Nürnberger Unternehmen isento stellt humanoiden Roboter zum Selberbauen vor

pib – der humanoide Roboter aus dem 3D-Drucker

Nürnberg, 26.04.2022 +++ „Ein humanoider Roboter für alle, entwickelt von allen.“ Diese Vision hat das Nürnberger Unternehmen isento. Dr. Jürgen Baier und sein Team haben dafür das Projekt pib.rocks ins Leben gerufen. pib steht für printable intelligent bot und ist ein humanoider Roboter, den jede:r mit Hilfe eines 3D-Druckers selbst bauen und mitentwickeln kann.

Roboter – Helfer oder Zerstörer?

Wer kennt sie nicht? Terminator, I,Robot und alle Roboter, die sich aufgemacht haben, in Kinofilmen dieser Welt die Menschheit auszulöschen. Gleichzeitig fasziniert, aber auch besorgt, sitzt man vor der Leinwand und fragt sich, ob es wohl wirklich dazu kommen wird.

Roboter werden in den nächsten Jahren deutliche gesellschaftliche Veränderungen mit sich bringen. Diese können aber auch sehr positiv sein. Heute schon drehen in vielen Haushalten Saug- und Mähroboter ihre Runden und nehmen so manche lästige Aufgabe ab.

Wie wäre es denn da mit einem humanoiden Roboter als Helfer des Alltags, der uns mehr Zeit verschafft, um uns mit den angenehmen Dingen des Lebens zu beschäftigen? Genau diese Lücke möchte pib besetzen und schließen.

Die Entstehung von pib

Alles begann mit einer Masterarbeit und einem Roboterarm, der das Greifen lernen sollte. Daraus entstand die Idee ein Projekt zu starten, in dem jede:r die Möglichkeit hat, ohne Vorkenntnisse und zu vergleichsweise geringen Kosten, einen eigenen humanoiden Roboter zu bauen. Es wird lediglich ein 3D-Drucker, etwas Werkzeug und einige extra Bauteile wie Schrauben oder eine Kamera benötigt.

Über die Webseite pib.rocks kann man sich dann alle Druckdaten herunterladen, die Teile mit dem 3D-Drucker ausdrucken und mit den verfügbaren Schritt-für-Schritt-Anleitungen aufbauen.

Mitmachen ist erwünscht

Da pib quasi noch in den Kinderschuhen steckt, soll der Roboter mit Hilfe einer Community gemeinsam zur Bestform gebracht werden. Hierzu kann man sich in Foren und Gruppen austauschen oder gleich die Entwicklung mit beeinflussen. Wer Ideen zur Weiterentwicklung hat, kann diese über das webbasierte CAD-Programm einbringen und braucht dafür nichts weiter als Phantasie und Enthusiasmus.

„Wir wissen, dass diese Aufgabe riesig ist und nicht in einzelnen Händen liegen kann und sollte. Gemeinsam mit einer starken Community möchten wir daher alle einladen, die Zukunft mit uns zu gestalten“, so Dr. Jürgen Baier, der sich schon seit einiger Zeit mit den Themen Robotik, 3D-Druck und Künstlicher Intelligenz beschäftigt.

Ziel ist es, die bestmögliche Version von pib zu erschaffen. Interessierte sind herzlich eingeladen, Teil von www.pib.rocks zu werden. +++

Das Start-Up LoCo CORP. möchte mit Roboterbausätzen  europaweit Schüler:innen für MINT-Themen begeistern

Zaragoza, 21. April 2022 LoCo CORP. gründete sich an der Universität von  Zaragoza als Antwort auf den Mangel an fortschrittlichen und gleichzeitig  erschwinglichen Robotiklösungen für Lernzwecke. Das Start-Up begann 2021 mit der  Entwicklung erster Roboterbausätze für den Unterricht. Zu den zentralen  Lerninhalten gehören zum Beispiel Themen wie Programmierung, Mechanik, Logik  und Design. Vor wenigen Wochen stellte das Unternehmen dann die ersten  Lernroboter vor: NOCTIS und AUREL. 

Mit NOCTIS und AUREL können Technikinteressierte erste Erfahrungen mit dem Bauen,  Programmieren und Steuern von Robotern sammeln. © LoCo CORP.

