Daxbot

AI Service Robots

Daxbot

AI Service Robots

Philomath, OR
Engineering
Technology
Everything new is first adopted by a courageous set of outliers: The people who create the future are those who are willing to try something new.

$415,699

raised
367
Investors
$37.3M
Valuation
$3.39
Price per Share
$169.50
Min. Investment
Common
Shares Offered
Equity
Offering Type
$1.07M
Offering Max
Reg CF
Offering

$415,699

raised
367
Investors
$37.3M
Valuation
$3.39
Price per Share
$169.50
Min. Investment
Common
Shares Offered
Equity
Offering Type
$1.07M
Offering Max
Reg CF
Offering

Rewards

Get rewarded for investing more into Daxbot:

$169+
Investment
StartEngine Owner’s Bonus
This offering is eligible for the StartEngine Owner’s 10% Bonus program. For details on this program, please see the Offering Summary section below.
$336+
Investment
Hydrogen Class
Invest $336 and receive a Daxbot Keychain.
$1,000+
Investment
Helium Class
Invest $1,000 and receive 3% bonus shares and a Dax T-Shirt.
$5,000+
Investment
Lithium Class
Invest $5,000 and receive 5% bonus shares, and a Dax T-Shirt or 3D Dax Miniature.
$10,000+
Investment
Beryllium Class
Invest $10,000 and receive 7% bonus shares, and a Dax T-Shirt, 3D Dax Miniature, or Dax Plushie.
$50,000+
Investment
Boron Class
Invest $50,000 and receive 10% bonus shares and Dax will come do a delivery to your doorstep (anywhere in the continental USA).

Reasons to Invest

Dax is an AI robot intended for urban spaces, rather than simply a delivery robot. We believe that his high acceptance rate gives him an edge over other robots in the delivery space. Daxbot also has 5 fully filed US patents
Daxbot founder and visionary Joseph Sullivan has started several successful companies, including Alyrica and Active911. Active 911 is currently used by over 40% of emergency services personnel in the United States alone. Dax started full production in 2021and is in use by customers in Georgia and Oregon
Dax can successfully help meet the growing delivery demand by multiplying human effort through autonomy.

Overview


Who is Dax?

Dax is an AI Service Robot that was designed to help people with their daily lives, starting with delivery. We want to see interactive AI robots like Dax in every town across America.



We have designed Dax to be both functional and personable.

Delivery Problem 

Last Mile Delivery is the most expensive component of the supply chain  




With this high and ever-increasing demand coupled with expanding labor shortages; the need for multiplying human effort through robotic delivery has come to the forefront. 


Our Solution



 




Autonomy: Dax POV

Dax robots are overseen by quality control operators: The more autonomously Dax can operate the higher the bot to operator ratio can go. We’re working to achieve 10:1 autonomy by the end of 2022



In the GIF above you can see autonomous driving from Dax's POV: the arrows indicate the status of the path that Dax is driving, with yellow meaning “caution required" and the green meaning "safe".


*AVG 30 MIN/DELIVERY | $16.51/hr Delivery Driver Wage
**BASED ON 10:1 AUTONOMY | AVG 45 MIN/DELIVERY | $16.51/HR OPERATOR WAGE


Dax Delivery Capabilities


Business Model



We have engaged with clients through two initial revenue streams:


Robot as a Service (RaaS) Subscription

Businesses rent our delivery service from us at an average of $2,000 a month per robot. 


Event Marketing

Marketing and event agencies can have Dax be part of their client experience for $3,000 a day per robot.  

Our Traction



  • Over $1.6M and 5 years invested in R&D to create Dax
  • 5 fully filed US patents
  • 20+ robots produced
  • Dax in use by customers in Georgia and Oregon
  • Customer-Centric Product: From visiting the school of the blind to researching what it means to be ‘seen’, nothing about Dax has been done without careful consideration for its effect on people. 

Experience and Expertise



Jason Richards came onto the Daxbot team in 2021 to help with the growth and commercialization effort to introduce Dax to the world. 


Along with their team of experts in engineering, robotics and manufacturing Jason and Joseph are ready to take Dax to the next level.  




Daxbot has a bold vision for the future: We want to create a spark that puts AI Service Robots in every town in the United States. And we need your help to make that vision come true.


In the Press

Coronado Times

DAX the Robot Comes to Coronado (video)

Coronado Eagle & Journal

Coronado Restaurants Welcome “Dax” To Deliver Orders To Residents

Ruralite

Dax Delivers

KOIN 6

Philomath's self-driving robot, Dax, provides free contactless delivery during pandemic

Corvallis Advocate

MEET DAX, PHILOMATH’S DELIVERY ROBOT

Philomath Express

Nova Dynamics robot doing deliveries around Philomath

Offering Summary


Company

:

Daxbot Inc.

