MiRo the Companion Robot

$2,800.00

Found this product at a lower price?

MiRo the Companion Robot is a fully programmable autonomous robot for researchers, educators, developers and healthcare professionals. With six senses, eight degrees of freedom, an innovative brain-inspired operating system and a simulation software package, MiRo is a flexible platform suited for developing companion robots.

Meet MiRo the Companion Robot

MiRo is a fully programmable autonomous robot for companionship, researchers, educators, developers and healthcare professionals. With six senses, eight degrees of freedom, an innovative brain-inspired operating system and a simulation software package, MiRo is a flexible platform suited for developing companion robots.

The future social robots will share our personal space, interact with us and with each other to provide emotional engagement and entertainment. MiRo is based on the simple premise that animals have qualities that are desirable in today’s social robots. They are robust, adaptable and good at communicating their feelings. 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. This makes MiRo particularly suited to robot-human interaction and robot-robot team interaction.
Technical Specifications

FEATURES AT-A-GLANCE

Wide-ranging suite of sensors including stereo vision and hearing, ultrasonic ranging, light level sensors, infrared cliff sensors, tactile sensors on the body and head, and interceptive sensors such as twin accelerometers, joint position sensors (proprioception), temperature and battery-level sensors.Good number of degrees of freedom, many of which (tail wagging and drooping, blinking, ear-rotation, head movements, coloured lights) are well suited for expressive communication. Fast and stable platform that works well on most smooth surfaces.

  • Excellent battery life (up to 6 + hours between charges depending on batteries used)
  • WiFi and Bluetooth interfaces for on-board programming and/or off-board control components
  • 3D robot simulator (Gazebo) for speedy development
  • Multi-processor architecture (3 stacked ARM processors) with useful suite of base behaviours ready-to-go
  • Support for ROS and our own unique brain-based biomimetic control system 3BCS
  • High-level control software stored on u-SD card

MOVEMENT

The MiRo platform is built around a core of a differential drive base and a three Degrees of Freedom (DoF) (lift, pitch, yaw) neck. Additional DoFs include rotation for each ear, tail droop and wag, and eyelid open/close. All DoFs are equipped with proprioceptive sensors (potentiometers for absolute positions and optical shaft encoders for wheel speed). The platform also has an on-board speaker currently programmed to produce mammal-like vocal sounds.

SENSING

Stereo cameras in the eyes and stereo microphones in the base of the ears are complemented by a sonar range-finder in the nose. In the body, four light level sensors are placed at each corner of the base, two infrared ‘cliff’ sensors point down from its front face, four capacitive sensors are arrayed along the inside of the body shell providing sensing of direct human touch and an additional four over the top and back of the head (behind the ears). Internal sensors include twin accelerometers, a temperature sensor, and battery voltage monitoring.

CONTROL AND INTERFACES

MiRo’s default control architecture (3BCS, the brain-based biomimetic control system) is based on twenty years of research on animal brains and behaviour and is the first of its kind, its layers distributed across the three embedded ARM processors. However, if you prefer, you can control MiRo directly from your favourite development environment. You can control MiRo remotely through WiFi or Bluetooth and stream data or internal state. If you are a ROS programmer, MiRo can be easily configured as a ROS node.

Customer reviews

5 stars 0 0 %
4 stars 0 0 %
3 stars 0 0 %
2 stars 0 0 %
1 star 0 0 %

Reviews

There are no reviews yet.

Be the first to review “MiRo the Companion Robot”

Dear Customer, if applicable, the Product Documentation, Reference Materials, CAD or Drawing file(s), Manuals and Tutorials will be available for download upon purchase. The order confirmation email will include a Downloadable Link to the product file(s) which can also be downloaded from the My Account section if needed. If you can’t see any of these files in your account, please contact us immediately. We’re here to help, whenever you need us. Thank you.

Contact us if you need more information or have specific requirements. When you submit this form, the product URL will be included automatically. Please note that for some products, the shipping cost is calculated based on the product weight, not based on the quantity of items. To benefit from lower shipping costs for orders with multiple items, please fill out the form below, or contact us at sales@ozrobotics.com - Thank you.

