fruitcore robotics unveils new operating system with integrated AI  copilot: a big step in industrial automation for more efficiency, user friendliness and time 

Constance, June 28th, 2023 – fruitcore robotics takes industrial automation to a new level with an  innovative operating system that uses the latest AI technology. With horstOS, industrial companies  have a new tool at their disposal that assists them in every step of commissioning entire applications  with the intelligent industrial robot HORST while significantly reducing complexity. With an integrated  AI copilot, industrial companies can increase the efficiency of their production processes and save  time. „Generative AI is driving a transformation of many task areas. The new technology will transform  automation and provide our customers with a whole new automation experience,“ says Patrick  Heimburger, Managing Director (Chief Revenue Officer) of fruitcore robotics.  

The new operating system of fruitcore robotics simplifies and accelerates the configuration and  management of all components involved in the process, the programming as well as the operation of  the finished application. The entire control system of robots, components and existing industrial  processes is carried out via a user-friendly interface through which their interaction is realized even  more easily. horstOS essentially comprises three interconnected areas: the component management  area, the program creation area and the process control system area. These three areas provide users  with all the functions they need to set up and use their overall plants quickly, simple and efficiently.  

In the component management area, users can seamlessly integrate and centrally manage all  components relevant to an overall plant, such as grippers, camera systems and safety systems, thanks  to standardized interfaces. Adding components takes just one click and is possible for all components  that have a web app or a digital interface – regardless of the manufacturer. If status information needs  to be queried for one of the connected components, settings need to be checked or changes need to  be made, this can be implemented straightforward via the robot panel with horstOS as the central  user interface. When users switch to the program creation area, they find themselves in the intuitive  horstFX operating software, in which they create the robot’s program sequence with the integration  of all components. Once the program sequence has been created, it can be started, stopped or  paused in the process control system. The process control system also allows users to customize the  operation and process monitoring to their personal needs and specific processes. Widgets can be used  to show relevant process data, display the status of connected components, and access parameters  that need to be adjusted frequently. This gives users full control over their automation process.

Ask HORST Anything – AI Copilot helps in all life phases of industrial robots  

„Our new operating system incorporates the most advanced technology and deep integration of  artificial intelligence. It sets new standards for the rapid integration of industrial robots into  processes such as machine loading and unloading, quality assurance, parts separation or adhesive  and sealant application, says Patrick Heimburger. With the AI Copilot in horstOS, users get an  intelligent assistant that provides real-time support in natural language to successfully cope the  challenges of automation. Whether setting up the robot and other components, troubleshooting,  or suggesting program blocks or even writing entire programs, AI Copilot enables users to quickly  and accurately find solutions for their applications and keep operations running smoothly. For  example, if the user wants to know how to pass the part position detected by the camera to the  robot, he can address this question to the AI Copilot via text prompt and receive the  corresponding code block within a few moments.  

The AI Copilot from fruitcore robotics is based on ChatGPT and has been specially trained for industry  conditions. It offers users comprehensive access to all relevant instructions, support content and  software documentation from fruitcore robotics. In order to provide users with an optimal user  experience, the Constance-based company focuses on continuous enhancements of the AI Copilot’s  capabilities. 

Future-oriented automation with horstOS  

The scope of horstOS is also expected to grow steadily in the coming years. The modular structure of  the operating system already allows external software and services to be integrated without great  effort. User-specific software programs and interfaces from OEMs can also be seamlessly integrated.  „Through horstOS, the future of automation becomes a new reality. The system offers extensive  support, even for those with little knowledge, and significantly reduces the effort required for setup,  operation and after sales,“ explains Jens Riegger, Managing Director (CEO) of fruitcore robotics. „Our  intelligent industrial robots are not only designed to offer our customers the best return-on investment in the robotics market. Especially against the backdrop of the ubiquitous shortage of  skilled workers, they are also designed to help increase productivity and save valuable time,“ says Jens  Riegger. 

Haro380 – High Precision Industrial 6-Axis Mini Robot Arm announces launch

Designed specifically for robotics hobbyists, experts, and businesses, the Haro380 is a compact yet powerful robotic arm featuring a 6-axis design. Its remarkable flexibility and functionality make it suitable for projects of any size, offering endless possibilities. Whether you’re seeking a fun and educational experience, or looking to explore robotics for business and industry applications, this incredible robot provides users with a user-friendly platform to delve into the world of robotics. Learn more about the Haro380, available now: [LINK]

With ultra-precision and impressive repeatability of ±0.05mm, Haro380 ensures precise and accurate movements for your projects. Its 6-axis design utilizes a harmonic reducer, delivering enhanced flexibility and dexterity. Equipped with a high payload capacity of 500g, Haro380 can handle a wide range of objects and tasks with ease. Discover the convenience of gesture control, allowing you to intuitively interact with the robot for seamless operation.

