Designed in 2017 by Misty Robotics, a division of Sphero, then acquired earlier this year by the Swedish company Furhat Robotics after disappointing sales, the little robot Misty is trying a new comeback with a thoroughly revised Misty Studio development platform (programming language), support for the Python scripting language and a large improvement in the robot’s conversational performance. As a reminder, the Misty robot is able to map its environment, recognize faces thanks to its integrated HD camera (Sony IMX 214), and can also receive new capabilities thanks to its connection. UART which gives him access to a wide range of Arduino “backpacks”.
The little robot also has two ARM processors, touch, distance and height sensors, 3 speakers, 3 microphones, and a battery providing autonomy of just over two hours. Misty is offered for sale at 2299 dollars the “standard edition” and at 3299 dollars the “advanced edition” which includes in addition a 3D optical sensor and a fast charger.