Hello, /r/robotics! We’re Vincross, and our goal is to drive innovation in robotics by making sophisticated robots accessible and affordable to more people. We’ve created a new robotics ecosystem which includes a powerful OS, and an SDK, so it’s easy for people to start developing on robots.
Today, from Vincross, we have Tianqi Sun, Vincross founder and CEO and Andy Xu, Vincross COO.
We want to introduce you to HEXA, a six-legged robot that’s versatile and maneuverable, able to handle all kinds of environments and terrains. HEXA can even climb stairs and dance.
Our MIND OS makes programming robotics simple and straightforward while still enabling the development of sophisticated robotics functionality.
MIND SDK allows individuals can create Skills (i.e. applications) for our robots with just a few lines of code.
We’ve launched our Kickstarter earlier this month (August 15th) with an estimated delivery in late December, before Christmas, to early bird backers.
More about us:
Tianqi’s, /u/robotTianqi, diverse background includes not only artificial intelligence and robotics but also neuroscience and philosophy. Before starting Vincross, Tianqi worked as an AI scientist at Tsinghua University, where he spent his time exploring neural networks of animals, making the important connection between biology and AI. He also did similar research at Microsoft Research Asia.
Beyond his work in research, Tianqi is credited with helping to bring the works of Alan Turing to China. He translated two books, Alan Turing: The Enigma and Connectome: How the Brain’s Wiring Makes Us Who We Are, into Chinese, which became a top-seller in Chinese bookstores.
Andy Xu, /u/andyxukq, Vincross’ COO, got his bachelor degree in computer science and technology from Renmin University of China. Before joining Vincross, Andy was the CTO at CareerDream, a professional finance job-hunting platform, where he managed a development team of nearly 100 people. He has a wealth of experience in company operations and management product technology.
EDIT: It’s late in China, so we’re going to hit the sack for a little bit. Please continue to leave questions, we’ll be back at it again in no time.