How did we come up with sets of children's technical creativity

How did we come up with sets of children's technical creativityHello Habr! In last article I mentioned that in the environment of children's circles of technical creativity it is quite difficult to find kits for the comprehensive study of children of all kinds of disciplines. Today I will tell you about how we came up with children's robotics kits.
 
 
 
 
In the first month of the work of the robotics center, in addition to the rapid writing of various training programs, we had to invent various devices for these programs. If a child is to say: "Look, this is a resistor, and this is a light-emitting diode", then it will be of little use. Children have ...
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"Sberbank" introduced a virtual woman and a contactless beer faucet

"Sberbank" introduced a virtual woman and a contactless beer faucet
 

Photo: RIA Novosti /Yevgeny Biyatov

 
 
"Sberbank" introduced several innovative robotic systems, which can be widely used in the future.
 
 
The first of them is Robot Nick , created in the center of robotics "Sberbank". It is reported that this is the "avatar for the artificial intelligence of the bank." Nika will be able to communicate with a person in natural language: "Behind this robot is one of the most powerful interactive agents - iPavlov. We are actively developing this project, but in our robotics laboratory we are preparing for him a physical embodiment - an avatar, which will be a ...
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"Olympics robots" from DARPA "swarming" bots the size of the beetle

"Olympics robots" from DARPA "swarming" bots the size of the beetle  
Robots as small as a few millimeters can participate in search and rescue operations or inspect hostile environments. Source: DARPA
 
 
Imagine the Olympic Games - but instead of people-athletes it involves cars not larger than small bugs.
 
proposed by Office of Advanced Research Projects of the US Department of Defense (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, DARPA); this is a search for new ideas for the creation of tiny robots that will later compete with each other in a series of tests on strength, speed and agility - yes, and indeed slightly resembles an Olympic match.
 
 
Robots are ...
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Construction of a local patrol map of the robot

Construction of a local patrol map of the robotHello, Habr!
 
 
In this publication, I would like to talk about how I built a local patency card for a robot. This task was necessary both to improve skills in programming and mastering sensors, and for the subsequent introduction of their own algorithms into the work of real robots at such robotic operations as Robocross and Robofest.
 
 
This article is designed for those who are just entering the world of robotics or trying to figure out how to build a cross-country map. I tried to present everything in the most simple and understandable language, understandable for most people.
 
 
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"Manual" manipulator

"Manual" manipulatorOne day, while studying at the university's second year, I was asked to cook something "something" in order to confirm the high title of "future engineer-robotics". On this pathetic note, I went to the depths of consciousness to find ideas. After a short trip there was an idea about the device, the theory of creation of which I want to share with the public.
 
 
The essence of this development. Consider the usual, say, 5-axis manipulator (the kinematic structural diagram is shown in the figure below). Its capabilities when moving in space are wide: it is capable of making movements in 5 coordinates...
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To deliver for half an hour

In the last articles we told on the development of Sberbank robotics , Collaborative robots and exoskeletons . In this we will talk about logistics robots.
 
 
To deliver for half an hour  
Credit: Sberbank
 
professional service robots and calls them logistic systems.
 
 
According to the standard ISO 8373: 2012 , a professional service robot is a robot that performs useful work for people and equipment, excluding industrial automation tasks, and is used to gain benefits in the provision of various services.
 
 
Thus, the logistics ...
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Cuckoo clock based on Lego Mindstorms

Two and a half years ago I bought a set of Lego Mindstorms EV3 to make my first steps in robotics. Pull the assembly assembly onto the controller. ev3dev and having played enough with the management of engines and sensors for SSH, I for two years cooled to buying. The reason was that I did not have enough imagination for what it was possible to assemble: after a few collected models from Lego Technics (both boxed and home-made) I was already used to miracles like remotely controlled toys, and simple robots like presented at Krakow exhibition of models from ...
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Arduino for beginners. Part 3

Arduino for beginners. Part 3Preface of the author
 
Good day, Habr. As planned, I continue the series of articles that will help you in getting to know Arduino. Also, in each subsequent article (including this one) you will be able to find answers to the most important questions that appear in the comments. For those who did not read the last part, here .
 
Why do we need resistors and how to choose them
 
In the comments under the previous publications, there were questions about the importance of resistors in the circuits and how to choose them. Consider this in practice diodes. In Arduino, on ordinary pins, a voltage ...
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Homo Extensis. Expanding the possibilities of a person or how to combine a human and a robot

As we wrote previously , one of the priority areas of work of our laboratory are industrial exoskeletons.
 
 
When we hear the word exoskeleton, the image of Robert Downey Ml always clings to the purple-gold armor of the Iron Man, soaring into the clouds and scattering humanity's enemies to the right and left.
 
 
The exoskeletons that exist and are being developed today are not yet capable of lifting multi-ton cargoes, flying in the stratosphere and developing supersonic speeds, but maybe this is not required from them?
 
 
Homo Extensis. Expanding the possibilities of a person or how to combine a human and a robot ...
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"Blind" Cheetah 3 robot can climb the ladder, littered with obstacles

"Blind" Cheetah 3 robot can climb the ladder, littered with obstacles  
Now the robot Cheetah (Cheetah) 3 MIT can jump and jog on rough terrain, climb a ladder littered with garbage, and quickly restore balance.
 
 
A 90-pound mechanical beast-the size of a large Labrador retriever-is deliberately designed for all of this without relying on cameras or any external environmental sensors. Instead, he promptly "feels" his way through his environment in a way that engineers describe as "blind movement," just as breaking through a black room.
 
 
"There are many unexpected actions that a robot must cope with, not relying too much on a vision," says robot designer Sangbae Kim...
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