Buddy is the revolutionary companion robot that improves your everyday life. Open source and easy to use, Buddy protects your home, entertains your kids, & helps you stay connected with the ones you love.
Not content with being just a companion, Buddy is also democratizing robotics. Buddy is also democratizing robotics. Buddy is an open-source technology platform for developers.
BUDDY is the brainchild of Rodolphe Hasselvander.
Before founding BLUE FROG ROBOTICS and building BUDDY, Rodolphe was the Executive Director for CRIIF – a private research laboratory in robotics – for almost a decade. His research led him to the field of sophisticated robots & Artificial Intelligence for professional application, in areas such as security, construction, surgery, and personal assistance.
Rodolphe’s fascination with robots bloomed in childhood. After watching movies like Star Wars, he became convinced that one day, we will all have our own R2D2 at home.
Time progressed and the world still woefully lacked R2D2’s for the family. Rodolphe decided to take matters into his own hands and created a product for the mass market. He used advanced technologies to build a robot that offered real, humanlike help, and services. And crucially, at an affordable price.
And so, BUDDY – the world’s first companion robot available to all – was born.