Corporate Address

:

517 N 19th St, Philomath, OR 97370

Offering Minimum

:

$9,997.11

Offering Maximum

:

$1,069,995.87

Minimum Investment Amount

(per investor)

:

$169.50











Terms


Offering Type

:

Equity

Security Name

:

Common Stock

Minimum Number of Shares Offered

:

2,949

Maximum Number of Shares Offered

:

315,633

Price per Share

:

$3.39

Pre-Money Valuation

:

$37,320,510.00











Voting Rights of Securities Sold in this Offering

Voting Proxy. Each Subscriber shall appoint the Chief Executive Officer of the Company (the “CEO”), or his or her successor, as the Subscriber’s true and lawful proxy and attorney, with the power to act alone and with full power of substitution, to, consistent with this instrument and on behalf of the Subscriber, (i) vote all Securities, (ii) give and receive notices and communications, (iii) execute any instrument or document that the CEO determines is necessary or appropriate in the exercise of its authority under this instrument, and (iv) take all actions necessary or appropriate in the judgment of the CEO for the accomplishment of the foregoing. The proxy and power granted by the Subscriber pursuant to this Section are coupled with an interest. Such proxy and power will be irrevocable. The proxy and power, so long as the Subscriber is an individual, will survive the death, incompetency and disability of the Subscriber and, so long as the Subscriber is an entity, will survive the merger or reorganization of the Subscriber or any other entity holding the Securities. However, the Proxy will terminate upon the closing of a firm-commitment underwritten public offering pursuant to an effective registration statement under the Securities Act of 1933 covering the offer and sale of Common Stock or the effectiveness of a registration statement under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 covering the Common Stock.

*Maximum Number of Shares Offered subject to adjustment for bonus shares. See Bonus info below.

Investment Incentives and Bonuses*

Time-Based

Friends and Family Early Birds

Invest within the first 48 hours and receive additional 10% bonus shares. 

Super Early Bird Bonus

Invest within the first 7 days and receive additional 7% bonus shares.

Early Bird Bonus

Invest within the first 14 days and receive an additional 5% bonus shares.

Amount-Based

$339+ | Hydrogen Class

Invest $339 and receive a Daxbot Keychain.

$1,000+ | Helium Class

Invest $1,000 and receive 3% bonus shares and a Dax T-Shirt.

$5,000+ | Lithium Class

Invest $5,000 and receive 5% bonus shares, and a Dax T-Shirt or 3D Dax Miniature.

$10,000+ | Beryllium Class

Invest $10,000 and receive 7% bonus shares, and a Dax T-Shirt, 3D Dax Miniature, or Dax Plushie.

$50,000+ | Boron Class

Invest $50,000 and receive 10% bonus shares and Dax will come do a delivery to your doorstep (anywhere in the continental USA).

*All perks occur when the offering is completed.

The 10% StartEngine Owners' Bonus

Daxbot Inc. will offer 10% additional bonus shares for all investments that are committed by investors that are eligible for the StartEngine Crowdfunding Inc. OWNer's bonus.

This means eligible StartEngine shareholders will receive a 10% bonus for any shares they purchase in this offering. For example, if you buy 100 shares of Common Stock at $3.39 / share, you will receive 110 shares of Common Stock, meaning you'll own 110 shares for $339. Fractional shares will not be distributed and share bonuses will be determined by rounding down to the nearest whole share.

This 10% Bonus is only valid during the investors eligibility period. Investors eligible for this bonus will also have priority if they are on a waitlist to invest and the company surpasses its maximum funding goal. They will have the first opportunity to invest should room in the offering become available if prior investments are canceled or fail.

Investors will only receive a single bonus, which will be the highest bonus rate they are eligible for.

Insider Investment Notice

Officers, directors, executives, and existing owners with a controlling stake in the company (or their immediate family members) may make investments in this offering. Any such investments will be included in the raised amount reflected on the campaign page.

Irregular Use of Proceeds

The Company might incur Irregular Use of Proceeds that may include but are not limited to the following over $10,000: Vendor payments.

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Most recent fiscal year-end:
Prior fiscal year-end:
Total Assets
$795,533.00 USD
$482,824.00 USD
Cash And Cash Equivalents
$61,245.00 USD
$23,243.00 USD
Accounts Receivable
$33,749.00 USD
$0.00 USD
Short Term Debt
$495,564.00 USD
$1,084,225.00 USD
Long Term Debt
$117,321.00 USD
$110,000.00 USD
Revenues And Sales
$96,907.00 USD
$77,150.00 USD
Costs Of Goods Sold
$14,558.00 USD
$4,108.00 USD
Taxes Paid
$0.00 USD
$0.00 USD
Net Income
-$1,173,078.00 USD
-$660,673.00 USD

Risks

A crowdfunding investment involves risk. You should not invest any funds in this offering unless you can afford to lose your entire investment. In making an investment decision, investors must rely on their own examination of the issuer and the terms of the offering, including the merits and risks involved. These securities have not been recommended or approved by any federal or state securities commission or regulatory authority. Furthermore, these authorities have not passed upon the accuracy or adequacy of this document. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission does not pass upon the merits of any securities offered or the terms of the offering, nor does it pass upon the accuracy or completeness of any offering document or literature. These securities are offered under an exemption from registration; however, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has not made an independent determination that these securities are exempt from registration.


Updates

Dax Auth— Where's-My-Dax Goes Live

3 days ago

Our live delivery tracking feature is coming out of its beta testing stage! This feature gives customers a link with a live feed to track the progress of their delivery (seen below on the right). Before this feature was only available in Philomath. With Dax Auth coming online, it is now available for use in any Dax deployment!



Refrigeration Unit

6 days ago

Dax's refrigerator drawer is coming to the end of its prototyping stage: this refrigerator drawer can be interchanged with Dax's standard insulated drawer, making Dax a more versatile robot.

