AERobot (Affordable Education Robot) is a simple low-cost robot for introductory programming and robotics education. It provides a wide range of sensors and abilities, controlled by an intuitive graphical programming environment, all for a fraction of the cost of other educational robots.
AERobot is intended for students around middle school age. No previous robotics or programming experience is required. A moderate level of comfort with technology is suggested for teachers.
Every student should have their own robot!
Sensors provide abilities like obstacle detection and ranging, line-following, and light orientation, making it suitable for a variety of activities like maze-solving
Movement on flat surfaces
Low cost makes it feasible for all students to have, and personalize, their own robot
Plugs directly into USB port for programming and charging -- no separate cable required
Hardware and programming environment are both open-source
Each kit is complete with a robot chassis, materials to attach a "foot" (plastic pad, standoffs, screws; takes 1 minute and requires no tools), and a rechargeable battery.
An Open Software Ecosystem
We recognize that each project has different requirements and goals. As such we have worked to provide as much flexibility to developers as possible. Our quad-core solution allows us to run numerous software solutions. From the selection of algorithms, NLP services, smart assistants, operating systems, and more, we wish to support our users. If you have suggestions on what services you would like to see us officially support let us know on our forums, or if you enjoy the work yourself, submit a merge request to our github.