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LattePanda 3 Delta- the User-friendly and Cost-effective hackable Computer for your Mega Creativity

The LattePanda team launched its new generation of LattePanda 3 Delta on Kickstarter on November the 2nd 2021. The crowd funding campaign has already blasted past its required pledge goal raising over $200,989 thanks to over 731 backers with still 3 days remaining. Building on the company’s previous mini PC systems, the new LattePanda 3 Delta computer is powered by the latest Intel 11th generation N5105 mobile quad-core processor offering up to 2.9GHz burst frequency. The ultra-thin design measures just 16 mm in thickness, enabling you to use the small form factor mini PC for a wealth of different projects.

Hardware and Spec

The LattePanda 3 Delta is a 125 mm x 78 mm x 16mm Single Board Computer with CPU, memory, storage and Arduino components on the one side while up to 42 expandable interfaces for peripherals and GPIOs sit on the other. The added bonus of having a Gigabit Ethernet port onboard guarantees the device can connect to the Internet at extremely high speed.

Key Specification:

Processor: Intel N5105

            CPU: 4-Core, 4-Thread, 4MB L3 Cache, 2.00~2.90 GHz

            GPU: Intel UHD Graphics, 24 EUs, 450~800 MHz

Memory: 8GB LPDDR4 2933MHz RAM

Storage: 64GB eMMC

External Storage:

            M.2 M Key: PCIe3.0 x2, Support NVME SSD;

            M.2 B Key: SATA3, Support SATA SSD;

            TF Slot: Support TF Card

Connectivity:

            WiFi6(802.11ax): Intel AX201, up to 2.4Gbps

            Bluetooth 5.2;

            Gigabit Ethernet: Intel I211-AT, up to 1.0Gbps

Exteral Connectivity: M.2 B Key

            USB2.0 lane: Support 4G Module; 

            USB3.0 lane: Support 5G Module

Video Output:

            HDMI 2.0b;

            DP 1.4 (via USB Type C);

            eDP(with touch)

Audio I/O:

            3.5mm Audio Jack(with Mic);

            2.54mm Female Header

USB Port:

            1x USB 3.2 gen2 x1;

            2x USB 3.2 gen1 x1;

            1x USB Type C

OS Support:

             Windows 10;

             Windows 11;

             Linux Ubuntu

Co-processor: Atmel ATmega32U4

Power Input:  

            USB Type C PD;

            12V DC

GPIO Female Header:

       2x 50pin GPIOs: including Audio Output, USB2.0, RS232, RTC, Power Management, Status Indication, Arduino Pinout, 5V&3.3V Power Output, etc.

In Use

LattePanda 3 Delta has an Intel Celeron N5105, a Windows 10 processor that replaces the Celeron N4100. The Celeron N5105 features improved UHD Graphics and higher performance than the Celeron N4100. LattePanda 3 Delta offers 2x better processing performance and 3x faster graphics performance. With such excellent performance, you can use it to watch 4K HDR videos smoothly and even play some heavy games. 

LattePanda 3 Delta contains up to 8 GB of LPDDR4 RAM and 64 GB of eMMC 5.1 flash storage, which ensures that you can load a large number of web pages in Chrome, or run multiple virtual machines fastly and smoothly.

LattePanda 3 Delta uses Wi-Fi 6 whose transfer speed is 2.7 times faster than Wi-Fi 5. Besides, LattePanda 3 Delta has a Gigabit Ethernet port onboard. You can connect to the Internet at extremely high speed.

LattePanda 3 Delta is compatible with both Windows 10 and Linux OS. Windows 11 can also be run on LattePanda 3 Delta. You can select various OS freely based on your project. No matter what operating system you use, the blue screen or crash is inevitable. LattePanda 3 Delta designs a “Watchdog Timer”. When some problems occur, LattePanda 3 Delta will restart automatically and go back to work normally.

For those applications relying on battery, independent control of the power of all the USB ports and other power connectors are essential. LattePanda 3 Delta has made it possible. You can control the USB power and 5V power ON or OFF based on your project.

Being a hackable computer, the LattePanda 3 Delta is a perfect solution for home automation projects, robotics, in car entertainment systems, education and smart industrial systems. Below is a quick overview of all the available Kickstarter packages, components, operating systems, and pricing.

Pledges are still available from £169 or roughly $229 or CAD $284 and shipping is expected to take place during March 2022. Options are available to receive the computer with Windows 10 Pro operating system license for a little extra as well as being available with a UPS HAT for £206 or $279 or CAD $346 with shipping expected to be a month later during April 2022.For more information, full specifications and purchasing options jump over to the official Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign page by following the link below.

