To celebrate National Robotics Week (April 2-10, 2022), Petoi, the maker of futuristic robotic pets, is offering 15% off its palm-sized, bionic robot dog – Bittle.
Small but agile, Bittle is a powerful robot that can be programmed to walk, do tricks and roll around just like a real dog. Designed for coding and fun, Bittle operates on OpenCat, an open-source quadrupled robot platform that offers endless programming and customisation possibilities. An ideal tool for teaching, researching and learning about STEM and robotics, Bittle is available now for £254.99 (Bittle Construction Kit) or £263.49 (Bittle Pre-Assembled) from Amazon UK*.
Users bring Bittle to life by assembling its puzzle-like frame which is made up of 3D interlocking components, eliminating the need for screws. The bionic construction of legs rather than wheels means that Bittle is able to move more freely over unstructured terrain. With a simple and beautiful design, Bittle can be configured and controlled using Petoi’s official mobile app.
Evolving with an open-source gene, Bittle is built on Petoi’s OpenCat open-source platform which was first launched in 2018 by Petoi’s founder Dr. Rongzhong Li specifically for quadrupled robots. Bittle’s dynamic maneuverability and behaviours are features typically seen on luxury robots but Petoi’s technology is now making it accessible to more consumers.
With a customised Arduino board coordinating all instinctive and sophisticated movements, users are able to clip various smart sensors onto Bittle or mount a Raspberry Pi or other AI chips through wired/wireless connections to inject perception and artificial intelligence capabilities.
Dr. Rongzhong Li said: “We are excited to bring Bittle to the UK. It’s been a mission of ours to create life-like robot animals that not only make coding fun but also challenge users as they get their pet to move and do tricks. We are really looking forward to seeing what UK users do with the Bittle.”
- OpenCat framework
- Arduino compatible motion controller & wireless connectivity
- Interlocking plastic frame
- Shock reduction joints
- Programmable gaits and behaviours
- 9 x fast, powerful digital metal servos
Bittle is available from Amazon UK for £254.99 (Bittle Construction Kit) and £263.49 (Bittle Pre-Assembled)) until 12th April. Usual RRP £299.99 (Bittle Construction Kit) and £309.99 (Bittle Pre-Assembled). Additional accessories are also available, including the Bittle Additional Battery Pack (£33.99 until 12th April, usual RRP £39.99) and the Bittle Intelligent Camera Module (£50.99 until 12th April, usual RRP £59.99).
For more information, please visit https://www.petoi.com.