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Proof of Concept
Explorations that test ideas and functionality.
Demonstrates the functionality of the final product, but looks different.
Looks like the final product, but is not functional.
Appearance and function match the final product, but is made with different manufacturing methods.
Appearance, function, and manufacturing methods match the final product.
MIA is an autonomous robot that will become best friends with your dog, cat or both!
Our robot is the first interactive toy that moves throughout your house on its own, avoiding obstacles and stairs. Your pet will follow it around and MIA will even reward him with a treat every now and then.
Your pet will be healthier, have more fun, reduce its separation anxiety and even lose some weight.
MIA is perfect for cats suffering from obesity, dogs that can't be left alone at home and dogs with barking problems. But really, every pet likes MIA.
MIA will change the life of your best friends.
MIA is 100% automatic. Simply choose the time of day when you want your pet to exercise and receive treats. MIA will do the rest!
MIA is designed to be fun for your pet and easy for you to operate. We are cats and dogs owners, we know exactly what you want in an interactive toy.
Customizable eye colour
Versatile dry food dispenser
Impact detection system
Stair detection system
Works on hard floors and carpets
IoT ecosystem technology
Easy start function
Strong polymer construction
Auto-stop tilt system
The vast majority of cat and dog owners could use a little MIA in their life!
Our surveys show that 90% of dog owners find it hard to leave their dog when they are away and 85% feel their dog is bored when left alone at home.
Dogs like to play and stay active. Sometimes life gets in the way and you can't exercise with your dog as much as you'd like. MIA keeps them moving and happy.
We know cats are more independent than dogs. Still, when we asked cat owners, we found out that 83% thought it was hard to leave their cat alone at home and 72% felt their cat was bored.
Cats like to hunt for their food.Making cats work for their kibble is a great way to prevent and treat obesity. MIA gives food throughout the day and will keep your feline happy all day.
REWARD YOUR PET
Mia is equipped with a versatile treat dispenser that will work with multiple sizes and shapes of treats or kibble, meaning that you can use your pet’s favorite brand. Mia will reward your pet during the day as per your settings using our intuitive App.
Equipped with multiple sensors, MIA will navigate by itself throughout your house avoiding obstacles and stairs while making sure that your pet is having fun.
MIA comes with an intuitive app that lets you adjust the settings of your robot such as the number of treats it will give every day, the number of times MIA plays with your pet during the day, the speed of MIA depending on your pet’s behaviour and many more.
IoT ECOSYSTEM FOR PETS
The Mia Ecosystem is the first IoT system for pets. Kolony Robotic offers a complete system composed of Mia, the WoofBox and the MIACAM. MIA can be used as a single unit, but when connected with the WoofBox and the MIACAM, the result will be greatly improved!
1. FILL MIA WITH TREATS
2. LEAVE HOME WITH PEACE OF MIND
3. MIA PLAYS WITH AND REWARDS YOUR PET ALL DAY
4. CONNECT WITH YOUR PET
5. FEEL CONFIDENT YOUR PET IS HAPPY
Is your pet chew-happy? Don't worry, MIA was designed with that in mind.
MIA is made from a very strong polymer inspired by the sports industry that will withstand your pet playing roughly with it. MIA's rounded shape was also developed to make it hard for your pet to grab or chew it.
MIA is also equipped with an auto-stop function. If MIA is tipped over, it will enter safe mode during which it stops all activity until it get back on its wheels. But don't worry, this won't take long, as turning over is easy because of MIA's dome-like shape.
MIA can be activated at specific times and is a fun addition to your pet's life on its own. But why stop there? We've created a whole ecosystem around MIA to suit all your needs.
If you are worry that your dog barks while you’re away, the WoofBox will send you a notification via your app. You can then reprogram MIA with your smartphone. The WoofBox can also be set to instantly activate MIA to play with and distract your dog. You won’t have to worry about anymore!
With the MIACAM, you can see your furry friend on your smartphone from everywhere. The camera can be placed anywhere, as the camera can be placed anywhere in the house. During the activation of MIA, the camera will turn on so that you will never have to miss a moment of your dog's or cat's live. As cat and dog owners ourselves, we know that sometimes we can’t stop wandering just what they are up to.
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE ECOSYSTEM
We would like to thank the following collaborators who are helping to launch MIA!
Risks and challenges
Developing a brand new product is very challenging. Kolony Robotic has been working on the development of MIA for the last two years and has been working closely with our future customers, making sure that we meet their expectations. Our team knows the importance of value proposition.
Mia is a high-tech, and was a real technical challenge for our engineering team. The balance between superb functionality and customer needs was an important point to consider in order to focus our efforts on the essential key features of MIA.
The Kolony Robotic's team has a strong knowledge of supply-chain development. Each of our suppliers is being pre-qualified to ensure quality product and delivery.
The MIA project is supported by the National Research Council of Canada's Industrial Research Assistance Program(NRC-IRAP) and MIA’s technology is presently under patent approval.