DJI has unveiled an all new product, and it8217;s not a drone or a camera. It8217;s called the RoboMaster S1, and it8217;s an awesome-looking programmable robot on four wheels designed to help you learn code (and have a lot of fun).
It8217;s the company8217;s very first ground-based robot, but taps into all the technologies the manufacturer has developed over the last few years. Tech that has helped to make its drones and gimbals some of the most respected in the world.
It8217;s designed help users learn about AI and engineering and teach basic coding and is equipped with 31 different sensors that map the world around it, which includes the six built into the body armour, designed to detect impact.
At the top of this high tech robot is a camera (as you8217;d expect from DJI), allowing you to stream a feed of video to the RoboMaster app as you8217;re driving it around.
That8217;s not all though, built on top of a mechanical gimbal 8211; another DJI speciality 8211; is a blaster that fires both infrared beams and a nontoxic gel bead. For those worried about safety 8211; and getting hurt 8211; DJI has limited the launching rate and angle to ensure that it8217;s safe.
What8217;s awesome is that DJI8217;s drone camera capabilities have made it into the S18217;s FPV camera. That means it can identify different objects automatically, but also can follow a person in follow mode, or recognise claps and gestures as well as other S1 units.
Before using it, you build it yourself, and there are 46 programmable components that you learn to program over time; teach it visual triggers, race with it, battle with other S18217;s and all kinds of other interactive modes.
The DJI RoboMaster S1 is available to buy from now in the US, and can be bought for $499. As with its drones, there8217;s also an optional extra kit that8217;ll be available at a later date and include a dedicated gamepad, extra gel beads, a battery and gel bead container.