September 16, 2017

Thomas Samtmann, co-founder of Camtoy, is the guest of Pitch Start-Up

WHAT EXACTLY IS THIS ROBOT FOR DOGS?

Thomas Samtmann: Laïka will allow all dogs to interact remotely with his animal. It will be enough to take control of the robot with his smartphone and to be able to browse it remotely and enjoy a video return, thanks to the integrated camera, to see his dog. This designed to be alerted if the dog is further away, to avoid harming the neighborhood. The owner can then speak from a distance. We have also incorporated a trumpet launcher to divert the dog's attention when needed.

ARE YOU SURE THAT DOGS WILL ENJOY YOUR ROBOT?

Thomas Samtmann: We have more than 150 trials with veterinarians and ethnologists and we are convinced that cohabitation is going well. Laika in the shape of a small barrel, with two side wheels. It was designed to offer no price to the dog who wants to take it in his mouth. Another model for the cat is under study.

WHEN WILL THIS PRODUCT BE AVAILABLE AND AT WHAT PRICE?

Thomas Samtmann: We are an incubated start-up at Station F. The product is still under development. We plan to have it manufactured in France or at least in Europe but not in China. We must go out in the spring of 2018 at the price of about 300 euros for the robot alone, and 400 euros with a charging base and a tracker, to fix the dog, to allow the autonomous mode of the robot.


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