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DOBOT Magician

DOBOT Magician

DOBOT Magician

A lightweight multifunctional extendable desktop robotic arm for practical training education. It can be used for 3D printing, laser engraving, write and draw and grabbing objects.

 

Official website:

https://www.dobot.cc/

 

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General decription:

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$1,699.00
+ $99.00 shipping Amazon

Up to now, DOBOT Magician has been successfully applied in many institutions such as Tsinghua University, Shandong University, University of Technology Sydney and more. Enterprises such as Volkswagen, Alibaba, Tencent have established cooperation projects with DOBOT Magician.

As the good performance both in hardware design and software application, DOBOT Magician has won the CES 2018 Innovation Award, iF DESIGN AWARD 2018, Red Dot Design Award 2018 and 2017 Red Star Design Award.

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Info for teachers:

  • High school and STEAM education. It offers a lot of functions that will benefit not only students but also engineers and computer programmers.
  • Intermediate and advanced levels.

DOBOT Magician is a multifunctional desktop robotic arm for practical training education. Installed with different end-tools, DOBOT Magician can realize interesting functions such as 3D printing, laser engraving, writing and drawing. It supports secondary development by 13 extensible interfaces and over 20 programming languages.

STEAM education, high school level and higher education.

This robotic arm addresses both beginners and coding experts by supporting most major programming languages, such as C++, C#, Python, and Java, while an MIT programming language for kids named Scratch is also available, which one can find under the name Blockly here. 

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Edbot

Edbot

Edbot

A transformable, flying robot, made especially for children.

 

Official website:

http://ed.bot/edbot

 

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General decription:

This robot seems really fun to program and watch performing. A big plus that Edbot is compatible with block coding using Scratch.

Robot for sale at company online webshop for 799£ +VAT & Shipping.

Software is not open sourced but is included when buying the robot and all future software updates are then also free.

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Info for teachers:

Age 7+.
Beginners, intermediate, advanced level.

Video tutorials in English on Vimeo.

On Edbots homepage there are quite a lot of downloadable tutorials and lessons made as PowerPoint presentations in English. Lessons show how to block code Edbot using Scratch.

Math, science, motion physics

  • Block coding using Scratch
  • Python
  • JavaScript
  • C/C++

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Ergo Jr

Ergo Jr

Ergo Jr

Ergo Jr is a low cost arm designed for education, easy to build and modify.

 

Official website:

https://www.poppy-project.org/en/robots/poppy-ergo-jr

 

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General decription:

Starting from 50 EUR. Full set costs 319 EUR

It is a robotic arm, consisting of 6 motors allowing life-like movements and 3D printed elements. The use of rivets make the assembly, modification and reassembly easy. Ergo Jr comes with three tools for different interactions with its environment: a lampshade, a gripper and a pen holder. 

The robot is controlled with a Raspberry Pi board, and a camera helps it interact with the world. 

Everything in the robot is let transparent and accessible to promote an educative approach and an interactive technology.

The Poppy project is a community-centered robotic project. It targets the needs of a multidisciplinary community where researchers, teachers, artists, and robotic enthusiasts can share their work and ideas.

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Info for teachers:

Not specified exactly. Rather for older students, at age 14+

Dedicated platform for educational use of Poppy (in French) https://www.poppy-education.org/

Manual of the Poppy Project covers everything from the short overview of what is possible within the project to the details on how you can build a Poppy robot or reproduce one of the pedagogical activity https://docs.poppy-project.org/en/ 

It comes with a set of pedagogical activities, developed with high-school teachers, ranging from the discovery of the robot and how to control it to more complex and integrated project. These activities are accessible for free on the project’s forums.

An ideal medium to learn science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

Snap! – Python – C ++ – Java – Matlab – Ruby  – JavaScript

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Nao robot

Nao robot

Nao robot

NAO is a tremendous programming tool and he has especially become a standard in education and research.

 

Official website:

https://www.softbankrobotics.com/emea/en/nao

 

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General decription:

Yes, for instance, there have been tournaments where the robots play soccer. There are also NAO challenges.

NAO is the first robot created by SoftBank Robotics. Famous around the world, NAO is a tremendous programming tool and he has especially become a standard in education and research.

NAO is also used as an assistant by companies and healthcare centres to welcome, inform and entertain visitors.

It has been used with kids with autisms to help them communicate with others.

 

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Price: $9,000

The pack includes:

  • One NAO Power V6 (Dark Grey)
  • 1 Charger and 1 Battery
  • 2 years of warranty
  • Unlimited Choregraphe Licenses
  • User Manual
  • Full SDK and API
  • RobotLAB Support 

Available: https://www.robotlab.com/store/nao-power-v6-standard-edition 

 

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Info for teachers:

Students 7 years and older.

Pepper and NAO easily create an empathetic link with students & researchers by their eye-catching appearances, moderate sizes and humanoid behaviours.

Proven by various studies and researches, the main characteristics of our humanoid robots meet perfectly the instructional goals in education. They are enabling new ways for pedagogy and classrooms.

Being connected, the robots are able to search the latest teaching materials at a centralized level, generate, update and adapt their behaviour and content to fit local conditions and audience. 

Nao can speak up to 21 languages and provide translation via Cloud services, allowing you to develop the language skills of students.

