Meet Misty, a robot that recognizes faces, responds to voice commands, maps rooms—and could eventually do many more things its users dream up. The first offering from Misty Robotics, Misty I Developer Edition allows users to write applications and build hardware to expand its capabilities. The 14-inch-tall robot runs on a luddite-friendly, block-based programming language used to teach computer coding to children. “You don’t even have to write code,” says Ian Bernstein, who founded Misty Robotics in June with $11.5 million in funding from Venrock, Foundry Group and others. The company was spun off last year from Sphero,…


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April 9, 2018 at 04:25AM