The world’s first crypto-empowered, open-source robotics ecosystem.

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Kambria is a decentralized open innovation platform that will foster a collaborative ecosystem, with the goal of dramatically accelerating the development and adoption of the world's most advanced robotics technology.

Current progress in the robotics industry is impeded by siloed development, wasted labor, and high startup cost. As a result, the pace of robotics innovation is needlessly constrained. Kambria’s creation was borne out of our desire to accelerate this process by engaging a vast community of developers and tinkerers, providing them with the necessary tools, and connecting them through market demand.

Drawing inspiration from other widely popular open source operating systems like Linux and Android, the core of the Kambria platform is an open robotics repository comprising of a highlevel behavior library and modular hardware components. The repository is designed to maximize reusability and collaboration during robotics development


Lack of good interfaces and abstraction layers for software, electrical, and mechanical systems:

  • Leads to bias towards monolithic and non-modular designs
  • Results in major redesign effort for any modifications
  • Causes a circular effect that makes the design hard to reuse by others and continues the cycle of waste
  • Reduces efficiency since no common point available for developers to work off in parallel

Lack of tools, semantics, and methods to share parts of designs in distributed fashion:

  • Many engineering domains (mechanical, electrical, etc.) lack good tools for collaboration and sharing.
  • Missing semantic linkages across systems, including firmware to electrical engineering, electrical engineering to mechanical, and others.

Significant portions of expended effort are implicitly discarded:

  • Similar to the practice of discarding a rocket after each use, before the breakthroughs by SpaceX which made multiple landings of its Falcon 9 rockets
  • Duplicated effort to find good suppliers, select parts, negotiate, verify paperwork, and assemble an in-house team
  • Zero practical standards or instructions to capture the comprehensive start-to-end process information

Cool robotic applications are slow, expensive and hard to make. Innovation is stifled:

  • Inadequate infrastructure and high-level abstractions for robot programming
  • Lack of open platform and development tools to innovate upon
  • Capital funding is only offered to large scale or mature projects

Slow turnaround, high minimums, and poor interfaces from "traditional" manufacturers:

  • Has massive impact on development speed
  • Are the bottlenecks in the design/build/test cycle
  • Results in higher costs, time, and effort


Founding mission is to accelerate the process of robotics innovation, enabling faster, cheaper, and easier robotics development and adoption by everyone. Being able to foster an open collaborative ecosystem, where every contribution can easily be shared, manufactured, and implemented, will be revolutionary.

Companies can benefit from the collective contribution from the community to build custom applications without having to employ teams of PhDs. End users can enjoy the higher quality of life afforded by readily available robot products and services.

A combination of reduced costs, cutting edge technologies, and expedient delivery, will spur rapid adoption of the platform by companies, developers, and manufacturers. This cycle of innovation will pave the way for the next wave of robots to provide immense value for billions of people across the world.

In order to achieve this vision, we team is contributing robot Ohmni, consisting of a robotics repository, high level behavioral library, and modular components, as the basis for an open robotics innovation platform.


  • Bootstrap Community Quickly with a dramatically lower barrier to entry and financial incentives
  • Cultivate Network Effect with the growth of token value for #HODLer
  • Discourage Free-Riders through penalties and legal actions
  • Reward First-Movers via tokens and attribution on the blockchain
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  • Token details

