Roboter Monty ist ein wahrer Balancierkünstler: Problemlos läuft der kleine Balancier-Roboter auf einem schmalen Seil, ebenen Flächen oder einem Finger entlang! Sein Geheimnis: ein Kreiselinstrument – auch Gyroskop genannt – das sich in seinem Kopf rasend schnell dreht. So bleibt Monty immer im Gleichgewicht. Spielerisch lernen Kinder ab sechs Jahren so physikalische Grundsätze kennen.
Kinder bauen den Balancier-Roboter Monty und den mitgelieferten Balancierrahmen aus den KOSMOS Systembauteilen selbständig zusammen. Mit Hilfe der farbig illustrierten Anleitung ist der Aufbau ein Kinderspiel und in wenigen Minuten erledigt. Auf den Nachgehaktseiten finden die jungen Forscher spannende Versuche zu dem Gyroskop in Montys Kopf und erfahren mehr darüber, wo die Gyro-Technik im Alltag eingesetzt wird. Außerdem erweckt ein spannendes Comic-Abenteuer den kleinen Roboter zum Leben. Mit seinen verblüffenden Fähigkeiten bietet Monty einen spannenden Einstieg in das Thema Robotik und Physik.
Inhalt: Roboter aus Kosmos-Systembauteilen, im Kopf des Roboters eingebautes Gyroskop, Motor, Balancierseil, Balancierrahmen aus Kosmos-Systembauteilen, Sticker-Set zum Bekleben, Anleitung (20 Seiten)
Präzision und Schnelligkeit Mit Experimentierkasten Roboter-Arm selbst bauen und steuern
Der Roboter-Arm schwirrt durch die Luft, greift nach einem Bauteil, setzt dieses exakt ab – und wieder geht’s von vorne los. Die Präzision und Schnelligkeit sind beeindruckend – auch in der Miniatur im Kinderzimmer. Mit dem neuen KOSMOS Experimentierkasten Robotor-Arm können Nachwuchsingenieure ab zehn Jahren ihren eigenen Robotor-Arm zusammenbauen und steuern.
Die anschauliche Anleitung beschreibt Schritt für Schritt wie aus dem Modellbausatz Achsen, Motoren und Greifer entstehen. Ganz ohne Klebstoff werden die Kunststoffelemente gesteckt, geklickt oder geschraubt. Geschafft! Im zweiten Schritt entsteht aus den Elektronikbauteilen und der Steuerplatine der Controller. Damit lassen sich die Achsen und Motoren millimetergenau steuern und die LED im Greifarm schalten. Jetzt ist es an der Zeit, den Roboter in Betrieb zu nehmen. Die Anleitung beschreibt alle möglichen Bewegungen, die der RoboterArm ausführen kann – aber auch, welche Fehlerquellen auftreten könnten.
Wer hätte gedacht, dass es so einfach ist, seinen eigenen Roboter zu erschaffen? Denn der intelligente, sechsbeinige Roboter Chipz wird selbständig von jungen Nachswuchsforschern zusammengebaut – und bietet dann zahlreiche Interaktionsmöglichkeiten. Zwei unterschiedliche Bewegungsmodi sowie Licht- und Soundeffekte machen Chipz zu einem sympathischen elektronischen Begleiter, mit dem Kinder spielerisch MINTThemen entdecken. Chipz kann sich auf seinen sechs Beinen selbständig im Raum fortbewegen. Wie das funktioniert? Im „Follow-me-Modus“ erkennt der Roboter durch seine InfarotSensoren Objekte, denen er folgt. Stellt man auf den Modus „Explore“ um, helfen Chipz Sensoren bei der Hindernis-Erkennung. Dadurch kann er sich ohne Hilfe den Weg aus einem Labyrinth bahnen oder sich im Raum zurechtfinden, ohne anzustoßen. Durch blinkende LED-Augen und Sound-Effekte kommuniziert der Roboter mit seinem Besitzer und macht auf sich aufmerksam. Zusätzlich erweckt die enthaltene Comic-Geschichte Chipz zum Leben. Selbstverständlich muss der Roboter zuerst noch zusammengebaut werden, was ein wenig motorisches Geschick erfordert und trainiert. Doch mithilfe der ausführlichen Anleitung meistern Kinder ab acht Jahren den Zusammenbau problemlos und begreifen nebenbei die dahinterstehende Technik.
Material: Über 100 Teile zum Zusammenbau des Roboters, u.A. vorprogrammiertes Board mit Infrarot-Sensoren und zwei Elektromotoren. Inkl. kleinem Kreizschlitz-Schraubendreher. 4 AAA-Batterien sowie eine Schere oder Zange werden zusätzlich benötigt.
