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Robots 4 Sport

Robots can play sport –

Robot Football

Robot football is a sport organised in Korea since

1995 with 6 different leagues

  • HuroSot – Humanoid robots up to 150 cm high and 30 kg in weight.
  • KhperaSot – Cylindrical autonomous robots with onboard vision systems.
  • Mirosot – Robots up to 75mm cube. 3, 5, 7 or 11 a-side.
  • NaroSot – 4c square robots up to 5.5 cm high.
  • Quadrosot – four-legged robots.
  • SimuroSot – PC-based simulation over both 5-a-side and 11-a-side.

 

robot football
robot football

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RoboCup

Robot Ping pong

Keep up with the robot Human !!

In development since 2005, it recognizes very fast moving objects, has a low inertia mechanical system, and even has an artificial intelligence.

 

Table-Tennis-and-Robotics
Table-Tennis-and-Robotics

 

https://www.popsci.com/technology/article/2010-02/ping-pong-playing-terminator

https://www.theguardian.com/sport/series/amazing-world-of-sport+technology/robots

 

Fighting robots

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robot_Fighting_League

megabots

MegaBots are 15-foot-tall, internally piloted humanoid robots that fire cannonball-sized paintballs at each other at speeds of over 120 miles per hour.

https://www.megabots.com/

megabots
megabots

 

Robot wars

The series, centred on the sport of robot combat, involves teams of amateur and professional roboteers operating their own constructed robots to fight against each other, whilst also avoiding arena hazards and more powerful “House Robots”, which were not bound by the same weight or weapon limits as the contestants

Robot Wars
Robot Wars

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robot_Wars_(TV_series)

http://www.robotwars.tv/

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Robot Hire

Robot Hire – Hire a robot for an event

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Why Hire a Robot for your Event?

There are many excellent reasons for hiring a robot. Robots are educational, inspirational, and a great deal of fun. They are the perfect way to grab the attention of the public and to get your message across. Robot technology has advanced enormously over recent years; if you haven’t yet experienced the latest generation of the kind of robots you might hire for a special event, then you will probably be surprised by how versatile and clever they have become.

What can a modern hire robot do?

Robots have been created for a wide range of applications, including building cars and driving them. They are even used in hospitals for general duties and helping out nurses with everyday tasks, and it won’t be long before they are routinely helping carry out operations. But the kind of mobile robot you are looking for will have been designed for almost exclusively entertainment. These robots combine leading edge robotics technology with media arts to create humanoid machines capable of advanced behaviours designed to impress, entertain and educate.

How big are hire robots?

Most robots that you would hire for an event are typically adult human size up to around seven feet tall; but if you intend to use a robot for entertaining young children, then you wouldn’t wish to frighten them with such a beast that might look as if it stepped right out of an SF movie. For entertaining young children, robots as small as one foot tall are available, though for older children the best choice might be something like a five feet robot.

How are hire robots controlled?

While many hire robots are radio controlled devices where the operator, located some distance away, controls the action, the latest generation of these machines incorporate more advanced technologies.

Modern leading edge hire robots are fully programmable and can perform a wide range of tasks including creating sounds and talking; often the operator might get involved in the show and interact personally with the robot. Control would typically be via a hidden wi-fi or Bluetooth remote controller or a mobile phone/tablet. Typically, robots are also equipped with a range of sensors that allow them to react to any people who may approach them and then perform a set of pre-programmed behaviours. This can be an excellent way to grab the attention of your visitors.

Not all such behaviour is pre-programmed. Robots that appear autonomous may also be linked by audio and video to a hidden operator who will engage the visitor in a dialog.

Using a hire robot at your event

There are many ways for using a hire robot to add sparkle to your event, but the most popular are:

  • Present and promote product awareness – If you are an exhibitor you could get your robot to play the same role as a human demonstrator, grabbing the attention of passers-by and engaging them in a product demonstration – far more effective than merely providing a video display.
  • Entertain – You can focus on the entertainment angle getting your robot to sing, move around and put on a show. A hire robot will always entertain your guests in any setting, formal or informal.
  • Educate – You can use the robot to present educational material, for instance at conferences and award ceremonies. Take the robot with you to schools and colleges to deliver stunning seminars with a difference
  • Social media sensation – Post your hire robot video on YouTube; get your robot to send tweets – hire robots are a great way to create a social media sensation to promote your brand.

How effective are hire robots?

Robots are great attention grabbers; audiences of every age are impressed by them and what they can do. While grabbing the attention of your audience is the first step in any marketing or educational exercise, modern hire robots can also make significant strides in the total sales and teaching process imparting information compellingly. They will certainly add sparkle to your project.

