Acquisition by Dash Robotics, makers of Kamigami
Hi, everyone. I've got some big news to share. We've been acquired by fellow Kickstarter campaigner Dash Robotics.
After running two successful crowdfunding campaigns (first, second), Dash partnered with Mattel to bring its research-inspired origami robots, Kamigami, to the mass market. Their buildable bots in the video below can be found in Target, in Toys R Us, on Amazon, and elsewhere.
The Bots Alive software platform will provide inexpensive autonomy, intelligence, and teachability to connected toys Dash builds with its partners. You can read more about what the acquisition means here in IEEE Spectrum and in our press release.
How does this affect our shipping schedule? Very little if at all. Our business lead Brendan McKenna is focused exclusively on getting replacement IR blasters, and he and I have a few possibilities in the pipeline for consideration and are immediately waiting on shipping or other parties to get back to us.
Thanks for reading!
Brad and the Bots Alive team
P.S. If anyone is looking for a hire with sales, engineering, and operations expertise, I can't recommend my Bot Alive business partner Brendan McKenna highly enough. He'll be a huge difference-maker for whatever team works with him next. He's a Boston-area native living in Austin and looking for his next step in either city.