Delta is first airline to explore first-of-its-kind wearable robotic exoskeleton to bolster employee strength and safety
LAS VEGAS, Jan. 7, 2020 – Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) is partnering with Sarcos Robotics to explore new employee technology fit for a superhero – a mobile and dexterous exoskeleton designed to boost employees’ physical capabilities and bolster their safety.
Sarcos, the world’s leader in exoskeleton development, has developed the Sarcos Guardian XO, a battery-powered, full-body exoskeleton designed to boost human performance and endurance while helping to prevent injury. This robotic suit, designed for employees to wear, does the heavy lifting. By bearing the weight of the suit and the payload, the exoskeleton may enable an employee to lift up to 200 pounds repeatedly for up to eight hours at a time without strain or fatigue.
“We owe it to the best airline employees on the planet to explore how emerging technology can make their jobs safer and easier,” said Gareth Joyce, Delta’s Senior Vice President – Airport Customer Service & Cargo. “That’s why we sought out a partnership with Sarcos.”
Delta is the first company whose frontline employees have worked directly with Sarcos to determine potential operational uses for the Guardian XO. In November, Delta people representing Airport Customer Service and Cargo visited the Sarcos headquarters to see it in action and explore how wearable robotics could potentially benefit them in their everyday work.
The Guardian XO is designed for use in industries where lifting and manipulation of heavy materials or awkward objects is required and isn’t easily handled by standard lift equipment. Potential uses at Delta could include handling freight at Delta Cargo warehouses, moving maintenance components at Delta TechOps or lifting heavy machinery and parts for ground support equipment.
Exploring how advanced tools and tech can better support employees is one way Delta aims to improve workplace safety while extending its industry lead in operational performance for customers.
In addition to enabling superhuman strength for extended periods, the robotic suit may also level the playing field in terms of physical capacity. Roles that have historically been limited to those who meet specific strength requirements could potentially be performed by a more diverse talent pool, thanks to wearable robotics.
Ben Wolff, Sarcos CEO, said, “We look for companies who are clear leaders in tech adoption and have a history of innovating to meet the needs of their customers and their employees. Delta is the natural fit in the airline industry and has proven to be a great partner as we work to fine-tune this technology for commercial deployment.”
Delta first started working with Sarcos in 2018 as part of its “X-TAG”, or exoskeleton technical advisory group, representing the aviation sector. This council includes ten of the Fortune 100 across a variety of industries, including industrial manufacturing, oil and gas, utilities, logistics, construction, automotive, aviation, and aerospace.
At CES and want to see the Guardian XO for yourself? Stop by Delta’s booth (#14035) in Central Hall where attendees can get first-hand experience with the technology.
About the Guardian XO The Sarcos Guardian XO exoskeleton represents the next step in the evolution of high-performance, highly dexterous, mobile robots that augment human performance. Sarcos Robotics is the first and only company in the world to produce a full-body, powered robotic exoskeleton that increases strength and endurance. The Guardian XO exoskeleton enables the operator to perform hours of physical activity that would otherwise be impossible for a single human to perform.
Because the Guardian XO exoskeleton supports natural, fluid, and intuitive movement, it requires relatively minimal operator training. A Guardian XO exoskeleton is capable of repeatedly lifting and supporting up to 200 pounds without fatigue or strain. The human operator bears none of the load of the exoskeleton, and only that portion of the payload that is necessary to enable the operator to understand that weight is being lifted. The Guardian XO exoskeleton can be donned and doffed in just 30 seconds.
Sarcos is now accepting orders for the Guardian XO exoskeleton and will deliver commercial production units in late 2020. For more information about Sarcos, the Guardian XO, and its other safety and productivity-enhancing robots, visit https://www.sarcos.com/company/.
About Sarcos Robotics Sarcos Robotics is the world’s leader in industrial robotic systems that augment human performance by combining human intelligence, instinct, and judgment with the strength, endurance, and precision of machines to enhance employee safety and productivity. Leveraging more than 25 years of research and development, Sarcos’ mobile robotic systems, including the Guardian® S, Guardian® GT, and Guardian® XO®, are revolutionizing the future of work wherever physically demanding work is done. Formerly the robotics division of a major defense contractor, Sarcos is based in Salt Lake City, Utah, powered by an innovative team of entrepreneurs and engineers, and backed by Caterpillar, GE Ventures, Microsoft, and Schlumberger. For more information please visit www.sarcos.com.
