First, we wanted to expose our project to a veterinarian to be sure that Laïka wouldn't stress out dogs and would help them have a better life. That’s how we met Therry Bedossa!
After we had all of the needs of the dog covered, thanks to Therry, we created some prototypes with a 3D printer and raspberry Pi to validate all pf the functionality: design, angle of camera, movement and treat tosser.
After that, we were ready to run some local test! We performed hundreds of tests and made changes as needed. Those tests proved that dogs where liking Laïka, but that we still needed to make some changes to the electronic design and implement a complex algorithm that would make Laïka able to locate your dog and interact with him as needed.
Since April, we've been working on the final mechanics and electronic design to ensure that it would be possible to industrialize our product. Now we are ready for industrialization and we are working on the artificial intelligence to make sure your robot gets smarter and smarter! We will work on this part, and provided you with updates to guarantee that Laïka's behavior will change and your dog will never be bored.