Unidice: The Future of Gaming, Gamification and Smart Home Integration

The gaming world is on the cusp of a groundbreaking revolution with the introduction of the unidice, a new console that promises to redefine our understanding of games and gamification. This innovative device, blending cutting-edge technology with traditional gaming fun, offers a rich gaming experience and opens the door to a wide range of gamification applications. Furthermore, the unidice’s integration of generative AI in some of their Apps, particularly within the Tale Spinner application, along with a machine learning core that powers its Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU), signals a leap toward more interactive and intelligent gaming and beyond. An especially notable feature is its compatibility with the Matter protocol, thanks to its new and improved processor, making it an ideal tool for smart home management.

The Unidice: A Nexus of Hybrid Gaming 

At its heart, the unidice is an electronic dice featuring six touch displays, a processor, a gyroscope, and dual storage systems, designed to facilitate seamless communication via Bluetooth with smartphones and tablets. This capability allows for a hybrid gaming experience that combines the physical pleasure of rolling dice with the limitless possibilities of digital innovation. Beyond enhancing traditional gaming experiences, this feature significantly broadens the horizon for gamification in various domains, including education and sports. Moreover, with its compatibility with the Matter protocol, the unidice also steps into the realm of smart home technology, offering users a unique and interactive way to control and automate their home environments.

Unidice and Robotics: Pioneering Smart Device Interaction

In a notable showcase of its expansive capabilities, the unidice demonstrated control over a car provided by fishertechnik, highlighting its potential in robotics and smart device interaction. This feature is a testament to the versatility of the unidice, illustrating its capacity to extend beyond gaming and home automation into the realm of educational robotics and interactive learning. By integrating with physical devices, the unidice opens up new possibilities for gamification and educational applications, offering a hands-on approach to technology and engineering concepts. To witness this remarkable feature in action, explore the video from the convention where unidice displays the new features, games, and notably, the car control.

Generative AI and Tale Spinner: A New Chapter in Storytelling 

The unidice revolutionizes storytelling through its Tale Spinner application, which uses generative AI to create personalized stories for children. By rolling the dice and selecting main topics, kids can generate new story segments narrated by an AI voice, powered by GPT-4 Turbo and Whisper. This innovative use of generative AI transforms the unidice from a mere gaming console into a dynamic storytelling companion, encouraging creativity and a love for reading in young users.

Machine Learning and the IMU: Enhancing Interaction The unidice incorporates a machine learning core within its IMU, enabling it to „learn“ new input methods (thanks to firmware updates) and improve its movement and orientation detection. This advancement makes interactions more intuitive and responsive, paving the way for more immersive gaming and gamification applications.

Smart Home Integration: The Matter Protocol Advantage 

The unidice’s ability to use the Matter protocol, enabled by its advanced processor, marks a significant development in smart home integration. This feature allows the unidice to act as a smart home controller, providing a novel and interactive method for managing and automating home environments. Through simple gestures, taps, tilts and rolls, users can control lighting, temperature, and other smart devices, making the unidice a central hub for both entertainment and home management.

The unidice exemplifies the convergence of gaming, artificial intelligence, robotics, and smart home technology, heralding a new era of interactive entertainment and practical utility. Its fusion of physical gaming with digital innovation, powered by generative AI and machine learning, positions it as a pioneering console in not only the gaming industry but also in the broader context of smart living. As we move forward, the unidice stands as a pioneer to the potential of blending traditional gaming elements with the latest technological advancements to create experiences that are entertaining, educational, and enriching, while also seamlessly integrating into our daily lives through smart home technology.

Discover more about unidice and secure your own by visiting their website at www.unidice.world and preordering at https://unidice.stimulus-games.com/.

Digital Robot HORST1000 with a payload of up to 8 kilograms

Constance, February 28th, 2023 – Up to 8 kilograms payload, a reach of 1,018 millimeters, short cycle times: fruitcore robotics is launching HORST1000, a new robot whose performance parameters enable a wide range of additional applications and better meet the growing market for industrial processes such as machine placement and pick & place applications.