Wall climbing robot can reduce workplace accidents

A wall climbing robot made by HausBots can reduce workplace accidents, as it can be used for inspection and maintenance tasks such as building and infrastructure inspection and surveying or even painting.

However, to make sure the robot itself would work and is safe to use researchers from the WMG SME group helped the local business design and test the robot
The robot is now on the market, after a four-year journey from a garage in Bournville to Singapore

A novel wall climbing robot, built designed and created by Birmingham based HausBots with the help of WMG at the University of Warwick is on the market, and could reduce the number of workplace accidents.

HausBots is a Birmingham based company who are on mission to use technology to protect and maintain the built environment. They have designed, built and created an innovative wall-climbing robot, that can climb vertical surfaces and be used for inspection and maintenance tasks such as building and infrastructure inspection and surveying or even painting.

The idea of the HausBots started in the co-founder’s garage, and with the help of the WMG SME team the robot was bought to life, as the team were able to help with building the prototype and testing the technology.

Four years ago, when the first prototype was developed researchers at WMG, University of Warwick worked with HausBots on the circuit motor controls and designed the system to help them get production ready thanks to the Product Innovation Accelerator scheme with CWLEP.

One the key uses of the HausBots is to help reduce the number of workplace accidents, in the US 85,000 workers fall from height every year, of which 700 of them will be fatal. The accidents also cost insurance companies over $1bn in claims every year, therefore not only does reducing the amount of accidents mean less injuries and trauma, but also means there’s a huge economic saving.

However, to ensure the robot itself doesn’t fall it had to undergo extensive electro-magnetic compatibility (EMC) testing to make sure the fans, which essentially attach it to the surface arefunctioning correctly.

The WMG SME team tested the robot by placing it in the EMC chamber and assessing how it responds to noise and to make sure it didn’t emit any unwanted noise into the atmosphere itself. Using amplifiers to simulate noise and analysers, the researchers were able to detect any unwanted interference and emissions with the robot and record results.

Dr David Norman, from the WMG SME group at the University of Warwick comments:
“It has been a pleasure to be with HausBots and help them develop their product, the concept of the robot is incredible, and could save lives and reduce the number of workplace accidents.

“Our facilities and expertise have helped HausBots develop a market-ready product, which is now on the market and has carried out many jobs from painting and cleaning the graffiti off the spaghetti junction in Birmingham. We hope to continue working with them in the future and can’t wait to see where they are this time next year.”

Jack Crone, CEO and Co-Founder of HausBots comments:

“The WMG SME group have helped us from day one, by helping us build the prototype all the way to making sure the robot safely sticks to the wall and carries out its job efficiently.

“We have worked tirelessly over the last 3 years to make HausBot, and we are incredibly excited to have sold our first one to a company in Singapore, we hope this is the first of many that will also help reduce numbers of workplace accidents.

“Going forward we hope to continue our work with WMG at the University of Warwick to make more robots for other uses that can reduce harm to humans.”

RevoRoulette: A Robot Shot Dispenser with Party Games

Now Seeking Community Support via Kickstarter, RevoRoulette Fills Shot Glasses & Offers 8 Exciting Party Games!

RevoRoulette is a sensational new robot shot dispenser that fills shot glasses and enables its players to choose from 8 exciting party games. It also has two modes for pouring shots along with six wells around the gadget tower. Moreover, it is compatible with standard shot cups and each well emits a colourful light. To introduce this project to the world, its creators at Miqo have recently launched a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter, and they are welcoming support and backing.

“We are proudly offering backers a discounted RevoRoulette starter kit on our campaign, and our best wishes to everyone who is planning to have fun at their parties with this amazing device,” said Josef Tregoat-Duncan, the Founder of Miqo, while introducing this project to the Kickstarter community. RevoRoulette is designed and assembled in the United Kingdom, and Miqo thrives on designing thoughtful and innovative products to make peoples’ lives easier.

The Kickstarter Campaign is located on the web at:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/joseftd/revoroulette?ref=1aiwft and backers from around the world can become a part of this project by making pledges and donations. Moreover, the goal of this Kickstarter campaign is to raise £18,000 for RevoRoulette with shipping offered worldwide. More details are available on the Kickstarter campaign page.

About This Project

RevoRoulette is a robotic dispenser that fills shot glasses in a stylish new way. The device also includes 8 fun party games. Designed and assembled in the UK by Miqo Innovations Ltd., this one of a kind device is already creating a major buzz and the company is currently crowdfunding it on Kickstarter.

