Sphero, the Boulder toy maker that makes the rolling BB-8 toy from "Star Wars," said it's completed the spin-off of a company that will concentrate on building personal robots.

Sphero officials said it's spun off Misty Robotics Inc., which has already raised $11.5 million from investors.

"Misty Robotics’ vision is to put a personal robot in every home and office. These robots will be seen and treated as our friends, our teammates, and a part of our families — performing helpful tasks, providing safety, and interacting with humans in entertaining and friendly ways that have only been seen before in science fiction," the company said in a statement.

On its website, the Boulder company doesn't illustrated the robots that it's building, only to say "our first robot arrives in 2018."

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