fruitcore robotics – Industrieroboter HORST zeigt Fingerspitzengefühl

HORST kann auch feinfühlig 🙂 In diesem Video transportiert Industrieroboter HORST900 mit dem RG2 von OnRobot Sushi und Eier und zeigt uns dabei sein Fingerspitzengefühl.

Mehr Informationen über HORST und fruitcore robotics: https://www.fruitcore-robotics.com

Mitmacher*innen gesucht – Maker Faire Hannover goes digital

Die virtuelle Maker Faire bietet Makern, Speakern und YouTubern eine Plattform für ihre Ideen


Hannover, 2. Februar 2021 – Aufgrund der Corona-Situation hat das Maker Faire-Team entschieden, das beliebte Veranstaltungsformat für Innovation und Macherkultur 2021 digital durchzuführen. Am Freitag, 18. Juni 2021 ist ein vielseitiges Online-Event geplant – mit jeder Menge Inspiration, Know-how, Networking und einer Extraportion Entertainment. Mit dem Call for Participation ruft das Veranstaltungsteam engagierte Macher, Künstler und Wissenschaftler auf, die erste digitale Maker Faire Hannover durch eigene Sessions mitzugestalten.

Die Begeisterung für Innovationen, das Tüfteln mit Herzblut, das schnelle Umsetzen von Ideen und die Inspiration anderer: Das alles macht den Kern einer Maker Faire aus. Mit der Digital Edition der Maker Faire Hannover wollen die Veranstalter das Reinschnuppern in die faszinierende Welt des Makings ermöglichen. Dafür hat das Maker Faire-Team drei verschiedene Bausteine konzipiert:

  • In virtuellen Ausstellungsbereichen stellen sich Maker und Unternehmen vor und beantworten Teilnehmern in Live-Chats Fragen zu ihren Projekten und Produkten.
  • In einem Wissenshub diskutieren Experten, warum DIY so beliebt ist, welche Trends sich abzeichnen und wie Innovationen und nachhaltiges Engagement in der Maker-Bewegung möglich sind. Auch das Ideenmanagement im HR-Bereich steht auf der Agenda
  • In einer Entertainmentshow begeistern Maker live mit spektakulären Experimenten, Wissenskunststücken und kreativen Ideen.

„Für alle drei Tracks suchen wir talentierte Unterhaltungskünstler, begeisternde YouTuber, Wissenschaftler oder Hobbymaker, die ihr Projekt, ihre Werkstatt, ihr Experiment live mit Esprit und Witz vorstellen wollen“, erklärt Daniel Rohlfing vom Maker Faire-Team. „Dabei sind wir völlig offen, was die Themen angeht. Es können Fachbeiträge rund um Innovation und Prototyping sein oder aber Vorstellungen von Fab-Lab Cities, wie jüngst in Hamburg. Faszinierende Biohacking- oder Physik-Experimente sind genauso willkommen wie kuriose Lego-Basteleien oder ungewöhnliche Upcycling- oder KI-Ideen. Wichtig ist uns, dass die Sessions Wissen mit ganz viel Spaß transportieren. Und da es sich um die Maker Faire Hannover handelt und wir den regionalen Bezug unterstreichen wollen, freuen wir uns besonders über Teilnehmerinnen und Teilnehmer aus Hannover.“

Hinsichtlich der Inhalte gibt es keine strikten Vorgaben. „Es können digitale Vorträge, Paneldiskussionen, Projektvorstellungen und Posterslams sein“, sagt Rohlfing. „Wir freuen uns auch über Werkstätten-Streams oder Interview-Sessions.“ Alle Beteiligungsideen können unter folgendem Link eingereicht werden. Das Maker Faire-Team prüft die eingehenden Vorschläge und stellt dann ein packendes mehrstündiges Programm zusammen.

Die Teilnahme an der Digital Edition der Maker Faire Hannover ist nach Registrierung kostenfrei möglich.