One of our longer term business goals is to optimize Dax for indoor applications like hospitals, and a refrigerated drawer is something that hospitals have told us they want in a delivery robot: Transportation of items like medicine can require specific temperatures and time logs, and Dax can provide both of those.

The refrigerator drawer has a ΔT of 35 C°, which means in layman's terms that it an keep something frozen while operating indoors in regular room temperatures, or keep an item chilled on a hot Arizona day. 


Daxbot Timeline:

Refrigerator Drawer CAD Design Drawing:



Notice of Funds Disbursement

8 days ago

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As you might know, Daxbot has exceeded its minimum funding goal. When a company reaches its minimum on StartEngine, it's about to begin withdrawing funds. If you invested in Daxbot be on the lookout for an email that describes more about the disbursement process.


This campaign will continue to accept investments until its indicated closing date.


Thanks for funding the future.

-StartEngine

Dax Auth— Delivery API

10 days ago

With the internal release of Dax Auth we will be bringing our delivery APIs into our deployment ecosystems, creating a seamlessly way to integrate with new delivery partners.

As with most Dax Auth improvements this update is targeted toward efficiency and providing our engineers, operators, and customers with simple end-to-end solutions for managing our systems and completing deliveries. This new tool also includes a more secure data encryption.

Benefits:

  • Seamlessly integrate new delivery partners
  • Accurate delivery data tracking
  • Added security

 

Capture The Flag Philomath Stress Test Part 2

17 days ago

We ran a Philomath delivery amp up stress test yesterday in the form of a game of capture the flag. It involved the majority of our local robots all out and about at once-- Philomath was filled with robots wearing green and orange hats, and people participated by giving bots candy to increase their team score. 

It was a good game, and served as part of our preparation to scale delivery in Philomath and create an end-to-end robotic city delivery model. And the green team won. 


Notice of Material Change in Offering

18 days ago

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Campaign is extending by 60 days and updating 2020/2021 Financials


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Scaling Dax in Philomath– Capture the Flag

21 days ago

We're gearing up for scaling delivery in Philomath, OR in May! We are currently working with two restaurants in our hometown, and our long term goal for this area is to add most Philomath businesses that make sense with delivery: In this way we can prove a city-delivery model that is an expansion on the current college-campus model which is what we usually think of when we think of delivery robots.

As we scale in Philomath we stress-test to prepare for delivery on the campuses we are pursuing, and also prepare for the next step. 

After adding some of the campus partners we've been pursuing and solidifying our delivery basics, our next goal is to add resort and hospital delivery: scaling in Philomath with the general populace stress-tests our system for large delivery loads and puts us in a better place to move into future delivery markets as well. 

Our first step is to stress-test our Bots in Philomath to stretch our autonomy capabilities (how many robots can be overseen by one human crew-commander) and system functionality, and this is going to be played out in the form of an epic capture-the-flag game! This game takes place on the sidewalks of Philomath this Friday the 29th at 3pm PST. The game will be live-streamed from the point-of-view of several of the robots on both teams to our FB page and YouTube channels.

We hope you tune in to our stress-test this Friday, and pick a team to cheer for! We'll be keeping track of a boatload of bots. 





DaxOS 3.8.0 Release

24 days ago

DaxOS 3.8.0 was internally released this week! This update adjusts the internal heat limits for the motors that control Dax’s head pitch, as well as synchronizing these motors more precisely than before.

If the pitch motors are even slightly out of sync they pull against each other, causing extra stress which can cause them to overheat on hot days. This tighter synchronization of the pitch motors, along with the adjustment to their internal limits, allows Dax to operate in higher temperatures for longer.

This update works towards our goals by making Dax useful in a broader range of climates. This is important as Dax robots carry out more deliveries in climates that are less mild than their home state of Oregon!

Benefits:

40%+ Increase in Dax’s Overall Heat Tolerance

Dax is geared up for hot summer deliveries! 



Dax Auth— Deployments and Crews

25 days ago

Dax Auth is a new singleton server stack that acts as a centralized database for bot and deployment administration which allows bots to be seamlessly moved between deployment servers at the same time as connecting them with their designated crew regardless of location: It's a master system that allows us to scale smoothly and creates a simple workflow for our crew commanders.

Dax Auth allows us to easily separation concerns: In particular, we can separate the idea of deployments (a group of robots in one location) and crews (a group of robots under one crew commander). 

This allows these groups to be handled separately and automatically regardless of overlap: Rather than a crew commander needing to keep track of the geographical regions (deployments) of each robot that they control (crew), Dax Auth will track that information automatically, freeing up crew commanders to focus solely on their crew of bots.

Simply put, Dax Auth is a clever system that does a lot of administrative work for us, and allows us to scale more proficiently.

 

 Dax Auth is currently exiting its testing phase and we expect to put it to work by the end of the month.  

Notice of Funds Disbursement

27 days ago

[The following is an automated notice from the StartEngine team].

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As you might know, Daxbot has exceeded its minimum funding goal. When a company reaches its minimum on StartEngine, it's about to begin withdrawing funds. If you invested in Daxbot be on the lookout for an email that describes more about the disbursement process.


This campaign will continue to accept investments until its indicated closing date.


Thanks for funding the future.

