Major Chinese drone maker DJI today released its second educational robot, the RoboMaster EP, which is compatible with multi-party hardware, supports multiple software platforms, and has an open SDK.
RoboMaster EP has more than 50 sensors and can be assembled into engineering robots and infantry robots.
Users can also combine their own imagination to modify the form, such as "sorting robot", "transport robot", "sentinel robot" and so on.
The new hardware includes high-performance servos, robot arms, grippers, infrared depth sensors, sensor transfer modules, and power transfer modules.
Among them, the high-performance steering gear supports custom control through a programming interface.
Its characteristics of small backlash, large torque, and high repeat positioning accuracy can help students build lifting structures and easily learn relevant physics knowledge.
The mechanical arm has a compact structure, supports precise FPV control, and works in conjunction with a mechanical claw. Even if the target object is not in front of you, you can still complete remote tasks from the first-person perspective in the app.
RoboMaster EP supports more than 20 third-party sensors and third-party open source hardware such as "Micro: bit", "Arduino", "Raspberry Pi", and can use its own battery to power them.
The EP retains 8mm and 16mm pitch hole positions, and provides platform substrates, chassis extension tail plates, and front axle adapter plates for connection.
RoboMaster EP supports different systems such as Android, iOS, Windows, and MAC.
When the EP is connected to the software platform via WIFI, all sensors and actuators of the EP will be programmed and visualized in the form of modules.
At the same time, the development system also provides online debugging function, which can see the status and variable data of EP in real time, making programming and debugging very convenient. Supports Scratch and Python contrast display.
RoboMaster EP product manager Li Zhuoquan said that the biggest highlight of RoboMaster EP is the open SDK, which supports more than 50 programmable sensor interfaces. Teachers and students can obtain data such as sensor modules, video streams and audio streams to write programs to achieve multi-machine collaborative formation.
For different teaching scenarios, RoboMaster EP also launched corresponding clients for mobile phones and computers. It supports two programming languages, Scratch3.0 and Python 3.6, supports writing virtual controls through Python, and designing interactive interfaces by itself.
RoboMaster EP supports fast local repair in 20 provinces/regions across the country, and the whole machine warranty period is 1 year.
DJI founded the first college robot summer camp in 2013, held the first RoboMaster Mecha Masters in 2015, and released the first educational robot Mecha master S1 in 2019.
Mecha Master S1 uses a modular design, which can bring assembly fun. The robot has 46 programmable control components and 6 types of artificial intelligence programming modules.
Mecha Master S1 supports two programming languages, Scratch and Python.
Artificial intelligence technology can help Mecha Master S1 recognize posture, applause, pedestrians, visual tags and another S1, and can experience artificial intelligence in learning.