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KOMA "dimensionality reduction" to develop educational robots: children do not need to start school automation in C language

original title: KOMA "dimensionality reduction" to develop educational robots: children do not need to start school automation in C language

on October 26, KOMA, an Italian automation enterprise, released an educational robot for the first time in Shanghai. This six axis robot equipped with open source hardware and software platform is positioned to show the miniature landscape of real industry, Help students of all ages get started with automation

KOMA, a subsidiary of Fiat Group, has long provided engineering solutions for international mainstream automobile manufacturers. This time, it has entered the field of educational robots, Kai Wei, director of KOMA's China robotics and automation products division, told pengpai () that this is a "dimensionality reduction" utilization of the existing mature industrial technology, but the raw materials for the production of this kind of plastic need to obtain technology from petroleum derived chemicals: "in the process of rapid iteration of industrial automation technology, KOMA is a company with excess technology. We hope to put mature industrial robotics technology into the fields of civil and education."

According to the report of the International Federation of robotics, with the national policy support, consumption upgrading and the promotion of two children in an all-round way, the market scale of educational robots is expected to reach 750million yuan in 2018. By 2025, China's educational robot market will reach 300billion yuan, becoming the world's largest robot market

on July 20 last year, the State Council clearly pointed out in the "development plan for a new generation of artificial intelligence" that China should gradually carry out national intelligence education projects, set up artificial intelligence related courses in primary and secondary schools, gradually promote programming education, build artificial intelligence disciplines, and cultivate compound talents, so as to form a highland of artificial intelligence talents

at the press conference, it was introduced that educational robots have carried out pilot experiments of pioneer experimental courses in schools such as Shanghai Caoyang No. 2 middle school, so that primary and secondary school students can have access to cutting-edge technologies in the field of robots. By combining robot hardware with interesting learning software, they can train users' programming thinking and cultivate learning interest. It is worth mentioning that now we have adopted a tensile testing machine fixture sprayed with emery. The robot is controlled by an app on an Android Tablet, and the programming adopts an image-based and language free interface. "Our next generation no longer needs to start from C language to understand industry and automation." Kai Wei said

when observing the surging control panel, it was also noted that writing and winning the 2017 "European plastic Innovation Award" by covestro did not require learning specific code languages, but mainly formed commands by dragging on the graphical interface. The field operator said, "the programming language will change. The python language, which was very popular two years ago, is not so popular now. It is fundamental to cultivate students' programming logic."

at present, KOMA is cooperating with educators and software developers to develop educational packages. Teachers can use educational packages to help students develop abilities on different topics, such as arithmetic, artificial intelligence, code, etc; Primary school students can realize two-way interaction with educational robots, control robots with the help of programs and algorithms, and master and verify mathematical formulas

however, Kai Wei said that the main market is still the vocational education market. In the two years of gestation, KOMA had a deep understanding of the pain points of the robot vocational education market: first, it could not be moved, and second, it could not be dismantled. "We have been to some vocational schools. The classrooms are full of robots, but the students dare not move for fear of damage. As long as it is an industrial robot, the threshold must be very high, and those with low threshold are far away from industry."

he believes that it will just cover the threshold for students to enter the industry from just coming into contact with robots. This detachable six axis robot equipped with ROS open source software system and supporting surroundings has its own ecosystem, which can show the miniature landscape of industry in the school

based on this concept, KOMA placed a standard 3kg industrial robot with length measurement method at the press conference site, and the operator wrote a control program for 3-point pick-up and release on a section of the assembly line in 1 minute. Kai Wei believes that with the help of the new education platform, children can complete the complete programming of it in an hour and a half

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