The Most Advanced Modular Robot in Your Hand: COMBINE, PLAY, PROGRAM and make it do fun robot things
by KEYi Technology Inc.
2. Who will you buy CellRobot for : A Yourself
3. Which feature of CellRobot attracts you most. C Design and configure own unique robot
3. B, C
Regarding price, I agree that lowering the cost would definitely help. Even if the 'heart' unit remained an investment, if extra cells were cheaper, so you could actually buy enough to do cool things, without having to break the bank.
Also, totally random, but have you thought about something like custom faceplates to give the robot various appearances (like Wall-E, Marvin, various animals, etc.)? People seem to adore cute robots! And it would add to the ability to make and customize.
Anyway, good luck!
price: make it affordable to combine multiple robots (think octopus, millipede), ideally some connector that allows them to chain up or break off without human intervention
You would BLOW up if you dropped your price. Market to kids, not wealthy adults and everyone would buy them and combine them at school...it would be huge at a lower price
The price for a large flexible system is pretty high. Perhaps a maker kit with the user putting together the pieces of a cell could help. A manipulator cell would be nice as would a camera. Perhaps a hacker cell. I like the free form unconventional structure.