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DJI RoboMaster S1 Educational Robot

DJI RoboMaster S1 Educational RobotFirst steps in robotics? Do you want to learn more about science, math, physics, and programming? Welcome to the world of RoboMaster S1 from DJI, an educational robot built to unlock the potential in every learner. A modular design lets you build your S1 from the ground up, furthering the fun and providing hands-on experience with every screw and wire.

DJI, the master of drones, has spent the last few years running a well-known robotic competition in China “RoboMasters”, where students build and code robots that do battle in the arena. Now it’s time for the company to release a more approachable version of the robot to kids and everyone in the world, and the result is the educational toy robot tank called the RoboMaster S1.

The S1 is both a camera-equipped remote-controlled car and educational platform, using hardware and software muscles. It can be driven using a mobile app or coded to move on its own. It’s equipped with 31 sensors that help it map its environment, and it can move in 360 degrees thanks to cleverly-designed wheels. The robot can recognize and respond to gestures and sounds, or track objects, all using computer vision.

The interesting thing is, the S1 can shoot projectiles in the form of little gel bead bullets. These beads come in super small form but puff up once submerged in water for a few hours; they’re nontoxic, but will require some cleanup after use. The RoboMaster S1 can also be driven with a controller, though that will be sold separately in an add-on package that includes an extra battery and more gel beads, which will be available at a later date.

The S1 comes disassembled, so you have to put almost every piece together just to get started. “The hope is that robotics will become a major sport, like football, basketball. That’s our vision for this product,” told Shuo Yang, the head of the S1 project.

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Boston Dynamics Robot Spot

You are looking at the nearest future of four-legged robots! Boston Dynamics’ newest introduction – commercial robot Spot. It weighs 25 kg (30 kg if you include the arm). It is all-electric and can go for about 90 minutes on a charge, depending on what it is doing. Spot inherits all of the mobility of its bigger brother, Spot Classic, while adding the ability to pick up and handle objects using its long arm (not head, as many think) and perception sensors: stereo cameras, depth cameras, an IMU, and position/force sensors in the limbs to help it navigate and stay mobile.

The Spot is almost ready to go on sale, while still being tested in different kind of environments and tasks, including package delivery and surveying work. The truth is, the robot requires human handlers. The Spot is capable of navigating environments autonomously, but only when its surroundings have been mapped in advance. The Spot can withstand kicks and shoves and keep its balance on tricky terrain, but it doesn’t decide where to walk.

The control of it thankfully is very simple and intuitive, and even a child could do it. Using a D-pad, you can steer the robot as you would any RC car or mechanical toy. A quick tap on the video feed streamed live from the robot’s front-facing camera lets you select a destination for it to walk to, and another tap lets you assume control of a robot arm mounted on top of the chassis.

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Moley Robotic Kitchen Chef

Of course, they are here, in our houses, preparing a meal in our kitchens! It’s time for Moley’s Robotic Kitchen Chef, a home automation technology. The way the robotic kitchen got its skills is easy – the Chef just watched and learn from the best chefs in the industry. It observed and now mimics them, preparing the top well-known and also exquisite recipes.

The Robotic Kitchen comes in when you don’t want to cook for yourself, don’t know how, or you are tired, busy, and want to give it a shot. You can choose various recipes from an app library and have the food made for you, while you are driving home or resting. It’s not a cheap pleasure, but with these smart hands in your kitchen, you are definitely getting ahead in the future in so many ways.

The smart technology comes two in one – an advanced, fully functional robot and a beautifully designed, professional kitchen. The prototype of the Chef was premiered to widespread acclaim at Hanover Messe, the international robotics show. The consumer version set for launch in 2019 will be supported by an iTunes’ style library of recipes.

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MinSu NV-01 Robot Vacuum Cleaner

Save time and save energy! MinSu NV-01 is small, compact, and circular in shape. Its intelligent sensors and other features help the device maneuver through the cleaning area. The intelligence of this fella comes in when it finds its way back to the charger when battery runs low. It has 100 ml tank for water, and MinSu NV-01 sweeps and mops simultaneously.

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Anki VECTOR ROBOT

Wanna start with something simple? Here’s your first home robot. Vector is curious, independent and smart little thing to help you at home. He can read the room, take photos, announce the weather, be a timer, and more. Like personal assistant, but more personal. Voice-activated robot works on preposterous tech and AI and gives you its best during everyday life.

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It’s a robotic kit that gives you materials to build your own robots, customize and program them, as well as exploring mechanics, coding, engineering and developing steam skills. Mabot robot can move in different environment. Just plug it and play! Use Mabot apps to control the process, and these parts are also compatible with Lego blocks. What else can you wish for?

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