The companies portfolio includes innovations developed with researchers at the University of Sheffield in the areas of mechatronic design and “brain-based” biomimetic control. Blending a proven record in product design with cutting-edge research, Consequential Robotics aims to be the UK company that will bring emotionally engaging, useful and aspirational robot solutions into homes around the world.

Shipping costs

Country State Cost
United States (US) Any $107.00
France Any $70.00
Germany Any $70.00
Hong Kong Any $135.00
China Any $135.00
Japan Any $135.00
South Africa Any $135.00
Turkey Any $135.00
Saudi Arabia Any $135.00
Russia Any $135.00
South Korea Any $135.00
India Any $135.00
Canada Any $135.00
Brazil Any $135.00
Any Any $135.00

Shipping Details

Shipping from United Kingdom (UK)

Shipping Policy

Please note that for some products, the shipping cost is calculated based on the product weight, not based on the quantity of items in the order. To benefit from lower shipping costs for orders with multiple items, please contact us at sales@ozrobotics.com #################### We use UPS, USPS, DHL, FEDEX, EMS, TNT and ARAMEX for all orders because they are reliable, fast and easily trackable. We usually ship within two business days after the full payment is received. Standard Delivery generally occurs within 3-5 business days after the ship date. However, sometimes delivery time depends on destination, logistics mode, weather conditions, size and weight of the product. Our shipping rates are listed very clearly on each product page under SHIPPING tab. In order to see the shipping cost, just add your item to the Shopping Cart, there you will see Estimate Shipping button. Just click on that button to see the shipping cost based on your Country and Location. #################### EXCHANGE POLICY: Oz Robotics wants you to be happy with your new purchase. However, we abide by the exchange policy of our suppliers because we do not manufacture these products, our suppliers do. Please read the product exchange policy that is defined by each supplier for their own listed product(s) which can be found under the Shipping tab on each product page. Once you have used the product, we and our supplier(s) have the right to not issue a refund, but exchange for the wrongly purchased items, or products have serious and irreversible quality defect problem(s). In the case of wrongly purchased products or any other similar issues, the shipping fee will be paid by the buyer/customer. If the product you purchased is defective, please email us at support@ozrobotics.com with some photos, or a video of the defective parts for us to evaluate before you send. #################### Please Note: Do not return your product to our New York office. For any exchange or refunds, please email us first at support@ozrobotics.com for us to provide you with the steps that need to be followed. Any product you return must be in the same condition you received it and must be returned in the original packaging without being used. Please keep the original receipt. #################### More on Shipping, Exchange and Refund Policies, please visit https://ozrobotics.com/terms/

