A communication robot in your hands
In recent years, a variety of communication robots have appeared on the market.
However, most of them are "closed", dependent on specific proprietary services, or their specifications are not disclosed to the public. In fact, compared to other bipedal, quadrupedal, and wheeled robots, there are surprisingly few open source communication robots.
We often see the tragedy of communication robots reaching the end of life as their backend services goes by.
"Why don't they make communication robots more open and hackable?" It is the problem. it is why Stackchan was born.
Stack-chan themselves has no special mission to solve. They just live. They have multiple communication modality such as speech and gaze. In despite of its small size, Stack-chan has a very lifelike appearance with its eyes and breathing. This behavior is achieved by simulating neurophysiological phenomena such as saccadic eye movements. But who cares the detail? It's just so cute. you can't stop loving it!
Anyone can assemble it
Stack-chan is fully open source including the schematics, the 3D model of the case and the firmware. The assembly instructions are available on GitHub.
Over 20 enthusiasts have already start making Stack-chan and putting them into their varius appilcations from frontend of voice assistant to quadrupedal robot. See the curated list below.
Unleash your creativity
While Stack-chan itself is quite simple in function, it can be used in various applications.
- A "sales robot" that finds people's faces and fiercely promotes products.
- A "butler robot" with cute notifications of the day and Alexa functionality.
- A "babysitting robot" that watches over children from their desk.