-StartEngine

Project "Thor"

29 days ago

Our engineering team is working hard to put the power into the hands of our manufacturing techs by creating a new battery testing and calibration tool. This tool allows our techs to safely test and calibrate our custom-made Dax batteries without engineering resources.

Battery safety is our number one priority when designing the Dax electrical system. Each battery is fully tested for many characteristics to make sure each battery pack is high quality. During this process, each pack is measured for performance and calibrated so that Dax can plan long routes without abruptly running out of juice.

In the past battery packs were meticulously tested and programmed by Engineers. This new automatic testing machine allows Dax production technicians to perform the same tests with confidence and safety!

Our internal release date for Project Thor is 1-2 weeks.

Benefits to the "Thor" Automatic Testing Machine:

  • Brings down manufacturing cost for batteries
  • Standardizes manufacturing pipeline and prepares for scaling
  • Empowers Daxbot technicians (pun intended)



Dual SIMs

about 1 month ago

When Dax is out on delivery, he connects to his home base via a SIM card, just like your phone does. Recently Engineering updated Dax’s SIM card capabilities by upgrading his modem to allow for a backup SIM card, and redesigning for space to make the SIM card easy to swap out when needed.

Benefits:

  • Adding back-up SIM means that Dax is more dependable in new locations
  • SIMs can be changed out quickly when needed
  • This change has implications for tradeshows, demos, and could potentially decrease time for mapping new delivery areas


Prepping for Nvidia Orin

about 1 month ago

Last week our engineering department updated the Nvidia drivers that Dax runs on, allowing Dax to complete software updates over the air and preparing for Nvidia’s next evolution from Xavier to Orin.

Benefits include:

  • Robots “wake-up” more quickly when activated from a cold boot
  • Allows for over-the-air driver updates
  • Positions drivers for hardware upgrade upon release of Nvidia Orin



'...this new module is described by Nvidia as an "energy-efficient AI supercomputer", which they say is six times more powerful than its predecessor and is intended to support large, complex AI models for natural language understanding, 3D perception, and multi-sensor fusion. ' –  impulse-embedded.co.uk (photo credit plus quote)


Collision Avoidance Challenge

about 1 month ago

This is a demo of one of our delivery robots and his collision avoidance system: Collision avoidance gives Dax the ability to navigate safely while driving autonomously. 

We might have presented some unlikely scenarios to this Dax...



Our Localization Algorithm

about 1 month ago

Recently we modified our localization algorithm, splitting it for two use cases: Calibration and Standard operation. 

If you've ever woken up in the night and been confused as to where you were, you'll be familiar with the concept that there is a difference between the process of figuring out where you and the process of navigating to the bathroom after you identify your surroundings. 

Dax has an algorithm that uses GPS to tell him where he is, and that algorithm has been updated to optimize for these two phases. In this way we can get more dependable, more accurate results, and work towards our goal of reaching 10:1 autonomy (10 Dax managed by 1 operator). 


Dax Point-Of-View Upgrade

about 2 months ago

We recently released an internal upgrade for Dax's POV. 

In the video below you can see the stats for Dax's GPS connection on the screen. GPS can go from "fixed" (Dax uses this to drive himself) to "float". 


Update Features: 

  • Bug Fixes
  • Cleaner Interface
  • Specific GPS Information




GPS 2.0 Initial Deployment

about 2 months ago

We recently deployed our GPS station 2.0 in Philomath, OR, where we run most of our beta tests.  

Thanks to this new base station our Dax delivery robots in Philomath can now correct GPS coordinates and get a very precise idea of their location (used in autonomous driving) without having to use the ORGN (Oregon Real-time GNSS Network) local systems. As good as ORGN has been to us, owning the process end-to-end gives our system greater dependability and allows us the freedom to go anywhere in the world without having to rely on external systems. 

This step builds into our year-end goal of a 10:1 operator overseer to robot ratio in Philomath. Since our operator-to-robot ratio directly affects the cost of a Dax delivery, this is crucial to our long-term business plan. 



We Broke 400K!!

about 2 months ago

Thanks to all of you beautiful people we broke 400K on our Raise! 

When we break 500K we'll have five real Dax take a break from field duty to perform a dance, and then post the video!!! Promise. 



College Campuses

about 2 months ago

Our sales team has been focusing lately on getting Dax onto local college campuses: Campuses are an easy win-win for delivery because of their controlled nature and the amount of demand they have from all of those hungry students. The turn around time for a contract is much larger because of the moving pieces, but we decided that it's a good next-step focus for us. 

Here is our sales team taking a break from showing Dax off, but definitely keeping the focus on Dax, where it should be. 



DaxOs 🚀

2 months ago

Dax operates on DaxOS, a patented new kind of parliamentary operating system that we designed for robots that mimics the way that humans handle competing motivations.

DaxOs becomes increasingly important to the future of Dax as he becomes more interactive–  Imagine a Dax is driving down a sidewalk and someone waves: Dax’s “interactive” chip requests that Dax stop and interact with this human. All other chips vote on this action, with various degrees of certainty. If Dax’s Delivery Chip is certain that Dax needs to continue driving then Dax nods at the human but continues driving, but if Dax is already stopped, say at a crosswalk, then driving is less pressing and the interaction chip wins the vote. 

We want to make DaxOs a standard framework for robotic systems, opening up the door for new more complex solutions and advancements in the robotics community as well as in other tech circles. 


