Robit’s creators call on developers to hack their robot and diversify its functions
Today Robit, kicked off its Indiegogo campaign to raise $40,000 over 30 days for its flagship product - a home robot eponymously called "Robit." It's now available on Indiegogo for as low as $349.
"Home robots have generally been positioned as ‘companion devices' or ‘friends of the family'. Our goal was to create a robot that actually made life easier for its owners," said Robit Co-Founder Shlomo Schwarcz.
Robit uses a preconfigured version of the Raspbian OS. All Raspberry Pi libraries and applications will be available in Robit.
Similar to a smartphone, Robit has its own app store with open-sourced applications. Robit's Founders will open up the platform - the libraries, the API's and the built in applications - to developers.
"We believe the more brainpower that goes into Robit's development, the more innovative it will become over time. We encourage users to hack Robit - meaning modify his software in any possible way. Applications will reflect what users want because those users have a hand in making it so," Schwarcz added. "And for only $349, this home robot is very affordable at half the cost of its competitors."
Robit's Indiegogo campaign runs from February 10, 2016 until March 10, 2016. For a full rundown of the pledge levels, visit the Indiegogo page.