Maker Faire Berlin lockt 15.200 wissbegierige Besucher

*Technikerfindungen und DIY-Ideen in Hülle und Fülle*

 

*Hannover, 12. Juni 2017 – Am vergangenen Wochenende fand in der STATION in Berlin zum dritten Mal die Maker Faire <https://wpyadmin.ne.cision.com/l/gmtlnhgx/maker-faire.de/berlin>statt. Trotz strahlendem Sommerwetter pilgerten die Besu­cherinnen und Besucher durch die Hallen, um in entspannter Atmosphäre die vielen coolen DIY-Projekte zu bestaunen und auszuprobieren. „Man spürte überall die Neugierde, wie was funktioniert“, freut sich Daniel Rohlfing, Senior Produkt-Manager der Maker Faire. „Mit 15.200 Besuchern an zwei Tagen erreichte die Veranstaltung Vorjahresniveau.*

Den ersten Wow-Moment gab es gleich am Eingang: Dort präsentierte der amerikanische Robotik-Künstler Christian Ristow seine riesige, hydraulisch betriebene Roboterhand und lud Besucher ein, diese zu steuern. Schlüpfte man in den Handschuh und formte mit den Fingern das Peace-Zeichen, so bewegten sich auch die Stahlfinger unter ordentlichem Getöse in die V-Position. Auch der drohende Zeigefinger und das aus der Rocker-Szene bekannte Hörner-Zeichen waren beliebte Motive, die die Besucher nachahmten.

In den Hallen lockten die unterschiedlichsten DIY-Ideen: Mit dem *Laser-Cutter-Bausatz aus Holland* oder dem *Smartphone-3D-Drucker* aus Italien zeigten Maker bereits professionelle Projekte, die demnächst in Serie gehen. Daneben begeisterte der Nach­wuchs von den *„Jungen Tüftlern“ und von „Jugend hackt“* mit ihrem Programmierkönnen. Hier werden schon Schüler zu Startup-Gründern. Auch die jungen Maker vom *Tekkietorium*, bei denen man sich elektronische Namensschilder löten konnte, fanden regen Zulauf.

Das bereits erfolgreiche*Startup-Unternehmen pi-top*, Sponsor der Maker Faire, hat einen günstigen Laptop auf Raspberry-Pi-Basis gebaut, dessen Prototyp aus dem 3D-Drucker stammt. Die Gründer wollen mit ihren auffällig grünen Computer-Einsteiger-Sets positive soziale und erzieherische Wirkungen im Bildungssystem zu fördern. Auf der Maker Faire konnten die Kids am pi-top-Stand Minecraft spielen.

Handwerkliche Fähigkeiten brauchte es bei der *Offenen Werkstatt Kaos*, die zu *Bootsbau-Workshops* einlud. Deutlich kleiner ging es bei Designer Dieter Beck zu. Er stellte seine perfekt nachgebauten *Filmrequisiten aus Pappe* vor. Dass man aus Pappresten und Altpapier auch einen Rock fertigen kann, bewies das Kulturlabor Trial und Error. Und Stickkünste sind keineswegs nur Frauen vorbehalten: Philip Eggersglüß peppt *Omas altes Stickbilder mit Motiven aus Filmen oder Com­puterspielen* auf und verleiht so alten Gobelins Kultstatus. Darüber hinaus gab es auf der Maker Faire auch viele Kuriositäten zu bewundern, etwa schwebende Bälle, tanzende Blumen oder Musikinstrumente, gebaut aus Abflussrohren.

Sehr gut besucht waren zudem die *Vorträge und Workshops* zu den unterschied­lichsten DIY-Themen. Roboterbau, Program­mieren, Nach­haltigkeit, Crowdfunding oder BioHacking begeisterten gleichermaßen.

Wo man nicht gerade etwas lernen oder mitmachen konnte, zückte man die Kamera: Begehrte Fotomotive waren die kleinen fahrenden R2D2-Droiden, *Cosplayer Rudolf *mit einen Engelsflügeln sowie die Lego-Landschaften der Berlin Brick Syndicate .

Die nächste Maker Faire Berlin findet vom *25. bis 27. Mai 2018 im FEZ in Wuhlheide* statt. Interessierte Maker und auch Firmen können sich ab sofort mit ihren Projekten bewerben.