Return Policy

MIRO DEVELOPER KIT Copyright (c) 2017 Consequential Robotics [SUMMARY TERMS] Herein, "The MDK" is taken to mean all materials that may be supplied as part of or in association with the MIRO Developer Kit (MDK) software package and the MIRO robot itself, including all software installed on a MIRO robot at the time of supply to the end user, and any additional software (such as software updates) supplied to the end user in connection with their use of the MIRO robot or the MDK software package, as well as any other products and services supplied to the user in association with their use of any of the aforementioned products. Use of "The MDK" is not permitted without agreement to the terms herein. Any use of "The MDK", accordingly, indicates your acceptance of these terms in full. For full licensing information, you should consult the section "LICENSE" (below), which specifies in detail the terms under which you are supplied with "The MDK". The remainder of this section is a general summary of these terms of use. A set of third-party materials are supplied along with the MDK in the directory "image/extern". These materials are covered by separate licenses (including GPL, LGPL, MIT, BSD, and Apache licenses) and export constraints. For full details, you should review the licensing terms supplied in that directory. This summary section may not accurately represent the terms of use of these third-party materials. Broadly, you are permitted to use "The MDK" within your organisation for non-commercial use. You are not permitted to distribute any part of "The MDK" nor to make use of any part of "The MDK" in a commercial product, in general, though exceptions to this constraint may be granted on application. You idemnify Consequential Robotics, its employees, as well as any agents acting on its behalf against any liability for any harm or damage however caused through the use of "The MDK". The MIRO robot is a research tool designed solely for use in professional establishments for the purposes of research and development; it is not a finished consumer product. Furthermore, it is not certified for sale as a consumer product (for example, the MIRO robot does not carry European CE marking which would indicate compliance with essential Health & Safety regulations that apply in that jurisdiction). Use of the MIRO robot may, therefore, pose hazards that would not be expected during the use of certified consumer equipment. Before any use of the MIRO robot you should, accordingly, perform your own risk assessment. DEVELOPER KIT LICENCE AGREEMENT *** END USER LICENSE AGREEMENT *** IMPORTANT: PLEASE READ THIS LICENSE CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THIS SOFTWARE. 0. SCOPE Herein, "The MDK" is taken to mean all materials that may be supplied as part of or in association with the MIRO Developer Kit (MDK) software package and the MIRO robot itself, including all software installed on a MIRO robot at the time of supply to the end user, and any additional software (such as software updates) supplied to the end user in connection with their use of the MIRO robot or the MDK software package, as well as any other products and services supplied to the user in association with their use of any of the aforementioned products. 1. LICENSE By receiving, opening, and/or using any part of "The MDK", you agree that this End User User License Agreement (EULA) is a legally binding and valid contract and agree to be bound by it. You agree to abide by the intellectual property laws and all of the terms and conditions of this Agreement. Unless you have a different license agreement signed by Consequential Robotics your use of "The MDK" indicates your acceptance of this license agreement and warranty. Subject to the terms of this Agreement, Consequential Robotics grants to you a limited, non-exclusive, non-transferable license, without right to sub-license, to use "The MDK" in accordance with this Agreement and any other written agreement with Consequential Robotics. Consequential Robotics does not transfer the title of "The MDK" to you; the license granted to you is not a sale. This agreement is a binding legal agreement between Consequential Robotics and the purchasers or users of "The MDK". If you do not agree to be bound by this agreement, remove "The MDK" from your computer now and, if applicable, promptly return to Consequential Robotics by mail any copies of "The MDK" and related documentation and packaging in your possession. 2. DISTRIBUTION "The MDK" and the license herein granted shall not be copied, shared, distributed, re-sold, offered for re-sale, transferred or sub-licensed in whole or in part except that you may make one copy for archive purposes only. For information about redistribution of "The MDK" contact Consequential Robotics. 3. USER AGREEMENT 3.1 Use Your license to use "The MDK" is limited to the number of licenses purchased by you. You shall not allow others to use, copy or evaluate copies of "The MDK". 3.2 Status The MIRO robot is a research tool designed solely for use in professional establishments for the purposes of research and development; it is not a finished consumer product. Furthermore, it is not certified for sale as a consumer product (for example, the MIRO robot does not carry European CE marking which would indicate compliance with essential Health & Safety regulations that apply in that jurisdiction). Use of the MIRO robot may, therefore, pose hazards that would not be expected during the use of certified consumer equipment. Before any use of the MIRO robot you should, accordingly, perform your own risk assessment. 