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BrickPi

BrickPi

BrickPi

BrickPi is best for someone who already has LEGO MINDSTORMS sensors and motors. The BrickPi connects to the Raspberry Pi, and replaces the MINDSTORMS Brick (brain of MINDSTORMS system). If you don’t already have LEGO MINDSTORMS, check out our complete robot kit, the GoPiGo.

 

Official website:

https://www.dexterindustries.com/brickpi/

 

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General decription:

 $ 1,199.99 – BrickPi3 Classroom Kit

BrickPi is best for someone who already has LEGO MINDSTORMS sensors and motors. The BrickPi connects to the Raspberry Pi, and replaces the MINDSTORMS Brick (brain of MINDSTORMS system). If you don’t already have LEGO MINDSTORMS, check out our complete robot kit, the GoPiGo.

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Info for teachers:

S.T.E.M., Engineering, 3D modelling, language, science, mathematics

Python, Scratch, or Java

Secondary School, Age 12+

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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.

Swedish product info:

 

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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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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GoPiGo

GoPiGo

GoPiGo

The GoPiGo is a complete kit to build your own robot car. GoPiGo 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 increase engagement in your science course, or a grad student in need of a platform for your robotics research that requires mobility.

 

Official website:

https://www.dexterindustries.com/gopigo3/

 

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Info for teachers:

https://www.dexterindustries.com/product-category/curriculum/

Official teaching materials must be purchased. Price varies from $ 50 – 2000

 

S.T.E.M., coding

Python, Scratch, or Java

Secondary School, Age 12+

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GrovePi

GrovePi

GrovePi

GrovePi is an electronics board that you can connect to hundreds of different sensors, so you can program them to monitor, control, and automate devices in your life.

 

Official website:

https://www.dexterindustries.com/grovepi/

 

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General decription:

  • $39.99 – Board
  • $149.99 – Base kit
  • $229.99 – Starter kit
  • $1199.99 – Classroom kit

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Info for teachers:

https://www.dexterindustries.com/grovepi-tutorials-documentation/

GrovePi invention curriculum must be purchased for $2000

 

S.T.E.M., coding

Python, Scratch, or Java

Age 9+

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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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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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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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