/Maker Faire Berlin ist eine unabhängig organisierte Veranstaltung unter der Lizenz von Maker Media, Inc. Die Maker Faire Berlin steht unter der Schirmherrschaft des Bundesministeriums für Bildung und Forschung. Alle Maker Faires in D/A/CH werden vom deutschsprachigen Make Magazin präsentiert./

*/Bilderstrecke: https://www.heise-gruppe.de/presse/Maker-Faire-Berlin-lockt-15-200-wissbegierige-Besucher-3741108.html/*

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RoboCup German Open 2017 @Home League Livestream

streaming by TechUnited Eindhoven

Livestream: RoboCup German Open SPL – So, 7. Mai 2017 – live aus Magdeburg

RoboCup German Open, Standard Platform League
Sonntag, 7. Mai 2017 – LIVE aus Magdeburg

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RoboCup German Open 2017, Day 2

Livestream: RoboCup German Open SPL – Sa, 6. Mai 2017 – live aus Magdeburg

RoboCup German Open, Standard Platform League
am Samstag, 6. Mai 2017 – LIVE aus Magdeburg

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RoboCup German Open 2017, Day 1

Livestream: RoboCup German Open SPL – Fr, 5. Mai 2017 – live aus Magdeburg

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International MOONBOTS Competition Launches, Challenging Next Generation of Space Explorers

LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Today, Google Lunar XPRIZE announced the final MOONBOTS Challenge, an international competition that inspires the next generation of space explorers and innovators and is also known as the “Google Lunar XPRIZE for Kids.” The MOONBOTS Challenge, which invites kids ages 8 to 17 to create a video of what they would leave behind on the Moon as a legacy and design and program their own lunar rover, will for the first time provide an opportunity for finalists to send personalized video messages to the Moon, as part of the Google Lunar XPRIZE teams’ missions.

The MOONBOTS Challenge is inspired by the $30M Google Lunar XPRIZE, a global incentivized competition that was launched to challenge and inspire engineers and entrepreneurs from around the world to develop low-cost methods of robotic space exploration and ignite a new era of space exploration. The Google Lunar XPRIZE is in its final phase with five privately funded teams preparing to initiate their launch to the Moon by December 31, 2017. The sixth and final MOONBOTS Challenge will also provide an opportunity for one grand prize winner to go on a once-in-a-lifetime trip to meet with a finalist Google Lunar XPRIZE team.

“As we embark on the final leg of the MOONBOTS Challenge, the next generation of space travelers will get an opportunity to tell us what is most important to them, and actually leave that legacy behind on the Moon,” said Chanda Gonzales-Mowrer, senior director, Google Lunar XPRIZE. “We really want to get kids excited about space exploration and the associated STEM disciplines, and we welcome newcomers from all countries and communities to join the competition and help inspire kids all over the world.”

In order to enter the competition, teams, comprised of two to four members and one team captain that is 18+ years old, are asked to submit a two-minute video about what they would leave behind on the Moon as a legacy. Registration for the MOONBOTS Challenge is officially open through March 15, 2017 and there is no charge to enter.

A panel of judges from the International Space University will select 12 teams by April 2017 to qualify and those teams will be provided one of three robotics platforms (LEGO® MINDSTORMS® EV3, VEX IQ, MECCANO™ Meccanoid 2.0) to build and program a unique simulated robotic mission, based on the legacy in the video they submitted. Additionally, they are asked to provide a demonstration to the judges via live webcast and contribute to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education by sharing their innovation with children and adults in their community. The announcement of the grand prize winner will be made in July 2017.

Since 2010, MOONBOTS has had hundreds of teams sign-up and has challenged thousands of young people from all around the world. In addition to the Google Lunar XPRIZE, competition partners include FIRST® LEGO® League, VEX Robotics Inc., LEGO Education, Parentesis.com, MECCANO™, GeekDad, GeekMom, Robomatter, Inc. and Dexter Industries.

More information about the competition can be found at moonbots.org.

About the Google Lunar XPRIZE

The $30M Google Lunar XPRIZE is an unprecedented competition to challenge and inspire engineers and entrepreneurs from around the world to develop low-cost methods of robotic space exploration. To win the Google Lunar XPRIZE, a privately funded team must successfully place a robot on the Moon’s surface that explores at least 500 meters and transmits high-definition video and images back to Earth. Visit http://lunar.xprize.org/ or @GLXP for more information.

About XPRIZE

XPRIZE, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, is the global leader in designing and implementing innovative competition models to solve the world’s grandest challenges. Active competitions include the $30M Google Lunar XPRIZE, the $20M NRG COSIA Carbon XPRIZE, the $15M Global Learning XPRIZE, the $10M Qualcomm Tricorder XPRIZE, the $7M Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE, the $7M Barbara Bush Foundation Adult Literacy XPRIZE, the $5M IBM Watson AI XPRIZE, the $1.75M Water Abundance XPRIZE and the $1M Anu & Naveen Jain Women’s Safety XPRIZE. For more information, visit http://www.xprize.org/.