Nähere Informationen zum Programm und den Teilnahmemöglichkeiten werden in den kommenden Wochen auf maker-faire.de veröffentlicht. Ein kostenloser Newsletter informiert regelmäßig über das aktuelle Geschehen.

DrawBo introduces innovative personalized robotic drawing tutor for kids

DrawBo is a compact AI-backed personalized robot drawing tutor that assures a safe, comfortable, and highly engaging drawing class for kids.

How about a drawing teacher for your kid that can teach your kids tirelessly and endlessly for hours? How about a drawing class at the comfort of your home yet without the harmful radiation of virtual classes- while maintaining social distancing? Sounds too good to be true, right? Well, a California-based dynamic tech firm, DrawBo, has recently launched an innovative personalized robotic drawing tutor for kids that will help them learn at the safety of home, without the radiation effects of on-screen classes. Titled „DrawBo,“ the AI-backed robot is strategically designed to inspire creativity in little ones and enhance their focus.

The FIRST of its kind, DrawBo is a palm-sized intelligent robot developed based on state-of-the-art technologies and insights derived from educational psychologists and child art teachers from all over the world. It is strategically shaped like a cute bright butterfly to attract the attention of little ones. The robot works in tandem with the DrawBo smartphone app.


„Kids today spend most of their waking hours before the screens, which exposes them to severe harmful radiation from screens. The current pandemic has made matters even worse by limited children’s movement to indoors and on-screen classes only. In such a gloomy scenario, our robotic drawing tutor DrawBo arrives to create a creative and refreshing educational experience for kids of all ages- from the comfort of home and far away from radiation of online classes“, stated Somnath Singh from DrawBo.


„With our intelligent palm-sized drawing tutor robot, your kids will find a teacher who is never tired of teaching them. Moreover, DrawBo assures a comfortable drawing class for kids without worries of commute-time to art classes, peer pressure in drawing schools, and radiation from on-screen virtual classes.“

Operating DrawBo is as simple as 1-2-3:

  • The DrawBo mobile app is bustling with thousands of images to choose from, including figures of famous kid movies and cartoon characters.                                                
  • Once the user chooses one image, it gets uploaded into DrawBo’s memory through Bluetooth.
  • Next, DrawBo deploys AI technology to split the image into simpler curves and lines to make learning easier for kids through multi-step education.
  • As the robot starts drawing, the child needs to follow every step the robot takes to learn the drawing.

DrawBo would stop at every step, offering sufficient time for the kid to copy the step and learn the pattern before marching to the next step. Being an intuitive tutor, DrawBo considers the complexity of each step and determines the pause time accordingly. Users can even set their preferred pause-time settings through both manual and automatic settings.

„DrawBo is designed with care to awaken the artist in your child and give wings to their imagination. The images given are categorized into different levels to choose one as per their kids‘ skill level and age.  But such a high-tech product needs robust financial backup and hence this Kickstarter campaign. Your generous support will enable us to bring DrawBo to life and assure safer, comfortable, and more engaging drawing classes for kids.“

Backers will be rewarded with handy discounts on DrawBo. To show your support for the campaign, please visit Kickstarter.

Call for teams Robothon® The Grand Challenge 2021 // munich_i at automatica sprint 22-24 June 2021

Dear Robothon® Community!



We have great news:



In response to the postponement of automatica 2020, automatica sprint will premiere in a hybrid format (in-person and online) at the Munich Convention Center from 22-24 June 2021.

This event is a contemporary response to the current pandemic situation hosted by the same organizers of the original automatica, Messe München.



The Robothon® itself will take place on-site at the premises of Messe München to ensure a fair competition and will conclude with an award ceremony on Thursday, 24 June 2021.

Be assured, appropriate hygiene measures will be taken and checked regularly!



On behalf of Messe München, automatica and MSRM/TUM, we would like to renew our invitation to you.



