Creators of Family Companion Robot “Buddy” Extend Indiegogo Campaign

Hoping to gain more funding momentum,  French startup Blue Frog Robotics announced it has extended the Indiegogo campaign for the family companion robot, Buddy.

Blue Frog Robotics shared:

Buddy 5“We beat our crowdfunding goal in a day, have been filmed and written about across the world and we’ve learned a lot of invaluable lessons from your fantastic feedback. Due to demand, we are keeping the campaign open for another 25 days!”

The company also revealed “compelling reasons” as to why potential backers should look into the Indiegogo initiative:

  • It considers Buddy as the “first companion robot” for the family: “If you haven’t yet backed the campaign you should right now! BUDDY is the first companion robot to interact with each member of your family. He connects you to your friends and watches over your home when you’re away. Ready to use straight away, and with a wide array of free features, BUDDY is accessible to all. For developers, the building blocks of BUDDY are the most popular tools in the world, like Unity3D and Android, for advanced users.”
  • Buddy 1Pricing: “It is the most affordable time to get your BUDDY with dedicated accessories. As we will move into retail in the future, BUDDY will not be sold at the current starting direct price of $649 when distributed. So, take advantage of these special campaign deals offered specially for our earliest supporters.”
  • Referral Program extended:  “We’ve launched a referral program for you to earn the chance to get your BUDDY for free!  With our referral program, every time one of your referrals adopts a BUDDY with a minimum value of $649, you win $65 of credit to use during our campaign. You can spend this credit on a BUDDY accessory of your choice. Share with and recruit your friends so you can earn your BUDDY and some accessories! Please visit this link to learn how to share your unique referral URL with friends.”

Blue Frog Robotics’ Rodolphe Hasselvander stated:

Buddy 6“We are incredibly overwhelmed and thankful for the love and support BUDDY has received over the past 35 days. The reaction from people is beyond even my wildest of expectations. Extending the campaign is a challenge for us, but it means that everyone who wants to adopt BUDDY can.”

Buddy’s Indiegogo campaign is now set to close at the beginning of September.

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