Pepper and NAO are versatile and high-performing robots to meet the expectations of researchers. They are advanced platforms for the in-depth study such as human-machine interaction, cognitive computing and autonomous navigation, etc.

They are advanced platforms for in-depth study such as human-machine interaction, cognitive computing and autonomous navigation, etc.

Reading, Writing, learning a new language, Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math, Geometry, Programming.

NAO can be programmed using several programming languages, including C++, MATLAB, JAVA, LabVIEW and Python. Instead of using the drag and drop boxes in the Choreograph, they’re going to get our NAO robot walking and talking using coding.

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Orion5

Orion5

Orion5

This is a stationary robotic arm that mimics many features of those mechanic arm robots used in the industrial world.

With Orion5 one gets a robot capable of doing various repeating tasks using its grip claw.  For example, moving objects from and to specific places.

 

Official website:

https://rawrobotics.com/orion5

 

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General decription:

Website is quite easy to navigate.
Their software located at GitHub might be difficult to set up for those who have no experience with GitHub type of software installations.

Because this robot doesn’t use block programming it might require somewhat more time to get used to coding both for teachers and students.

Orion5 can be transformed from a stationary robot to a mobile version if combined with another robot (Proteus) which is also made by RAWrobotics

Robot for sale at company online webshop for 550$ inc. VAT.

PS! Shipping within Australia only. Need to contact the company and make some special agreement to get this robot sent outside of Australia.

Software is open source and free of charge.

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Info for teachers:

  • Basics coding from age 11-12
  • More advanced coding level from age 13+
  • Intermediate, advanced level

Video tutorials x3 in English.

Web-based simulation and programming environment in English and compatible with all operative systems capable of running a modern up to date web browser.

Math, science, motion physics

  • Python
  • JavaScript
  • C/C++.

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Pepper

Pepper

Pepper

Pepper is the world’s first social humanoid robot able to recognize faces and basic human emotions. Pepper was optimized for human interaction and is able to engage with people through conversation and his touch screen.

 

Official website:

https://www.softbankrobotics.com/emea/en/pepper

 

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General decription:

Teaching assistant
These robots are the perfect STEAM education assistance platform. Deploy easily customized teaching activities on either a one-to-one basis or in small groups, to challenge students & promote positive behaviour, and finally to follow and monitor their progress.

Programmable device
Pepper is fully programmable with graphical interface, or directly with the SDK & coding tools;

  • An entirely integrated plugin for Android studio to add compatibility with Pepper to Android applications

The robots’ SDK gives access to the complete set of features of NAO and Pepper. It is available in Python, C++, and Android.

Info in Polish:

Weegree One – Pepper

Price: $24,990

 The pack includes:

  • 1 Pepper Robot with Charger & Battery
  • Unlimited Choregraphe Licenses
  • Full SDK and API
  • 3-year Warranty
  • RobotLAB Start-up Instructions and Support
  • Engage! K12 Site License for Pepper Robot for 3 years

 

 

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Info for teachers:

Students 7 years and older.

They are advanced platforms for the in-depth study such as human-machine interaction, cognitive computing and autonomous navigation, etc.

Reading, Writing, Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math, Geometry, Programming

Pepper Robot has easy to use software that can be used in schools to practice computing and programming. Pepper can also be used for inspiring and accompanying kids for physical and intellectual exercises and supporting the social & emotional skills development.

Drag&Drop, C++, Python, Java

Permit coding in a secured environment with resistance & avoidance. The main tool for programming on Pepper is Choregraphe

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PivotPi

PivotPi

PivotPi

The PivotPi is a complete kit to turn anything in your world into a moving robot. PivotPi works at the level you’re at — whether you are a parent looking for a smart, fun weekend project to do with your kid, a teacher looking for a way to integrate STEAM concepts, or a grad student wanting to build a robotic arm!

 

Official website:

https://www.dexterindustries.com/pivotpi/

 

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Info for teachers:

Primary school, Age 10+

STEM subjects.

Python, Scratch, Java, NodeJS, C/C++

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Sparki

Sparki

Sparki

Sparki makes programming simple to learn with its block-based programming software. Drag and drop colorful blocks to create simple programs that have Sparki beeping and moving in no time. ‘Real’ code generates side-by-side, so you can easily make the transition.

 

Official website:

http://arcbotics.com/products/sparki/

 

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General decription:

Info for teachers:

100+ Free lessons. All the educator-written lessons are free, available to view before you buy and licensed in an educator-focused and remix-friendly Creative Commons license. Copy, print and email everything.  No subscriptions to sign up for, extra books to buy, accounts to sign up for, or apps to pay for.

Science – Technology – Engineering – Mathematics, English language

Block-Based or C/C++

Primary school – Secondary school – High school, University; Age 8+

Learn C/C++ Code in Highschool. Learn to code with a “real” programming language. Sparki makes it easy with tons of samples code and lessons, using fun activities like drawing, music-making, maze-finding and simulated household chores.

University and up Arduino and More. Sparki has a suite of advanced sensors, precision motors, and uses Arduino, widely accepted in industry as the prototyping platform. 16 expansion ports make sure that what few things Sparki doesn’t do already, you can easily add.

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