LoCo CORP. arbeitet bereits mit Bildungs- und Kulturzentren in Zaragoza zusammen. Die Einrichtungen konnten ihren Schülern mithilfe der Bausätze eine  neuartige Lernerfahrung ermöglichen, da die Roboter die Schüler:innen spielerisch  an technische Themen heran führen. Parallel dazu hat LoCo CORP. einen Großteil  seines Kapitals in die Entwicklung, Erprobung und Validierung einer eigenen Serie  von Robotern investiert.  

„Die Entwicklung von Lernrobotern ist keine leichte Aufgabe: Es geht um weit mehr als nur die reine Technik. Es kann sehr frustrierend sein sich technisches Wissen  anzueignen. Wenn ein Projekt funktioniert, ist das sehr lohnend, allerdings muss man  in der Regel viel Zeit und Mühe in den Prozess investieren. Wir wollen uns abheben,  indem wir unseren Robotern eine fantasievolle Rahmengeschichte geben, die junge Roboterfans zusätzlich motivieren soll.“, sagt Manuel Bernal Lecina, Gründer von  LoCo CORP. 

Viele autodidaktische Bastler (auch Maker genannt) zitieren in ihren Projekten  beliebte Strömungen der Popkultur. Auch deshalb hat sich LoCo CORP. dazu  entschlossen sich nicht nur auf die Entwicklung der Roboterbausätze zu  beschränken, sondern diese auch in ein eigenes fiktives Universum einzubetten – das „LoCoVerse“. Dabei handelt es sich um ein pädagogisches Ökosystem voller  Geschichten, Kurse, Tutorials, Tipps und Unterhaltung. 

Dazu Manuel Bernal Lecina, Gründer von LoCo CORP.: „Wir wollen qualitativ  hochwertige Inhalte bereitstellen, die junge Leute für MINT-Themen begeistern. So  fördern wir die Ausbildung angehender Ingenieur:innen und Wissenschaftler:innen.“ 

Das spanische Unternehmen möchte in Europa, wo es ein großes  Wachstumspotenzial gibt, zu einer festen Größe bei der Ausbildung von MINT interessierten Menschen werden und so die Bildungsziele von Familien und Schulen unterstützen. 

Weiterführende Links: 

Web: http://www.lococorp.org 

Kickstarter: https://bit.ly/3uUdOla 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lococorp/ 

TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@thisrobotisdancing

Creality’s new budget 3D scanner, the CR-Scan Lizard, is about to hit Kickstarter

Creality has lifted the veil over its latest 3D scanner. In an effort to further diversify its 3D cosmos, Creality, the well-known manufacturer of 3D printing-community-favorites such as the Ender 3, has announced its new and improved 3D scanner: the CR-Scan Lizard.

This entry-level 3D scanner for consumers follows the company’s CR-Scan 01 — which was released a fairly short time ago as an affordable option for users to digitalize objects. The new Lizard is smaller in size for better portability and feel but promises improved features such as accuracy up to 0.05 mm, and better handling of bright environments and dark objects. All that for less money than its predecessor, even.

With the Lizard, you can scan small or large objects with ease. The CR Studio software does the heavy lifting of optimizing models and even sends those files via the Creality Cloud directly to your 3D printer. The applications seem almost endless.

With some early bird specials, the CR-Scan Lizard has made a debut on Kickstarter on February 2022, and, unsurprisingly, smashed its campaign goal in next to no time.

We have gathered all the information revealed so far about this new consumer-grade 3D scanner to give you an overview of what the Lizard has in store. Creality has also already sent us a scanner to try for ourselves, so keep an eye out for our upcoming hands-on experience.

Image of Creality CR-Scan Lizard: Specs, Price, Release & Reviews: Features

Features

HIGH ACCURACY

With the CR-Scan Lizard, Creality wants to bring professional-grade accuracy to the budget market. According to its spec sheet, the scanner has an accuracy of up to 0.05 mm allowing it to capture small parts and intricate details with high precision. Thanks to the scanner’s binoculars and improved precision calibration, Creality says it can pick up rich detail from objects as small as 15 x 15 x 15 mm, or as large as objects like car doors, engines, rear bumpers, and so on.

SCAN MODES

The CR-Scan Lizard comes with three different scanning modes. You can either use it in turntable mode, handheld mode, or a mixture of the two to scan an object.

Turntable mode is suitable for 15 – 300 mm objects and will scan automatically. You can use the combination mode for larger objects up to 500 mm, where you put the object on the rotary table but hold the scanner in hand to scan. Lastly, its handheld mode is suitable for scanning large objects up to 2 meters in size, such as the car parts mentioned above.

