Technology Ubtech’s latest educational, dancing robot is bigger and more lifelike

19:05  10 october  2019
19:05  10 october  2019 Source:   engadget.com

Russia tests new Soyuz rocket by sending a humanoid robot to the ISS

Russia tests new Soyuz rocket by sending a humanoid robot to the ISS Russia's space agency, Roscosmos, has just launched a new Soyuz booster on a trip to the ISS. Unlike other Soyuz flights that blast off to bring astronauts to the space station, this trip has no humans on board. It does, however, have a passenger: a humanoid robot nicknamed Fyodor. The machine's real model name is Skybot F-850, and it's one of the latest versions of the FEDOR robot Russia has been working on for years. Fyodor blasted off with 1,450 pounds of supplies on top of a Soyuz 2.1a rocket, which is equipped with a new digital flight control system and upgraded engines, according to Space.

Founded in 2012, UBTECH is a global leading AI and humanoid robotic company. Since 2008, UBTECH has successfully developed consumer humanoid robots , robots for business use and Jimu robot after breakthroughs made in digital servos, the core part of humanoid robots .

The Alpha 1 S from UBTECH is a humanoid robot that can simulate and perform various programmable actions. Its body is designed with 16 servo joints, making its movements all the more lifelike . Bluetooth technology is onboard, meaning you can control the Alpha 1 S from your compatible

There are plenty of educational coding robots, but few have moves like UBTECH's dancing robot MeeBot. UBTECH launched the JIMU build-your-own-bot kit for MeeBot in 2016. Today, the company unveiled MeeBot 2.0.

a small child sitting on a bed

The updated MeeBot 2.0 Kit is 30 percent bigger than the original, and it comes with more lifelike LED "eyes" that can be programmed to blink or flash in different colors. The humanoid bot comes with a codable color sensor, so users can program it to respond to different colored flash cards. Its dance moves are a little smoother, thanks to six servo motors and a new gear system. The latter is meant to help kids learn more about engineering movement and motion.

Russian capsule carrying robot docks at space station

Russian capsule carrying robot docks at space station MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian space capsule carrying a humanoid robot has successfully docked at the International Space Station after a failed attempt last week. Russian space agency Roscosmos said on Tuesday that the capsule carrying the robot and other cargo docked at the orbiting lab early morning Moscow time. The robot, called Fedor, sent out a tweet upon arriving saying: "Sorry about the delay. Got stuck in traffic. Ready to work now." The capsule was launched Thursday as part of tests of a new rocket that is expected to replace the workhorse Soyuz-FG next year, but failed to dock. Now it has safely arrived, Fedor will perform two weeks of tests aboard the space station.

This WiFi enabled humanoid robot is easy, fun and educational ! JD boasts 16 degrees of freedom with metal gear heavy duty servo motors. The camera in the head of this robot provides vision recognition to track color, motion, glyphs, QR codes, faces and more .

Temi is a personal robot that can be your butler, DJ, weatherman, and streaming portal. At MWC 2018, PCMag' s Dan Costa caught up with Danny Isserles, head of At MWC 2018, PCMag' s Dan Costa caught up with Danny Isserles, head of the company' s New York HQ, to learn more .

MeeBot 2.0 is an Apple exclusive, so you'll have to pick it up in an Apple store in the US or Canada. It's currently priced at $129.99, and you'll need an iPad or an iPhone (iOS 9.0 or later) to use the JIMU app. The free app comes with 3D, 360-degree setup and Blockly coding instructions. If MeeBot 2.0 isn't for you, UBTECH announced two new robot-building kits last week, and we'll likely see a few more educational robots hit the market as the holiday season approaches.


Oh great, that robot dog the internet freaked out over has joined a police squad .
At this point, Boston Dynamics' robot dog Spot is an expert in effortlessly ginning up virality and setting the internet abuzz over videos of its latest exploits. We've covered many of those developments here, from the time the robot was able to start opening doors to its ability to do parkour -- the viral gold that memes are made of. Now, this very good (albeit also terrifying) boy is at it again. It seems the robot dog is now an official member of the Massachusetts State Police’s bomb squad, which, of course, begs the question: Bad boys, bad boys, whatcha gonna do, whatcha gonna do when the unstoppable canine cop gets sicced on you? require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"]

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