About Delta Delta is the U.S. global airline leader in products, services, innovation, reliability and customer experience. Powered by its 80,000 people around the world, the airline serves nearly 200 million people every year on more than 5,000 daily departures across its industry-leading global network to more than 300 destinations in over 50 countries. Over the past several years, Delta has led the airline industry in transforming the customer experience by introducing the first end-to-end biometric terminal in the US at Atlanta‘s international airport, real-time RFID bag tracking and automatic check-in via the Fly Delta mobile app, an alliance that will empower customers with seamless in-cabin connectivity experience, more efficient and high-tech automated screening lanes, and a groundbreaking app that helps Delta pilots avoid turbulence for a more comfortable flight. The global airline is also empowering its employees – Delta’s greatest competitive advantage – by arming them with handheld platforms that allow for more personalized service delivery and more meaningful interactions – not just transactions – with customers. All of this has resulted in Delta being named one of Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies Worldwide two consecutive years, and Fortune’s Most Admired Airline for eight of the past nine years.
Desktop robot arms are growing in popularity due to the wide variety of applications they can be applied to, from education to assembly and automated tasks. Until now, these smaller desktop robots were limited by the performance of the stepper motors that drive them. Now, INNFOS Gluon has created an advanced desktop robot arm that is built around its industry-leading, self-developed SCA smart compliant actuator that provides the highest possible level of performance for precise control of position, velocity, and torque.
“Most desktop robotic arms are built for hobbyists and use a stepper or hobby servos motor that can only perform simple actions, thereby limiting their usability. Our goal was to bring the high performance of industrial-grade servo systems and compliant control to the desktop at an affordable price, allowing greater precision and the ability to perform more complex tasks. INNFOS Gluon is the most advanced robotic arm of its type and can perform virtually any task,” said David Yan, CEO, INNFOS.
As the world’s first desktop robotic arm with compliant control, INNFOS Gluon can handle multiple tasks with human-like flexibility and suppleness and includes safety features such as an advanced algorithm to stop the arm in the event of a collision with a person or object.
In addition to outstanding precision and load capacity, the arm features a wide range of different swappable end effectors, such as suction cup, universal ball gripper, micro servo gripper, electromagnet head and others. By simply changing the end effectors, the robot arm is capable of virtually any task, including pick and place, assembly, drawing and writing, and games.
INNFOS offers SDK, IAS and IRS for users. SDK offers APIs for various programming languages as well as logging tools for developers to control INNFOS SCA in different environments and the robot is compatible with MAC, Linux, Raspberry pi and Windows operating systems.
The INNFOS R&D team was founded in 2011 and is made up of a group of robotics experts that has been focusing on the development of intelligent compliant actuators for high-performance robots for many years. This latest release puts high performance on the desktop and makes robotics easy and affordable for anyone.
Unter „Coding Lab“ fasst Clementoni innerhalb des Sortiments der Galileo Experimentierkästen die drei Roboter „Mein erster Roboter DOC“, „MIND Designer Roboter“ und „RoboMaker Pro“ zusammen. Die Roboter führen Kinder im Alter zwischen 5 und 14 Jahren in die Welt der Programmierung und Robotik ein. Ab Herbst 2019 gibt es nun auch einen „Coding Lab“ Roboter für die ganz Kleinen sowie eine kleinere Version vom RoboMaker.
Der „RoboMaker Starter“ ab 8 Jahre ist ein unglaubliches Labor, um die Geheimnisse der Robotik und Codierung durch Block- Programmierung zu entdecken. Es können 3 Roboter (X1-Drawer, X2- Elevator und X3-Analyser) aus 200 Bauteilen, 2 Motoren, einem Lautsprecher und einem IR Sensor gebaut werden. Alle Roboter haben unterschiedliche Fähigkeiten: Der X1-Drawer erschafft fantastische Designs mit dem X2-Elevator kann man verschiedene Objekte aufheben und der X3-Analyser kann Objekte bewegen.
Bei der Produktentwicklung bezog Clementoni die Expertise diverser Experten aus dem Bereich Informatik mit ein. Die Produktreihe stimuliert räumliche Orientierung und logisches Denken bei Kindern und übermittelt die ersten Kenntnisse der (Block-) Programmierung. Die Produkte folgen der MINT Methode (Mathematik, Informatik, Naturwissenschaften, Technik), die mit dem Ziel ins Leben gerufen wurde, bei Kindern Fertigkeiten in den Bereichen der MATHEMATIK, INFORMATIK, NATURWISSENSCHAFTEN und TECHNIK anzuregen.
Today Mechanismic Inc. launched a crowdfunding campaign at Indiegogo for its SnappyXO STEM/Robotics kits in several different tiers. The lowest priced kit starts at $39 called Mechanics Kit to help younger children engage with simple STEM activity while having fun. The highest priced Advanced Robot kit goes up to $169 at a discount of 26%.