Robothon® – The Grand Challenge Series



This year’s event debuts the first competition of a series to occur every other year at automatica to benchmark and showcase robot performance using state-of-the-art platforms.



QUICK FACTS:

What: Robothon® – The Grand Challenge Series – Debut Competition in Robotic Manipulation:

a 3-day event showcasing robotic manipulation to disassemble and sort electronic waste.

Where: automatica sprint trade show at the Messe München Convention Center in Munich, Germany

When: Tuesday through Thursday 22-24 June 2021

Who: All roboticists (academic and professional) are encouraged to apply

Why: Fame, fun,recognition, networking opportunities and cash prizes await selected teams



COMPETITION DETAILS:

– The competition is open to the public and free of charge for the selected teams

– Up to 20 teams can participate (3-5 members per team)

– Teams will have 3 days to develop a solution to the Grand Challenge 2021 using an event sponsored robot platform or teams can apply to bring their own robotic platform

(please find minimum requirements on our website here)

– Final demonstrations will be evaluated by our Grand Challenge Jury on Thursday at noon prior to the announcement of the winning teams.



HOW TO PARTICIPATE:

– Gather a team of three to five people and prepare your team application

– Indicate your preference our sponsored robot platforms you would like to use and why

– OR describe your own robot setup you would like to bring to the fair

– Submit your application until 23:59 CEST 30 March 2021 here



Find more information, apply as a team, platform provider or sponsor on our website at www.robothon-grand-challenge.com



We look forward to your application and are excited to have you join the Robothon® Grand Challenge family!



Selected teams will be announced and contacted mid of April 2021.



Know someone who should participate? Please help spread the word and forward this message to potential teams, sponsors, and platform providers

(e.g. students, robotic experts from academic or professional fields, and automation companies).

‘BATTLEBOTS: BOUNTY HUNTERS’ to launch on DISCOVERY+ with the top robot competitors smashing it out

BATTLEBOTS: BOUNTY HUNTERS’ Premieres Monday, January 4, on the Launch of Discovery’s Streaming Service Discovery+

(LOS ANGELES) – In the BattleBots universe, from the moment you start building a robot, everyone dreams of a chance to fight against the best in the world — the legends that define the sport. Rarely does David get to face Goliath. Until now… BATTLEBOTS: BOUNTY HUNTERS, premiering Monday, January 4 on Discovery+, will bring the top robots from all over America to battle it out against a BattleBots legend in the ultimate robot combat.

In BATTLEBOTS: BOUNTY HUNTERS, the sport has some of the top robot legends including Tombstone, Bronco, Witch Doctor, Son of Whyachi, Beta and Icewave. Each of the them have many knockouts and have smashed countless competitors before them.

In each episode, challengers will compete for the right to become the Bounty Hunter and fight a Legend. The prize: a unique place in BattleBots history, and the major share of a $25,000 cash prize payout in every episode.

Like in the regular season of BattleBots, each episode highlights the design and build of the competing robots and profiles the teams behind them. Competitors come from all types of backgrounds – from families to university students and everything in between. Every machine is homemade and constructed from a variety of materials with custom-built weaponry to destroy the competition.

In addition to watching BATTLEBOTS: BOUNTY HUNTERS on Discovery+, viewers can join the conversation on social media by using the hashtag #BattleBots and following Discovery on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Fans can also use the BattleBots AR filter (WT) on Instagram, Facebook, and Snapchat to share which bot the randomizer selects for them.

BATTLEBOTS remains the most popular robotic combat sport in the world, created by Ed Roski and Greg Munson and now seen in over 150 countries. It is produced by BattleBots, Inc. and Whalerock Industries. Executive producers are Chris Cowan, Edward P. Roski (Trey), Greg Munson, Tom Gutteridge and Aaron Catling. For Discovery Channel, Scott Lewers, Joseph Boyle and Wyatt Channell are executive producers and Paola Espinosa is associate producer.

