Misty Robotics, a professional-grade robot platform provider, has introduced Misty II. Misty II, unlike many modern robots, includes both hardware and software that is more accessible to the broader developer community. Many robot platforms on the market today are limited in access to those familiar with robotics. Misty II was specifically built with SDKs, APIs, and other development tools that are readily familiar to the massive software developer base around the world.
“There are more than 23 million developers around the world, and they are the key to unlocking the future of robots, previously only available to the world of roboticists,” Ian Bernstein, Misty Robotics Founder and Head of Product, commented in a press release. “For the price of a computer, developers can bring their code to life and free it from the 2D world of a browser. We’ve already seen some of our crowdfunding backers start to solve real-world problems. The possibilities are really endless, and we are excited to see what they build next.”
As is commonplace in the software development world, Misty II comes with extensive APIs, documentation and other tools that allow software developers to jump right in. These tools are accessible through an SDK interface. Pre-built tools included in that SDK include a Command Center, Skill Runner, and API Explorer.
At its ship date, Misty II skill categories include roaming (locomotion, obstacle avoidance, 3D mapping), interaction (face detection, wake word event, sound localization, audio recording, audio playback, capacitive touch), perception (remote video streaming, audio streaming, voice integration), and building for misty (programmable personality). In less than 6 months, the company expects to add cloud access and third-party APIs, and autonomy (auto charging, auto skill execution, spatial awareness). Additional interaction (face detection, 3D mapping, etc.) remains in development. Check out the Misty II site to learn more.