HORST1000 is a completely newly developed robot kinematics system that incorporates all the knowledge gained from industrial practice in recent years. Building on existing technology innovations, fruitcore robotics‘ patented robot transmission for HORST1000 has been further optimized using a machine learning algorithm, resulting in a significant increase in performance. In terms of design, fruitcore robotics focuses on a compact footprint and aesthetics, as it has done with its robots that have already won multiple awards in the past, such as the Fokus Open Award and the German Innovation Award. With the introduction of the new model, the predecessor HORST900 will no longer be continued.

Performance improvement based on existing technology innovations

In HORST1000, key performance features such as payload, range and workspace have been significantly improved. The new all-rounder has a payload of up to 8 kilograms and a reach of 1,018 millimeters. The developers placed particular focus on the workspace of HORST1000. The threedimensional workspace has increased by 40 % compared to HORST900, allowing 50 % larger trays to be processed. From the base, HORST1000 can move around 230 millimeters further forward than its predecessor, which corresponds to a 43 % longer linear path. This allows customers to enter machines more easily. Higher acceleration values of the individual axes in the nominal load range also ensure shorter cycle times. In a classic pick & place process, this improves the cycle time by up to 20 %.

„The technological innovations of HORST1000 let us further increase the performance difference compared to current cobots,“ explains Jens Riegger, Managing Director (CEO) and Co-Founder of fruitcore robotics. Patrick Heimburger, Managing Director (Chief Revenue Officer) and Co-Founder of fruitcore robotics, adds: „We now allow an even wider range of applications and help our customers implement industrial processes such as machine placement and pick & place even more easily and efficiently.“

Optimized for Machine Loading and Pick & Place

Thanks to its range and workspace design, HORST1000 is tailor-made for loading and unloading any machine tools; especially for lathes and milling machines, the robot is also ideally suited due to its software and interfaces. The robot can reach deep into the machines, the high axis accelerations enable a short cycle time. In addition, the maximum payload of 8 kilograms also allows the use of heavy tools and complex multiple gripper systems. As an automation solution, Digital RobotHORST1000, like its predecessor HORST900 and its brothers HORST600 and HORST1400, includes not only powerful and cost-effective hardware. It follows a coordinated operating concept, which not only makes the operation of the robot particularly simple, but also the implementation of the entire application. All components involved in the process, such as grippers, CNC systems and safety systems, are operated via the horstFX graphical user interface and centrally networked with the horstCOSMOS IIoT platform.

For example, the machine tool can be integrated as a 3D model in horstFX and component variants can be easily traded via the program management of the operating software. Switching between two tools can be mapped on the software side via the multi-tool feature. In addition to the connection to the IIoT platform, all fruitcore robotics robots come with an IIoT surf stick with SIM card as standard. This offers companies the possibility to go online with the robot system without having to integrate it into their company network. Customers can establish an internet connection as required and use horstCOSMOS to view their robot fleet on dashboards, including the process data of the robot application. This allows processes to be optimized independently or in coordination with fruitcore robotics. In addition, availability is increased because maintenance can be carried out via predictive maintenance and a quick response can be made to service cases via remote maintenance.

Pre-orders now possible

HORST1000 can be pre-ordered from the manufacturer from now on. Delivery will take place from 01.06.2023. The price for the new all-rounder can be found on the manufacturer’s website.

Specifications HORST1000:

Max. Payload8 kg
Nominal Load5 kg
Max. Range1018 mm
Mounting Surface380 x 380 mm
WeightApprox. 70k g
Repeatability+/- 0,05 mm
Protection ClassIP54
Sound Level< 70 dB (A)
Power Supply230VAC, 50-60Hz, typ. 350W
Surrounding Temperature5-40 °C
Standard ColorRAL 5021 (Water Blue)