SnappyXO is being developed from a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) and several NY state agencies and organizations, which have supported it from conceptions to implementation. It is the world’s first design-driven, modular, most affordable, and intuitive robotics product meant for students all the way from elementary to college students, and makers and hobbyists.
SnappyXO consists of a patent-pending hardware, consisting of high-precision, laser-cut plastic beams, plates, connectors, gears, wheels, etc. and a mechatronics kit containing sensors, actuators, microcontroller, and misc. electronics. The mechatronics kit components are open source, inexpensive, and off-the-shelf, which means that users can rapidly move on to another programming platform or buy alternative electronic components as the need arises.
It also consists of two apps. One is called MotionGen, which is the only Android and iOS app of its kind in the world, developed on top of the state of the art research in Mechanisms and Robotics done at Stony Brook University. The app allows one to design and simulate robot motions. Users can design a robot motion in the app and can prototype it using the hardware and see it come to life! The second one is ArduinoBlue, which allows users to control robot motions over Bluetooth. The app works with Arduino family of Micrcontroller boards and SnappyXO Robot kit.
SnappyXO was invented by Dr. Anurag Purwar, who is a professor of Mechanical Engineering at Stony Brook University and an elected member of the U.S. National Academy of Inventors. In 2015, he began to teach a new Freshman Design Robotics class created with support from a Teaching Innovation grant from the NY state. It was then when he realized that to support his learning outcomes, he needed a robotics platform that would provide an authentic and affordable design-driven education. He wanted to ensure that the students had adequate exposure to design, coding and circuits through a project-based approach.
Mechanismic Inc., has been working with several K-12 schools, STEM camps, after-school STEM/Robotics programs, hackathons, and maker fairs to fine-tune the and beta test the hardware. “In the summer of 2019, we managed to create a unified hardware platform that would work with a range of children above age 7-8”, says the COO Agranya Jampala. The CTO Barry Chuang added, “we have been working tirelessly to decrease the cost of the kit to the lowest possible by working diligently with our partners and suppliers, and finally we are seeing the light at the end of the tunnel”. The co-founder Dr. Anurag Purwar’s dream is to make robotics education extremely affordable so that every child can have a robot kit of their own, which would grow with them. He believes that this would lower the barriers between learning and playing and would enable our children to use it without fear or failure.
The estimated delivery date of the SnappyXO kits backed on Indiegogo is December 2019. Those wishing to claim a perk should visit the Indiegogo website at https://igg.me/at/snappyxo. Media wishing to contact Mechanismic should reach out at [email protected].
About Mechanismic Inc.
Mechanismic Inc. is designing and manufacturing an innovative DIY Robotics Education and Play product for K-12 schools, post-secondary institutions, students, makers and hobbyists, and for industrial prototyping. Our products are also being sold to the informal STEM learning centers, such as museums, libraries, STEM programs and camps, hackathons, and robotics competitions. Mechanismic Inc. is a Stony Brook University spin off with technology invented in the Computer-Aided Design and Innovation Lab in the Mechanical Engineering department. It is a C-Corp registered and located in NY state.
Today Robotical launched a crowdfunding campaign for their versatile STEM robot, Marty 2.0, a low cost, fully programmable walking, dancing, soccer-playing robot designed for kids, makers, and educators to learn coding and robotics skills. It is now available on Kickstarter for the starting price of $120.
Marty 2.0 is the updated version of Marty the Robot. Like its predecessor, the newest robot can be coded by users from ages 8-18 in languages including Scratch and Python. Marty is compatible with single board computers like Raspberry Pi, is expandable, and can be customized with 3D printed parts. Marty comes as a kit or pre-built, so users can either build from the ground up or jump straight into coding the robot to walk, turn, dance, kick a football and more.
“Building and creating the first Marty was a dream come true and we’re thrilled to launch the new and improved Marty 2.0,” said Founder and CEO Alexander Enoch. “Marty 2.0 was built with a passion to help kids learn how to code intuitively and easily progress into using coding programs like Scratch or Python. It’s also fun. You can even teach Marty to floss!”
Marty 2.0 is pose-able, mimics lifelike behaviors, speaks in short phrases, plays music and uses distance, position and other sensors to detect the world around him. Robotical has added a new modular expansion interface and a new learning platform and learning journey for students. The platform comes with nine all metal-geared smart servos with built-in position and force feedback, so users can teach Marty new moves by demonstrating them.