Dax GPS Base Station 2.0

2 months ago

GPS base stations along with internally developed systems allow us to take GPS drift down from several meters to several millimeters. Engineering is releasing version 2.0, which is our first GPS Base station to hit the manufacturing stage! 

Improvements over our first working prototype include:

  • Now Runs On POE 
  • Upgraded Antenna
  • Detects Tampering and Issues Alerts
  • 50% Less Drift in GPS Signal



^ Screenshot from GPS station collecting data for post processing as part of the surveying-in process.

Notice of Material Change in Offering

2 months ago

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Curbivore 2022

2 months ago

This last week part of our team attended the 2022 Curbivore event in LA! This year's event included a focus on restaurants adapting to changing trends and last mile delivery. It also included a delivery robot "foot" race, which was possibly the first of it's kind.


Daxbot with Kiwibot, Serve Robotics, and Coco at the 2022 Curbivore Event in LA.


^Our CEO Jason Richards, Sales Director Shawn Fallon, and Operations Manager Kevin Tegan hanging out with Dax, Coco, Kiwibot, and Serve Robotics  at the 2022 Curbivore Event

Mobile-Friendly Live Delivery Tracking

2 months ago

Our engineers are working on our new ordering system in Philomath, OR, which will give us the ability to offer more tools to our delivery partners. 

In the past we have only integrated with our partner's already existing point-of-sales systems to offer delivery. This new option makes the set-up process for new customers more turn-key, as we will be able to offer our own delivery ordering tools: We will now be able to insure a smooth and customer-centric experience for our partners and their customers. 

Shown below is a screenshot of our mobile-friendly Where's-My-Dax page, which allows end-users to track the movements of their Dax delivery. 


Dax on NBC News

3 months ago

Nourish + Bloom and the Dax delivery robots providing delivery for them were featured on NBC's Nightly News late last week, in a story that covered the autonomous grocery store's mission to provide healthy foods to isolated and disadvantaged areas. Also mentioned was the futuristic emphasis that Nourish + Bloom presents with it's combo of automated shopping experience, QR codes, and Dax delivery robots, making it the "supermarket of the future". 



University Partnerships!

3 months ago

Our sales team has been busy approaching universities to provide contactless robotic delivery:

The photo below is a sneak peak of Dax at a university during one of our recent sales demonstrations for university executives; we're very excited to see where this goes and what partnerships will come out of this in the future! 



Night Vision: Dax POV

3 months ago

What does a robot do when he needs to drive at night? This is our "Night Burrito" test from last summer, when we tested out Dax's (then prototype) IR Night Vision system. https://youtu.be/DhHNbr_KfK4

 

Dax In The News As Nourish + Bloom Open Their First Autonomous Grocery Store

4 months ago

Dax was in the news again this last week as Nourish + Bloom, an autonomous grocery store using Dax robots to deliver their wares to customers, opened their first store in Trilith, GA. Jamie and Jilea Hemmings, the owners of this new autonomous grocery store, are working toward their goal of having 400+ stores of this kind across the country, and we're excited to see Dax be part of that future. 


"The technology at Nourish + Bloom also includes delivery robots for residents of Trilith. These bots deliver a variety of food and packages with the ability to regulate hot and cold temperatures. In addition to their high-tech learning abilities, robotic deliverers use digital facial expressions and sounds to add “an element of fun and opportunities for interactions with curious residents and visitors.”

-- What Now Atlanta | Read Full Article

"Like Amazon and FedEx, the market features delivery robots (think chirpy little R2-D2s programmed with...  temperature-controlled bellies) roaming the sidewalks of Town Centre carting grocery orders to people living within the development."

-- Eater Atlanta | Read Full Article








Notice of Funds Disbursement

4 months ago

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As you might know, Daxbot has exceeded its minimum funding goal. When a company reaches its minimum on StartEngine, it's about to begin withdrawing funds. If you invested in Daxbot be on the lookout for an email that describes more about the disbursement process.


This campaign will continue to accept investments until its indicated closing date.


Thanks for funding the future.

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Dax Stalks A Starship Robot

4 months ago

There are some Starship robots delivering for a nearby college campus, and meeting other delivery robots seems like something Dax would enjoy. Last year we had some fun taking one of our robots down to the campus and stalking a Starship robot... 

It generated quite the stir on campus. Why have an urban robot if you're not going to create a ruckus from time to time? 



Backpack Prototype 👊

5 months ago

Engineering just finished their prototype design for a backpack for Dax! The backpack is being created to add extra storage room, as requested by our delivery partners, who are the customers we deal directly with.


When designing anything for Dax we have to take two groups into mind: the end user (general public) who will receive Dax deliveries, and our customers (businesses) who we complete Dax deliveries for. This addition benefits both of those groups.


Featured in this backpack design is a stiff frame for packing convenience, and an electronic latch to keep the delivery secure in transit.



Delivering for Jim Beam and the San Francisco Giants

5 months ago

Dax delivery robots worked for several advertising agencies at promotional events in 2021, but one that was especially fun involved Jim Beam and the San Francisco Giants! Jim Beam Black brought Dax robots on to deliver drinks for a San Francisco Giants event in Napa Valley, which was the perfect fit for robots as sophisticated as Dax! 


Notice of Funds Disbursement

5 months ago

[The following is an automated notice from the StartEngine team].

Hello!

