This is not only the remote-controlled robot running on the ground integrated with normal cameras, but DJI’s RoboMaster S1 has also been launched as a toy for children to approach programming, automating through self-coding. Pre-ordering starts from today via Bhphtovideo.com, priced at $499, S1 is integrated with 31 sensors, allowing it to map the surroundings, moving 360 degrees on wheels designed to run countless dimensions and works with the software on the phone or installs the code available for self-operation.
Similar to the drones that DJI has previously released, RoboMaster S1 also has the ability to recognize and respond to gestures, user control sounds, can track objects or analyze images themselves. “See the Action” to make an active decision. In front of S1 is a 120-degree f2.4 aperture camera, which supports the recording and streaming of the image it receives on the phone application via WiFi. As a toy, RoboMaster S1 also has a blaster uses LED lights to outline launch trajectories for its gel beads and infrared beams. For added safety, the Blaster uses non-toxic gel bead projectiles and even features limitations on launching rate and angle. Basically, one can control S1 through a controller. It allows mounting extra batteries or cartridges.
The latency of the images sent from the camera on S1 is extremely low, according to some of the attendees who came out to talk about it. S1 gives players many different operating scenarios, be it to bring multiple cars to the race, or shoot each other, or to do a certain task. In battle mode, players will control their S1 shot into an area with the sensor, then the score is calculated.
Years ago, DJI organized a robot tournament called the RoboMasters in China, allowing students to create and program robots to fight. With S1, they want to expand this model to many regions of the world. Therefore, the highly customizable ability is notable for this robot. Users can remove and attach various accessories. Users can write code in Scratch 3.0 or Python to control the operation of many parts of the car, from the movement of the wheel, engine, gun, and more. For those who are new, DJI has a video library and tutorial are available for users to learn how to program the most basic things. They say that people who never know the code can still do it and the goal is to turn sports such as soccer, basketball, etc. can also be robotized.