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Alpha 2, the First Humanoid Robot for the Family!
Alpha 2, the World's First Humanoid Robot for the Family. Intelligent, Interactive and Expandable!

James Chow
Chino, United States
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$1,394,309 USD total funds raised
1305% funded on December 31, 2015
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The Robot We've Always Dreamed of is Almost Here.
Technology is all around us, but what happened to the robots we dreamed of as kids? The ones who
could be our friends and members of our family.

The robots who were as smart as our smart phone, but could walk and talk and learn and engage with
us, in a way no smart phone ever could.

We think Alpha 2 could finally be that robot, and with your support, we can make Alpha 2 a reality.



Share Dreams, Share the Alpha 2 Campaign.




In a world filled with technology, we have all been looking for something more.
The robots we’ve dreamed of since we were kids could be our friends and members of our family.

At UBTECH, it’s our mission to make these dreams come true. That’s why we build humanoid robots,
like Alpha 2. We have a proven track record of bringing innovative technologies to market and we
also expect more and more developers to join us for robotic technology innovation.

We have reached a $1M stretch goal! We will send 10 free Alpha 2s to robotic research institutions
and developers worldwide. Please share this dream with your friends and family. You do not need to
back us with money- One click/share (left icons of the video) may help more dreams of robots come
true!
“The Alpha 2 isn’t just nimble, it’s quite smart as well.” Andrew Tarantola, Engadget

“Unlike some other companion robots set to hit the market, such as Jibo and Buddy, Alpha 2 actually
has legs to move around.” Steve Crowe, Robotics Trends

“This friendly little robot will read stories to your kids, and teach you yoga.” Andy Boxall, Digital Trends

“Meet Alpha 2, the humanoid robot that can pretty much do anything around the house.”  Molly
Brown, GeekWire

“Alpha 2 has a similar design to many other hobby-class humanoids, but two things stand out: its
potential for social interaction, and its extremely low cost.”  Evan Ackerman, IEEE Spectrum





What Can Alpha 2 Do?





Alpha 2 makes a great work-out partner with the widest range of motion of any consumer robot.

Alpha 2 is smarter than your smart phone.

His conversation skills make Alpha 2 a great companion or tutor and even an interpreter.

Alpha 2 is like an in-home nurse reminding you when medications need to be taken.

Alpha 2 is great to have around the office. Not only can Alpha 2 make calls and check voice mails, he
can also read and send texts and emails, and control Wi-Fi office equipment to print and fax.

With a general knowledge database and web search function, Alpha 2 makes a great helper whether
you're making home repairs or cooking dinner.


Alpha 2 is your own personal DJ, dancer and singer.


Alpha 2 has face and voice recognition so he can personally engage with the whole family.

Alpha 2 is your personal photographer and videographer.


Alpha 2 can post to your social media, all you have to do is ask.


Alpha 2's VAPP can be updated just by asking. The expandable platform, accessed through the Alpha
Store, means you'll always have new functions to add to Alpha 2.

Alpha 2 is an active storyteller.

Alpha 2 can control smart appliances like lights and locks.

Alpha 2 can also set Wi-Fi enabled alarms and act as a remote security monitor.


How Does Alpha 2 Work?


What Perks are We Offering?


What are the Stretch Goals?





Who is the Alpha 2 Team?






Is there Additional Information?
You bet!


GOOD NEWS! We started the entire process months ago so we could meet the delivery within four
months time. We expect all of our manufactured parts to arrive at our Los Angeles location, ready for
assembly and packaging by February 2016. Your campaign contributions will help us pay for all of the
materials necessary to produce enough units to meet heavy demand. It's also been our dream to
make it onto the shelves of retail stores. If you can help us blow away our campaign goal, we might
just get noticed by big box retailers!



FAQ

Network
Do I need a WiFi network?

Yes. You must have Alpha 2 connected to a WiFi network in order to work.

Which wireless networks will support Alpha 2?

Alpha 2 can connect via both Bluetooth and WiFi.



Battery
How do I charge Alpha 2?

Alpha 2 comes with an AC charging cord that works with 100-240V.

How long does the battery last?

Like any device, battery life expectancy will depend on usage, but Alpha 2 can operate for more than
1 hour with typical usage.



Servo
What’s digital Servo?

Digital Servo is an automatic control system that composed by control board, gear set and motor, and
the control master release the pulsing order to control angle and speed.  It is the joint of humanoid
robot.  It can improve the flexibility and enhance the walk efficient.


What are the servos (8kg and 20kg)?

