Category: Robots

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Weccan mini toy drones and toy cars from $15

Posted by stromium – April 28, 2016

Weccan Toys makes 12000 drone per month. Their mini model costs US$15 and is seen here in orange colour, flying about the booth. The bigger model sells for US$65 and their most popular model sells for US$27. They have their own R&D team in charge of developing new products every year. They also have on display their toy cars.

appbot Riley Home Smart Robot now on Indiegogo

Posted by Charbax – April 16, 2016

Now available for $137 at https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/riley-your-smart-and-mobile-companion/x/585198#/ the retail price will be $229 and distributors can buy it at $78 for 1 thousand pieces minimum order. It moves around quite smoothly and fastly, works on carpets too, can climb over small obstacles, it can get back up if it fall over on its side. They have nice app features such as taking pictures, video, night-vision, "wake up on movement", go back to charger home. They might add more functions like room mapping/memory, follow function, "automatic roaming security guard" and more.

Rockchip RK3399 big.LITTLE dual ARM Cortex-A72, quad ARM Cortex-A53, Mali-T864

Posted by Charbax – April 14, 2016

Rockchip RK3399 is Rockchip's first big.LITTLE processor, 64bit ARMv8, on 28nm with two large ARM Cortex-A72 cores and 4 small ARM Cortex-A53 cores, with ARM Mali-T864 GPU, it features dual USB Type-C with DisplayPort audio-video output support, H265/VP9 10bit 60fps HDMI 2.0 decode, PCI-e, 8 channel microphone array and support for the latest Android, Linux, Chrome OS and Windows 10. The RK3399 SDK is available to Rockchip's partners with sampling of the chip starting before the end of this month, full mass production in consumer electronics should happen in the 3 months of July to September 2016, depending on Rockchip's mass production device partners reaching stable results with the chip. Rockchip may position RK3399 as a mass market well priced Hexacore 64bit platform.

Orbital Composites 3D Printed Satellites and Drones

Posted by Charbax – April 11, 2016

Orbital Composites aims to completely 3d print drones and satellites, here interviewed at 3D Printing USA. Orbital Composites has created new composite materials and 3D printer processes. The printer has a coaxial extruder. It can coat continuous fibers with a thermoplastic sheath. Carbon or copper fibers may be used to 3D print with. For more information, visit http://www.orbitalcomposites.com and http://www.IDTechEx.com

Aladdin flying carpet Prank can be yours for $300 by Airwheel with Wireless Remote

Posted by Gennie – March 18, 2016

Airwheel shows their Aladdin flying carpet made famous by PranksvsPranks is remote controlled to accelerate, decelerate, stop, back forward. Sample price is at $300 and available now. If you want to look awesome in the streets, this is it.

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Aerotain, airship drone for advertising and events

Posted by Charbax – March 16, 2016

Aerotain, a Spin-Off of one of Switzerland's top universities ETH Zurich, shows a flying robot called Skye that is safe enough to fly above crowds and be touched in midflight. Helium provides uplift, even if technical problems occur and thus does not hurt anybody. The individually branded hull together with a live stream allow the audience to experience the brand. This is a new tool that marketing agencies and event organizers can consider as one great attention grabbing display/branding/projector drone. You can find out more about it at http://aerotain.com and follow them on https://twitter.com/aerotain

Sharp Robohon speaks English at the Qualcomm booth at MWC 2016

Posted by Charbax – March 5, 2016

Sharp Robohon (which I previously filmed at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KiZSL3o8L7M) is Sharp's vision for the future of the smartphone. A pocket-sized humanoid Robot, with built-in Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor, LTE Sim card slot, it has a built-in projector, microphone, speaker. The concept is to use AI conversations to bring usefulness as a notification robot. I think Sharp needs to mass manufacture it, sell it worldwide for the price of an iPhone, and load all kinds of AI apps so it can be powered by Google, Amazon, Microsoft or anyone else who is making an AI voice assistant.

Fazein ACTON RocketSkates

Posted by stromium – March 4, 2016

Fazein Acton Global, a Silicon Valley-based startup, has on demo their Rocket Skates, a pair of powered skates that run on rechargeable batteries and allow the wearer to move faster. The skates are available in different models differentiated only by price and battery runtime. Prices start at US$399 for the cheapest model.

Lego WeDo 2.0 robotics kit for Education

Posted by Charbax – March 2, 2016

Lego Education launches Lego WeDo 2.0 robotics kit at https://education.lego.com/en-us/elementary/shop/wedo-2 to teach elementary students all over the world about science and to give them a taste for building robots based on lego. It includes bluetooth controlled motors with apps on Android and iOS to let the students program the behavior of each lego robot.

Rapiro, Arduino/Raspberry Pi powered humanoid robot kit

Posted by stromium – February 27, 2016

Rapiro is a humanoid robot kit that includes 12 servo motors, RGB LED lights for the “eyes”, an Arduino base (upgradeable to Raspberry Pi) to bring robotics to the masses. The kit can be used out of the box even without any programming. The kit is available for around $400 in Japan.