There's an update on OpenCat project! We are now running crowdfunding campaign on: https://www.igg.me/at/nybble
More reads on Hackster: https://www.hackster.io/petoi/opencat...
Mentioned on IEEE Spectrum: https://spectrum.ieee.org/automaton/r...
We are developing programmable and highly maneuverable quadruped robots for STEM education and AI-enhanced services. Its compact and bionic design makes it the only affordable consumer robot that mimics various mammal gaits and reacts to surroundings. Its innovative soft joints reduce wear or shock and extends the lifetime of hardware. An Arduino & Raspberry Pi board excel in adaptive motion and mind separately, which allows simple coding (C & Python) and control (touch, infrared, BLE, Wifi, voice, vision) interfaces.
We have made 7 iterations within past 1.5 years. We got 2 lines of working prototypes. Model Mini is a stand-alone motion kit powered by Arduino. It holds all the skills for gaits and adjustment on a $2 micro-controller. It's also the lightest and fastest 8-DoF quadruped robot ever. ModelB has more sensors and an upgraded motion module. It adds an idle RasPi as brain to make decisions and communicate with Arduino. It will generate more behavior, personality and emotion in future upgrades. Our long-term goal is to make ModelB a naughty hub for domestic AI services and companion. Its open-source nature also brings in unlimited possibilities for 3rd party developers.
This video shows the development stages of my robotic cat. It is now patent pending. We are currently forming a startup and looking for potential collaborations. I can be reached at: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are interested in the cat and want to have one in hand, please like the video and share. I also love to see your comments to make it better. Your support will determine how soon it will be available on the market.