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Customizable waking Robot
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Sep 01, 2016 2016-09-01

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Programmable, Customizable Walking Robot

From playing football to dancing at the disco, 3D-printable Marty the Robot has the moves. Marty is a fully programmable, WiFi-enabled walking robot for children, makers, educators, or anybody else. Marty makes learning about programming, electronics, and mechanical engineering a fun and engaging process. He is designed to be customizable with 3D-printed parts and is completely upgradeable. He’s even compatible with single-board computers, such as the Raspberry Pi. Marty can be controlled remotely over WiFi, but users can also program him in a variety of programming languages. Children and beginners can learn with Scratch, which makes coding as simple as clicking and dragging blocks. Experienced programmers can control him using more powerful programming languages such as Python and C++, or state-of-the-art robotics tools such as ROS. Once the kit is completed, Marty is capable of a range of movements, from walking to kicking a ball, which can be controlled from a smartphone. The creator of Marty received his PhD in robotics from the University of Edinburgh in Scotland. He expects to ship Marty in early 2017.

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