Plus, thanks to its visual tracking, the Lizard doesn’t need markers to work. You can scan objects without having to pin a bunch of stickers to them first — its software’s tracking algorithm will take care of that for you.

LIGHT OR DARK

Besides its scan modes, the Lizard also offers some improved scanning functions that should make it easier for users to achieve good results with minimal effort.

For one, Creality states the Lizard can scan accurately in sunlight. 3D scanners typically struggle with too much direct light, forcing users to scan in a darkened room for best results. However, Creality claims the Lizard, thanks to its multi-spectral optical technology, maintains excellent performance even in bright sunlight — which would vastly improve its field of application. The scanner can also be powered by a portable charger, so, in theory, you could go out there and scan the woods to your heart desire.

What’s more, the CR-Scan Lizard promises better material adaptability when scanning black and dark objects. Sounds like it’s got it all.

COLOR MAPPING

Creality has stated that it is planning to release a fully automated color mapping texture suite in March 2022 that promises true color fidelity for your scanned objects, but its currently still in development. Once released, you can make use of the mapping process, where high-definition color pictures of the model taken with a phone or DSLR camera can automatically be mapped onto the 3D model, allowing you to create high-quality, vivid color scans.

CR STUDIO

The Lizard’s accompanying software, CR Studio, promises many features that should help to achieve clean scans. For example, the software features on-click model optimization and multi-positional auto alignment, auto noise removal, topology simplified, texture mapping, and much more.

You can also upload and share models via the Creality Cloud, allowing you to slice your scanned objects and even send them to a 3D printer — all with the click of a button.

Release Date & Availability

Creality has set up a limited pre-order via Kickstarter. The scanner is available for backing since February 10, 2022, alongside some early bird batch sales. According to the Kickstarter campaign, shipping will take place in April.

Over the past days and weeks, Creality has already released a couple of videos on its YouTube channel showing off the scanner’s features in greater detail. Be sure to check those out if the Lizard tickles your fancy.

Creality has also already sent All3DP a CR-Scan Lizard to try out, so we are looking forward to giving it a spin in the next few days. Stay tuned for a full review of our hands-on experience.

At the time of writing, the CR-Scan Lizard is available via Kickstarter with super early bird pledges, priced from $300 for the most basic Lizard package and reaching $400 for the luxury version that already comes with a color kit.

According to the campaign, the off-the-shelf price for the Lizard will be $599 for its base version. So, there are potentially some bucks to be saved if you get in early. However, it wouldn’t be the first time that prices given changed eventually.

Here are the technical specifications for the Creality CR-Scan Lizard 3D scanner:

GENERAL SPECIFICATIONS

  • Precision: 0.05 mm
  • Resolution ratio: 0.1 – 0.2 mm
  • Single capture range: 200 x 100 mm
  • Operating Distance: 150 – 400 mm
  • Scanning Speed: 10 fps
  • Tracking mode: Visual tracking
  • Light: LED+NIR (Near-infrared mode)
  • Splicing Mode: Fully automatic geometry and visual tracking (without marker)

OUTPUT

  • Output Format: STL, OBJ, PLY
  • Compatible System: Win 10 64bit (MacOS to be released in March 2022)

COMMON SPECIFICATIONS

  • Machine Size: 155 x 84 x 46 mm
  • Machine Weight: 370 g

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/3dprintmill/creality-cr-scan-lizard-capturing-fine-details-of-view

Tiertime Announces Launch of Cetus2: Revolutionary 3D Printer with On-the-Fly Material Switching

3D printing experts Tiertime, recently announced the launch of Cetus2, an advanced printer that uses an innovative new print head design making it possible to use one nozzle and switch seamlessly between multiple materials and colors on the fly. No need for nozzle alignment and no need to stop or print purge tower, Cetus2 is time and material saving, and capable of fast material switching during printing. This unique time & material saving feature has never before been possible with traditional FDM 3D printers and opens a new world of creativity for users. This exciting new product is perfect for makers and professionals who wish to elevate their 3D printing efficiency and creativity. Cetus2 is available now. Learn more here: [link]    

Cetus2 is able to seamlessly switch between 2 materials and colors on-the-fly for multi-color & multi-material 3D Printing. There is no need to stop printing during the switch. Composite materials and colors are mixed at a ratio of 0-100%, resulting in brand-new printing effects and material properties – something completely new for FDM printing.  This advanced material switching process is very fast, compared with traditional dual-extruder printing, which greatly accelerates model making and saves material. Although the technology in Cetus2 is advanced, the operation is simple and intuitive thanks to fully automatic leveling and Z-Level calibration along with powerful software that allows users to customize the path of the model outline and material switching points, which can produce special textures, colors, and effects. 