“With Marty 2.0, our hope is to continue making STEM education accessible to children of all ages across the globe. Marty already helps children across more than 50 countries, including the UK, US, Australia and in schools in Rwanda. With these newly added features, we’re hoping that Marty 2.0 will expand further with its unique fun and educational approach,” said Myles Bax.
The new Marty has been built based on feedback accumulated since 2016 when Marty 1.0 launched. The result is a second-generation robot with new features like sound and position sensing, and upgrades across the board to improve connectivity, usability, and buildability.
“We want to help continue to shape the future of education. Learning to code is a lifelong skill that helps teach kids not just employment-relevant skills of programming, but also life skills like Problem-solving, patience, and creativity,” said Enoch.
The estimated delivery date of Robotical is February 2020. For more information on pledge levels, please visit the Kickstarter campaign. Media wishing to interview their personnel should contact PR agent, Jessica Sanchez at [email protected]
Robotical Ltd is a startup based in Edinburgh, UK, owned and run by Alexander (Sandy) Enoch. Sandy started Robotical because he wanted a real robot to help his niece learn how to code, and also wanted to provide something real to the massive community of makers, educators, and hackers at a reasonable price.
LittleBot Buddy is the 9th robot to come from the Slant Concepts line of LittleBots STEM kits. This addition is the most personable of all. Buddy is an interactive robotics kit that is simple to build and designed to help kids get excited about creating a robotic companion.
Buddy is the culmination of nearly 2 years of work. LittleBots has been experimenting with variants of Buddy since the first LittleBots kits were released. They finally found a design that was both highly interactive and simple to build.
Buddy works by observing the world around him. When something changes he generates completely unique reactions, just as a living creature would do. He is completely spontaneous. This helps Buddy to maintain kid’s attention longer as they build and work with him.
The kit can be built in under an hour, does not require any soldering, and has fewer than 15 screws. This makes is simple to build even for the most inexperienced users.
The main chip is arduino and can be reprogrammed using standard or graphical programming tools, such as the Arduino IDE or Makeblock.
Adding to the uniqueness of Buddy is the fact that he is 3D Printed. LittleBots made this choice to both create a cleaner design with fewer parts and to invite kids to edit and build on the robot. “When the robot is 3D printed kids know they are allowed to 3D print more parts using the printer in a classroom,” stated Gabe Bentz, lead designer of the LittleBots Project.
All together Buddy is a very interactive robotics kits that is simple to get started with but packs a good amount of complexity into a simple little package.
The kit is currently available for preorders on Kickstarter and was 25% funded within it first 12 hours of going live. Preorders are expected to start shipping in December 2019.
Leoni offers smart robot mounting solution for all picking, packing, and palletizing applications. Suitable for industrial robots in General Industry, flexible, lightweight and durable for repetitive processes, and increases lifetime of cables, reduces downtime
Leoni, a global provider of energy and data management solutions in the automotive sector and other industries, expands its product range in the field of cable management solutions dedicated for packaging applications.
With the LEONI B-Flex P³, the company now offers a flexible, slip-resistant attachment solution for industrial robots especially for the Food and Beverage, Pharmaceutical, and globally, for the General Industry; serving Picking, Packing, and Palletizing applications. This means that the hose and cable package can be attached to the robot with easy-to-install, flexible holders. It is the second product Leoni launches in this product range. LEONI B-Flex Cobot, launched in 2017 is a similar product specifically designed for collaborative robots.
The basic principle behind the LEONI B-Flex P³ solution consists of two components; the hook-and-loop straps and the flexible round or flat holders. The hook-and-loop strap is threaded into the matching insertion slots on the holder for installation on the robot. The holders are positioned in the chosen location on the robot and the dresspack is inserted between the hook-and-loop strap and the holder. As a last step, the hook-and-loop strap needs to be pulled tight and closed.
This quick and simple tool-less installation is just one of the advantages of this solution. LEONI B-Flex P³ can also be used on diverse surfaces, sections and circumferences without the risk of slippage. The mounting solution is also lightweight and has very few protrusions thanks to its low-profile design. In addition, it is based on very high reliable components as all of them are based on thousands of dress packages installed in different field of industries, most particularly Automotive, which is highly demanding on robot movements and it is absolutely maintenance-free.
About the Leoni Group Leoni is a global provider of products, solutions and services for energy and data management in the automotive sector and other industries. The value chain encompasses wires, optical fibers, standardised cables, special cables and assembled systems as well as intelligent products and smart services. As an innovation partner and solutions provider, Leoni supports its customers with pronounced development and systems expertise. The market-listed group of companies employs more than 95,000 people in 32 countries and generated consolidated sales of EUR 5.1 billion in 2018.