As you might know, Daxbot has exceeded its minimum funding goal. When a company reaches its minimum on StartEngine, it's about to begin withdrawing funds. If you invested in Daxbot be on the lookout for an email that describes more about the disbursement process.


This campaign will continue to accept investments until its indicated closing date.


Thanks for funding the future.

-StartEngine

Autonomous Driving and Dax’s ‘Invisible Rails’

5 months ago

Autonomous driving is complicated, and not a lot of companies have been able to make it work and put it to use: Our Lead Engineer, Jonathan Van Schenck, PhD, explains Dax's autonomous driving and navigation systems, and how Dax delivery robots use "invisible rails" to map out new areas and navigate them safely.  

Dax robots are currently semi-autonomous, mapping areas and then driving themselves along delivery routes. Dax quality control operators oversee the robots and take over when things get too big for Dax's smart chips. Dax's GPS 'rail' systems let him know when to slow down or speed up for terrain changes, where crosswalks are, and where there might be hazards. This, combined with a collision avoidance system, allows Dax to navigate safely. As our programmers make the Dax crews autonomous skills more robust, Dax robots have a greater self-autonomy to remote-navigation ratio!



Full Physics Simulation

5 months ago

This is a full physics simulation of Dax's tracks and motor using Project Chrono as the physics engine and Unity for visualization. 

Dax's tracks are modeled as close to 50 small (gray) pieces that are joined together as an elastic chain. By modeling the static and dynamics frictional forces of the rubber with the ground and the internal motor we can simulate how the tracks slip and slid and grip across different surfaces: Additionally the bottom four (blue) rollers have simulated deformation that allows the tracks to more realistically conform to the surfaces that they're driving over, illustrated here with a series of bumps. 

Accurately modeling how Dax's tracks interact with driving surfaces is critical to maintaining knowledge of Dax exact position over time, a key component to navigation. 




The Action Lab Collaboration

5 months ago

What sort of robots do we want in our future?

The Action Lab, a Dax robot, and an anti-Dax came together for this video. The Action Lab did a phenomenal job of presenting Dax from a sociological and technical perspective, but if you're prone to anxiety, be advised!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KsEwzv1_vuU




Should Robots Have A Voice In Society?

5 months ago

Will the real robot age look like what we see in Sci-Fi?

In this Daxbot article, now live on Tech Crunch, our CEO, Jason Richards, looks at the future of Pedestrian Space Robots like Dax and what our society might look like in the future. 

Robots are becoming part of our daily lives. Should these Urban robots have a voice in our society?

https://techcrunch.com/sponsor/daxbot/should-robots-have-a-voice-in-society/

 

History Meets Robotics

6 months ago

In our hometown of Philomath, OR, there is a lumber store built in one of our more historic Philomath buildings. Above the lumber store there's a bookstore, with some of the best deals on old books that we've seen. 

An interesting way to look at new technology, like Dax, is to realize that he's really a continuum of the history that's been lived out before us. In every generation there are new ideas, some better than others, and the things that we now take for granted were once as novel as something like Dax is today. 

And yes, we did pester one of our local robots and load him up with books. 



Notice of Funds Disbursement

6 months ago

[The following is an automated notice from the StartEngine team].

Hello!

As you might know, Daxbot has exceeded its minimum funding goal. When a company reaches its minimum on StartEngine, it's about to begin withdrawing funds. If you invested in Daxbot be on the lookout for an email that describes more about the disbursement process.


This campaign will continue to accept investments until its indicated closing date.


Thanks for funding the future.

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The Dax Manufacturing Line

6 months ago

One person can build a Dax in 80 hours: this is a line-up of some of the Dax that are currently near completion, and each has his own name: We have names from Porky to Lucky to Smoav to Larry, usually based on series of characters from popular shows (if you couldn't guess). 

Internally we use these names to tell the bots apart. Each bot also has his name on a QR code next to his battery pack: Strangely Dax tend to end up with their own "personalities". Someday we might open up Dax naming to suggestions, but in the meantime this is something that falls to manufacturing. 



Dax takes Fayetteville, GA

6 months ago

Sneak preview of Dax getting to know some of the people in Fayetteville, GA. 

We're currently working on uploading some of our best "Dax Home Videos" to YouTube. Like this one, these videos come from Dax's perspective and show what the world looks like as a Dax Robot.


Dax On Benzinga

6 months ago

Benzinga introduced their readers to Dax yesterday, in this article comparing him to R2D2: The article goes on to point out some of the interesting tech advancements that have been "foretold" in sci-fi movies. We've been looking forward to them dropping this article, and were excited to see that happen and to share Dax with more of the world! 

Seeing people form relationships with Dax is one of the ways that we know we're succeeding in making a "who" instead of a "what": When we see all the people waving at Dax as he passes, or saying "hello" when he rolls in it keeps us excited, because we're not bringing sci-fi to real life unless people can feel like they have a connection with Dax, and imagine a whole personality around his AI programming!

https://www.benzinga.com/markets/emerging-markets/21/11/24216112/this-company-wants-to-bring-r2-d2-to-life-to-help-with-your-day-to-day


Mapping Georgia

6 months ago

As part of the integration process with new customers Dax robots are sent to new deployment locations to pre-map the entire delivery area and note possible hazards before deliveries begin. This usually attracts a lot of attention from the locals, and Dax gets a lot of publicity. 