The newly developed software for the Cetus2 multi-material system allows you to define every position of material switching on the model with a simple setup. Cetus2’s self-developed software is powerful yet simple to use for voxel-level 3D printing. With built-in tools to customize the path of the model outline, simple setups of material switching points, the ability to produce special texture effects, and more, you will turn your 3D models into multi-color & multi-material masterpieces in no time.

“Hobbyists, makers, and professionals alike are using 3D printing for creativity, industry and fun. This groundbreaking technology gets better and more affordable continuously. The one drawback however has been the relatively slow process and the need for time-consuming setups that are required when printing models of differing materials and colors. Cetus2 revolutionizes that process with a totally new print head design for seamless material and color switching that elevates and expands what you can do with 3D printing. ” Tiertime, CEO

In addition to the revolutionary on-the-fly material switching, Cetus2 is packed with powerful features for advanced 3D printing such as single/dual extruder options, automatic build platform, touch screen

control, internet remote control support and full Gcode support. As a creative tool, Cetus2 offers endless possibilities. Whether printing something for fun from PLA, or producing functional prototypes from engineering materials – Cetus2 can handle any task with ease and blended creativity. 

Cetus2 with on-the-fly material and color switching is available now with special deals and discounts for early adopters.

Revopoint POP 2 3D Scanner Launched on Kickstarter

The upgraded and even more feature-rich version of Kickstarter’s Most Funded 3D Scanner Ever was launched today

Shenzhen—Following its successful Kickstarter story with the platform’s most funded 3D scanner ever, Revopoint is launching today the second generation of the device, offering a new version that supports more functions and an enhanced 3D scanning performance. Catering to the requirements of 3D printing creators, VR/AR model makers, reverse design creators, and high-tech enthusiasts in general, Revopoint POP 2 3D Scanner has been launched at <https://bit.ly/30tcYiJ>.

POP 2 adopts a Binocular and Micro-Structured Light formula for an exceptionally high precision and texture scanning performance. The device uses a proprietary micro projecting chip to ensure that the fast acquired 3D point cloud data is captured with a high accuracy of 10 frame rates, achieving a 0.1mm single-frame accuracy. 

POP 2 has a built-in high-performance 3D calculation chip that supports fast 3D scanning. Its embedded 6Dof Gyroscope also enhances a fluent shape, marker point and color feature point cloud stitching. “And the user can enjoy these amazing features with any ordinary smartphone, tablet, or laptop due to POP 2’s intelligent algorithms, which ensure speed and accuracy for the scanner regardless of the computer you use it with,” Miss. Vivian, the co-founder of Revopoint, added.

The 3D scanner launched today allows users to explore expanded scanning possibilities, including using it as a handheld scanner for big statues and other big figures outdoors, or to mark points to scan large or featureless objects. POP 2 also innovates by using an invisible eye-friendly infrared light source to project and scan. This makes it possible for users to scan human and animal faces and body parts without producing any discomfort to the scanned subject.

“This is a professional-grade 3D scanner with a wealth of high-end features offered at a consumer-grade price. Everyone can buy it and use it,” said Vivian. The versatile device supports high-precision handheld and turntable scanning, featuring impressive accuracy combined with a simplified one-button operation.

Designed for professionals and demanding hobbyists, POP 2 is a compact 3D scanner that can be carried and used anywhere. Its single cable can be used to charge and connect to the user’s smartphone, tablet, or laptop.

The scanner’s software is also simplified and user-friendly, allowing for the operation to be displayed on its interface. “If there’s an error, you can simply roll back, correct it, and keep moving forward with no worries,” Vivian assured. The software works with Windows, Mac, Android and iOS, unlike conventional 3D scanner software, which only supports Windows.

The company representative further clarified that the device is especially designed for 3D printing, human body scanning, large-scale sculpture scanning, a plethora of cultural and creative design applications, reverse modeling, different medical applications, and advanced VR/AR and 3D modeling applications.

