Company Spotlight

Bossa Nova Robotics

Launched out of Carnegie Mellon University’s Robotics Institute in 2005, Bossa Nova Robotics focuses on developing robots for regular consumers.

Bossa Nova Robotics
2740 Smallman Street #400
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
United States

Formerly, Bossa Nova Robotics specialized in creating interactive robotic toys for children. The company has now broadened its portfolio to encompass personal robots for the home.

Bossa Nova’s Robot Cloud Services group develops and licenses patented cloud based robotics technology to dynamically connect offline products with online content.

Under its iLoveRobots division, Bossa Nova offers two lines of kids toys inspired by and infused with robotics technology.  PENBO, the girls brand, is a line of huggable interactive penguins and their offspring for a compelling nurture play experience. MECHATARS, the boys brand, is a line of interactive robots that connect with an online video game to offer dynamic on and offline play.

Notably, Bossa Nova launched its new mObi prototype at RoboBusiness Leadership Summit in October 2012. The mobile personal robot is based on innovative ballbot locomotive technology invented by Professor Ralph Hollis and a rapid deploy safety mechanism developed by Ben Brown.

Bossa Nova intends mObi to become the world’s first widely deployed personal robot for the home.

Bossa Nova Robotics has R&D facilties in its home office in Pittsburgh, PA as well as executive offices in San Francisco, CA.



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