Choose your own ELFi
ELFi opens a new world market of intelligent personal robots (like market of personal computers 30 years ago)
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We propose you to build your own robot and easily gain a terrific new skill: Robotics.
ELFi is an intelligent personal robot. He has an ability to learn - not just execute known commands.
His body has to be built from Lego Details. He needs an Android tablet or phone for his Brain. Motors and Sensors are connected to the Brain via one or many EV3 Programmable Lego Bricks forming his peripheral neural system. External media devices like pico projector and speaker connected to Android mini usb port and audio interface.
Essential part of the project is its software wich consists from two central parts:
- Brain with ability to add third-party code from external programmers and students
- Market with ability to deliver and monetize third-party applications for ELFi.
Technical name of a Brain software is Core App.
Technical name of a Market for ELFi is RoboMarket.
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We have to make ELFi and all Home Robots a Fire Aware robots. How to modify robot’s behavior? Phase 0. Before fire. (current prototype) *Collect facts for its AI to be critical to defend people during fire *Collect perception data to recognize Fire itself if Fire Alarm system is broken or not yet detected Fire[…]
There is technological/finance gap between intelligent robots able to talk and singlepurpose hobbystyle creatures made of affordable robot building sets (Lego, MakeBlock, Tetrix, Arduino etc.). It’s still a science fiction scenario when some kid can build a robot, turn it on and start talking, assigning some realworld tasks which need some decision making. What I[…]
Mark and ELFi were guests of World Robotic Olympiad 2015 in Doha, capital of fabulous Qatar! ELFi is talking with kids. Most popular parts of presentation: fighting, dancing and “Toreador Mode”. Mark is SOOO proud to be in fantastic team of Mindstorms Experts who are: Marc-Andre Bazergui with his LEGO 3D Printer, legendary R2-D2 and EV3LIN:[…]
We want to speed-up our movement to finalization of next-generation Robotics book and educational program for all kids and students interested in building of their own intelligent robots. This is program intended for STEM education groups, FLL teams and individuals learning robotics with popular Lego EV3 sets. This program opens door to professional software development,[…]
Hey! You can see two new things in ELFi robotics world: – Brain app can be connected to Arduino circuit; – Two robots are collaborating over XMPP to start downloading of can of Cola. Stay tuned!
Hi! This is a quick announce about a new part of alpha release – Educator app. This is the first realization of custom algorithms. In short, You can program any movement of ELFi without programming environment and coding skills. Assume that you want to teach ELFi a new activity: draw a square on voice command[…]
Hello guys! We want to say thank you to all alpha users of ELFi Core app. You all motivated us to go ahead! Some of you even found some bugs in the app. This is quick update about what we’re doing now. We’re created ability to write any algorithms for movements of ELFi. So you[…]
We’re using a lot of Mobile technologies and tools for our robots. But wait! What makes ELFi a robot – not another Mobile app? The most impressive robotic feature is ability to move across your apartment and do things in context of location. For example this is typical voice command for the robot: – Hey[…]
Problem General-purpose Robots are still part of Science Fiction because: they are expensive they aren’t a mass products there is no a market for standardized software distribution for robots. As a result we miss a lot of possibilities for: robots in education as a teacher helpers and STEM research target robots at home as[…]
ELFI now becomes more and more smart with AI technologies operating like Siri or Google Translator. You can ask him: “ELFi, what can you do?” – and his answer will be complete and maximally useful. You can continue to ask him – “What time is it”, “Forecast for Uzhhorod” – he will answer perfectly good.[…]