The Revopoint POP 2 3D Scanner campaign on Kickstarter at <https://bit.ly/30tcYiJ> is seeking to raise $9,975 to fund the large-scale production of the scanner. Backers who support the campaign gain early and discounted access to the device.

About Our Company 

Revopoint focuses on the research and development of cutting-edge structured light and 3D imaging core hardware technology. The company’s core technical team leverages many years of experience in 3D imaging and artificial intelligence technology research and development, having developed different devices in the field, from chips to complete machines, focusing on 3D cameras and 3D scanner products.

Rotrics DexArm tricks Googles “I am not a Robot” Captcha

Watch this video to learn how the smart robotic arm did it.

Smart Robotic Arm solves Googles “I am not a robot” reCaptcha.

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Rotrics DexArm setup and first drawing

In this video you can see, only slightly accelerated, how quickly the Rotrics DexArm robot arm can be connected, set up and put into operation. For a first test, I let the robot arm draw my RobotsBlog logo.

Beforehand, I installed the latest firmware and software, as well as got to grips with the TouchPanel and tested its function. If you factor out this time, it takes no more than five minutes from unpacking to the first use of the robot arm.

If one forgoes the connection to the computer or the use of one’s own logo for testing purposes, the robot arm can be set up completely via the touch panel and tried out directly. This way, one could start even faster with the Rotrics DexArm and does not even need a computer.

Rotrics DexArm Installation und erste Zeichnung

In diesem Video seht ihr, nur leicht beschleunigt, wie schnell sich der Rotrics DexArm Roboterarm anschließen, einrichten und in Betrieb nehmen lässt. Für einen ersten Test, lasse ich den Roboterarm mein RobotsBlog Logo zeichnen.

Zuvor habe ich die neueste Firmware und Software installiert, sowie mich mit dem TouchPanel auseinandergesetzt und dessen Funktion getestet. Rechnet man diese Zeit heraus, so dauert es vom Auspacken bis zur erstens Verwendung des Roboterarms höchstens fünf Minuten.

Verzichtet man auf die Anbindung an den Computer oder das Verwenden eines eigenen Logos zu Testzwecken, kann der Roboterarm komplett über das Touchpanel eingerichtet und direkt ausprobiert werden. So könnte man sogar noch schneller mit dem Rotrics DexArm starten und benötigt noch nicht einmal einen Computer.

Insgesamt ist die Bedienung sehr einfach und die Software führt einen am Computer durch alle notwendigen Schritte. Hier sind keinerlei Vorkenntnisse erforderlich. Das Schreiben von Text oder Zeichnen von Grafiken mit dem Roboterarm könnte wirklich nicht einfacher sein.

Rotrics DexArm @ RobotsBlog

What would you do with your own robot arm? How can it support me at work? What can you automate, just for fun?

I have collected answers to these questions and ideas for projects over the last few years. If you have ideas or wishes for what a robot arm should do for you, please contact me. In the near future you will find various projects and results on Robots-Blog and our social media channels.
I am supported by a Rotrics DexArm, which was kindly provided to me in the Luxury Kit version.

This version comes with a wide range of tools that make the maker’s heart beat faster. The Rotrics DexArm is supplied with the following tools:

– 1 x Rotrics DexArm
– 1 x pen holder module
– 1 x 3D printing module
– 1 x laser module
– 1 x safety goggles
– 1 x pneumatic module
– 1 x Air pump housing
– 3 x suction cup
– 3 x soft gripper
– 1 x touch screen
– 1 x extruder
– 1 x construction plate
– 5 x print stickers & wooden plates
– 1 x DC Y power divider
– 1 x power supply
– 2 x Dual Type-C cables
– 1 x Type-C cable
– 1 x tweezers
– 1 x spare nozzle

The packaging of the Rotrics DexArm deserves special mention. It comes in a great reusable hard foam case that makes the arm and its accessories safe for transport.

Here are the hard facts for the technology fans among you:

Basic version:
– Payload: max. 500g
– Dimensions: 175 x 128 x 315mm
– Repeat accuracy: 0.05mm
– Speed: max. 500mm/s
– Axes: 4
– Precision: 0.1mm
– Weight: 2.4kg

3D printing:
– Build volume: 220 x 220 x 250mm
– Layer resolution: 0.1mm
– Printable materials: PLA, ABS, wood, carbon fibre
– Nozzle travel speed: up to 150mm/s


https://www.mybotshop.de/Rotrics-DexArm