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Your own artificially intelligent robot creatures

Smartphone kit brings 1 or 2 Hexbug Spiders to life. Easy setup.

 

Coming to Kickstarter on January 24th

 

How does it work?

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Artificial Intelligence

Robot creatures controlled by a new, more lifelike kind of character AI.

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Computer Vision

Your phone's camera sees the bots and nearby vision blocks.

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Augmented Reality

Through your phone, you see the world as the robot sees it.

What's in the box?

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Markers & Blocks

Robot markers make your Hexbug Spider visible to your phone. Design the bot's world with vision blocks.

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IR Blaster

Allows your phone to control the Hexbug Spiders.

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Companion App

The brains of the robot. iOS and Android compatible.

What can they do?

BeAutonomous

Be Autonomous

Your own robot scampering around, making its own decisions.

LearnAndGrow

Learn & Grow

With interaction, its personality and capabilities will change.

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Supports 2 Bots

One kit for two robots! They’ll play together and compete

 

About us

bots_alive's vision is to develop simple, animal-like robots that seem alive. We are based in Austin and are led by Dr. Bradley Knox, who researched human-robot interaction and artificial intelligence at the MIT Media Lab and at UT Austin after studying psychology at Texas A&M. bots_alive is supported by a National Science Foundation SBIR grant.

 
 

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