MiRo is an animal-like advanced robot designed to help students learn about STEM subjects, particularly computing and digital technologies.
The pack includes:
2 x MiRo-E (New for 2019)
2 x Charger Module
MiRoCode is a user-friendly web-based coding interface, where students can run through lesson plans and experiment with new ideas. They can test code on the simulated MiRo-E and create new skills that can be applied to a real life MiRo-E.
36 centimeters height, 34 centimeters width, 6 pounds weight
Motion accelerometers, 2x HD cameras, 4x light sensors, 2x cliff sensors, 4x 16-bit microphone, 1x loudspeaker, 28x capacitive touch sensors, and 3x position sensors
Python Script2, and Blockly
Elementary School, Middle School, High School, College, University, and Research
3 hour online training
MiRo-E has been built on years of technical research and multiple MiRo iterations! MiRo-E is jam-packed with a wide range of sensors, significant degrees of freedom of which many provide MiRo-E’s excellent expressive communication abilities. A Raspberry Pi 3B+ core provides a familiar and versatile base for coders of all ages!
MiRo-E has been pre-assembled and is ready to go! Setup is simple: just connect the batteries, that's it.
We’ve designed MiRo-E to be repairable by the end user, as far as possible. This means no more costly repairs or lengthy time lags waiting for your robot to be repaired in another continent when things go wrong. And if any issues do pop up, we have a top notch support team who aim to answer any questions as painlessly as possible.
We've been building a computer based program which will transform the way MiRo the robot can be controlled with a Educational Interface. Build your code within MiRoCODE and then test by simulating in MiRoSim and control your robot MiRo. Once you have purchased your MiRo then we can help get you set up with MiRoCODE!
MiRoCODE, the computer-based and user-friendly coding platform that is simple and easy to use. You can write code, simulate the algorithm on our MiRoSim, tweak it to fix any bugs, and then test again.
This iterating of the code helps to instil basic programming behaviours and helps to refine the code into the best result possible.
Once you’re ready, you can launch the code in real life!
We designed it to recognise Blockly.
This turns sections of code into simple building blocks. A bit like Lego. This turns coding into a visual exercise which can feel more approachable.
Each block contains Python code.
The universal hardware coding language, this script is the best. Python is a general language which allows small and large scale coding projects.
ROS is the boss of Robot software.
Flexible framework for writing robot software. Hidden in the back-end of the program, this is what provides an accurate representation in MiRoSim.