Pet robots comparison

While preparing flatcat for release and the time before we collected and researched our peers and competition. Below is the first draft of our pet robot comparison matrix. The matrix lists several related robots on the market and shows different features on the columns.

Mobility comes to mind immediately to be added, in the meantime the top three rows are immobile robots. Prices are approximate and in USD units. The “touch+” criterion means there is a motor in the robot that can feel a force applied through touch or gravity. For this we use our in-house Sensorimotor module. More on that soon. Be in touch with any questions or comments and more things to include.

Pet robots comparison matrix simple

Legend: Yes (Y), No (N), Crowdfunding (C), Pre-order (P), S (Secondary market), M (Maybe)

name open touch+ price cloud avail cute company
pets              
Tamagotchi N N < 100 N S 20 Bandai
Furby N N 180 Y Y 100 Hasbro
Moxie N N 1700 Y Y 70 Embodied, Inc.
Paro N M 5000 N Y 100 AIST
Nicobo N N 300 Y C 100 Panasonic
Qoobo N N 400 Y Y 100 Yukai Engineering
Moflin N N 400 Y C 100 Vanguard Industries
Marscat Y N 700 N C 30 Elephant Robotics
flatcat Y Y 500 N C 70 Jetpack Cognition Lab
Bittle Y N 250 N C 30 Petoi
Aibo N N 2800 Y N 70 Sony
Cozmo N N 220 Y P 70 Digital Dream Labs

Author: Swam Bulet

Created: 2021-03-03 Mi 19:06

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Jetpack Cognition Lab is developing novel biologically-inspired robots for the consumer market.

The first product “Bakiwi Kit” is available on https://bakiwi.shop since mid June 2020 and marks the starting point of a far-reaching vision – a robot in every household.

With Bakiwi Kit, curious people of every age (6-99) will playfully learn about the world of legged locomotion.

In doing so, Bakiwi breaks new ground in the communication of MINT topics.

Bakiwi robots are brought to life individually by assembling and soldering them with your own hands.

The company was founded in 2019 and currently employs a team of three in its Berlin Friedrichshain premises. More information can be found at https://jetpack.cl, Twitter or Instagram.