I bought a sloth robot with Arduino as part of my research for a startup and product I want to start.
I come from the consumer electronic industry and worked with mobile devices at top OEMs. Robots is new to me but I see them as mobile consumer electronics too... at least so far.
In my research I talked to an "expert" who worked at a big OEM researching robots (his project was dropped) but he told me that the technology is (a) either very expensive (over $5.000 per robot) or (b) not well developed for building robots that can "walk" vs. balancing from right-to-left going forward. Mostly the big problem seems to be the "balancing".
That is why Sony has focused mostly on "dogs"...?!?!?!?
Just wanted to ask here if this assessment is truth or anybody has experience with creating robots that can walk in a balanced way, etc. I've seen the Boston Electronics robots but I'm sure they go well beyond $5k