Der neue Bildungsroboter MAKEBLOCK mBot2 lässt sich dank KI sogar über die Mimik steuern und gibt Gefühle wieder

Der mBot2 Programmierroboter löst nach 8 Jahren den weltweit erfolgreichen mBot1 ab und begeistert mit topaktueller Sensorik, neuen Motoren und einem brandneuen KI-Steuerboard im vertrauten Design. Für Kinder, Lehrer und Tüftler, die spielend mehr über Informatik, MINT, IoT, AI und blockbasiertes Coding lernen wollen 

Ubstadt-Weiher, 29.04.2021 – In den vergangenen acht Jahren hat der Bildungsroboter mBot von MAKEBLOCK weltweit Millionen von Kindern, Schülern, Lehrern und angehenden Programmieren nicht nur komplexe MINT (Mathematik, Informatik, Naturwissenschaft, Technik)-Zusammenhänge spielerisch vermittelt, sondern auch nach Abschluss erfolgreicher Missionen ein Lächeln ins Gesicht gezaubert. Und die Erfolgsgeschichte geht mit dem neuen mBot2 weiter: Unter der behutsam modifizierten Hülle, die jetzt aus robustem Aluminium besteht, ist geballte modernste Technologie verpackt, die unzählige neue Programmierungs- und Anwendungsmöglichkeiten ermöglicht. Am auffälligsten sind auf den ersten Blick die Ultraschallsensoren der nächsten Generation, die einem in strahlendem Blau anblicken. Wer kann diesem verführerischen Blick schon widerstehen? Die blauen „Augen“ sind aber nicht nur für die präzise Entfernungsmessung geeignet, sie vermitteln mit Hilfe der steuerbaren Ambient-Beleuchtung auch Emotionen. Der mBot2 sucht geradezu den Blickkontakt zu den kleinen Programmierern, denn durch die KI-Bilderkennung lässt sich z.B. die Geschwindigkeit über den Gesichtsausdruck steuern.

Weiterlesen

New MAKEBLOCK mBot2 educational robot can even be controlled by facial expressions

The mBot2 programming robot replaces the globally successful mBot1 after 8 years and inspires with cutting-edge sensor technology, new motors and a brand-new AI control board in a familiar design. For kids, teachers and tinkerers who want to learn more about computer science, STEM, IoT, AI and block-based coding while playing.

Ubstadt-Weiher, 29.04.2021 – Over the past eight years, MAKEBLOCK’s educational robot mBot has not only playfully taught millions of children, students, teachers and budding programmers worldwide about complex STEM (mathematics, computer science, natural science, technology) subjects, but also put a smile on their faces after completing successful missions. And the success story continues with the new mBot2: under the carefully modified shell, which is now made of robust aluminum, is packed concentrated state-of-the-art technology that enables countless new programming and application possibilities.

The most striking feature at first glance is the next-generation ultrasonic sensors, which look at you in brilliant blue. Who can resist that seductive look? But the blue „eyes“ are not just for precise distance measurement, they also convey emotion with the help of controllable ambient lighting. The mBot2 is virtually looking for eye contact with the little programmers, because the AI image recognition allows, for example, the speed to be controlled via facial expression.

Weiterlesen

A Cute Robot That Dares to Fight: Self-balancing Robot “Gemini” Launches Kickstarter Campaign

Gemini, a waterdrop-shaped, two-wheel, self-balancing robot with two distinct personalities, will accommodate consumers’ leisure needs more than ever before. The Gemini Kickstarter campaign launches on November 10th, 2015.

After the wild success of Makeblock, an educational robot kit series targeting makers and educators, the Shenzhen-based hardware startup Shenzhen Maker Works Technology Co., Ltd expanded its reach and designed the user-friendly smart robot Gemini, which requires no programming knowledge or assembling efforts on users’ behalf.

While standing, Gemini moves like a cute puppy, spreading joy via iridescent LED lights and flashing emoticons, and dancing to music at your command. When Gemini is equipped with a turret and crouches down, however, the robot transforms into a fearless warrior who is ready to combat.

The key to Gemini’s accurate signaling and angular actions lies in the self-balancing technology. With one MPU-6050 3-Axis Accelerometer and Gyro working with STM32 MCU, through real-time analysis of related state parameters, Gemini can minimize the displacement both vertically and horizontally, in a timely manner, and control the angular offset with the utmost accuracy, remaining level with ease.

 

Additional Features:

 

Stable Movement

The waterdrop-shaped, two-wheel, streamlined structure, empowered by the dual encoder motors with high resolution, ensures Gemini’s extraordinary agility and mobility.

 

Innovative Control Systems

Based on the free iPad app, the robot can perform complex motions and tasks with tap-and-swipe finger movements, tilting techniques (gravity control), and voice control.

 

Fluent Intercommunication

Together, the 2.4G and Wi-Fi modules offer seamless and timely communication, instantly transmitting and updating all parties’ data throughout the game.

 

High-Sensitivity LED Blue Light

Inheriting the signature Makeblock blue LED lighting, Gemini improves the transmission efficiency and undermines unstable performance from the reflection of the sun, which is often encountered by IR light-enabled devices. Overall, Gemini offers users an enhanced interactive experience.

 

Starting at USD $99.00, the team provides different bundles for buyers. “Our mission is to make an ‘Apple product’ for consumer robot kits,” says the founder and robot hobbyist Jasen Wang.

 

See Kickstarter page: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1818505613/gemini-entertainment-and-educational-robot-for-kid