Kids learn coding with the new Sparklekits

What is Sparklekits?
Sparklekits is a STEM kit with a set of modular magnetic blocks & puzzles that promotes educational discovery through open-ended play and hands-on experience using advanced technology. It is extremely easy to assemble and super intuitive to use. It is a better and more fun STEM education tool that integrates building, learning, coding and play.

Advanced Design
Sparklekits breaks down complicated engineering into easy-to-assemble, functional magnetic modular blocks that children can use without using any cables, screws or tools. Kids can’t get it wrong, creating an environment that invites experimentation and creativity while building confidence.
These building blocks are infused with magical, seamless technology that allows kids to code, build, and explore at their own pace. Built-in games and challenges let kids between 5-12 learn through play, and it’s fully LEGO-compatible!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/sparkleteam/sparkle-kits

Tombot, creator of the first affordable, FDA-regulated medical robotic animal, is now accepting investors

SANTA CLARITA, CALIF. (PRWEB) MAY 03, 2021

Tombot, creator of Jennie, the World’s first affordable, FDA-regulated medical grade robotic animal designed to stimulate emotional attachment, just launched their equity crowdfunding campaign and is looking to raise up to the maximum permissible funding goal of $5M via a Regulation Crowdfunding (Reg CF) offering on StartEngine!



Millions of people facing health adversities cannot safely or practically care for a live animal companion. Jennie, selected as one of TIME’s 2020 Best Inventions, was designed to significantly reduce the behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia, and reduce the need for psychotropic medications, for the 90M+ seniors with dementia and pre-dementia mild cognitive impairment worldwide.

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Neue Energieführung triflex TRX revolutioniert die 3D-Bewegung am Roboter

Teleskopierbare triflex TRX-Energiekette von igus spart Platz am Roboter und sorgt für einen Rückzugsweg von bis zu 40 Prozent

Köln, 6. Mai 2021 – Damit Leitungen an Industrierobotern sicher, leicht und kompakt in der Bewegung geführt werden können, hat igus jetzt die vierdimensionale Energiekette triflex TRX entwickelt. Die neue Designstudie löst klassische Roboterschlauchpakete und Rückzugsysteme ab. Das Besondere: Ein einzigartiger Teleskop-Mechanismus im Inneren der Kette sorgt für einen Rückzugsweg von 40 Prozent. So können Anwender an der dritten Achse ihres Roboters Platz, bis zu 83 Prozent Gewicht und hohe Kosten für Rückzugsysteme sparen.

Die dreidimensionalen triflex R-Energieketten von igus sind in der Industrie weit verbreitet, wenn es darum geht, Leitungen und Schläuche am Roboter ausfallsicher zu führen. Damit bei der Bewegung des Energiekettensystems keine Schlaufen entstehen, die den Roboter behindern könnten, kommen bisher Rückzugsysteme auf der dritten Achse zum Einsatz. „Die Achsen an den Roboter bieten jedoch immer weniger Platz, daher musste eine neue Lösung her“, so Jörg Ottersbach, Leiter des Geschäftsbereichs e-ketten bei der igus GmbH. Gesagt, getan, wurde auf Basis der triflex R-Energiekette das triflex TRX-System entwickelt. Hierbei handelt es sich um eine vierdimensionale Energiekette in der das Rückzugsystem bereits integriert ist. „Mit TRX schaffen wir eine platzsparende Kette, die direkt kompakt auf der dritten Achse fixiert werden kann. Die Energieführung tordiert in sich, verlängert und verkürzt sich spiralförmig wie bei einem Teleskopauszug um bis zu 40 Prozent“, so Ottersbach. Dazu setzt igus in dem einzigartigen Mechanismus auf ein Schraubverbindersystem sowie auf ein integriertes Rückstellband. Das Band bringt die Kettenglieder immer wieder in ihren Ausgangspunkt, dabei ist die Rückzugkraft einstellbar. Die Leitungen werden in Form einer Wendel in die Kette hineingelegt und sicher in der Bewegung mithilfe der Kette geführt. Zusätzlich sind die Leitungen und Schläuche in der Mitte der TRX befestigt, um beim Ziehen an der Kette nicht die Position zu verlassen.

