The recent shake-up from DJI’s latest product release, marking its biggest change from its family lines like drones, cameras, stabilizers and more. DJI introduces an advanced and futuristic looking robot that is aimed at the growing market for educational tech toys.
The DJI Robomaster S1 is designed to appeal audience who are a huge fan of Battlebot and always wants to be able to learn how to create and program a competitive robot. For some of you who are wondering what the S1 means, it is a short abbreviation for Step One.
Although, the new DJI Robomaster S1 isn’t actually a pure do-it-yourself project like Nvidia’s Jetbot. This educational robot kit is a fully automated robot system with plethora of configurable component. It gives you plenty of room to customize the robot with advanced AI programming codes.
For some of us who lived during 1980’s and 1990’s, the likelihood of you playing with Lego robots are pretty much likely. They are so fun and teaches a lot about how to create moving vehicles based on just machines. The introduction of DJI Robomaster S1 is the latest switch that incorporates 31 smart sensors, a camera mounted on stabilized platform that livestream directly to your mobile device, and of course, augmented reality that senses when the robot is hit during the multiplayer battles.
Plus, it is outfitted with four Mecanum wheels which are incredible popular and one of favorite among robot builders. These wheels enables the robot to become very mobile by transferring along the land in any direction: sideways, forward, backwards, and diagonally. But the DJI Robomaster S1 educational kit doesn’t come cheap in addition to the six built-in PWM ports that enables third-party hardware.
Advanced AI Learning With Tricks & Commands
Upon opening the box, the DJI Robomaster S1 comes with a lot of tricks and commands. This robot can follow lines autonomously and recognizes 44 different symbols. It is also capable of identifying and following the people as well commanding the robot using gesture mode. Plus, it can react based on the sounds like clapping and giving voice commands. Although, some features will work better than others for certain people.
The introduction of DJI Robomaster S1 presents an amazing opportunity that allows you to create your own features by programming via Python or Scratch. Don’t fret if you are not familiar with these programming languages, or in some cases, programming. DJI made sure to include tutorial series called Road to Mastery that is designed to guide you through the process of learning how to program S1 robot. I like because it makes it easy for beginners and adults who has never experienced coding the opportunity to learn how to program. Not just only that, the Robomaster S1 is the perfect educational robot kit for learning in schools, work, and even during your leisure time that brings the joy.
DJI Robomaster S1: Designed for Educational & Fun
The new DJI Robomaster S1 didn’t happen out of all blue. As a matter of fact, it is actually built based on robots used in the RoboMaster competition. Just like DJI used them in the competition, the Robomaster includes several features such as Solo Target Practice and Target Race. In addition to that, you can play multiplayer games where you pit your S1 against other players in races or battles.
Out of all, the DJI Robomaster S1 certainly look both appealing and very fun. If you are a teen, you just might be able to convince your parents to spend $500 on this robot. Afterall, it is a small price to pay just to get you to do something educational that teaches you real-life skills. Plus, if you are a skilled bot-builder, you definitely can look forward to DJI’s first Robomaster S1 challenge coming this August in Shenzhen, China.
And if you are still want to know more about this latest DJI product. There are five things you should know about the Robomaster S1. Are you excited about Robomaster S1? Let us know what you think of this new robot by commenting in the comments section below.