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On the issue of the robot-cat MarsCat collected almost ten times more funds than it was planned

IXBT.com: ProAudio 04.02.2020 at 18:39

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On the website Kickstarter completed the fundraising for the production of home robot in the form of a cat, which received the name of MarsCat. Although until the end of the fundraiser there are still four days, the project can already be considered valid: hoping to raise at least $ 20,000, the creators of the robot were able to attract almost 10 times more money.

According to Elephant Robotics, who developed the robot, it can replace a live pet. Is a complex structure with 16 drives provides the ability not just to walk on four limbs, but also to take various postures, react to movements in external factors, etc. the Robot is equipped with various sensors, microphone, speaker and camera. He is able to recognize patterns, respond to voice commands and sounds. In the eyes of a small OLED display. MarsCat trained, so you can form the "character" of the pet.

an Important feature of the robot is the openness of its software. The hardware platform is the Raspberry Pi 3 B. the Company offers an SDK.

the dimensions of the robot in a standing position is equal to 372 x 200 x 329 mm. it Weighs 2.5 kg. a Single charge lasts up to two hours of active movements or five hours of "normal" movements. Charging takes three hours.

the Minimum fee, allowing you to receive the robot in the beginning of the campaign was equal to 649 dollars, now it is $ 699. Retail MarsCat will cost 1299 dollars. Shipping should begin in may of this year.

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