Misty Robot Development Challenge


For the Misty Robotics hackathon challenge, we want you to create a skill utilizing the Misty I robot that satisfies the following criteria

Takes advantage of the physical nature of a robot (Don’t do something that could be done with a smartphone)
Utilizes data from an external data source
Executes code locally on the robot

You’ll have access to the following capabilities:
Facial Detection
Facial Recognition
Customizable screen
Customizable sounds
RGB chest LED
General locomotion
Time-of-Flight Distance data (collision avoidance data)
Limited Map Generation (Currently in Alpha)

Example of a great deliverable “Did you get my PR?” - We write a lot of code at Misty Robotics and have Pull Requests all the time. This skill will watch for Pull Requests from a repository, figure out who needs to review the code before it can be merged, then Misty will roam the office until she recognizes someone who can approve and merge the PR.

Computer Client
Can write in any language that can interact with REST commands
Will provide samples in JS and Python
Can interact with external data sources
From the client, you can subscribe to a websocket that streams types of information
Face Detection Events
Face Recognition Events
ToF Data
Robot Skill
This will run on the robot
Can be triggered to run via REST endpoint
Can NOT retrieve data from external source
Will provide sample code for the wander skill
(Be sure to read our Documentation)

Creativity - 50pts
Usefulness - 40pts
External Integration - 30pts
Level of polish - 20pts
Good use of robot - 20pts
The ‘X’ Factor - 10pts

Combine these abilities with other services or hack only on Misty.



Challenge Type

On-Site Hackathon


Win a Misty II Robot (estimated delivery Dec 4, 2018)

Projects solving this challenge

GuideBot [Misty]

Misty skill that detects barrier and provides feedback to blind individuals


Fantastic Five: Shijit, Andrew, Wendy, Al, Shivani

Organizations hosting challenge

Events specific to challenge

DeveloperWeek NY 2018 Hackathon

This is the official hackathon of DeveloperWeek NY 2018. Get more info here: http://www.developerweek.com/NYC/hackathon/