Top Geschenkideen für smarte Kids – Baukästen für jede Altersstufe

Ob Robotik, Elektronik oder klassische Techniken wie Mechanik, Statik und Pneumatik – fischertechnik bietet eine reiche Auswahl an Baukästen für Eltern, die ihren Kindern an Weihnachten ein Geschenk machen wollen, mit dem sie Spaß haben und etwas lernen können.

Weihnachten naht mit Riesenschritten und Viele sind auf der Suche nach einem Geschenk, mit dem sich Kinder und Jugendliche in der Weihnachtspause längere Zeit sinnvoll beschäftigen und vielleicht sogar etwas dabei lernen können. 

Die aktuellen Baukästen von fischertechnik stehen mehr denn je für Spiel, Spaß und Lernen in einem. Dazu bieten die Sets die Möglichkeit, sich mit zukunftsweisenden Themen wie nachhaltige Energien und Robotics zu beschäftigen. Da ist zum Beispiel der fischertechnik Baukasten „Green Energy“, mit dem sich Kinder und Jugendliche ab 9 Jahren dem Thema erneuerbare Energien auf spielerische Art und Weise nähern. Sie können 14 spannende Modelle bauen und dabei lernen, wie die Gewinnung, Speicherung und Nutzung von Strom aus den natürlichen Energieträgern Wind, Wasser oder Sonne funktioniert. 

Eine ideale Ergänzung zum Baukasten „Green Energy“ bietet der Bausatz H2 Fuel Cell Car. Hier wird spielerisch erkundet, wie eine Brennstoffzelle funktioniert und vor allem, wie die durch Wasserstoff gewonnene Energie genutzt werden kann. Die jungen Entdecker können mit dem selbst erzeugten Wasserstoff das Auto zum Leben erwecken und in Bewegung setzen.

Für Youngster ab 10 Jahren eignen sich die fischertechnik Baukästen Smarttech und Hightech. Die Jugendlichen können mit den Sets anspruchsvolle Programmieraufgaben lösen. Mit Omniwheels ausgestattete Roboter- und Fahrzeug-Modelle verdeutlichen die Funktionsweise des autonomen Fahrens und moderner mobiler Robotertechnik.

Spielspaß für Kinder ab 8 Jahren und die ganze Familie verspricht der Baukasten Funny Reactions, mit dem es fantasievoll, kreativ und temporeich zugeht. Mit 682 Bauteilen entstehen lustige und kreative Kettenreaktionen. Eine Seilbahn, ein Katapult und eine Abschusskanone sorgen für Tempo und Action. 

Für Eltern, die ihre Kinder mit klassischen Techniken vertraut machen wollen, ist der Baukasten Retro Mechanics die ideale Wahl. Er veranschaulicht die Themen Mechanik und Statik anhand von 30 Modellen, die sich mit den im Kasten enthaltenen 500 Bauteilen konstruieren lassen. Das Retro-Design und die klassische Verpackung mit aufklappbarem Deckel sprechen auch die schenkenden Eltern an. Sämtliche Baukästen sind mit umfangreichem didaktischem Begleitmaterial ausgestattet, das auch online zur Verfügung steht.

Neben dem Ausprobieren der raffinierten Modelle können Kinder und Jugendliche auch eigene Konstruktionen entwerfen und drauf los bauen. Der Phantasie sind dabei kaum Grenzen gesetzt, denn die Bausteine sind äußerst stabil und erlauben auch meterhohe Konstruktionen. Weiterer Pluspunkt: Auch Papas und Mamas fischertechnik Sets können sich hier als nützlich erweisen. Denn seit der Markteinführung 1965 sind grundsätzlich alle Steine aus alten wie neuen Baukästen kompatibel.

Die hohe Qualität der fischertechnik Produkte ist wiederholt mit verschiedenen Auszeichnungen bedacht worden. Der Baukasten „Green Energy“ ist Kategoriesieger in der Rubrik „Spiel und Technik“ des Deutschen Spielzeugpreises 2021. Der Baukasten „H2 Fuel Cell Car“ ist „TOP 10 Spielzeug 2021“. Die „Top 10 Spielzeug“-Hitliste wird alljährlich vom Bundesverband des Spielwaren-Einzelhandels e.V. herausgegeben. Beide Baukästen sind darüber hinaus mit dem „spiel gut“-Siegel ausgezeichnet worden, einem der wichtigsten und renommiertesten Preise für gutes und pädagogisch wertvolles Spielzeug in Deutschland. Auch in Sachen Nachhaltigkeit sammelte fischertechnik Punkte: Zum zweiten Mal wurde das Unternehmen von Focus Money für sein nachhaltiges Engagement prämiert. Die Auszeichnung ist das Ergebnis von über 500.000 Bewertungen, die das Analyse- und Beratungshaus ServiceValue zusammen mit Focus Money zusammentrug.

