmates, your family) in different lighting and environments and then recognize those people when the robot is stationary. This lets developers create specific skills for specific people. The 4K camera enables higher resolution which enables more accurate face recognition and fewer false positives.
Far-Field Mic Array
3 microphones in the Misty II head enable Misty to not only capture ambient sound but detect from which direction the sound might be coming from. Simply turn its head to hone in on the source of the sound. Use the microphones to translate sound into available voice recognition services from Microsoft, Amazon, Google or your favorite natural language processing engine. Or, use the sound input as training material for your AI initiative.
We’ve left LIDAR in the dust and migrated the best 3D sensor from the AR/VR headset market into our robot. It’s the first robot to do so. Using the Occipital Structure Core Sensor (2x IR cameras, 640 x 480 fisheye camera, one laser and one IMU), the robot projects a 3D point cloud out into space to build its representation of the environment. The more angles the robot maps its environment from, the richer the 3D map. Multi-room navigation is assured with this technology. Developers will have access to the raw 3D depth data as well as all of the essential mapping & navigation APIs. In addition to the 3D depth sensor, copious time of flight and bump sensors keep Misty II from bumping into things or falling down stairs.
The Misty II isn’t just a hunk of metal. We’ve enabled her with patent-pending personality technology that extends the boundaries of how robots exhibit personality. Our personality engine enables rich and often stochastic emotional responses from the eyes (LCD screen), mouth (speakers) and appendages (arms and drive train). Experiment with how to make Misty cranky, or super friendly or security-patrol-guard-stern.
Stable Platform & Locomotion
You won’t have to spend more than a few minutes getting the robot to move. We make it simple so you can move on to more interesting tasks. Quiet motors make for a pleasant office or home experience.
Misty II will provide the ability to stream video from the 4K camera over WiFi.
The Misty II knows when she’s running low on energy and needs a nap, seeking out its charging station. While she’s charging she might use that time to connect to the cloud to post-process your machine learning training data or prepare to execute her next skill. Using wireless resonance charging, the Misty II need only get within a few inches of accuracy to the underlying charging pad; no exact science needed.
Misty II will be able to read words on a computer or other digital device and convert them into “spoken” audio.
Hardware expansion, built in
Magnetized backpack with USB and serial ports. Arduino Backback shown at left, sold separately.
A magnetized connector on Misty’s head accepts additional accessories.
Misty’s emotive arms can be removed and replaced with your creations.
Tow things around via the included hitch port.
Extend Misty with your own skills
Create with blocks
Start with a visual, block-based interface (Blockly) to operate the robot or generate code. Great for learning to programming!
Make your own backpacks
Arduino (as shown above), Raspberry PI, really anything that can interface to USB or serial ports could be worn by Misty.
Download and remix skills
You don’t have to write everything from scratch. Download shared skills and riff off them.
Tech specs and what's in the box
STRUCTURE CORE 3D Depth Sensor by Occiptal
2 Stereo IR Cameras
1 Low-Res Fisheye Camera
IMU and a Diffuse Laser
13MP Still / 4K Video Camera
2 Hi-Fi Speakers + Bass Port
Beam-Forming Far-Field Microphone Array (3 mics)
Snapdragon 410 (APQ8016)
8 GB Flash Storage
32 GB Flash Storage
Lithium Ion 5200mAh, 8.4 Volt
4 Time of Flight Sensors
4 Edge Detection Sensors
6 Bump Sensors
9 DoF IMU:
6x Capacitive Touch Sensors
4 on top
1 in handle
1 on chin
PORTS / EXPANSION
USB & Serial Ports with Magnetized Backpack
Trailer Hitch (Towing)
1 RGB in chest
1 White Flashlight on Head
1 Blue on Head
Android™ 7 (Navigation/CV)
On-board SDK to enable commands for control and autonomous skills.
WIFI 2.4 GHz / 5 GHz
Bluetooth 4.0 Wireless short distance connectivity with devices and accessories
In the box
Desk Stand Box
DEPTH: 25.4 cm / 10 in
WIDTH: 20.32 cm / 8 in
2.7 kg / 6 lbs
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.