Join the MiRo development community and help create the next generation of biomimetic autonomous companion robots.
A limited number of MiRo robots are available for order now for delivery in early 2017. Place your order now through the CqR shop
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MiRo [bioMimetic Robot] is a low cost fully programmable autonomous platform particularly suited for developing companion robots—the future social robots that will share our personal space, interact with us and with each other and provide emotional engagement and entertainment. With six senses, eight degrees of freedom, an innovative brain-inspired operating system and a simulation software package, MiRo is a flexible platform for both research and education.
MiRo is a different sort of robot based on a very simple premise: animals are a lot smarter than today's robots in many respects. Not only that, they are robust, adaptable and good at communicating their feelings —all features that we'd like to see in our robots. So, rather than working out how to develop smart robots from scratch, our approach is to build robots that think and operate very much like animals; from their senses and decision-making processes, all the way through to their bodies and behaviours. MiRo’s are particularly suited to robot-human interaction as well as robot-robot team interaction.
Developed to be exceptionally emotionally engaging by an international team led by the award-winning Sebastian Conran Design Studio, and experts in biomimetic and 'brain-based' robots, Professor Tony Prescott and Dr Ben Mitchinson from the University of Sheffield, MiRo aims to accelerate research on next generation animal-like robot companions.