The Endurance team has recently discovered that schools, colleges and professors have a lack of tools to educate and demonstrate real practical robotics in their classroom. Most robotics is gaming and toy play and have very limited real use case applications. Ultimately, Endurance wants to bring something useful and practical which will enable educators, students, researchers, doctors and patients, and other individuals in the community to communicate effectively.
Participants of the Endurance’s DIY SelfieBot program can make a fully operational 3D SelfieBot. Currently, Endurance is offering a pilot program to accredited colleges and schools that will benefit from the following:
Plans for further development will be announced later.
First of all it is a robot that is done by yourself. Second it is a portable telepresence system (robot). You can attach any mobile gadget on top of it and conduct video calls hands free. Another advantage is its recording and broadcasting capability. With the added advantage of loading a mobile device on a SelfieBot cradle, it will follow you through its tracking capability and allows for swivel and rotation while you speak.
The good thing is that the tracking (follow me) mechanism is built using Google API. So it transforms your mobile device into a smart robot.
DIY SelfieBot educational robot is a great instrument for any student or hobbyists.