3.3 Use Restrictions You shall use "The MDK" in compliance with all applicable laws and not for any unlawful purpose. Without limiting the foregoing, use, display or distribution of "The MDK" together with material that is pornographic, racist, vulgar, obscene, defamatory, libelous, abusive, promoting hatred, discriminating or displaying prejudice based on religion, ethnic heritage, race, sexual orientation or age is strictly prohibited. Each licensed copy of "The MDK" may be used on one single computer location by one user. Use of "The MDK" means that you have loaded, installed, or run "The MDK" on a computer or similar device. If you install "The MDK" onto a multi-user platform, server or network, each and every individual user of "The MDK" must be licensed separately. You may make one copy of "The MDK" for backup purposes, providing you only have one copy installed on one computer being used by one person. Other users may not use your copy of "The MDK". The assignment, sublicense, networking, sale, or distribution of copies of "The MDK" are strictly forbidden without the prior written consent of Consequential Robotics. It is a violation of this agreement to assign, sell, share, loan, rent, lease, borrow, network or transfer the use of "The MDK". If any person other than yourself uses "The MDK" registered in your name, regardless of whether it is at the same time or different times, then this agreement is being violated and you are responsible for that violation! 3.4 Copyright Restriction This Software contains copyrighted material, trade secrets and other proprietary material. You shall not, and shall not attempt to, modify, reverse engineer, disassemble or decompile "The MDK". Nor can you create any derivative works or other works that are based upon or derived from "The MDK" in whole or in part. Consequential Robotics's name, logo and graphics file that represents "The MDK" shall not be used in any way to promote products developed with "The MDK". Consequential Robotics retains sole and exclusive ownership of all right, title and interest in and to "The MDK" and all Intellectual Property rights relating thereto. Copyright law and international copyright treaty provisions protect all parts of "The MDK", products and services. No program, code, part, image, audio sample, or text may be copied or used in any way by the user except as intended within the bounds of the single user program. All rights not expressly granted hereunder are reserved for Consequential Robotics. 3.5 Limitation of Responsibility You will indemnify, hold harmless, and defend Consequential Robotics, its employees, agents and distributors against any and all claims, proceedings, demand and costs resulting from or in any way connected with your use of Consequential Robotics's Software. In no event (including, without limitation, in the event of negligence) will Consequential Robotics, its employees, agents or distributors be liable for any consequential, incidental, indirect, special or punitive damages whatsoever (including, without limitation, damages for loss of profits, loss of use, business interruption, loss of information or data, or pecuniary loss), in connection with or arising out of or related to this Agreement, "The MDK" or the use or inability to use "The MDK" or the furnishing, performance or use of any other matters hereunder whether based upon contract, tort or any other theory including negligence. Consequential Robotics's entire liability, without exception, is limited to the customers' reimbursement of the purchase price of "The MDK" (maximum being the lesser of the amount paid by you and the suggested retail price as listed by Consequential Robotics ) in exchange for the return of the product, all copies, registration papers and manuals, and all materials that constitute a transfer of license from the customer back to Consequential Robotics. 3.6 Warranties Except as expressly stated in writing, Consequential Robotics makes no representation or warranties in respect of this Software and expressly excludes all other warranties, expressed or implied, oral or written, including, without limitation, any implied warranties of merchantable quality or fitness for a particular purpose. 3.7 Governing Law This Agreement shall be governed by the law of the United Kingdom applicable therein. You hereby irrevocably attorn and submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of United Kingdom therefrom. If any provision shall be considered unlawful, void or otherwise unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed severable from this License and not affect the validity and enforceability of any other provisions. 3.8 Commercial Use "The MDK" is not for commercial use: the use of "The MDK", or any parts of "The MDK" (hardware or software), in a commercial product is not permitted. 3.9 Termination Any failure to comply with the terms and conditions of this Agreement will result in automatic and immediate termination of this license. Upon termination of this license granted herein for any reason, you agree to immediately cease use of "The MDK" and destroy all copies of "The MDK" supplied under this Agreement. The financial obligations incurred by you shall survive the expiration or termination of this license. 4. DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTY THE MDK IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE MDK OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE MDK. 5. CONSENT OF USE OF DATA You agree that Consequential Robotics may collect and use information gathered in any manner as part of the product support services provided to you, if any, related to "The MDK". Consequential Robotics may also use this information to provide notices to you which may be of use or interest to you.

Email this Product to A Friend and Get 1% Immediate Discount! Please be aware that our system checks to make sure the email you have entered is valid. Click on “Send to a friend” button to share this product with a friend. Spam is not tolerated. Thank you!
Send to a friend

Customer Questions and Answers

There are no questions yet, be the first to ask something for this product.

Send me a notification for each new answer.

Have a similar product? – Join Oz Robotics today! We will help you to increase your sales, and generate extra exposure with $0 a month!

You have not viewed any product yet.