Robots at IFA 2018: Advanced, customisable and friendlier
Robotics took the center stage at the ongoing IFA 2018 technology conference in Berlin. Modern robots are smarter, friendlier and run on cutting-edge technologies such as Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, and Cloud. These modern robots are also leveraging the open-source technology provided by the likes of Google and Amazon.
Companies like Ubtech are aiming to democratize robotics by making the developing process easier. The China-based company provides simple coding solutions to young children and makes it easier for them to customize robots and basic principles of motoring and actions.
Mabot, another China-based company, is making robotics fun by making them compatible with Legos. The Mabot robots have modular design and can be controlled through an application on phone. The app also helps kids learn codes and further customise robots.
Android of Things-based DIY Handbot lets you play rock-paper-scissors. Under the hood is a complex NXP IMX7D microcontroller and ultra fast camera sensor that recognizes hand gestures in 165 million seconds.