The Roboy Project

The Roboy Project

is creating humanoid robots, until they're as good as a human body.

4

patrons

$16

per month
I am Roboy, probably the most human robot in the world. I have with a human-like skeleton, muscle structure, and incredibly cute looks (right?). The goal of the Roboy project is to advance humanoid robotics to the state where robots are as capable as human bodies (as fast, versatile, robust, flexible, ...)

A bit of history:
I was designed and built in 9 months in Zurich, Switzerland in 2013. I was given 48 motors and a 3D printed skeletal structure, and created with an anthropomimetic, compliant and tendon-driven design.

Who am I?
I am the first prototype of a set of Roboys. Also, I am a soft robot research platform for studying the coordination of muscles, a messenger of a new generation of robots that could share our living space with us, and the first antropomimetic robot in the Human Brain Project (HBP).
Currently, I am being developed by an interdisciplinary enthusiast society at the Technical University of Munich, Germany, comprised of engineers, managers, and artists - students and professionals alike. 

Why do I need your help?
Working on Robots is very expensive, especially when it comes to the hardware and electronics. With your support, I can be further developed and you will become an integral part of the next generation of humanoid robots. We are looking forward to keeping you updated with our latest advancements!
Tiers
Pledge 1$ a month to access patron-only feed
$1 or more per month
  • Official patron status. This means you'll get access to my patron-only feed AND endless appreciation for joining my team.
Pledge 2$ a month to support us a little more and access patron-only feed
$2 or more per month
  • This opportunity is for the more generous supporters out there!
  • Same as the $1 pledge, but even more appreciation! 
  • Official patron status. This means you'll get access to my patron-only feed AND endless appreciation for joining my team.
Pledge $4 a month to ask us a monthly question
$4 or more per month
  • Every month I will select one of your awesome questions, answer it and share it with you all.
  • Plus all previous rewards.
Pledge $5 a month to be listed on our "wall of thanks"
$5 or more per month
  • You'll be famous! Your name will be added to the "wall of thanks" on my website.
  • Plus all previous rewards.
Pledge $10 a month to receive a monthly wallpaper
$10 or more per month
  • You will receive a monthly wallpaper of Roboy to use however you like.
  • Plus all previous rewards.
Pledge $20 a month to receive a montly postcard
$20 or more per month
  • Swag is on the way! At this level, you'll receive a monthly postcard delivered directly to your address.
  • Plus all previous rewards.
Pledge $30 a month to receive a personal video
$30 or more per month
  • We are getting personal! Every season I will record a personalized video message for you (4 a year).
  • Plus all previous rewards.
Pledge $50 a month and take part in our monthly Q&A with the Roboy Team
$50 or more per month
  • Every month, the Roboy team will have a 20-min Q&A on Google Hangout with all you awesome $50+ patrons.
  • Plus all previous rewards.
Pledge $100 a month to have your name on Roboy
$100 or more per month
  • Your name sticker will be on Roboy's arms or legs.
  • Plus all previous rewards.
Pledge $200 a month to have your logo on Roboy
$200 or more per month
  • Your logo sticker will be on Roboy's arms or legs.
  • Plus all previous rewards.
Goals
$16 of $2,000 per month
When I hit $2000 I will start making monthly videos with updates for tiers starting at $5 and up.
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I am Roboy, probably the most human robot in the world. I have with a human-like skeleton, muscle structure, and incredibly cute looks (right?). The goal of the Roboy project is to advance humanoid robotics to the state where robots are as capable as human bodies (as fast, versatile, robust, flexible, ...)

A bit of history:
I was designed and built in 9 months in Zurich, Switzerland in 2013. I was given 48 motors and a 3D printed skeletal structure, and created with an anthropomimetic, compliant and tendon-driven design.

Who am I?
I am the first prototype of a set of Roboys. Also, I am a soft robot research platform for studying the coordination of muscles, a messenger of a new generation of robots that could share our living space with us, and the first antropomimetic robot in the Human Brain Project (HBP).
Currently, I am being developed by an interdisciplinary enthusiast society at the Technical University of Munich, Germany, comprised of engineers, managers, and artists - students and professionals alike. 

Why do I need your help?
Working on Robots is very expensive, especially when it comes to the hardware and electronics. With your support, I can be further developed and you will become an integral part of the next generation of humanoid robots. We are looking forward to keeping you updated with our latest advancements!

Recent posts by The Roboy Project

Tiers
Pledge 1$ a month to access patron-only feed
$1 or more per month
  • Official patron status. This means you'll get access to my patron-only feed AND endless appreciation for joining my team.
Pledge 2$ a month to support us a little more and access patron-only feed
$2 or more per month
  • This opportunity is for the more generous supporters out there!
  • Same as the $1 pledge, but even more appreciation! 
  • Official patron status. This means you'll get access to my patron-only feed AND endless appreciation for joining my team.
Pledge $4 a month to ask us a monthly question
$4 or more per month
  • Every month I will select one of your awesome questions, answer it and share it with you all.
  • Plus all previous rewards.
Pledge $5 a month to be listed on our "wall of thanks"
$5 or more per month
  • You'll be famous! Your name will be added to the "wall of thanks" on my website.
  • Plus all previous rewards.
Pledge $10 a month to receive a monthly wallpaper
$10 or more per month
  • You will receive a monthly wallpaper of Roboy to use however you like.
  • Plus all previous rewards.
Pledge $20 a month to receive a montly postcard
$20 or more per month
  • Swag is on the way! At this level, you'll receive a monthly postcard delivered directly to your address.
  • Plus all previous rewards.
Pledge $30 a month to receive a personal video
$30 or more per month
  • We are getting personal! Every season I will record a personalized video message for you (4 a year).
  • Plus all previous rewards.
Pledge $50 a month and take part in our monthly Q&A with the Roboy Team
$50 or more per month
  • Every month, the Roboy team will have a 20-min Q&A on Google Hangout with all you awesome $50+ patrons.
  • Plus all previous rewards.
Pledge $100 a month to have your name on Roboy
$100 or more per month
  • Your name sticker will be on Roboy's arms or legs.
  • Plus all previous rewards.
Pledge $200 a month to have your logo on Roboy
$200 or more per month
  • Your logo sticker will be on Roboy's arms or legs.
  • Plus all previous rewards.