New arrival: Ban Leong introduces UBTECH Jimu robots in Singapore

The Jimu range of robots are designed to nurture kids and teens with an interest in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics). There are five kits available. Prices below.

UBTECH’s Jimu Robot is an interactive robotic building block system that lets kids easily Build, Program and Share their robot creations:

The five kits are made of lego-like components that can be assembled into different robots.

The various Jimu robot kits on display during the launch in Singapore by Ban Leong Technologies.

The five Jimu robot kits available (with prices) in Singapore are:

  1. Mini Kit (S$229) – Comes with everything needed to build the Muzzbot or Ostrich or Bull robots including four smooth motion robotic servo motors and 253 snap-together interlocking parts and connectors.
  2. Karbot Kit (S$259) – Comes with everything needed to build the Rover or Crusher or Winger robots including three smooth motion robotic servo motors, one infrared sensor and 276 snap-together interlocking parts and connectors.
  3. Buzzbot and Muttbot Kit (S$299) – Comes with everything needed to build the Buzzbot or Muttbot robots including six smooth motion robotic servo motors and 260 snap-together interlocking parts and connectors.
  4. Explorer Kit (S$379) – Comes with everything needed to build five models including a Baby, Parrot, Penguin, T-Rex, and Walrus. The kit includes seven smooth motion robotic servo motors and 561 snap-together interlocking parts and connectors.
  5. Inventor Kit (S$659) – Comes with everything needed to build six models including an Elephant, Giraffe, Humanoid, Mantis, Rhino, and Wolf. The kit includes sixteen smooth motion robotic servo motors and 657 snap-together interlocking parts and connectors.

More details from the press release below.

  • Build your robot with directed play for specific, pre-designed robots and open-ended play to create whatever you can imagine.
  • Program your robot’s movements with pre-set movements and controls to play with immediately, or easily program it with the Jimu Robot App to make it move however you like.
  • Share your robot creations with Jimu’s online global community.

All Jimu kits include a main control box and a lithium ion battery & adapter and feature:

  • Interchangeable Parts – All Jimu Robot parts are interchangeable with other Jimu sets, so after building the official models, you can create your own inventions by mixing with parts from any other set.
  • Servo Motors – The key to the Jimu Robots’ amazingly lifelike movements is the high-torque robotic servo motor, allowing for fluidity and stability when moving from one pose to another.
  • Jimu Robot App – The free app provides easy-to-follow 3D-illustrated building instructions, pre-programmed actions, Pose-Record-Play and direct-servo programming, Blockly coding to sequence your actions, and an in-App “Joystick” remote to control your Jimu Robot in real time on your smart device. The app also serves as a portal to a closed online community of Jimu enthusiasts.

A Jimu Robot is a great way to engage kids in STEM curriculum through robotics.

The application of robotic functioning and programming will get kids well-prepared for the future.

UBTECH and Ban Leong Techonologies launched the Alpha1 Pro and Jimu robots in Singapore at the Atmastel restaurant at South Beach.

Jimu Robots were built from the ground up to specifically meet the needs of STEM curriculum:

  • Science (physics, electronics).
  • Technology (advanced motors, sensors).
  • Engineering Arts (building & creating, software-hardware interface).
  • Math (geometry, balance and programming).

Jimu Robots teach kids computational thinking and focuses on the real world application of problem solving, expanding their understanding and mastery of:

  • Logical, lateral & spatial thinking
  • Problem-solving & planning
  • Creative & critical thinking
  • 3D hands-on engineering
  • Team building & cooperation
  • Trial and error experimentation

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