This adorable guy also has LIDAR and a display to show emotions.
The robot will also come with LIDAR and a display to show emotions. The project page of the original Stanford Pupper states it costs $600-$1000 if you source the parts yourself or cheaper if you purchase a parts kit so the final kit should not be too expensive.
"For K12, you can find many fancy use cases samples to study the mechanical, hardware, sensors (mic array, speaker, ultrasonic, camera, Lidar... whatever you want), software, algorithms, and so on," states the project page. "For beyond, you can use it as a base device to study ROS(Robot Operating System), self-driving, SLAM, Navigation, reinforcement learning, and other AI functions."
There's a GitHub page with the code for Mini Pupper which is supported by Nathan Kau, a member of Stanford Student Robotics, and MangDang Technology Co., Limited. You can also follow the project on Twitter.