    • Token symbol ? Token symbol — a shorten token name. It is used during an ICO and after the coin listing at the cryptocurrency exchanges. : KAT
    • Fundrasing target ? Fundraising target — the maximum amount of funds to be raised during an ICO. When it is reached, the developers stop selling the tokens because they do not need to raise more money for the project development. : 25,000,000 USD
    • Token type ? Token type — a platform for a startup launch that influences the stability of blockchain operation, the speed of transactions and the fees. :Ethereum (ERC20)
    • Soft cap ? Soft cap — the minimum amount of funds to be raised for the project development. Sometimes when the soft cap has not been reached, the money is returned to the participants. :12,000,000 USD
    • Role of token ? Role of Token — type of token depending on the opportunities it offers to its owner. Utility tokens give their owners a right to use the project services, security tokens are aimed at bringing profit, and currency tokens are a money substitute. :Utility token
    • Total supply ? Total supply — a total amount of tokens that will be released by the developers. :5,000,000,000 KAT
    • Escrow agent ? Escrow agent — a qualified agent who has the right of signature in a multisig wallet. An escrow agent participates in an ICO, monitors the financial operations of the developers and confirms their fairness. :No
    • Tokens for sale ? Tokens for sale — the number of tokens offered to the participants of an ICO. :2,500,000,000 KAT
    • Whitelist ? Whitelist — a list of participants, who get an opportunity to buy tokens. To be whitelisted, you need to register on time because the number of participants and the registration period are usually limited. :Without whitelist
    • Additional emission ? Additional emission — an additional release of tokens. It can be done once after the crowd sale or on an ongoing basis. In the projects with a limited emission there is no additional emission. :No
    • Exchange listing ? Exchange listing — an assumed date when the token will be listed at a cryptocurrency exchange. The developers usually indicate it in a roadmap and a white paper. :NA
    • Accepting currencies ? Accepting currencies — cryptocurrencies and fiat currencies that can be used for buying the project tokens. :ETH,
    • Can't participate ? Can't participate — the countries where it is prohibited to buy tokens. These can be countries where ICOs are prohibited altogether, or countries that have the requirements that a particular project does not meet. :USA,
    • Know Your Customer (KYC) ? Know Your Customer — a verification procedure for ICO participants, during which the developers can ask for personal data, a photo and a scanned copy of a passport of a potential investor. :Yes
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  • Token and Funds Distribution

    Token distribution date


    Unsold tokens

    All unsold tokens will be added to Robotic Community Development fund.

      • Token Distribution

        • Funds Distribution

      Sale schedule

      Round Token Price Bonus Min / Max Purchase Soft Cap Hard Cap
      Public sale — Ended
      15 May 00:00 UTC
      31 May 00:00 UTC
      NA No - 12,000,000 USD 25,000,000 USD
      • Team

        • Thuc Vu photo
          Thuc Vu
        • Jared Go photo
          Jared Go
        • Tingxi Tan photo
          Tingxi Tan
        • Prof. Manuela Veloso photo
          Prof. Manuela Veloso
          AI & Robotics
        • Dhana Pawar photo
          Dhana Pawar
        • Ned Semonite photo
          Ned Semonite
        • Prof. Tra Vu photo
          Prof. Tra Vu
        • Minh Nguyen photo
          Minh Nguyen
        • Lien Cao photo
          Lien Cao
          Vietnam Operations
      • Advisors

        • "PEERCHEMIST"
          CEO & Partner at Hashed
        • Loi Luu
          CEO / CoFounder at KyberNetwork
        • Roger Lim
          Founding Partner at NEO Global Capital
        • George Li
          CEO and Co-Founder at WeTrust.io
        • Long Vuong
          Founder and CEO at TomoChain
        • Lily Sarafan
          CEO, Home Care Assistance / Board Member and Investor
        • Matt DiMaria
          CEO / GM / Advisor in IoT
        • Darryl Burton
          Board Member at OhmniLabs
        • David Nguyen Vu
          Chairman at Regulus, Advisor for BigBom


      • Jan - May 2018
        Kambria Alpha
        • Deploy key smart contracts on testnet.
        • Have GitHub repos linkable to the testnet contracts.
        • Open up OhmniLabs’ 3d printing and waterjet aluminum processes to ensure KDNA orders are fabricated into real world parts as fast as possible.
        • Work with roboticists and groups around the world to start sharing KDNA and evolving the tools and processes as needed.
        • Ohmni robots available to order as a base platform. Continue building out APIs and SDKs based on needs and engage other roboticists in guiding the development.
        • Start initial bounties for add-ons, enhancements and other valuable technology contributions to Kambria. These may start off-chain and move to on-chain once the smart contracts are ready.
      • Jun - Dec 2018
        Kambria Beta
        • Open up smart contracts on mainnet.
        • Open up major subcomponents of Ohmni with appropriate licensing transferred from OhmniLabs. Motor drives, touchscreen and display, USB, embedded system, battery charging, vision algorithms, etc.
        • Be able to view these pieces (and those contributed by others) in the code base and remix/work on integrating them into new forms. Collaborate with other teams on demos showing what can be created.
        • Receive real KDNA or fiat orders for these parts on the main chain and sendback completed parts.
        • Issue some initial real bounties on mainnet and start bringing the new technology into Kambria codebase for all to share.
      • Q1 2019
        Full release
        • Full release of Ohmni in the Kambria codebase. Entire KDNA and open for full remixing.
        • All bounty systems and Dapps active, released, and usable.