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in “ Tech news in brief ”,
October 27, 2018.

Nybble the kittybot

Nybble.

Nybble © Rongzhong Li.

You find cats irresistible, but the hair, the scratched furniture, the soiled litter, and the smell of cod liver cat food aren’t your thing? Here’s a solution: a cat robot that eats nothing but electricity. Nybble is a feline robot with a structure made of thin layers of laser-cut plywood. A custom Arduino-compatible microcontroller with an ATmega328P chip controls its movements. An optional Raspberry Pi can be mounted on top of Nybble's back, to help Nybble with perception and decision. You can program it in your favorite language, and direct Nybble to walk around simply by sending short commands, such as "walk" or "turn left"! Petoi Nybble, developed by Rongzhong Li, is an Indiegogo project that’s already raised US$77,000 on a goal of 50,000. The first shipments are expected April 2019. Nybble builds on the previous version, OpenCat. Meow.

Hackster.io, “Petoi Nybble.”

 

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