Desktop robotic arms have become indispensable for various production, processing, and manufacturing tasks. However, their widespread use has been limited by high costs and usability challenges. With Haro380, our aim was to overcome these limitations by creating a highly versatile robotic arm that is compact, portable, and affordable. Furthermore, we sought to provide realistic and compact educational and training solutions for industrial robot training, closely simulating the performance of industrial robots. Haro380 represents the next generation of robotic arms, offering a compact and portable design coupled with highly precise motion control capabilities. Whether you’re a maker, student, or business user, Haro380 is the perfect robotic arm to meet your needs. -WLKATA CEO

Despite its power, the Haro380 boasts a compact footprint of just 22*25*38cm, making it effortlessly adaptable to various environments. Seamlessly integrate the Haro380 into industrial automation workflows with PLC system support.

Haro380 unlocks a realm of endless possibilities in the realms of robotics and automation, seamlessly blending power, precision, and boundless potential. This versatile and cost-effective entry into the world of desktop robotics is now available, offering exclusive discounts and deals for early adopters. Learn more at:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/mirobot/haro380?ref=7hx0uy

Makeblock mBot Ranger – 3in1 robot building kit 

The Makeblock mBot Ranger is a 3-in-1 robot building kit designed for kids aged 10 years that teaches building and programming robots in a fun and exciting way.

Features

1. Three different robot configurations

  • The mBot Ranger can be configured into three different robots: a robot tank, a three-wheeled racing car, and a self-balancing car. This allows kids to learn about different types of robots and how they work.

2. Programmable

  • The mBot Ranger is programmable using the mBlock software, which is based on Scratch 2.0. This allows kids to learn coding and programming skills in a fun and interactive way.

3. Easy to build

  • The kit is solidly built, mostly metal, and has easy-to-understand architecture. It comes with the tools to build several different iterations and lots of add-ons for customization.

4. Hands-on learning

  • The mBot Ranger combines building and programming, functionality and hands-on learning. This allows kids to learn by doing and to see the results of their work in action.

5. Control from smartphone or tablet

  • The mBot Ranger can be controlled from a smartphone or tablet using Bluetooth if you don’t like to program. This allows kids control their robot from a distance.

6. Great for entry-level coding lessons

  • The mBot Ranger is a great entry-level coding robot kit. It is straightforward and simple to build and control, making it a great choice for kids who are just starting to learn about coding and robotics.

These features make it a versatile and educational tool for teaching kids about robotics and coding.

Hardware

The Makeblock mBot Ranger is an educational robot with powder-coated metal parts and an Arduino compatible mainboard called the Me Auriga. Overall, the Makeblock mBot Ranger comes with a range of hardware and sensors that allow it to navigate, detect obstacles, follow lines, respond to light, and be controlled remotely. Here are some of the hardware and sensors in the kit:

1. Me Auriga mainboard

  • The Me Auriga mainboard is an Arduino-compatible board that provides a wide range of features and interfaces.
  • It is the brain of the robot and allows it to be programmed and controlled.
  • The Me Auriga board integrates various sensors, including a gyro sensor, temperature sensor, sound sensor, and ultrasonic sensor

2. Ultrasonic sensor

  • The mBot Ranger comes with an ultrasonic sensor that can detect obstacles and measure distances.
  • This allows the robot to navigate and avoid obstacles.

3. Line follower sensor

  • The kit also includes a line follower sensor that can detect and follow lines on the ground.
  • This allows the robot to follow a path and stay on course.

4. Light sensor

  • The mBot Ranger has a light sensor that can detect light intensity.
  • This allows the robot to respond to changes in light and to adjust its behavior accordingly.

5. Infrared receiver

  • The kit includes an infrared receiver that allows the robot to receive signals from a remote control.
  • This allows the robot to be controlled from a distance.

6. Gyro sensor

  • The gyro sensor can be used to determine the movement and posture of the robot.
  • It can be used to make a self-balancing robot.

7. Temperature sensor

  • The temperature sensor can be used to measure the temperature of the environment.
  • It can be used to create a robot that responds to changes in temperature.