8kg /20kg stands for 8kg.cm/20kg.cm. The "kg.cm" means the torque unit of the servo. The 8kg.cm
servo is for head and hand of the robot. The 20kg.cm servo is for low limbs of the robot. The bigger
the numerial value, the more load ability it has.

What is the purpose for 8kg Servo and 20kg Servo? How to use it?

To meet developer's needs and know more about the structure of the product.
It allows users to replace the parts if its functionality is getting less. If you are developer, we highly
suggest you to choose our "Developer Edition" perk.


Apps
Where will I be able to download Alpha 2 apps?

Alpha 2 apps are called VAPPs, which stands for Voice App. You will be able to purchase these from
the Alpha Store, as they become available. Alpha 2 will also come with a number of core skills free of
charge.

When does the Alpha Store open?

The Alpha store will be opening around the date of the first Alpha 2 deliveries. We excited about its
launch. Developers will be able to submit skills or applications for certification in advance. All skills or
applications must be certified by UBTech Robotics.

Does Alpha 2’s app work with iOS and Android mobile devices?

Yes. Alpha 2 will have it’s own mobile app and can be downloaded for free on any smartphone that is
compatible with iOS and Android.

What apps will be available for Alpha 2?

All the functions shown in the video will be coming soon and we encourage developers from around
the world to join us in developing more apps so Alpha 2's skills can continue to grow.

Can I control Alpha 2 with several smartphones or computer?

Several phones, tablets or computers can control the same Alpha 2. Your Alpha 2 will notify you if
someone else is already actively using it, but there is only one device can control Alpha 2 at the same
time.

What is flawless function?

It is the ultimate selfie camera app that will automatically enhance your beauty in an instant!

Backup
Can I backup my Alpha 2?

There is no need to “back-up” Alpha 2. Since Alpha 2 is an always-connected device it automatically
backs-up to the cloud. If your Alpha 2 ever needs to be replaced, once you connect your new Alpha 2
to your account, it will automatically have all the “knowledge” and skills that your old Alpha 2 had.

Does Alpha 2 come with local storage?

Yes, Alpha 2 has 16GB local storage.



Privacy & Security
How is my privacy protected?

We truly believe that customer’s privacy is sacred. We work hard to protect your information from
unauthorized access and have designed policies and controls to safeguard the collection, use, and
disclosure of your information.

How secure is this?

Alpha 2 uses MySQL encryption to secure personal data sent to and from the cloud.

How does Alpha store information?

All the private data recorded by Alpha 2 is stored into the robot memory. Users can activate the
backup on Alpha 2’s interface to make a secure copy of the data online, on a secure cloud.

We do not store any personal data. On demand, we store your backup data on a secure cloud that
only you can access. With your permission, we only collect anonymous technical data in order to
enhance the Alpha 2 user experience.



Developers
How do I get information and support as a developer?

When you pre-order Alpha 2, you will be automatically become a member of  the UBTech Developer
Community. There will also be enrollment information posted on our official website. Dedicated
members of our team will provide additional support to those who enroll in the UBTech Developer
Community.

Developers will be able to submit skills or applications to the Alpha Store for certification in advance.
All skills or applications must be certified by UBTech Robotics.

Is the software open source?

By designing Alpha 2 with an open API and SDK for Android and support for VAPP application
development, we hope to encourage ongoing innovation by the developer community.

What programming language do I need to know?

The Alpha 2 SDK requires knowledge of Android development.


Equipment
What are the differences between the red and blue edition?
There are no function differences between red and blue.Our existing mould produce red edition only,
the extra cost of new mould for blue edition makes the price a little bit higher than the red.

Does Alpha 2 walk?

Yes, Alpha 2 is a humanoid robot and can walk like a person.

How tall is Alpha 2? How heavy?

Alpha 2 will be about 17" tall, 9" wide and weighs about 5 lbs.

What colors are available for Alpha 2?

Currently Alpha 2 is red and blue, but there are plans to introduce other colors in the future.

Does Alpha 2 communicate with other robots?

Alpha 2 can communicate with other Alpha 2 humanoid robots and all the Alpha 2s will have their own
social network in the future. We plan to create an ecosystem for Alpha 2. It will be a social network for
your Alpha 2s allowing them to interact and share with each other.

Can someone else control my Alpha 2?

To remotely control your Alpha 2, you must log in with a unique and secure username and password.
You can share your Alpha 2 to others and they can control your Alpha 2 by accepting your
authorization.

Can I give Alpha 2 a different name?

For now, you will have to call him by his name, Alpha, to interact with him. Name customization will be
available in the future.

What languages does Alpha 2 support? When will he speak other languages?