83 Prozent Gewichtsersparnis

Im Vergleich zu anderen Rückzugsystemen spart der Anwender bis zu 83 Prozent Gewicht ein und benötigt weniger als der Hälfte des Platzes. So lässt sich die Performance des Roboters weiter verbessern. Weiterhin reduzieren sich die Kosten durch den Verzicht eines zusätzliches Rückzugsystems deutlich. TRX kann einfach mit bestehenden triflex R-Ketten der Serie TRE verbunden werden. Wie auch bei triflex R lassen sich die Leitungen schnell von außen in die Energiekette befüllen. Die neue TRX stellt igus Interessenten ab dem 5. Mai 2021 auf seiner neu aufgelegten real-virtuellen Messe vor.

Mehr Infos zur TRX finden Sie unter: https://www.igus.de/info/triflex-r-trx

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.

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ReBeL® Industrie- und Serviceroboter fertig kaufen

Das igus Low Cost Automation- Portfolio wird ab Herbst 2021 erstmalig um einen Cobot für Serviceaufgaben erweitert. Dank der elektronischen Komponenten im vollintegrierten ReBeL Wellgetriebe sind MRK-Fähigkeiten möglich. So eignet der ReBeL Roboter für:

  • industrielle und private Anwendungen als Cobot bzw. Serviceroboter
  • bis zu 2x leichter als andere Cobots
  • kein Schaltschrank; Steuerung im Fuß integriert
  • MRK-fähig
  • mobile Anwendungen
  • Hol- und Bringdienste
  • Pick & Place Aufgaben
  • Montagehilfe

Technische Daten ReBeL Roboter

  • Kinematik/ Bauform: Gelenkarmroboter
  • Anzahl der Achsen: 6
  • Reichweite: Gesamt 600 mm
  • Nennreichweite: 350 mm
  • Mögliches Einsatzgebiet: Servicerobotik
  • Winkelgeschwindigkeit: 90°/s
  • Endgeschwindigkeit TCP (Volllast): 250 mm/s
  • Dynamik mit 500 g Nutzlast (Piks/min): 10
  • Nutzlast inkl. Werkzeug: 2 kg
  • Wiederholgenauigkeit: +- 1 mm

Der neue ReBeL Roboter benötigt keinen Schaltschrank und ist kompatibel mit der igus Robot Control Steuerung. Ab Sofort können Sie Ihre individuelle Service-Robotik- Anwendung vorab programmieren und testen. Laden Sie dazu jetzt kostenlos die igus Robot Control Software runter. Die benutzerfreundliche Software ist ideal für Programmier-Einsteiger. Mit vorprogrammierten Projekten für verschiedene Kinematiken, wie z.B. den ReBeL, können Sie sofort loslegen!

Industrie- und Service- Roboter selber bauen

Auf Basis der ReBeL Getriebe lässt sich mithilfe von Verbindungselementen ein individueller Roboter konstruieren, dank der zusätzlichen elektronischen Komponenten auch als Cobot. Das ReBeL Getriebe kann beispielsweise in der letzten Achse von Gelenkarm-, Portal- und Delta-Robotern vor verschiedenen Greifersystemen eingesetzt werden. Der Getriebebaukasten für Cobots mit vollintegrierten Getrieben hilft bei der schnellen Umsetzung verschiedenster Cobot-Ideen. Der Anwender muss sich mit der Plug & Play- Lösung keine Gedanken zur Leistungselektronik machen.

MindCuber-RI uses LEGO Mindstorms Robot Inventor 51515 to solve Rubik’s Cube

MindCuber-RI is a robot that can solve the well-known Rubik’s Cube® puzzle. It is designed by David Gilday and Mike Dobson.


It is built using elements from a single LEGO® MINDSTORMS® Robot Inventor set 51515.

MindCuber-RI is significantly faster than previous MindCuber and PrimeCuber designs because it makes use of the fourth motor available in the Robot Inventor set to implement a faster tilting mechanism. Older MINDSTORMS and SPIKE Prime sets only included three motors.

Building instructions and software are now available on http://mindcuber.com/mindcuberri/mindcuberri.html alongside those for MindCuber for LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT, MindCub3r for LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 and PrimeCuber for LEGO Education SPIKE® Prime.

Rotrics DexArm tricks Googles „I am not a Robot“ Captcha

Watch this video to learn how the smart robotic arm did it.

Smart Robotic Arm solves Googles „I am not a robot“ reCaptcha.

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Waypoint Robotics Partners with Productive Robotics to Make Mobile Manipulation Accessible

Introducing the easiest to use and most capable collaborative mobile manipulator for companies of all sizes.