Dax robots are now in Georgia, preparing to pre-map for delivery with Nourish + Bloom!


A view of part of the area where Dax will be delivering in Georgia


The Dax Rap

6 months ago

The Operations department has an unusual perspective on Dax, since they oversee all of his deliveries and interactions. This Dax Rap is the product of a coalition between Marketing and Operations, with most of the credit going to Operations. 


The Dax Rap Lyric Video, Now Available on YouTube.



Daxbot Night Vision

6 months ago

Dax does deliveries in the dark, so he needs to see in the dark. Street lights don't supply sufficient lighting for a robot to drive itself, and they don't cover all places that Dax might have to drive through.

To solve this problem Dax has IR filters, so that he can see at night without annoying everyone around him. He can see at night almost as well as he can see in the day, and headlights don't blind him. He also has hazard lights that blink to show where he is in the dark, but aren't annoying for passers-by. 

Below is a comparison of what can be seen by the naked eye on a dark street, and what Dax robots can see:



Daxbot Expansion

6 months ago

We've been making and sending out more Dax, which means we need more space. Fortunately, we have a new office building in mind, in a business development that's currently being built nearby!

The plan is for manufacturing to stay in our current buildings, while our offices and operations move into the new space. The new build location is across the street, which makes this pretty convenient! For now we just have a sign on a construction fence at the new place, but we're pretty excited about what's ahead! 



Three Dax Walk Into A Bar...

6 months ago

Over the last year we've worked with several marketing agencies who wanted to use Dax for ads. Dax has been in several marketing videos, including one of his most recent appearances in an ad promoting Tacoma FD

We've also made some of our own shorts with Dax, including this one. We sent three Dax into a bar. You can hear the nod to Star Wars near the end of the video. 

It's hard to say how big a part of our future marketing appearances might be, but it's an unexpected and interesting way to use Dax's interactive design!



Bot Shipments, Engineering Podcast, and Hometown Trunk Or Treat

7 months ago

This week we made our final preparations to ship bots to Georgia where they'll be working with Nourish + Bloom to complete grocery deliveries! 

We also made our first engineering podcast (it'll be posted to YouTube next week, and next time we'll do YouTube live as well), and gave lots of candy away in Dax's first Trunk Or Treat. 

The Operations team which oversees Dax's delivery was in charge of costumes for Dax, and they outdid themselves. They even got "pumpkin" eyes made for Dax's LED display! We sent three Dax, who were immediately swarmed by children. Most of the candy was gone in the first 30 minutes, so we made an emergency run to get more! 



New Engineering Podcast Oct 28th at 5pm PST!

7 months ago

How would you react to sharing a sidewalk with a robot? Jason Richards, (Daxbot CEO), and Wilkins White, (Daxbot Sr. Firmware Engineer), will be talking about how we engineered a robot that people like having around, and why the kind of robots that we make matters! 

This event will be live on Facebook, Oct 28th at 5pm PST

https://www.facebook.com/events/178867371072257/



Q&A Webinar Posted!

7 months ago

We posted a webinar we did last month on common questions we've been asked about investing, and added chapters so that you can easily find answers to questions you might have. Link is here

Some of the topics that we go over are:


01:09 - The Daxbot Story

02:02 - What Makes Dax Exciting? 

03:48 - Where Do You See Robotics In 20 Years? 

07:15 - Opening Daxbot for Investment 

08:51 - Celebrity Dax 

11:02 - Daxbot Patents, Dax OS, and Open Source 

14:50 - Ongoing Deployments 

17:10 - Scaling Daxbot 

18:09 - Dax and the Job Market 

23:28 - How Quickly Do You Expect Revenue To Climb? 

28:50 - Why Would A Technophobe Invest In Daxbot? 

32:16 - How Do We Keep Dax Safe? 

34:49 - Have the Daxbot Employees Invested In Daxbot? 

37:45 - Wrap Up


 

If you have questions we didn't address, feel free to contact us at invest@daxbot.com 

Made In The USA

7 months ago

We have our own in house manufacturing, with the ability to create a new Dax every two weeks. This includes our Manufacturing Manager, Rick Drulard, and several techs that work for him. Something people don't think about when considering new avenues for robotics is the possibilities it can open up for new jobs. Our techs and quality control operators are a vital part of the Daxbot Team. 

Investing in Daxbot is investing in the future of US made robotics. 



Notice of Funds Disbursement

7 months ago

[The following is an automated notice from the StartEngine team].

Hello!

As you might know, Daxbot has exceeded its minimum funding goal. When a company reaches its minimum on StartEngine, it's about to begin withdrawing funds. If you invested in Daxbot be on the lookout for an email that describes more about the disbursement process.


This campaign will continue to accept investments until its indicated closing date.


Thanks for funding the future.

-StartEngine

Environmental Chamber Testing

7 months ago

A few months back Engineering created an environmental chamber to test new changes in Dax's design; It can re-create a heavy rainfall or a hot day, and is part of our QA process to make sure bots are ready for deployment. If you want more info on cool things that Daxbot engineering has turned out, this is one of them.

It's been in use for the past several months as we work on Dax deployments and send Dax to different climates (Oregon, Dax's hometown, is pretty mild).

Here's a link to a video of Sean, who's the engineer responsible for QA tests around here, running a bot through a heavy rainfall test. 

