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Romo is a highly functional robotic toy that uses your smartphone as its brain.
Romo is a highly functional robotic toy that uses your smartphone as its brain.
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1,152 backers pledged $114,796 to help bring this project to life.

Update #10, Shipping Robots

Hey Guys,

Its official, robots are being shipped. We got a few out the door on Saturday and already have 100 boxed and ready to go right now, with more being built and going out this afternoon. The robot factory is kickin’!

And guys, thanks for all the emails of support and encouragement! It really psyched us up. Your robots are on their way!

-Romotive 

Comments

    1. Creator PHIL SCORDIS on April 14, 2012

      Did the international shipments go out too? I'm still waiting.

    2. Creator Kelvin Geis on March 22, 2012

      I got my ROMO today.
      It is incredible.
      I don't think many people realize what an undertaking this was and how excellent ROMO is.
      WELL DONE!

    3. Creator Neil Blackbeard on March 22, 2012

      @ Tae Kim - Are you blind?

    4. Creator Tae Kim on March 22, 2012

      @Neil, actually, you're missing my point. Your attitude does not help Romotive, period. I am sure Viet understands he is part of the process, and frankly, even if he does not, it is not your role to call him out and call him names. A nice explanation and call for patience would have sufficed, rather than the frankly irrational outburst after just one negative post. I'm sure you don't rail on your students or call them names for one misunderstanding or different POV, why not extend other people the same courtesy?

      @Nick, I am of course very happy that I will be receiving my Romo soon, but I can also understand the frustration people have just for the fact that the update could have been sooner, to help people understand why they couldn't keep their own commitment. Those two feelings may very well exist at the same time, and are not exclusive of each other.

      @Romotive, as I said above, yay! Looking forward to my Romo! (and please be faster with your updates!)

    5. Creator Chad David Martin on March 21, 2012

      I got my romo this morning!!! F ya!!!!!! Now time to terrorize my office building!!!! And then spend some time dancing at lunch!!! Thank you very much romotive for not only an awesome product but for a new friend!!!

    6. Creator Nick Matthew on March 21, 2012

      My oh my, can we all just be happy we are soon to get our Romo? This is a platform for new company's and such, every one makes mistakes and it seems to me these guys are learning and growing as a company. Just feel proud of the fact that without your support they wouldn't have got to this point and we wouldn't be getting our little friends in the post soon!
      Good work Romotive! I'm impressed by your hustle and think I speak for the majority who have waited quietly for their finished product! As for the cock up with the boards... It think that was handled very well and I'm glad it happened in a way, I had to wait a bit longer but I get a better product so it's all gravy baby!

      Nice one chaps, I look forward to my finished product!

    7. Creator Viet Nguyen on March 21, 2012

      @Neil Blackbeard - Nice to see how you're so willing to blindly let commitments and promises just go right on by. Insult and belittle me all you want, but I believe in holding everyone up to whatever it is they say, and calling them out on it is part and parcel of running any sort of operation, even if it's a Kickstarter project with no absolute guarantee of the project coming to term. It is absolutely wonderful that they've managed to send out what they have, but unfortunate that they waited until the last minute to actually inform us as to what is happening.

    8. Creator Neil Blackbeard on March 20, 2012

      Good work guys!

    9. Creator Romotive on March 20, 2012

      Hey guys, we shipped another 300 boxes since the post (400 total)-- we're hoping to have all of the bots out by Friday!

      Peter

    10. Creator Neil Blackbeard on March 20, 2012

      @Tae Kim - You missed my point. I am part a the process to help people build there projects etc. I feel the backers who pledge their money to the project need to be aware that if the project designers waste time with answering questions the project gets delayed more. Lets put this issue to bed and understand that we are all part of a process that will in my case change the way students in schools learn how amazing robotics can be and have an awesome hands on experience in terms of programming etc.

    11. Creator KentKB on March 20, 2012

      Yay! Will there be a tracking number so that I may watch my little red romo , ahh, " roll "?

