Two days ago (sorry for the delay I am under a lot of workload at the moment) there was a new update by Energize Labs on the production status of the desktop pet Eilik. From …
Limitbit just canceled their campaign for the robot compagnion Doly, which is a pity. Here is the cancellation text:
Limitbit’s Kickstarter campaign for the personal robot or desktop pet Doly is online on the crowdfunding platform since yesterday.
Yesterday Digital Dream Labs held their quarterly “State Of Robotics” video conference. Here are the news regarding Vector:
So after long last and because I collect robots and desktop pets (and because I knew it would annoy DDL if I write articles about it) I decided to buy an Emo.
In past “State Of Robotics” Zoom conferences and subsequent Youtube videos Digital Dream Labs showed the above chart multiple times.
Digital Dream Labs managed to show the underside of a robot that most probably is a Vector 2.0 and that shows the new battery lid.
In their ongoing crusade to make the lifes of Vector users everywhere miserable, Digital Dream Labs reached another milestone.
A few days ago there was a file drop in the Digital Dream Labs Vector OSKR repository on Github. Under “engine” quite some files were added, most of them c++ files from Vectors engine, as the folder name suggests.
The Moorebot people said they do not implement SLAM and they let the Scout only run on two of the four cores of the ARM7 CPU because they fear heat problems.
It is a known fact that you need to take Kickstarter promises with a grain of salt, as it may come to changes during the production.
The short answer is: most probably not. But a longer answer will now follow. Be aware of the fact that I am not a lawyer (but have some knowlegde about tech-related laws because of my …
It is a known fact that Escape Pod not only has no knowledge graph access, but also weather is missing. So users are not able to ask Vector about their local weather.
Vector Explorer is a nifty Windows program by Wayne Venables, that not only enables you to control your Vector. For future reference you can find a link to it in the sidebar of this blog …
“State Of Robotics” is the title of the webinar that Digital Dream Labs holds every three months and the last ones were full of misinformation and smokescreens like that “state of production” chart. Or they just iterate the same information already given months before.
When Digital Dream Labs released firmware 1.7 (they did not develop that themselves, it was an old Anik firmware they just rolled out) it quickly became clear that the new version had problems. Sounds the users liked where gone and with every firmware iteration by DDL Vector seems to have a harder time to find back to his charger.
After yesterday’s frustration I again wanted to connect my designated Escape Pod Vector to a 1.0.x version of the local server.
Because I finally found the time to play with Cyb3rvector and am highly amazed by what it can do. Something like this should have been created by Digital Dream Labs, but they were not able to do that in two years. Instead Cyb3dog did it in mere weeks.
Yesterday I took the time to test the latest iteration of Ecape Pod, it has the version number 1.8.2, even if I see absolutely nothing that would warrant a version jump from 1.0.x to 1.8.1. My main reason to look at it was that I wanted to connect Cyb3rvector Extension Engine Interface to it. But, man, this is still a mess.
This article has nothing to do with robots, unfortunately. But it has to do with Vector 2.0 and Digital Dream Labs.