Dogotix the 'cute' robot dog
Isn't he cute? Dogotix, the robot dog that follows you around
Posted by Pierre, 27th November 2020
This isn't Black Mirror
Dogotix is a robotics startup from Shenzhen, making incredible and affordable four-legged robots based on MIT's Cheetah platform. The robots come in four different models, are open-source and range from $2,500 to $8000. Dogotix's mission is to build upon MIT's Cheetah platform, combined with the benefits of being based in the world's hardware heaven to develop incredibly advanced robots for makers.
Ok, maybe not fetch, yet! But Dogotix robot dogs can do incredible tricks that even a real dog can't do. Powerful servos and a huge set of sensors keep these robot dogs on their legs no matter what. And if you do want them to fetch, you can build that yourself, all the designs, parts and software are open-source and freely available.
Dogotix & MIT
Dogotix robots come in different sizes, and the higher-end models have front-facing optics for visual navigation. We're still working out which of these models will come to Fantastic Object, or if we'll reveal an entirely new version when we launch.
Dogotix and the MIT Cheetah platform are a force for good. Our hard- and software are completely open-source, and we're building a vibrant community of robotic pup-parents where we share code and ideas. No deadly lasers involved.
Build your own robot without spending a fortune.
MIT Cheetah is a robotics platform that uses affordable and readily available motors and parts so makers and inventors can experiment with biometric robotics without spending a fortune. Because there is a global community of developers working on the Cheetah platform, you'll be able to find a ton of resources online to build your own applications on four legs.