Weitere Informationen unter www.fischertechnik.de

Robot Operations Group Announces Plan For RobOpsCon 2022

A gathering of the global community of robotics and operations experts will advance the best practices for scaling the use of autonomous robots across industries

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CALIF. (PRWEB) DECEMBER 08, 2021

The Robot Operations Group, a global community of the top experts in scaling the application of advanced robotics, today announced the first-ever RobOpsCon will take place in October 2022 in Silicon Valley. The conference will bring together practitioners and a leading panel of multi-disciplinary speakers across industries, including logistics, supply chain, agriculture, hospitality and healthcare. Additional details will be announced shortly.

The Robot Operations Group, or ROG (pronounced “rogue”) has been meeting virtually for more than two years, with occasional in-person meetings as the pandemic allowed. With almost 150 members based across Europe, Asia, and the Americas, the group’s monthly virtual meetings and RobOps Masters interviews have included renowned experts such as Aaron Prather from FedEx, Lawrence Ibarria of Verdant Robotics and Daniel Theobald, Chief Innovation Officer and founder of Vecna Robotics.

The group’s Robot Operations Manifesto, an open-source document with contributions from many of its members, outlines the best practices for robot operations at scale. With RobOpsCon 2022, the growing community will have an opportunity to meet in person, learn from each other and explore the benefits of robotics in a broad range of applications, from material handling to agriculture to cleaning and sanitization.

“Being part of this community is a great way to realize the value of robotics,” said Florian Pestoni, CEO and co-founder of InOrbit and co-founder of ROG. “There are plenty of online groups and conferences for roboticists to learn how to build a robot, but there wasn’t one for people focused on scaling robots from 5 to 5,000 and beyond. Until now.”

At a recent Association for Advancing Automation (A3) AMR & Logistics conference in Memphis, TN, several ROG members met at an event sponsored by InOrbit and A3. The rapid exchange of ideas, the shared pain points and the different perspectives resulted in a lively discussion. RobOpsCon 2022 aims to take this to the next level.

“I was an active participant in conferences such as LISA, where systems administrators could learn from each other,” said Joe Wieciek, director of technical operations at Outrider and co-founder of ROG. “But when I transitioned from more traditional cloud systems to robotics, I found this was missing. With RobOpsCon 2022, we are continuing that tradition and helping people manage large robot fleets.”

“ROG has always enabled me to connect with innovators in the robot industry at an informal level. It’s not commercial, but the connections have opened a wealth of collaborative opportunities,” said Aldus von der Burg, CEO of Meili Robots and a ROG member based in Copenhagen. “RobOpsCon will be a chance for those in the industry, or even just curious about robot operations, to discuss and learn as a part of a growing and supportive robotics community.”

Participation in ROG’s Meetup group and monthly virtual meetings is free and open to everyone. Tickets for RobOpsCon will be available in June 2022 for the October event.

For more information on RobOpsCon, please visit robops.org/robopscon2022.

About Robot Operations Group
ROG (pronounced “rogue”) is a cross-industry group aimed at developing and sharing best practices to advance the operation of autonomous robots at scale. With almost 150 members and growing rapidly, the group meets monthly online and has published the open-source Robot Operations Manifesto.

Kickstarter Campaign for QBii the Multi-Function Robot

Supporters will be able to help donate robot kits to schools to support STEM education

Toronto, Ontario, Canada – Nov 2021 – Quantum Robotic Systems Inc. (QRS) announced the launch of a Kickstarter campaign for QBii, an affordable, multi-functional and expandable service robot. 

QBii (pronounced “cue + bee”) is about the size of a shoebox and weighs only 9 lbs. While most other service robots are limited to only one function, QBii performs a host of useful tasks in the home and in the workplace, including 

  • Carrying heavy items like grocery bins or boxes (up to 50 lbs)
  • Sweeping, mopping and vacuuming floors
  • Towing carts with payloads (up to 200 lbs)

QBii is also programmable and customizable. “People have the option of purchasing QBii as a kit, which makes it a powerful resource for STEM educators,” says QRS president, Dr. Frank Naccarato. “In fact, supporters of our Kickstarter can contribute towards the donation of QBii Kits to schools.”

