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15 biggest robotic wins on Kickstarter

Posted: 13 May 2016     Print Version  Bookmark and Share

Keywords:Kickstarter  robots  robotic technologies  Silicon Valley 

Initiator: Solar Pool Technologies

Funding Goal: $315,000 (₹2.13 crore)

Pledged: $408,078 (₹2.76 crore)

Backers: 758

Location: Phoenix, AZ

Description: "The Solar-Breeze revolutionises pool cleaning in a smart, simple and sustainable way. Pools collect leaves, dust, pollen and other debris all day long. Debris typically floats for 3-4 hours before it decays and sinks to the bottom. By then, it has already produced the bacteria that feed the growth of algae in your pool. So why wait for all that debris to sink? Using advanced robotics, the Solar-Breeze intelligently navigates your pool removing dirt and debris from the surface—before that debris has a chance to produce bacteria and sink to the bottom."

Solar Robot

Figure 4: Solar-Breeze Next Generation Solar Robotic Pool Clean


Figure 5: iCamPRO FHD—First Domestic Robot That Tracks Intruders

Initiator: Amaryllo

Funding Goal: $1,000 (₹67,567.57)

Pledged: $365,538 (₹2.47 crore)

Backers: 1,627

Location: Schiphol, Netherlands

Description: "Unlike any other home security devices, iCamPRO is the first robotic home security camera that can actually see, hear, sense, and track moving objects, all while communicating with you. "In today's world of clever thieves and Industrial Saboteurs, the iCamPRO will record every movement in perfect detail so you can identify security threats or common thieves and protect your business and family," commented by David Rodwell, one of the campaign contributors. "


Figure 6: MOSS—Robot Construction System

Initiator: Modular Robotics

Funding Goal: $100,000 (₹67.57 lakh)

Pledged: $361,293 (₹2.44 crore)

Backers: 1,578

Location: Boulder, CO

Description: "MOSS is a brand new robot construction system from Modular Robotics. It was designed, prototyped and engineered over the last two and a half years. Building with MOSS is incredibly fun and easy thanks to an intuitive, magnetic construction system. "


Figure 7: Thimble: Learn & Build Electronics w/ Monthly Delivered Kits

Initiator: Oscar Pedroso & David Brenner

Funding Goal: $25,000 (₹16.89 lakh)

Pledged: $295,760 (₹2 crore)

Backers: 1,776

Location: New York, NY

Description: "We've created a series of monthly-delivered kits that help you understand the fundamentals of electronics and how hardware and software come together so you can innovate and invent from the comfort of your own home. Thimble is a unique direct-to-your-door monthly delivery subscription that contains a project with electronic components to teach kids and adults how to build a fun and useful device. Our very first kit we're launching through this Kickstarter is a WiFi-enabled robot that you control with your phone, tablet, or laptop. The robot arrives with everything you need to build the project and a learning app you log into to follow instructions. The learning app provides step-by-step tutorials to help you throughout the construction process and provides a community of other makers to share knowledge and best practices."


Figure 8: Fleye—Your Personal Flying Robot

Initiator: Fleye

Funding Goal: €175,000 (₹1.32 crore)

Pledged: €314,080 (₹2.36 crore)

Backers: 717

Location: Liegue, Belgium

Description: "What would a drone from the future look like? At Fleye, we dream of small, autonomous, flying machines floating around us and helping us in our daily lives. The kind of flying robot we were dreaming about as children when reading Sci-Fi comic books. Not satisfied with current drone design, we went back to the drawing board and have invented a spherical flying machine that is safe, simple to use and autonomous. We've also made Fleye open and programmable. Its API and SDK make it a great development platform for anyone willing to explore the future of flying robotics and its potential applications."

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