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Robots Toys for Christmas 2017

Robots Toys for Christmas 2017

 

all at www.robotsdirect.co.uk are going to be super busy.

 

Robots for Pre school

Dance and move Beat Mo 9 Months +

 

  • 3 modes of play: Dance ‘n Move, Learning and Games and the customisable Sing-Along mode
  • Dance ‘n Move: fun, energizing music encourages baby to dance
  • Learning and Games: introduces your little one to letters, colours, counting, music and much more
  • Sing-Along: record a phrase that BeatBo will remix into his favourite song!
  • Activate BeatBo by pressing his tummy or any of the 3 buttons on his feet

Activate fun songs, learning content and dance moves with the Bright Beats Dance and Move BeatBo! Just press his tummy or the buttons on his feet and get ready to move, dance and sing with him! BeatBo introduces your little one to letters, colours, counting, music and much more in 3 different modes of play: Dance ‘n Move, Learning and Games, and the customisable Sing-Along mode! Record a phrase and BeatBo will mix it into his favourite song! His 3 modes of play are designed to ‘grow’ with your baby for fun, educational play making him an excellent playtime companion for years to come!

Teach and TAG Movi – suitable for children 3 +

This robot is both educational and fun. It has 3 game modes and 6 games to choose from. Like a robot Simon says “movi says “designed to combine critical thinking skills with active play – our favourite game is Red light, Green light

Movi robot asks questions and encourages children. It spins over 360 degrees and can make over 60 facial expressions.

Big School robots

Batbot – robot batman take that robin ! Kerpow !

Wow this robot stands over 2 feet tall! It comes with wings, punching fists projectile launchers motor cycle and voice changer – what is not to love?

The Batbot – robot batman is a must for any batman fan

 

Transformers The last Knight – Autobot  squweeks

A small robot 21cm he comes with motion and sound effects. amazing dance moves and blaster moves. This remote controlled robot will be a hit for Christmas day – might even get Dad dancing (oh no!)

Zoomer Chimp – Robot monkey

This back flipping robot can do over 100 tricks – he can dance – even better than granny after too many sherries! This robot monkey also bumps and farts – naughty monkey!

Star Wars inventor kit

Children can create their own custom Droid™ and bring it to life. Using littleBits electronic blocks and the free Droid Inventor app, they’ll teach their R2 Unit new tricks and take it on over 16 missions. Then kids can level-up their inventor expertise and reconfigure their Droid to give it new skills, or design any Droid they can dream up.

Create your own R2 Unit
The kit comes with everything kids need to create and customize their R2 Unit straight out of the box. Initial assembly is easy with step-by-step instructions to create their Droid, and control it in Drive Mode, Self-Nav, Force™ Mode, and more.

Let your imagination run
After mastering their Droid Inventor skills, children continue on to challenges that spark creativity and get them inventing brand-new Droids.

Key features:

  • Comes with 6 Bits, 20 Droid parts, 3 sticker sheets, and the free littleBits Droid Inventor app

Robot Dash

Dash is a real (and super cute) robot that makes learning to code fun for kids. It easily responds to voice, navigating objects, dancing, and singing.  Dash presents your kids with hundreds of projects, challenges and puzzles as well as endless possibilities for freeform play.  Super fun!

 

Dash & Dot are real robots that teach your kids to code while they play. Using our free apps and a compatible tablet or smartphone, kids learn to code while they make Dash sing, dance and navigate all around the house. Sensors on the robot mean they react to the environment around them, including your kids.

 

 

  • LEGO Boost Creative Toolbox (With Bluetooth!) An innovative STEM toy that allows children to explore science, technology, engineering and maths, while having fun and developing their creativity and imagination
  • Helps develop coding and constructions skills
  • Create interactive, robotic models!
  • Download the free app and control your creations
  • Five models to build – Vernie, the M.T.R.4 (Multi-Tooled Rover 4), the Guitar4000, Frankie the Cat or the AutoBuilder
  • Includes over 840 LEGO pieces, plus a LEGO Move Hub, Interactive Motor and a Colour & Distance Sensor
  • Move Hub features Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) connectivity, 2 encoded motors, activation button, internal tilt sensor and a light
  • Interactive Motor is an encoded motor
  • Colour & Distance Sensor detects distance, motion and colour, and can also function as a light
  • Build and code robots and models, and complete exciting activities with the playmat and intuitive LEGO® BOOST app (available for iOS and Android tablet devices)
  • Building instructions for all 5 models are included with the free LEGO® BOOST app
  • Includes a LEGO BOOST wall poster!