    12. Creator Tae Kim on March 20, 2012

      @Neil - I agree with your call for people to be patient, not your attitude. So everyone should have your exact same motives? Because your motives are pure (from your POV), then you can call other people names? I am sure many people backed Romotive because they want to see a product as well as the process, and without those people, your pure motives won't mean diddly if the fund raising fails. Please keep that in mind, and that your attitudes can't possibly be helping Romotive.

    13. Creator nloven on March 20, 2012

      EXCELLENT! You have done a great job, really looking forward to getting it.

    14. Creator Neil Blackbeard on March 20, 2012

      @Kate Good-Smith - It is all good. I am sick of reading rubbish winging from people who really just want a product out of backing a project. For me it is not about the product but how we are helping people make their dream projects. I am super keen to get my robot too I would rather just wait and and get a top notch product.

    15. Creator Kate Good-Smith on March 20, 2012

      @Neil, just chill will you? Knock off the Android crap mmmkay? I am an Android user and you don't see me being a snark...well to you yeah but.
      Looking forward to using my robots on my iTouch and my phone!

    16. Creator Adam McLane on March 19, 2012

      This is great news! Congrats on starting to ship them. It'll be a blast to torture the office dog with. :)

    17. Creator Neil Blackbeard on March 19, 2012

      @Viet Nguyen - We have not purchased a working store bought item. We are investing in a process. If you want a robot that is a POS go buy something off eBay for make your own. they have heaps to do and get built. GET OFF THEIR BACKS. If you stopped complaining and actually read and looked on their website and blog all of you questions would be solved. You are an idiot. You want them to reply to your messages and email you rather than building our robots. You should not have an iPhone or iPod cause you are thinking like an android user.

    18. Creator Viet Nguyen on March 19, 2012

      So out of the 984 backers, they might have about a tenth of them shipped out by the end of today. I expect for the last person to get their hands on a Romo sometime mid April. I just wish they were more proactive about issues and informing us of them instead of being so reactive like they have been. It's better for us to know before a deadline rather than after the fact that something came up... Now where's the updated Android app?

    19. Creator Manny Orejola on March 19, 2012

      Romotive,

      Post a picture of your robot army as they line up for delivery!

    20. Creator Shabihul Abdi on March 19, 2012

      Well not counting the Christmas ones it looks like they have 1191 to ship. I would give them some patience.

    21. Creator Andreas Michalski on March 19, 2012

      please for the international shipping.. add a proforma invoice stating this is a gift !!! this makes it easy at customs. please this avoides some trouble and cost. thx

    22. Creator Simon on March 19, 2012

      i would need the tracking number to make sure someone is at home to accept the package when it is ready, i work 6 days a week. please let me know asap...

    23. Creator Simon on March 19, 2012

      And I have yet to see the Romo's part files on thingiverse...

    24. Creator Mike DiFilippo on March 19, 2012

      what is the time frame for them all to be shipped? since you aren't doing tracking numbers how are we suppose to know if we are one of those 100 that are shipping now or one of the ones that may not get out the door til the end of the week.

    25. Creator John on March 19, 2012

      Excellent! I'm excited.

    26. Creator Romotive on March 19, 2012

      @Jeff, Tracking codes aren't going to be sent out, but if there is any issue with delivery we have them on file and can figure it all out pronto!

    27. Creator Leslie Stewart on March 19, 2012

      So excited...and just in time for my husband's birthday hopefully (in April)!!!! :) When do we know when our robot has shipped?

    28. Creator Gerardo Capiel on March 19, 2012

      Yeah!!!!!

    29. Creator Jeff Craig on March 19, 2012

      Fantastic! Out of curiosity, will there be tracking codes sent out, or should we just wait for a pleasant robo-surprise?

    30. Creator Shabihul Abdi on March 19, 2012

      WHOOOOOOOOO Excellent work gentleman! Nothing quite like the feeling when you're finally shipping.