Weighing just 290g, Petoi Bittle is a palm-sized open source robot dog that you can build at home. This isn’t a toy, but rather a machine capable of walking, following commands, and even performing a host of tricks, flips included. It runs on OpenCat, an open source Arduino and Raspberry Pi-compatible quadruped robotic pet framework that was developed by Petoi.
At the heart of Bittle is a NyBoard V1, or customized Arduino Uno board capable of driving up to 12 PWM servos, while an IMU (Inertial Measurement Unit) keeps the robot dog balanced. Best of all, assembly requires no screws whatsoever, as all the connections can basically be clipped on or mounted directly to the board. You control it using Petoi’s official mobile app. In related news, NASA is planning on sending Boston Dynamics’ Spot to Mars.
Bittle Robotic Dog by Petoi – Open Source Bionic Programable STEM Learning Toy – Endless Coding Possibilities – 3D Puzzle Assembly – Sophisticated Motions – Wireless App Control(Construction Kit)
- Realistic little Robot Dog construction kit with lots of fun plays: Bittle is the world’s first palm-sized, servo-activated bionic robotic dog with 1 hour of play time. Have your very own programmable robot pet navigate with life-like movements and perform tricks with the remote control or the mobile app.
- Coding / STEAM / STEM / Robotics Learning: build and program your Bittle to perform new skills and tricks whilst harnessing all aspects of STEM learning. Begin with Scratch block-based coding and advance with Arduino IDE and C++/Python. Develop your moto, physics, engineering skills & problem solving abilities.
- DIY your own robot: an excellent and challenging hands-on learning opportunity to assemble your own robot with 3D puzzle parts. Suitable for adults and children over the ages of 14.
- Program AI tasks: program Bittle to see, listen, sense the surrounding environment and navigate the world with the optional intelligent camera module or other Arduino/Raspberry Pi compatible sensors
- Open Source robot: Bittle operates on OpenCat, an open-source quadruped robot platform that fuses multiple gadgets into one organic system, offering endless programming and customization possibilities.
Bittle operates on OpenCat, an open-source quadruped robot platform that fuses multiple gadgets into one organic system, offering endless programming and customization possibilities,” said the company.