LG’s Advanced Intelligent Consumer and Industrial Robots Chat, Clean and Mow the Lawn

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 4, 2017 — This week at CES® 2017 in Las Vegas, LG Electronics (LG) will showcase a groundbreaking new lineup of intelligent robots, as part of the company’s innovations in artificial intelligence and developments in the IoT ecosystem. The lineup includes a home robot that doubles as a smart home gateway and intelligent home notification center, enhancing convenience in users’ day-to-day lives. LG is also taking the power of IoT and smart technology outside of the home with advanced robots designed for use in airports and other public spaces.

Hub Robot: Creating a Smarter Home

LG’s eye-catching Hub Robot takes the concept of the smart home to the next level. By connecting to other smart appliances in the home, the Hub Robot uses Amazon Alexa’s voice recognition technology to complete household tasks such as turning on the air conditioner or changing a dryer cycle with simple verbal commands. The Hub Robot is equipped with an interactive display that can showcase a wide variety of information such as images of contents inside of the refrigerator and recipes, complete with step-by-step audio instructions. Additionally, the Hub Robot offers everyday consumer conveniences such as the ability to play music, set alarms, create reminder memos and provide weather and traffic updates.

With its friendly, anthropomorphic design, LG’s Hub Robot can interact with the entire family in a variety of different ways. It can move and swivel in place, as well as express a wide range of emotions by displaying a face on its display. The Hub Robot is designed to respond to consumers using body language, such as nodding its head when answering simple questions, and is always aware of activities inside the home, such as when family members leave, come home and go to bed. And because the Hub Robot is able to distinguish different family members’ faces with its camera, it can be programmed with a different greeting for each family member.

The Hub Robot works best when placed in common areas of the house where family members tend to gather, such as the kitchen or the living room. To complement the Hub Robot, LG will also introduce mini robots that can be placed in other rooms in the house. Also equipped with a sleek visual display, these mini robots are extensions of the Hub Robot and can perform many of the same functions.

Airport Guide Robot: A Traveler’s Best Friend

LG’s expansion of its intelligent services ecosystem reaches far beyond just the home. The Airport Guide Robot – soon to be seen in Seoul’s Incheon International Airport – is an intelligent information assistant for travelers, answering questions in four languages: English, Chinese, Japanese and Korean. With a simple scan of a passenger’s ticket, the robot can provide detailed information about a flight’s boarding time and gate location, and even the weather of a traveler’s destination city. The airport robot offers directions to destinations inside the airport, along with estimated distances and walking times, and can even escort lost or late travelers to their gates, or any other airport location.

Airport Cleaning Robot: Offering an Industrial-Size Clean

As one of the industry’s early innovators of robotic vacuum cleaners, LG’s lineup would not be complete without an industrial-sized robot vacuum. LG’s Airport Cleaning Robot is a super-sized robot vacuum equipped with a large-capacity dust canister as well as multiple brushes and motors. Capable of cleaning everything from tiles to carpet floors, this robot is equipped with the latest in smart sensors and multiple cameras to ensure a safe, effective and powerful performance in even the most crowded airports. Multiple sensors using light detection and ranging (LIDAR) as well as sensitive bumpers which detect obstacles are employed throughout. Thanks to the use of simultaneous localization and mapping (SLAM) technology, the robot is always aware of its location.

Lawn Mowing Robot: For an Impeccably-Cut Yard

LG’s Lawn Mowing Robot rounds out the company’s lineup of advanced robots at CES 2017. Ideal for many types of yards, this robot benefits from years of development of the HOM-BOT vacuum cleaner to trim grass accurately, reliably and most of all, safely. Equipped with many of the advanced sensors and bumpers found in the airport robot, the Lawn Mowing Robot recognizes its own location at every moment, as well as the location of every obstacle in sight, such as trees or hedges. Designed to maximize cutting performance, this robot employs a fast-moving blade that leaves lawns looking impeccable. In addition to its features, the side wire simplifies the ordinarily-complicated installation process without the need to calculate offsets, making it easily accessible and user-friendly.

“LG has been involved in smart technology and robotics for many years with the HOM-BOT robot vacuum cleaner being our most visible consumer effort,” said Song Dae-hyun, president of LG Electronics and Home Appliance & Air Solutions Company. “Here at CES, we’re demonstrating how we’re taking the knowledge gleaned from years of research and applying that to various situations inside and outside the home.”

LG’s new robot collection will be on display at LG’s CES booth (Central Hall #11100) in the Las Vegas Convention Center from Jan. 5-8.