NASHUA, NH, April 12, 2021 – Waypoint Robotics has teamed with Productive Robotics to make mobile manipulation accessible for small to mid-sized companies. Combine the easiest to use, most capable omnidirectional autonomous mobile robot with the simplest and most flexible 7 axis collaborative robot arm, and it has never been easier or more cost effective to deploy a mobile manipulator for manufacturing and logistics applications. Workers can use this mobile platform to perform repetitive tasks such as machine tending, quality assurance sampling, material replenishment, packaging, and many others, so they can focus on the high skilled jobs for which they are uniquely qualified.


“The fast and intuitive set up process of the Productive Robotics OB7 perfectly aligns with our Vector AMR that is built for factory and warehouse workers to deploy in minutes rather than hours or days,” said Waypoint Robotics CEO & Co-Founder Jason Walker. “And the extraordinary dexterity of Productive’s 7 axis cobot arm coupled with Waypoint’s omnidirectional mobility opens up endless possibilities for workers to automate repetitive tasks and maximize robot utilization throughout their facility, ”


What makes it so easy? Waypoint Robotics’ Vector AMR and Product Robotics’ OB7 have been elegantly integrated so set up and operation is fast, simple, and intuitive with both machines seamlessly working together as they perform tasks. The mobile manipulator has a flexible design and interconnected safety systems that allows for either robot to be the primary controller of a particular operation. The Vector’s omnidirectional mobility enables fast, precise docking in any direction or orientation so the OB7 can perform accurate and precise grasping or picking tasks, taking full advantage of the cobots’ 7 degrees of freedom (7 DOF) and superior dexterity. Power management is also a breeze because the Waypoint EnZone provides on demand energy and opportunity charging for longer run times.


“We have made cobots simple and more accessible for businesses, large and small, across all industries,” said Zac Bogart, President of Productive Robotics. “Working with Waypoint Robotics in developing this mobile manipulator platform will open the door for factories and warehouses to innovate, optimize productivity, and gain a competitive advantage with cobots.”


The ease of use, seamless integration, and cost-effective design of Waypoint Robotics’ Vector AMR and Productive Robotics’ 7 axis cobot, make this powerful autonomous mobile manipulator a real automation option for workers in businesses of all sizes. A mobile manipulator this accessible is an industry first.


About Waypoint Robotics


Waypoint Robotics, located in Nashua, NH, develops and manufactures fully autonomous, omnidirectional, mobile robots that are easy to use, industrial strength, and designed to be set up and used by the workforce that is on the job today. VectorTM , MAV3KTM and supporting products can be put to work immediately, adding to workers’ capabilities, increasing their efficiency, and strengthening their companies.

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Autonomous snowploughs tested at Oslo airport

Norwegian airport operator Avinor is now taking the next step towards autonomous snow removal through a new framework agreement regarding the purchase of self-driving runway sweepers. The self-driving technology is developed by the technology company Yeti Move AS, where Semcon is one of the co-owners.

Since the winter of 2018/2019, a number of self-driving runway sweepers are being tested at Oslo Airport. With Avinor’s new framework agreement with snowplough manufacturer Øveraasen, which runs for eight years, more autonomous vehicles will be put into operation during the winter of 2021/2022. Behind the self-driving vehicles is the technology company Yeti Move AS, which delivers the control system that runs the autonomous operations. The majority owners of Yeti Move AS are Øveraasen, Husqvarna and Semcon.

Today, efficiency and automation are high on the agenda of airlines and airport operators worldwide and the benefits of autonomous snowploughs at airports are many. In addition to cost efficiency, the new technology entails a higher capacity and greater clearing width, which makes it possible to reduce the number of vehicles and thereby achieve major environmental benefits. The system is also developed with so-called „condition monitoring“ which provides a complete overview of the equipment’s condition and possible service needs.

”The contract with Avinor is an important step in the development of Yeti Move and gives the company a world-leading position in autonomous snow removal at airports. This is a result of years of collaboration with Øveraasen as a machine supplier and Semcon as a competence partner”, says Peter Due, CEO of Yeti Move.

”Semcon has extensive experience in developing autonomous solutions, from first idea to finished solution. We have been part of Yeti Moves‘ journey from the start and are proud to have, as a development and competence partner, contributed to developing the software platform that makes autonomous operation possible”, says Hans Peter Havdal, responsible for Semcon in Norway.