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petbot.com

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Stage

Acquired | Acquired

Total Raised

$140K

About PetBot

PetBot is a pet technology company focusing on creating meaningful connections between pets and their owners through intelligent technology. The company makes the PetBot, a small household device that enables audio/visual interactions, treat dispensing and automated pet training. PetBot's unique device combines machine learning with audio, video, and treat dispensing to allow simple and powerful interactions to take place in a much more natural way than our competitors.

PetBot Headquarter Location

Toronto, Ontario,

Canada

Latest PetBot News

DIY Robot Seamlessly Turns Plastic Bottles Into Filament

Jul 1, 2021

It might not be a cute domestic pet robot, but it could help save the world. A new robot called PetBot automates the plastic recycling process by cutting PET bottles into tape before turning it into filament, a report by Hackaday explains. The robot, built by JRT3D, carries out the two separate processes at the same time using the same stepper motor. In a video (below) that reminds us of a Rube Golberg or Wallace and Gromit machine, you can see PetBot cutting the bottles at the same time as turning it into filament further along in the process. To start off, the user cuts a bottle in half and pushes the open rim between two bearings where a cutter slices the plastic into tape. The tape is moved by a driven spool to the second part of the machine, which drives the plastic through an extruder where it's heated up just enough so it can be pulled through without breaking. While the machine looks great in action, it does have its limitation. One example is that the machine doesn't fully automate the cutting process, meaning that someone has to be at hand to cut the bottles and place a new one when the previous bottle has run out. Joining a long list of DIY recycling projects  Still, while some might be disappointed that PetBot isn't, in fact, a dog-like pet robot, this is a pretty impressive project that could help in the much-needed race for new innovations in plastic recycling. As 10 million tonnes of plastic waste end up in the ocean every year, according to the  World Economic Forum , a machine similar to PetBot would undeniably make a worthwhile DIY project.

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Expert Collections containing PetBot

Expert Collections are analyst-curated lists that highlight the companies you need to know in the most important technology spaces.

PetBot is included in 1 Expert Collection, including Pet Technologies.

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Pet Technologies

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This Collection includes startups that make pet food, treats, and accessories, pet-focused retailers, and pet services like dog walking marketplaces and vet clinics.

PetBot Patents

PetBot has filed 1 patent.

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Application Date

Grant Date

Title

Related Topics

Status

2/4/2016

Cat food brands, Dog food brands, Pet food brands, Animal food manufacturers, Bones of the head and neck

Application

Application Date

2/4/2016

Grant Date

Title

Related Topics

Cat food brands, Dog food brands, Pet food brands, Animal food manufacturers, Bones of the head and neck

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Application

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