Mini Pupper is only 6.5 inches tall, based on Stanford Tit Open source robots. Unlike that rather awkward and expensive robot, Mini Pupper comes with a full plastic casing and a more reasonable price tag.
“Mini Pupper is a dog-shaped robot designed to stimulate and inspire your creativity,” the project’s Kickstarter page reads. Mini Pupper is an open platform, running Ubuntu or ROS (Robot Operating System).this Raspberry Pi 4B Obviously, the brain makes it as smart as the Border Collie, although it is not mentioned whether it has received family training.
Outside of Pi, the key to the robot’s very flexible movement is the custom servo array that controls its limbs. The claimed 12 degrees of freedom means that it can “follow biological movements…we want it to be individual, approachable, and attractive to people”. It uses cameras and lidar to map its environment, and includes SLAM and OpenCV AI technology to find its way out.
Mainly designed as an educational tool (though who doesn’t want it to just hang out in the house?) There is a complete online development course dedicated to understanding and exploring how Mini Pupper works.For more information, please follow the creator Busy on Twitter.
At the time of writing, the Kickstarter campaign has increased its original goal by 14 times and has 29 days to run. With a commitment of about $350, you will receive a super early bird research kit, which includes a robot, a case, a battery, and a charger. Please keep in mind that crowdfunding projects do not guarantee the receipt of finished products. Supporting crowdfunding projects is similar to investing, you believe in the project and hope it succeeds. You are not buying a retail product.