Build, code and play with the LEGO Boost 17101 Creative Toolbox and take your LEGO building skills and experience to the next level! Learn to code and create models that you can play and interact with!

With this amazing set you can build a number of different robots and creations! As soon as you have finished building one, it’s up to you how long you wait until you rebuild it into something completely different! After you build them, you can control all creations via your tablet with the free downloadable app that also includes digital LEGO Building Instructions for all 5 models, plus cool activities and ideas to spark your imagination.

Let’s take a closer look at what you can build!

There’s Vernie – a moving, walking robot that launches darts from its shoulder mounted shooter! You can talk to Vernie and code its behaviour as well as complete fun activities with the included playmat. Vernie responds when you talk with facial expressions that reflect its current mood.

Vernie can move in all directions at different speeds on its large tracks, see objects and colours, sense distance, grip and carry accessories. Vernie also senses and reacts to impacts and knows when you pick it up.

  • Interactive educational and customizable robot
  • Able to sense its environment and wirelessly programmable

 

Sphero Star Wars BB-9E App-Enabled Droid

– Authentic Movement // Whether you’re driving or on Patrol, BB-9E rolls just like on-screen.
– Holographic Simulation // Explore the Star Wars galaxy with the app and the Droid Trainer.
– Droid-to-Droid Experience // Watch BB-9E interact with other Star Wars App-enabled Droids by Sphero.
– Watch with Me // View films from the Star Wars saga with BB-9E by your side.
– Signature LEDs // BB-9E’s dome is equipped with vibrant LED lights.

 

Cozmo

This playful robot is full of personality! Cozmo expresses a wide range of real emotions in response to his environment. Anki’s innovative and powerful technology lets Cozmo interact with the world around him and make decisions based on his mood.

 

From all at www.robotsdirect.co.uk  wishing a happy and safe robot Christmas 2017

Keep calm and robot on.

 

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Robots 4 Food

Robots make food

Good god – robots are flipping burgers now – time to study hard

Burger flipping robot

Flippy was engineered as a robotic arm that used thermal and 3-D imaging and camera vision to sense when to flip and remove burgers from the grillHowever, according to USA Today, the robot could not keep up with demand.

https://misorobotics.com/

https://www.bostonglobe.com/ideas/2018/03/15/the-rise-and-fall-burger-flipping-robot/NNzYiUa7IWWYy9UHI3D3XO/story.html

 

pizza robot

Founded in 2015, Zume Pizza uses robotics and artificial intelligence to make pizza more quickly.

The robotic pizza-making process mirrors the traditional method, albeit with a few high-tech twists. Rather than hand-toss dough balls into their circular pizza shape, which can be tiresome and mind-numbingly repetitive for human chefs, a customized hydraulic press, dubbed Doughbot, smashes the ball into shape. The pizza crust then travels down a conveyor belt to the saucing station, where a pair of extruders named Pepe and Giorgio slather the dough with marinara or alfredo sauce. From there, a fourth robot named Marta uses a multi-axis arm to evenly spread the sauce. The pizza then continues along the conveyor to the topping station — one of the few steps in this process where human hands are involved.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/food/wp/2017/06/28/these-pizza-making-robots-can-have-a-hot-pie-at-your-door-in-4-minutes/?utm_term=.349200ae76b7

 

pizza delivery

DRU (Domino’s Robotic Unit) is an autonomous delivery vehicle and is set to take the world by storm.

https://www.dominos.com.au/inside-dominos/technology/dru

 

http://metro.co.uk/2016/03/19/soon-your-dominos-pizza-will-be-delivered-by-robots-5761592/

 

Robot delivery

https://www.forbes.com/sites/parmyolson/2018/01/31/amazon-just-sparked-a-race-to-bring-robots-to-our-doors/#5f1072982b3a

 

 

http://www.zdnet.com/article/food-tech-firm-woowa-brothers-developing-delivery-robot/

https://www.starship.xyz/

Robotic Kitchen

Moley has created the world’s first robotic kitchen. Featuring an advanced, fully functional robot integrated into a beautifully designed, professional kitchen, it cooks with the skill and flair of a master chef.

http://www.moley.com/

https://mollievandor.com/2010/02/24/robot-cooks-machines-can-prepare-sushi-rock-a-chefs-hat/

http://uk.businessinsider.com/food-robots-that-could-replace-humans-in-the-kitchen-2016-8/#-8

 

Keep Calm and Robot on .