Humanoids and human-robot interaction
Humanoid robots are robots with a human or anthropomorphic appearance, with a body and limbs similar to those of a human being. These robots are designed to interact with humans naturally and intuitively, thanks to sensors and programs that allow them to recognize human gestures, facial expressions, and emotions.
Interactions between humans and humanoid robots are becoming increasingly common, and these robots are used in various fields such as education, industry, healthcare, entertainment, and research.
Here are some examples of humanoid robots designed for education and learning:
Alpha Mini, a robot for learning programming
Alpha Mini is an educational humanoid robot developed by UBTECH Robotics. This robot is designed to help middle and high school students learn the basics of programming and robotics in a fun and interactive way. Alpha Mini is about 25 cm tall and has several sensors, speakers, and LED lights. Students can use a mobile app to program Alpha Mini and give it instructions to perform various tasks. A true learning companion, it can also offer various activities related to writing, reading, history, or math.
Robotis Kits: create your humanoid robot
Robotis Kits are sets of parts and software designed to allow users to create custom humanoid robots. The kits include mechanical parts such as servomotors, control modules, chassis, and software to program the robots and make them work. They are trendy among robotics enthusiasts, educators, and engineering students. They offer great flexibility in terms of design and allow users to create robots with a wide variety of movements and abilities.
Poppy, an open-source humanoid robot
Poppy Robot is built from 3D-printed parts and is equipped with dynamic motors, sensors, and cameras. It is designed to be easily customizable and programmable, with an intuitive user interface and an open-source software development environment. Poppy is often used in schools and universities to teach robotics and computer science, as well as in research labs to explore the possibilities of humanoid robotics. In addition to its educational use, Poppy has also been used for applications such as human-robot interaction, motion recognition, and autonomous navigation.
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Teachers of secondary school pupils sometimes have difficulties finding good methods for sparking interest in subjects. Because we’re living in a digital age, this Alpha Mini humanoid educational robot is the perfect solution to this problem. He can help you teach many subjects in an original way while also giving pupils a chance to try their hand at programming.
Kit for Poppy Torso robot with Raspberry electronics (the 3D parts are not included in this set). The Torso version does not have legs, contrary to Poppy Humanoid version. Please note that this robotics set does not include any screen for Poppy’s eyes.
Kit for Poppy Humanoid robot with Raspberry electronics. This kit contains all the elements (Dynamixel actuators, electronics, connectors, ...) to assemble Poppy. The 3D parts are not included in this kit.
In addition to the S2 PHS M2x8 screws used to fix your Dynamixel AX servomotors, this set of plastic washers and bushings allows a solid fixing to the plastic structural parts of the Bioloid robotic kits.
Almost 27 cm of pure technology: that’s what Robotis is offering all fans of smart, programmable mobile robots with its Robotis Mini released in June 2014. It’s already won the “Good Design” prize for the most innovative industrial product of the year – don’t wait a moment longer to find out why!