Norby was founded in 2016 by Adrian Mullan, Aleksei Trofiminchine and Allen Pilares with the goal to bring a fun, intelligent and helpful robot to families around the world. After over 12 months of prototyping and development Norby was born in 2018 and is preparing to launch on KickStarter shortly.
Based in Melbourne, Australia and with a small presence in the US and China the Norby team is made up of designers, developers, engineers, and all passionate about building world class consumer robotics. Whilst the journey is just beginning we're really excited about showing Norby to the world soon.
The Road So Far
Over the past 18 months Team Norby have been focused on building out not just the idea, but a real working prototype. Consumer robotics is a difficult space and after seeing many other projects over promise and under deliver, our team decided it was best to build a working prototype rather than launch too early and keep customers waiting.
What the Future Might Hold
The plan is to launch Norby shortly on KickStarter and then aim to have him ready for delivery December 2018. Once successfully delivered the plan is to continue to improve Norby's features so he can continue to get smarter over time. In the future we have plans for add-ons, expansion packs and possibly a range of robotic friends to keep him company.
Press Kit & Other Materials
We're currently building our press kit and images but if you'd like to reach out in the meantime and talk to the team directly please don't hesitate to get in touch. e: firstname.lastname@example.org.