8. Sound sensor

  • The sound sensor can be used to detect sound intensity.
  • It can be used to create a robot that responds to sound, such as a robot that moves towards a loud noise.

Conclusion

mBot Ranger is a solidly built kit, mostly metal, with easy-to-understand architecture. It comes with the tools to build several different iterations and lots of add-ons for customization. The user manual is excellent and lists out all the components in the kit. The mBlock interface is pretty intuitive, especially if kids have already used Scratch or another block-based language, so kids are likely to be able to work out how to program the Ranger through exploration. Overall, the Makeblock mBot Ranger is easy to use and a great tool for teaching kids about robotics, coding, and hands-on learning.

The Makeblock mBot Ranger is an excellent piece of DIY kit for kids to build different types of robots, write code, and control them from a smartphone or tablet. It is a great tool for teaching kids about robotics, coding, and hands-on learning.

mbot Ranger and more MakeBlock products can be found here.

AMBER Lucid ONE, first choice for bioinspired Robot’s arm, launches on Kickstarter

AMBER Robotics launches Lucid-1 NOW! The ultralight 7-axis Robotic Arm with AI Intuitive controller, very suitable for Robot’s real arm, tease to simplify Robotics Development.

AMBER Robotics, a leading robotics development and innovation company, has launched its latest product, AMBER Lucid-1, a 7-axis portable robotic arm with the AI intuitive mover. The new technology simplifies robotics development and operation and speeds up the creation of films and vlogs by providing a range of features that are easy to use.

„A lightweight robotic arm, should be 3kg or less,“ said the CEO of AMBER Robotics. „AMBER Robotics unveils the Lucid ONE, a game-changer for humanoid’s arm. Weighing only 3.2kg, it can carry up to 1.5kg and boasts a built-in visual recognition interface and 7-axis flexibility. This new technology allows for greater agility and lifelikeness, making the Lucid ONE ideal for manufacturing, healthcare, and service industries. Get ready for a significant impact on the future of robotics.“

Need your humanoid robot to have a pair of flexible arms? Don’t hesitate, Lucid ONE will be your first choice to achieve it.

Kickstarter launch page, https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/amberobotics/lucid-1-zero-code-and-ai-planning-7-axis-portable-robotic-arm?ref=bordo6

Designed for the industry co-bot, filming, pick & place, spraying, sculpting, laser engraving, 3D printing, etc., AMBER Lucid-1 offers industrial features like dragging to teach, gravity compensation, collision detection, and avoidance. With native trajectory planning algorithms and high reliability, AMBER Lucid ONE eliminates the complex challenges of robot automation and filming.

The AMBER Lucid ONE comes with a bunch of external IO devices like the force control gripper, the magnetic connector with a camera, smartphone, sucker, laser pen, and more, making it the perfect choice for any robot project.

In addition, the AMBER Lucid ONE is compatible with ROS2, RViz, Moveit2, and features native trajectory planning and editing tools, a visualized drag-to-program software, AMBER Robot Studio.

For film studios and vloggers, the AMBER Lucid ONE boasts an incredibly efficient feature, „Just a Snap,“ that can help to automatically plan the right camera robot trajectory and angles in just 10 minutes, saving artists up to 24 hours or more.

AMBER Robotics is also offering a unique Kickstarter promotion, with more than 50% off during the campaign.

For more information, visit amberobotics.com.

About AMBER Robotics: AMBER Robotics is a leading robotics development and innovation company focused on providing easy-to-use, intuitive solutions for customers in various industries. The company’s latest product, AMBER Lucid ONE, is a portable robotic arm with the AI intuitive mover, simplifying robotics development and filming.

Robohood AI-Driven Robotic Painter Introduces Stable Diffusion and Text Generation Neural Network Model

Robohood, world’s first robotics & AI-driven art & technology company has integrated both Stable Diffusion and a text generation neural network

FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. (PRWEB) APRIL 25, 2023

Robohood, an art & technology company specializing in AI-driven solutions for robotics-generated physical art, has integrated two forms of AI technology into their software, Stable Diffusion and ChaptGPT both originally developed and released in 2022.

Robohood’s integrated Stable Diffusion technology is a deep learning, text-to-image model primarily used to generate detailed images conditioned on text descriptions, though it can also be applied to other tasks such as inpainting, outpainting, and generating image-to-image translations guided by a text prompt. While the integrated ChatGPT technology is a fine-tune approach to transfer learning using both supervised and reinforcement learning techniques with detailed and articulate responses.

