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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

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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 .

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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