We have talked about a robot dog called SPOT from Boston Dynamics earlier that roamed the streets of Singapore, promoting social distancing. However, this robot is not supposed to be a pet because of its larger size. If you are a on the market of robotic dogs, there is another palm-sized robot dog called Petoi Bittle that you might want to own. This innovative robot can be further programmed to increase its performance.
If you want a robotic dog for yourself, there are plenty of options out there to choose from. In the market, there a few names that are quite popular, according to some reviewers. High-tech Robot Puppy, WowWee Chippies Robot Dog, Zoomer Interactive Puppy, WowWee Miposaur, Contixo Puppy Robot Pet, and Georgie Interactive Plush Electronic Puppy are some of the best robotic dogs in the market. However, Petoi Bittle, a 3D-printed robotic dog, is the one that grabs everyone’s attention.
What is Petoi Bittle Robot Dog
Petoi Bittle is a small-sized robotic dog that weighs less than 10 ounces and can fit on your palm. This palm-sized robot measures only eight inches (ie. 20 cm) and weighs less than 280 grams. Despite its small size, it can carry a payload of over 450 grams (16 ounces) under its belly. It also comes with numerous demo modes from GitHub that you can use to get started when buying the robot.
The robot dog has an incredible maneuverability and can play tricks and run like a real animal. Petoi Bittle’s assembly is straight forward, and the best thing is, it can be made run faster by doing some extra programming and calibration. You can make it run faster than two body lengths per second.
According to the RongzhongLi (PetoiCamp), the manufacturer of the robot, “Bittle makes a perfect tool for learning, teaching, researching, or a surprising gift to impress your family and friends.” One of the best things about this palm-sized robotic dog is that it is very customizable. You can boost its intelligence too. All you need to do is mount a Raspberry Pi or other AI chip to the robot. Also, the robot is designed with simplicity and made easy to use.
Affordable and customizable, the robotic pet may look like a toy but needs parental guidance if you want to explore it with children. It is currently on Kickstarter and has raised many times more money than the target of $50,000. The campaign period will end after a week or more. You can watch the video of Petoi Bittle below: