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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: 7Bot

Funding Goal: $50,000 (₹33.78 lakh)

Pledged: $290,962 (₹1.97 crore)

Backers: 606

Location: Shenzhen, China

Description: "Robot arm is always considered geeky and pricey. One of the most popular robots, IRB 2400, will set you back $50K+ (₹33.78 lakh) and you will need an engineering degree to program it. We believe that robot should be for everyone. So we developed a miniature of IRB 2400 at half the price of an iPhone. And you don't even need a single line of code to teach it how to move!"

7Bot

Figure 9: 7Bot: a $350 Robotic Arm that can See, Think and Learn

mBot

Figure 10: mBot: $49 educational robot for each kid

Initiator: Makeblok

Funding Goal: $20,000 (₹13.51 lakh)

Pledged: $285,463 (₹1.93 crore)

Backers: 2,512

Location: San Francisco, CA

Description: "ONE ROBOT PER KID. mBot is the easiest educational robot for kids to learn programming, Arduino and robotics."

uArm

Figure 11: uArm: Put a Miniature Industrial Robot Arm on Your Desk

Initiator: UFactory

Funding Goal: $5,000 (₹3.38 lakh)

Pledged: $251,887 (₹1.70 crore)

Backers: 1,263

Location: Shenzhen, China

Description: "When hearing the word "robot", most of us may think of the giant industrial robot arms. They can precisely install the components at a very high speed, or handle many complex, even dangerous tasks. Robots are awesome, and wouldn't it be nice if everybody who wants a robot arm can actually afford one? After all, $50,000 (₹33.78 lakh) is kind of a lot of money. This is when we, the UFactory come in. UFactory stands for "Your Factory". We build various robotics products to make robots more accessible for everyone! That's why we started the uArm project—a desktop miniature robot arm."

Robo Wunderkind

Figure 12: Robo Wunderkind: A robot anyone can build

Initiator: Robo Wunderkind

Funding Goal: $800,000 (₹5.41 crore)

Pledged: $6,225,354 (₹42.06 crore)

Backers: 1,169

Location: San Francisco, CA

Description: "Robo Wunderkind is a robotics kit that allows you to build your own robot, have fun, and pick up basic coding skills along the way. Just. like. that."

Bartendro

Figure 13: Bartendro—A Cocktail Dispensing Robot

Initiator: Party Robotics

Funding Goal: $135,000 (₹91.22 lakh)

Pledged: $197,464 (₹1.33 crore)

Backers: 486

Location: Cupertino, CA

Description: "Bartendro is a precision cocktail dispensing robot! It makes tasty drinks quickly and repeatedly without the mess. It's light and portable so that you can easily take it to events, conferences, weddings, parties, or wherever."

mDrawBot

Figure 14: mDrawBot: 4-in-1 Drawing Robot

Initiator: Makeblok

Funding Goal: $50,000 (₹33.78 lakh)

Pledged: $193,937 (₹1.31 crore)

Backers: 757

Location: San Francisco, CA

Description: "mDrawBot is a 4-in-1 drawing robot kit, it can be assembled into 4 different configuration drawing robots: mScara, mSpider, mEggBot and mCar."

Mini Mobile Robotic Printer

Figure 15: The Mini Mobile Robotic Printer

Initiator: ZUtA Labs Ltd.

Funding Goal: $400,000 (₹2.70 crore)

Pledged: $511,662 (₹3.46 crore)

Backers: 3,081

Location: Jerusalem, Israel

Description: "Everything today has gone mobile. Thanks to our smartphones, tablets and laptops we can leave our office while staying fully connected by doing work on the go. Well, almost... There is one device that got left behind and seemed to miss the "mobile revolution train"- The Printer. You can see students, lawyers or entrepreneurs working efficiently outside of their homes of offices but then suddenly struggling to find a place to print. Our vision is to change that. We have created a mobile printer that is easy and fun to use, can be taken anywhere, prints from any device (laptop, tablet, smartphone, you name it!) onto any sized page."

- Hailey Lynn McKeefry
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