About Discovery Channel

Discovery Channel is dedicated to creating the highest quality non-fiction content that informs and entertains its consumers about the world in all its wonder, diversity and amazement. The network, which is distributed to 88.3 million U.S. homes, can be seen in 224 countries and territories, offering a signature mix of compelling, high-end production values and vivid cinematography across genres including, science and technology, exploration, adventure, history and in-depth, behind-the-scenes glimpses at the people, places and organizations that shape and share our world. For more information, please visit www.discovery.com.

About Discovery

Discovery, Inc. (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) is a global leader in real life entertainment, serving a passionate audience of superfans around the world with content that inspires, informs and entertains. Discovery delivers over 8,000 hours of original programming each year and has category leadership across deeply loved content genres around the world. Available in 220 countries and territories and nearly 50 languages, Discovery is a platform innovator, reaching viewers on all screens, including TV Everywhere products such as the GO portfolio of apps; direct-to-consumer streaming services such as Eurosport Player, Food Network Kitchen and MotorTrend OnDemand; digital-first and social content from Group Nine Media; a landmark natural history and factual content partnership with the BBC; and a strategic alliance with PGA TOUR to create the international home of golf. Discovery’s portfolio of premium brands includes Discovery Channel, HGTV, Food Network, TLC, Investigation Discovery, Travel Channel, MotorTrend, Animal Planet, Science Channel, and the forthcoming multi-platform JV with Chip and Joanna Gaines, Magnolia, as well as OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network in the U.S., Discovery Kids in Latin America, and Eurosport, the leading provider of locally relevant, premium sports and Home of the Olympic Games across Europe. For more information, please visit corporate.discovery.com and follow @DiscoveryIncTV across social platforms.

About Whalerock Industries

Whalerock Industries is a West Hollywood-based production and consulting company founded by Lloyd Braun. Its Whalerock Studios produces highly acclaimed and popular unscripted series, including BattleBots (Discovery), Hyperdrive (Netflix), Savage Builds (Discovery), and Ravi Patel’s Pursuit of Happiness (HBO Max). The company’s award-winning team of producers, digital product developers and marketers has created and operated multiple #1 direct-to-consumer apps and web properties with the world’s most influential celebrities and brands. Fans can join in the conversation by following BattleBots Facebook and Instagram.

500 ROBOTS mini sketchbook

500 ROBOTS is a 1 to 1 reproduction of a sketchbook that artist GABO began filling in May 2020 and finally completed in September 2020. The entire book was done straight to ink, meaning that he had little to no plan on what was going to be drawn! A lot of what you’ll find in this book will be robot sketches, but also includes a mess of random sci-fi mechanics and even a few mini-comics! The last two pages of the book explain some of the tools and techniques used while making it. Each page also includes annotations on the sides and bottom explaining my process and thoughts! This 52-page perfect-bound book is full color and measures 6″ x 4.5″.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/gabo/500-robots-mini-sketchbook

LEGO MINDSTORMS: Pass the Build – Tricky (Robot Inventor 51515)

The Robotmak3rs have had a lot of fun recently playing with the new LEGO Robot Inventor kit (51515), released last week. Watch as Tricky is passed around the world to be built by a few of us.
Several RobotMak3rs from around the world take it in turns to pass the build of Tricky from the LEGO® MINDSTORMS 51515 Robot Inventor kit, released on 15th October 2020. Thanks goes out to LEGO and the RobotMak3rs RLOC for supporting this project. RobotMak3rs Community Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/robotmak3rs/
Music: „Small Guitar“ from Bensound.com
And Robots-Blog is also part of this video 😉

Igus Robolink Programming Session #1

My workplace for today was kind of different. Thanks @igusgmbh (https://www.igus.de/robolink/roboter) for making this possible. I am learning a lot about robot programming today. I wish I could have such a powerful robot next to my desk any given day.