CHINA: On September 28, Xiaomi presented a brand-new educational robot called ‘Mijia’ that can be customised by putting its components together in the most authentic LEGO manner.
Xiaomi has continued to test robots for a long time. Its most current Xiaomi Modular Robot Model can be customised and constructed in any design. You may transform it into a dog, a cat, a smart arm, or whatever else you choose by simply switching out the modules.
Modular robots are extremely rare since it can be difficult to combine parts in a coordinated and cohesive way. But it seems that the company has successfully made one.
The modules basically take the shapes of a sphere, other planes, a base, the limbs, and the head, and you can mount anything you want from here.
The permutations are endless because every module clicks into place and up to four modules can be connected at once using the spheres.
Once the Xiaomi Modular Robot is put together, the AI will attempt to make all the parts move in unison, but you will probably need to assist it with the aid of the programming.
This is where the instructional component of the Xiaomi modular robot seems to be geared toward kids. It is an icon-based programming language that is accessible from a smartphone or tablet.
You can specify which way the pieces move, or design responses and functions based on what the robot’s sensors pick up. It can also be used as an alarm that follows you, cautions when it detects movement, greets each family member uniquely, etc.
The Xiaomi modular robot is already available for purchase in China for 3,599 yuan, which is equivalent to around 513 euros.