QBii’s Kickstarter campaign starts today and runs until December 5th. The campaign page may be found here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/qrsrobotics/qbiithemultifunctionservicerobot  

Founded in 2016 by Dr. Frank Naccarato, Quantum Robotic Systems Inc. (QRS) is a Toronto-based company that makes unique mobile autonomous robots. QRS has developed and patented a novel stairclimbing technology that allows users to carry heavy, bulky loads up and down stairs in an easier, faster and safer way. The company has incorporated this technology into its Robotic Stairclimbing Assistant (ROSA), a service robot that can carry things while climbing up and down stairs, and Doll-E, a stairclimbing moving cart capable of lifting 500 lbs. 

Freiheit für Gelenkarmroboter: 7. Achse von igus erweitert den Arbeitsraum um bis zu 400 Prozent

drylin Zahnriemenachse ist durch Plug & Play-Kit jetzt mit allen Leichtbau- Roboterherstellern kompatibel

Köln, 25. November 2021 – Gelenkarmroboter über sechs Meter verfahren und ihren Arbeitsraum dadurch vervierfachen: Die 7. Achse, die igus für diesen Job anbietet, ist dank eines einfachen Plug & Play-Kits ab sofort mit allen Leichtbau-Gelenkarm-Robotern weltweit kompatibel. Bislang profitierten von dieser erhöhten Mobilität Modelle von Universal Robots, Epson und der robolink Serie von igus. Jetzt kommen auch Omron, Franka Emika, Doosan, Yuanda Robotics und viele weitere Anbieter von Leichtbaurobotik hinzu.

Erste Anwender der sogenannten 7. Achse, eine Linearachse mit elektrischem Zahnriemenantrieb, die igus im Sommer 2020 auf den Markt gebracht hat, waren laut Alexander Mühlens begeistert: „Plötzlich sind ihre Gelenkarmroboter dank der zusätzlichen Achse ähnlich mobil wie Menschen. Sie sind dadurch in der Lage, in Automationsumgebungen mehrere Aufgaben zu übernehmen sind dadurch deutlich produktiver“, so der Leiter Automatisierungstechnik bei igus. „Wir haben uns deswegen entschlossen, die Kompatibilität des Systems auf alle Hersteller weltweit zu erweitern – etwa Omron, Franka Emika, Doosan und Yuanda Robotics. Die Anpassung ermöglichen wir durch ein passendes Plug & Play-Kit aus Hard- und Software.“

Anschlussfertige Komplettlösung für alle Leichtbau-Gelenkarmroboter

Zukünftig können alle Leichtbau-Gelenkarmroboter im Gewichtsbereich von 10 bis 50 Kilogramm oder, abhängig von der Dynamik, einer Nutzlast von 2 bis 20 Kilogramm die 7. Achse nutzen. igus liefert das System als anschlussfertige Komplettlösung aus einer Hand. Es besteht aus einer bis zu sechs Meter langen Zahnriemenachse der Serie drylin ZLW mit zwei Parallelschienen aus Aluminium, die sich auf dem Boden, an Wänden oder Decken befestigen lassen und einem Zahnriemenantrieb mit Schrittmotor für eine Positioniergenauigkeit von 0,3 Millimetern. Mit dabei ist auch eine Energiekette für die Führung von Energie- und Datenleitungen, ein Schaltschrank-Integrationskit mit Leitungen, Motorcontroller und der jeweiligen Softwarelösung sowie ein Schlitten mit der Adapterplatte, die igus an die Geometrie tausender Gelenkarmroboter anpasst. Alle Komponenten sind perfekt aufeinander abgestimmt, so dass Anwender das System ohne teuren Konstruktions- und Abstimmungsaufwand schnell in Betrieb nehmen und von der neuen Mobilität profitieren können.

Betriebskosten sparen: 7. Achse ist schmier- und wartungsfrei

Anwender sparen nicht nur bei der Planung und Anschaffung der 7. Achse Zeit und Geld, sondern auch im Betrieb. Denn das System arbeitet wartungsfrei. Der Grund: Die Schlitten bewegen sich mithilfe von drylin Lineartechnik auf den Aluminiumschienen. Der Hochleistungskunststoff der Lager ermöglicht dabei einen reibungsarmen und wartungsfreien Trockenlauf – eine Nachschmierung ist nicht erforderlich. Die Schmiermittelfreiheit macht das System zudem hygienisch, da Schmieröl ein wahrer Schmutzmagnet ist. Insbesondere als Edelstahlvariante mit FDA konformen Komponenten ist die Linearführung somit bestens auch für Branchen wie die Lebensmittelindustrie geeignet.