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.
You can build an autonomous robot yourself, the nanosaur. On the project page you can follow the process to build it based on a Nvidia Jetson Nano computer
It was brought to my attention that DDL does not only target their user base with copyright claims and takedown notices, but also users on Twitter. Andy is a Vector user that also owns an Emo and wrote about that robot on Twitter.
I really would like to report something positive about Digital Dream Labs once in a while, but that is … only a dream. From the Digital Dream Lab website: Each Vector Membership covers one robot, …
Digital Dream Labs seems to become desperate und it looks like they do not believe enough in their products to just let them stand on their own. But no wonder: Vector 2.0 was promised for …
Some time ago I backed the Moorebot Scout on Kickstarter, it was advertised as an autonomous robot that could patrol your home. The shipping was one big mess, with wrong tracking number where the info …