DJI has just announced the RoboMaster S1 Intelligent Educational Robot. The RoboMaster S1 aims to educate users on science, math, physics & programming.
- Intelligent Controller
- S1 Blaster
- 2-axis Mechanical Gimbal
- Mecanum Wheels – 4WD Omnidirectional movement
- High-Performance Motor
- Intelligent Sensing Armor
- Scratch 3.0 & Python Coding Support
The RoboMaster S1 features a number of built-in AI modes, including line recognition, vision marker recognition, individual recognition, clap recognition, gesture recognition and S1 robot recognition.
In addition to the programming education, there are a few gameplay modes, including racing, free-for-all, target race & target practice.
While there is plenty of fun to be had, at the core of the RoboMaster S1 is its ability to be customised by the user, teaching programming concepts and problem-solving skills to younger users.
To get users started, there is a video course called RoboAcademy which offers programming video guides. Users can also progress through The Road to Mastery, a series of projects that the users need to solve.
While the RoboMaster is not specifically a filmmaking tool, it makes you wonder what DJI could be working on. DJI has already implemented a number of intelligent features in its drones, so why can’t they do it on the ground. Imagine a larger version of the RoboMaster, capable of carrying the Ronin-S or Ronin-2. Being able to follow a specific route, or follow a subject.
The RoboMaster S1 is currently available to order in China, Japan & the United States for $499 USD.