Thanks to quite inquisitive community member Barbara Langston we have some inside information from a former employee on what happened with Digital Dream Labs. So far it looks like they were running out of funds …
More hints about Digital Dream Labs downfall:
The company Cloudfront LLC filed a lawsuit against Digital Dream.
User leodemacondo presents Cozmars on Thingiverse, his version of an open source Cozmo (or Vector) -like robot.
The following changelog was just posted in the Loona Facebook group:
KEYi Technologies just posted an update on Facebook:
Today KEYi Technologies provided a link to a Google Calc sheet on Facebook that includes tracking numbers for the ear repair kits sorted by serial number.
People that are trying to get a refund from Digital Dream Labs, be it for the still missing Vector 2.0s or the vaporhardware Butter Robot (that most probably will never see the light of day) are now faced with a new try by them to prevent that:
One of the bigger disappointments in the home robotics community (besides the constant disappointments by DDL) was Pilot Labs Moorebot Scout.
We hear more and more complaints by Eilik backers that have problems with firmware updates or broken SD cards, those are problems known from the past and seem still not to be solved today, as new posts about these problems appear nearly on an hourly basis.
It is by now quite obvious that Loona has an ear problem. Lots of backers that opted for christmas delivery reported droopy ears that could not be resolved by restarting the robot. But they made out the problem quite fast.
Today at about 10 AM Loona arrived via DPD
No, not really but by ChatGPT. A member of the Facebook group “Digital Dream Labs sucks” fed Open AI’s new Deep Learing chatbot with a few informations and asked it to spew out a poem about Digital Dream Labs in the style of the bard
We all remember when DDL announced the opening of their repair center.
There just was an announcement in the official Loona Facebook group: the chinese KEYi Tech division is struggling with Covid and that will delay development.
vectorx is a new project by fforchino on Github to add new functionality to 1st generation Vectors tethered to a Wire-Pod.
It was stated by KEYi Tech that you will get a tracking number for the xmas deliveries. From what I could see today that may or may not be so, since in Pledgebox I could already see tracking informations, but I did not get anything via email.
I saw multiple people complaining online in different places that they have sent in their 1st generation vectors to SSL’s “official” repair center in the USA and now there is no feedback
We all remember the repeated copyright trolling by Digital Dream Labs against KEYi Technology, the company behind Loona the Petbot. DDL took down the Loona campaign on Kickstarter two times with very questionable “reasons” that …
At last, weeks later and after a long time of denial, radio silence and false information there is a first small post on Discord where a DDL representative admits that something is wrong and they are trying to fix it.
It’s now weeks after the first reported account server problems problems and not only is there still no official statement about the those problems (only a misleading email by Hanchar), there are more and more people reporting them