However, these robotic dogs are either expensive, commanding a couple of thousands or lack of the ability to add add-ons (or too expensive to do so). An upcoming robot dog from Celestial Robotics aimed to solve both with TiBeast Professional Robot Dog.
TiBeast is a professional 12 degrees of freedom robotic dog powered by in-house developed software and SDK, and boasts an integrated 2 MP 170-degree FoV camera, speakers, and supports popular joystick/game controller for video game-like control.
Spec sheet details include 8 GB RAM, 256 GB storage, built-in gyroscope, 1.5 kilograms (3.3 lbs) payload, dual-band WiFi and Bluetooth, 3,000 mAh battery, HDMI ports, and up to three USB 3.0 ports for you to hook with a variety peripherals like Kinect, Intel RealSense and whatnot.
Most importantly is, perhaps it is the first robot dog in the market that LEGO compatible. It has a LEGO top plate that allows to, well, do what you see fits. Pretty snazzy.
TiBeast LEGO Compatible Robotic Dog is a successfully funded Kickstarter campaign where it was sold at US$289 and up. It has since moved on to Indiegogo where you can still pre-order it for a starting price of US$289.
Seeing how we are often blamed for “supporting crowdfunding projects that never delivered” (we ain’t gods!), we are obliged to remind you that there are risks with any crowdfunding campaigns. Risks like failure to deliver the product, shoddy workmanship and et cetera. So, be sure to do your own assessment. You can learn more HERE.
Images: Celestial Robotics.