Our Mission

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) is one of the most important skills to acquire to make a major contribution and impact to society for the foreseeable future. In our experience, STEM is best learned with experimentation. Miniature home robots provide a cheap and excellent platform to do STEM experimentation. Our goal is to bring you material which helps you learn STEM by doing experiments. These experiments could be using one of the robots we use, or with software that we provide you.

Meet our robots

So far, we have been targeting three main consumer robots. Chronologically, the first is the Anki Cozmo, which debuted in 2016. That is the white robot with blue eyes in the above picture. Then came Anki Vector, which launched in 2018. The Vector robots are the ones with the black bodies. The Petoi Bittle is the last robot in our series, and was launched in 2020. While the Anki robots have rich software, and can be easily programmed with an SDK, the Bittle robot is a quadruped robot, and is very useful to understand the mechanics of a quadruped robot.

If you want to meet our robots, you might find the Christmas Holiday Show performed by our robots entertaining:

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Bleeding content

You will get premium and state of the art content discussing the latest in consumer robotics. We regularly read research presented in top tier conferences such as Human Robot Interaction (HRI) and Robot & Human Interactive Communication (ROMAN) and summarize the work.

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Robots are set to play an increasing role in our daily lives and find presence in our homes, and subscribing to this letter will keep you up to date with all the latest technological developments.

Experiment and Learn

We also develop tutorials and course materials that teach you various important technologies such as Machine Learning/Artificial Intelligence with the help of a robot.

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Why Become a Paid Member?

You can be and active part of a community of people who share your passion on learning with robots. A paid member has the following benefits:

  1. At least ONE dedicated post per month exclusive to paid members. Free subscribers will not have access to this material.

  2. Unlimited access to all archived material.

  3. Dedicated posts during Human Robot Interaction (HRI) and Robot & Human Interactive Communication (ROMAN) conferences.

  4. Influence the next robot we buy and write about.

Your paid membership helps contribute towards the following:

  1. Pay registration feed in premier conferences where the latest advances in home robots are discussed.

  2. Pay for any new robots or robotic software which will be discussed in our channel.

As you can imagine, I am running this portal on-the-side, usually working during weekends and night time hours because of my passion in believing that robots are the best way to learn science and engineering concepts. Besides my time, the portal runs at a considerable financial loss, and your patronage is the key to cover some of these costs.

Please join us and be part of our community. Thank you for your support.

Other ways you can contribute?

  1. Many organizations pay their employees for education related to their work responsibilities. If the work posted on this forum helped you and your employer, please consider paying for a member subscription or a group subscription. Group subscriptions get 20% off.

  2. Write at our portal. An invitation to write can be found here.

  3. Hire me as a consultant. I have 20 years of experience in the software industry in addition to a PhD in Computer Science. I have worked with many individuals and companies, mainly helping them in topics around data science and machine learning. If you think I can help solve a technical problem or help make a business decision, please consider hiring me as consultant. You can find my LinkedIn profile here.

People

Amitabha Banerjee
I tinker with robotics in my spare time, and have a passion to demonstrate how we all can learn and get creative with the use of home robots. I have created 'Learn AI with a robot' to make learning AI simple.
Alex Young
I've been fascinated with robotics and AI since I owned my first product from Anki Cozmo. I now own 1 Cozmo and 6 Vectors which is 7 robots in total.