MiRo The cute robot is now ready for a collaborative class
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MiRo The cute robot is now ready for a collaborative class

The new software, new hardware and specifications, as well as the much greater computing power that it now possesses, makes it ideal as a companion for the students as they learn the STEM topics.

MiRo The cute robot is now ready for a collaborative class
The new software, new hardware and specifications, as well as the much greater computing power that it now possesses, makes it ideal as a companion for the students as they learn the STEM topics.

The British technology company Consequential Robotics Ltd. has worked on improving the MiRo robot and showed the third generation of this very cute robot during London Tech Week 2019. MiRo-E as it is called, gives the hint of his newly found educational companions. The MiRo-E is the third generation of the MiRo robot family and still has the same beautiful appearance and personality as before. But what has changed is the new software, new hardware and specifications and the much greater computing power that it now possesses, making it ideal as a companion for the students as they learn the STEM topics. Simply put, these are the topics Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics that are taught in classrooms around the world.

In the MiRo-E is a Raspberry Pi 3B + computer system that clocks a quad-core processor at 1.4 GHz, with 1GB RAM, 16GB micro-SD for executing the software and has a new MiRoCODE coding interface that can also be implemented via a Web browser on a PC to program the MiRo for specific educational purposes – this uses the Blockly coding language, which offers more flexibility than the Python programming language. In each of MiRo & # 39; s eyes are two 720p HD cameras & # 39; s that can do face detection, an approach sensor, 28 capacitive touch sensors with which MiRo can respond to different touches and now also has a reinforced construction. We had a chance to communicate with the MiRo-E during London Tech Week, and this is perhaps one of the most

"MiRo is meant to be attractive, to appeal to everyone and to communicate naturally. It is essential that today's students learn to program the devices of the future," says Prof. Tony Prescott, University of Sheffield and co-founder of Consequential Robotics, while describing the third generation of the MiRo.

Consequential Robotics says that the MiRo is currently being used in global institutions, including the Bristol Robotics Lab in the UK, the Hong Kong Science Museum, Trinity College in Dublin, the University of Melbourne in Australia and the University of Wisconsin in the US.

Each MiRo-E costs around £ 2450 and one of these devices can work in a classroom with no fewer than 40 students.

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