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$47,343 pledged of $100,000 goal
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$47,343 pledged of $100,000 goal

Stay in touch with Shimi!


Thank you so much for the outpouring of support and feedback on our Shimi project. We are very proud to have accomplished so much in a short amount of time and receive so many wonderful backers. 

Unfortunately, as we are now all aware, we will likely miss our goal. However, the Shimi project WILL continue, and we still need your help!

Please sign up for our mailing list at Everyone that signs up through the rest of 2012 will get the same $129 introductory price for Shimi (a 35% off our expected MSRP) when we launch the product next year.

Also, if you haven't already, please join our Facebook fan page, follow us on Twitter, and subscribe to our YouTube channel to keep updated on Tovbot and Shimi news.

Thanks so much for your support, and keep an eye out for Shimi coming to a store near you!

-The Shimi Team

Shimi Learns to Dance

Here's what we're cooking up in our lab at Georgia Tech: giving Shimi the ability to recognize a face and "mimic" the facial movements. This video shows how it works in a simulation - the next step is to build actual Shimi instructions from your body movements!

UPDATE: Shimi gets first app Partner - Zooz Mobile!

The Shimi Team is proud to announce our first app partnership with ZOOZ Mobile, maker of the awesome ZOOZBeat app, a top ten (Apple App Store) music reCreation and music game smartphone app. Check out their awesome new iOS game, ZOOZTunes, a music sharing and discovery game coming to iOS soon!

Together, ZOOZ and The Shimi Team will be building a competitive and exciting music game which will test players' pop music skills AND their reflexes. 

Shimi serves as game show host, ushering players through multiple fast paced, heart stopping rounds. Players are given snippets of popular tunes (and some not-so-popular tunes), and then have just seconds to guess the right song - don't guess wrong or Shimi will take away some of your points! The pace quickens to machine-gun tempo during lightning rounds. 

The Shimi and ZOOZ Mobile app will be sure to be a hit at your next slumber (or cocktail) party! (Groovy dance moves by humans are optional).

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UPDATE: New Shimi Industrial Design (yes - the hand still moves)

Here are a few updated renderings showing the hand that moves.

Note - we're almost half way to our goal. If each of our backers reached out to one friend and told them about Shimi (and they backed us), we would meet our goal! Spread the good word!

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UPDATE: New Shimi Industrial Design

The guys at Keydesign provided their first renderings today, featuring shiny aluminum finish. Let us know what you think!

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