Jetson Partners with SWAE to Create Jetson Astro, The Robot Dog
Today Jetson and SWAE announced their partnership to bring new innovative products and experiences to market. The first joint project "Jetson Astro", the robot dog, was showcased today at the exclusive "PREBBLE" car-show at Ancillary Studios in Los Angeles.
Jetson Astro was inspired by Astro in "The Jetsons", where he is George's self-appointed best friend. Astro has a flair for dramatics and is not ashamed to cry for attention.
Astro is a custom design by SWAE based on the famous Boston Dynamics robot dog “Spot”. A revolution in robotics, Spot was first revealed to the world in 2016. Since then, the industry leading engineers at Boston Dynamics have continued to push the limits of whats possible for their four-legged friend.
"We imagine that Astro could perform an automated pre-flight inspection and ensure that bystanders do keep a safety distance during take-off .", said Stéphan D’haene, CEO Jetson
SWAE used innovative design, production techniques, and 3D printing to reimagine Spot as a companion to the Jetson ONE. The SWAE team managed to beautifully capture the brand essence and design language of Jetson. Astro can either be fully remote-controlled or set to move around autonomously, and perform pre-defined tasks.
The Jetson team will now explore several use cases on how Astro can enhance safety during take-off and landing of the Jetson ONE, as well as security and inspection.
"It is amazing to see how SWAE managed to create the Jetson Astro so it is both functional and beautiful. We are excited to work with SWAE to bring new future Jetson products and customizations to market.", said Rikard Steiber Board Advisor and Investor at Jetson.
"We are excited to partner with Jetson to bring new innovative products to market. Fantastic to see so many people fall in love with the Jetson flying car and its new companion Astro.", said Trevin Hermosillo, founder at SWAE.
Jetson Astro made a great success today as he met hundreds of sports car enthusiasts at the annual "PREBBLE" car-show at Ancillary Studios in Los Angeles. Expect to see more of both Jetson ONE and Astro soon!
About SWAE "SWAE is a research and development studio in Northwest Montana exploring the bleeding edge of product and potential. Leveraging the unconventional application of new methods and technologies, we undertake previously unattainable projects intended to inspire. Each effort reflects the dualities that define our community, including but not limited to: nature and technology, exploration and understanding, independence and collaboration, modernity and heritage. We interpret these references through a lens of innovation, pushing ourselves and our products to create new connections capable of catalyzing a community of dreamers to dig deeper, reach higher, and touch the edge of what’s possible."
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