Alpha 2 will understand U.S. English and Mandarin when he comes to your home in 2016. Over time,
Alpha 2 will be able to communicate in other languages, like Spanish. We will keep the official website
posted as we add languages.

When will accessories be available for Alpha 2?

You can purchase a number of accessories on the Alpha Store when it launches. This includes
functional accessories as well as fun cosmetic items that allow you to customize the appearance and
mobility of your Alpha 2. We will keep you posted on the store’s opening.



Others
What is the retail price?

The market price may be around $1499.

When Alpha 2 will be available for the market?

Q2 2016.


Shipping
When will my Alpha 2 ship?

Alpha 2 will begin shipping in February 2016, on a first-ordered, first-received basis. Our team will
keep you notified of your Alpha 2 ship date.

Where does Alpha 2 ship?

We currently ship to the US, Russia, Canada, EU (all 28 countries), Australia, New Zealand, Japan,
Singapore, Taiwan, Hong Kong, South Korea, South Africa, Brazil, Colombia and so on.


Warranty
What is the warranty?

We provide a 90 day warranty against manufacturer's defects. The warranty is excludes servos,
batteries and cables. Free repairs and component replacements will be provided under warranty
period for manufacturer's defects. If not in accordance with the instructions of use, human factors,
product surface damage, bumps or scratches will not covered under this warranty.



Contact
If I have questions, how can I reach your team?

Please read through the FAQ first to find your answer. We are receiving a lot of special requests, and
are responding as fast as possible!

For questions related to the Indiegogo campaign, you can contact support@indiegogo.com.

For all other questions regarding Alpha 2, contact us at support@ubtrobot.com.



Hiring
Is UBTech Robotics Corp. hiring?

We are always on the lookout for talented people to join our team.
If you think your background and goals are aligned with ours, please send your resume to
hr@ubtrobot.com. We will contact you soon after screening.



Indiegogo Campaign
I preordered an Alpha 2, but I didn’t get a confirmation email.
How can I check the status?

Please refer to this article on How to Check if Your Contribution is Successful.
For questions related to the Indiegogo campaign, you can contact support@indiegogo.com.
For all other questions regarding Alpha 2, contact us at crowdfunding@ubtrobot.com.

There was an error with my contribution. What happened?

Please refer to this article on common contribution errors and steps to resolve: Common Contribution
Errors.


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Extra Battery
Get an extra battery that quickly swaps out so you can enjoy the fun of playing with Alpha 2 longer!
Free shipping if you order with 1 Alpha 2.
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Servos - 8kg and 20kg
We're talking horsepower! You'll receive one 8kg and one 20kg Servo. Feel the development power.
Free shipping for United States, Canada. For other countries, shipping fee will be $50. Free shipping
if you order with 1 Alpha 2.
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Alpha 2 Home Edition - Red
Get 1 Red Alpha 2 Home Edition Robot. Includes 1 battery and 1 charging adapter. Free shipping to
the US and Canada. International shipping is $50 USD and will automatically be added to your bill.
Estimated delivery: This batch of orders will begin to be shipped in June 2016. *Actual Ship dates may
vary. Alpha 2 Team will keep you updated of your Alpha 2 ship date!
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$1299  USD + Shipping
Alpha 2 Home Edition - Blue
Get 1 Blue Alpha 2 Home Edition Robot. Includes 1 battery and 1 charging adapter. Free shipping to
the US and Canada. International shipping is $50 USD and will automatically be added to your bill.
Estimated delivery: This batch of orders will begin to be shipped in June 2016. *Actual Ship dates may
vary. Alpha 2 Team will keep you updated of your Alpha 2 ship date!
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$1299  USD + Shipping
Alpha 2 Developer Edition- Red
Get 1 Red Alpha 2 Developer Edition Robot. Includes 1 battery, 1 charging adapter and a free SDK.
Free shipping to the US and Canada. International shipping is $50 USD and will automatically be
added to your bill. Estimated delivery: This batch of orders will begin to be shipped in June 2016.
*Actual Ship dates may vary. Alpha 2 Team will keep you updated of your Alpha 2 ship date!
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$1299  USD + Shipping
Alpha 2 Developer Edition-Blue
Get 1 Blue Alpha 2 Developer Edition Robot. Includes 1 battery, 1 charging adapter and a free SDK.
Free shipping to the US and Canada. International shipping is $50 USD and will automatically be
added to your bill. Estimated delivery: This batch of orders will begin to be shipped in June 2016.
*Actual Ship dates may vary. Alpha 2 Team will keep you updated of your Alpha 2 ship date!
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