Through these newly integrated technologies, users now have two options when creating a painting with Robohood. The first option involves uploading an image from a device, generating a render, and then painting with a robot, which was the conventional method. Alternatively, they can use our AI-generation tool. To use this tool, users can input an image description in the „Generate by text“ field or request a topic suggestion in the „Can AI suggest a topic for you?” and the tool will offer suggestions in the interface. Once an idea has been selected, the user can copy and paste it into the image generation field and Robohood technology will generate an image that it can later render onto canvas.

“These newly integrated technologies allow for artists to have multiple options when creating artwork within the Robohood interface,” stated Victor Peppi, CEO of Robohood. “Combining art with AI-driven technology is our passion at Robohood and these technologies allow artists to have more freedom and solutions throughout their creative process.”

About Robohood

Robohood is an art & technology company specializing in AI-driven solutions for robotics-generated physical art. Robohood’s groundbreaking software/hardware solution, a brainchild of a brilliant team of software engineers, robotics experts and artists, turned Robohood into the world’s first robotics art company. Producing everything from software to robot-specific painting supplies, Robohood’s solution utilizes robotic manipulators to paint with oil and acrylic paints on various surfaces. To learn more about Robohood, visit the website at https://robohood.com/, and follow us on Facebook: https://facebook.com/RobohoodArts, and Instagram: @robohood.inc.

Short interview with Roy, the founder of „The OffBits“

Sebastian Trella from Robots-Blog had the opportunity to conduct a short interview with Roy Barazani from „the OffBits“.

Roy Barazani from „the OffBits“

·        Robots-Blog: Who are you and what is your job at the OffBits?

Roy: I am Roy Barazani – The OffBits founding father 

·        Robots-Blog: What inspired you to create the OffBits toy?

Roy: I guess I’ve always been fascinated by the idea of re-design. Even as a child I used to break my toys apart and try to rebuild them in new and different ways. Looking back, this allowed me to develop my imagination and ability to fantasize.

·        Robots-Blog: How did you come up with the name „the OffBits„?

Roy: The OFFBITS started out by playing with random parts I found in my toolbox while working on an exercise before starting my design studies in college. Suddenly I found I had made a little robot! I kept this idea with me during my studies, and for my final project built a whole city of them made from recycled parts. It was really well received and I knew I had a great idea in my hands. It took a few years of development and testing in Maker Faire events and boutique design stores and now I finally feel they are ready for the world.

·        Robots-Blog: Do you have a lot to do with robots in your job/everyday life?

Roy: Yes, I love robots and I have collected robots for years!

·        Robots-Blog: How did sustainability factor into the creation of the OffBits?

Roy: I see The OFFBITS as a new way of playing with toys, an “open-source” platform with no rules, so each creation can be as unique as the one who built it. I love the way people can take the original design and then make something completely different. Also, the fact it is made of components we all have around us means there are no cost or availability limits to what people can do with them.

Offbits are a sustainable and eco-friendly educational toy that encourages zero-waste principles and practices through a fun and interactive experience. It’s a great way to bring awareness and inspire positive actions in preserving the environment.

We don’t think you need many toys, but what you do choose should be made to last.

The possibilities are endless with The Offbits, you can create anything from a simple robot to a complex model while using sustainable materials and reducing waste.

·        Robots-Blog: And which is your favorite robot from the OffBits?

Roy: I love all my robots family!

·        Robots-Blog: Can you tell us about any challenges you faced while designing the OffBits?

Roy: From a design perspective, working with standard hardware components brought many unique challenges. For example, choosing the right mix of bits in the kits (both functionally and aesthetically) required a lot of trial-and-error type work, and then of course there is the issue of connecting parts that weren’t designed to fit together.

·        Robots-Blog: How do you envision the OffBits evolving in education fields?

Roy: This is a S.T.E.A.M toy helping young minds grow in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math. The OffBits toys encourage the development of fine motor skills, spatial reasoning, problem-solving, and imaginative play.

The hands-on building process allows users to learn about robotics and engineering concepts in a fun and interactive way. The step-by-step instructions for building and programming the Offbits kits, making it easy for users of all ages to understand the principles behind the technology.

The OffBits offer educational resources such as workshops, online tutorials, and educational material that could help kids to learn about sustainable practices and technologies.


· Robots-Blog: What can you tell us about your community?

Roy: The Offbits community feature allows users to share their creations and ideas, providing inspiration and a sense of collaboration. The Offbits users have challenges for every level. When they create, share and pass the challenge they can earn tokens for their future purchases.

 Stephanie @stem_with_stephanie