Check it out!

https://youtu.be/gygNRC39H-U

 

 

 

Our Mini Dax Models Are In!

7 months ago

We’re preparing to ship out perks to all y’all who invested before October 1st (we ship out perks every time a disbursement is confirmed, and that was the cut off for our first batch), and these are the 1/10 scale resin Dax models that are going out to our Lithium Class investors.

Dax seems less than pleased with these mini versions of himself, although we're sure he'll get used to them. 

 


Custom GPS Base Station Prototype

7 months ago

GPS can be used to tell what block you’re on, but it “drifts” and is accurate within a few meters; hardly exact enough for a robot to use for staying on the right side of a sidewalk. Part of the way that Daxbot enhances the accuracy of GPS measurements is by using positional corrections (called Real-time Kinematic Positioning, or RTK) from local GPS base stations to “correct” the GPS signal that Dax receives and give him his real-world position within a few centimeters. Which is insanely cool (shout out to our engineering team!). The problem is base stations aren’t available in every state. 

For our upcoming deployment in Atlanta, the engineering team has been working hard to develop our own custom GPS base station solution to enable Dax deliveries. Many state governments, like Oregon, maintain a network of publicly available GPS base stations for RTK. Unfortunately, Georgia does not. Enter Daxbot engineer Sean Sullivan, who is using his past expertise with GPS systems to design a lightweight, low cost and portable GPS base station to be sent with our fleet of Dax to Georgia in the next few weeks. 

With this portable base station, Dax can delivery anywhere with open sky!


Sean working on our prototype base station


Plushie Time

7 months ago

We've raised over our minimum raise amount and requested our first disbursement, and we're finishing up the first batch of perks that are going to be going out! 

One of the things that we designed for this raise was a Dax plushie. There are actually three models or "modes" of plushie, each with a different expression; This seemed appropriate for how interactive Dax is, and it was fun to help design. The plushies are hand sewn right here in Oregon.

We're also preparing to ship out some 1/10 scale mini Dax along with keychains and tees. Our team has been enjoying seeing all of this Dax merch around here!

More photos to come! 



Notice of Funds Disbursement

7 months ago

[The following is an automated notice from the StartEngine team].

Hello!

As you might know, Daxbot has exceeded its minimum funding goal. When a company reaches its minimum on StartEngine, it's about to begin withdrawing funds. If you invested in Daxbot be on the lookout for an email that describes more about the disbursement process.


This campaign will continue to accept investments until its indicated closing date.


Thanks for funding the future.

-StartEngine

Why Dax?

7 months ago

Joseph Sullivan is the visionary and founder of Daxbot: He’s started several successful companies, including Active911, which is a leader in emergency response and emergency coordination software.

Inspired by robots from sci-fi, he wanted to create a human space robot that could fulfill everyday errands for humans with the same kind of easy interaction that R2D2 has. In other words, he wanted movie robots in everyday life, so he took a team of engineers and designers and made one.  

It looks like robotics are going to be a larger and larger part of the future, and we think they should be more than just functional— that they should be fun to interact with. We think this also makes money sense, since given two equal options people tend to buy what they like, and having happy customers is important to most business owners. Dax has also proven so far to be an instant celebrity wherever he goes.  

We opened the crowdfunding raise so that we can make a lot more robots and scale our vision of friendly everyday robots that we can interact with on a daily basis.

We are inviting you to join us in this endeavor and invest in Daxbot!  

Joseph with and early Dax prototype


Last Hours for Early Bird Perks!

8 months ago

Last 21 hours to invest with early bird bonus shares! We're answering questions tonight at 5:00 pm in a Q&A webinar. Join us at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86063074772 



Live Q&A Webinar Tomorrow!

8 months ago

We're hosting a live webinar on Tuesday the 28th (tomorrow) at 5:00 PM (PST) to talk about the Raise and answer any questions!


You can come to watch, or participate! Send us your questions beforehand at contact@daxbot.com, or ask your questions live during Q&A! No need to register, link to join is: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86063074772



Where the Magic Comes From

8 months ago
Behind the inventive and wonderful people who manage the business side of Daxbot we have a dedicated team of software engineers, electrical engineers and mechanical engineers working on Dax. 

We also have our own in-house manufacturing in our home state of Oregon, and a talented team of quality control operators to oversee delivery. And they all rock.


We’d like to introduce a few of the people who make the Dax magic happen:


If you'd like to learn more about these people, you can find them on LinkedIn! If you'd like to get updates on what is new with Dax, sign up for the Dax Lowdown: https://daxbot.com/dax-lowdown

Last Week for Early Bird Perks!

8 months ago

Our crowdfunding campaign just completed the end of its first week, meaning that there are 6 more days left for our early bird perks! So far we have 150+ investors and almost a quarter-of-a-million dollars invested! So thanks for a strong first week :-) 

For the next 6 days there's a 5% bonus for being one of our first investors: If you know anyone who might like to think about investing before those extra perks end, now's the time for them to start considering that! 

There are also amount based perks that we're offering as a kind of welcome-to-the-Dax-fam: 


Over $195k Invested In the First 48 Hours!

8 months ago

We’re overwhelmed by all the support we’ve received in the first couple days of our funding round!

Thank you to all of our early investors - we now have over 115 investors who have participated so far!

This investment is speculative, illiquid, and involves a high degree of risk, including the possible loss of your entire investment.





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