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Proof of Concept
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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.
About this project
1) Pair it with Your Social Media Apps
Works with Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat, stock alerts, weather, and emails - any app that has a notification on your phone!
Soshees is the world’s first life-like robot dog. It fits in the palm of your hand and interacts with your social media!
Media can contact us at email@example.com
Designed by renowned animatronics creators at John Nolan Studio in London
We partnered with the best experts in life-like robotics at John Nolan Studio in London (Harry Potter, Pirates fo the Caribbean, and more), to bring to bring the first life-like robot dog into your home.
Utilizing the best in Bluetooth and smartphone apps to connect to your world
We use Bluetooth technology and an app for your phone to give you programmable functions that you can sync with Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or any other app that has push notifications.
Small enough to fit in your pocket, or sit on your office desk, a Soshee is the cute and cuddly way to get the alerts that you care about.
Soshee comes in three colors – black, white, and brown
1) Pair it with You Social Media & Apps
Works with Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat, stock alerts, weather, and emails - any app on your phone that has a notification!
2) Select Desired Responses
Tail wag, bark, growl, sit, stand, stretch, shake head, wag tail - you pick the responses and sync it with the different app notifications.
3) Wait for Notification...
A like, a tweet, a comment, a friend request, a message - any notification you set will trigger a different reaction from your pup.
4) Soshee Delight!!
Soshees started with an idea in 2015 - what if you could combine a life-like robotic with your every day social media use? We immediately began looking for the best in animatronics to design our first prototype. This led us to John Nolan Studios in London
By the spring of 2016, the design plans began coming into place.
By the Summer of 2016, our first prototypes began to take shape.
By the fall of 2016, the design was (literally) taking on a life of its own.
In October, our prototypes arrived from the UK to the USA!
We spent the rest of the year working out all of the kinks, and finishing the software development. By January, our Soshees was humming along, and ready for its public debut!
$5 – Coffee and a Shout Out!
Our team is working 'round the clock to make Soshee come to life. We are consuming tons of coffee. Help us out by buying us a cup of joe, and we will give you a social media shout out!
$25– Soshees T-Shirt
The robots are coming... and they're freaking adorable!! Get our Soshees Classic Tee - be a part of the revolution in life-like robotics!
$149 – Soshees Early Bird + T-Shirt
Be the FIRST to receive your Soshee with this LIMITED Set - the first 50 to purchase will receive a Soshee, a T-Shirt, an early adopter shout out on our social media.
$169 – One Soshee
It has fur. It's cuddly. It doesn't poop or pee on your rug. It doesn't chew your charger cord. It connects you to your world. You MUST have one!
$299 – Two Soshees
If one Soshee is good, two must be better – right??
$1,299 – Soshee Ten Pack
Want to retail Soshee? Get a whole litter!
SOLD OUT $129 – Soshees Super Early Bird & Beta Test
John Nolan is an award-winning animatronics designer based in London. While you may not have heard of him, you have definitely seen his work in movies such as Harry Potter, Clash of the Titans, and on programs on the Discovery Channel and PBS.
Jason Buzi is an entrepreneur based in the San Fancisco Bay Area. He gained world-wide recognition in the summer of 2015 with the social experiment for good, Hidden Cash. He came up with the Soshees concept.
Savannah Peterson is a tech advocate and evangelist. She was named Forbes 30 Under 30 list in Consumer Technology and teaches at Stanford, NYU, and PACE University.
Jon Copper is a tech enthusiast that joined the team in 2015. Him and his wife run Flourish Digital, a marketing agency focusing on the success of start-ups.
Igor Dralyuk is a software engineer based in Silicon Valley.
Weight: 10 ounces
Height: 4.5 inches
Length: 6 inches
Width: 2.75 inches
The Soshee weighs in at 10 ounces (about the weight of an iPad mini) and is 4.5 inches tall (the height of a regular smartphone) and comes with four servo motors that bring it to life!
Final Physical Prototype Completed - October 2016
App and Software Development Completed - January 2017
Crowdfunding Campaign - March 16th - April 13th, 2017
Manufacturer & Materials Search - March and April 2017
We are currently using our design connections through John Nolan studio in London to find the right partner to manufacture this product in scale, as well as identify the best companies to provide the materials needed for larger production of the Soshee.
Initiate Manufacturing - May 2017
Once source materials and a manufacturing partner have been vetted and selected, we will begin manufacturing in order to remain on our fall delivery timeline.
Beta Testing - July & August 2017
Work out all the bugs and kinks with field testing of our product with actual consumers. Want to beta-test? See qualifications for pledge level!
Kickstarter Order Fulfillment - September 2017
We are ready to give YOU the SOSHEES!! Ship 'em out!
Risks and challenges
Soshees teamed up with John Nolan, a world renown animatronic designer. He has worked on several large movie sets such as Harry Potter and Clash of the Titans creating robotics. He designed our physical robot, and will continue to work with Soshees to create new models and designs, as well as work out any potential design issues with the current model.
Our app and concept designer, is based out of Silicon Valley, and will be on staff to continue to improve and reinvent Soshees through our beta-test phase.
We are fully aware that launching an app and robotic device will come with bugs and fixes that need to addressed in real time to keep our backers and customers happy, and we plan to strive to make sure any all issues are resolved as quickly as possible through our roll out process.
The current prototypes are fully functional as they are. The crowdfund is to help bring our current models to a larger audience.
Beta Test? T Shirt? Soshee? Be the FIRST to beta-test a Soshee with this LIMITED Set - the first 25 to purchase will have the opportunity to beta-test soshees before our final modifications, get a T-Shirt, and an early adopter shout out on our social media.