EZ-Robot was founded in 2011 by Roboticist DJ Sures, which was created for users of all skill levels. Its goal is to unite advanced robotic features with easy graphical design interface, video tutorials, reliable robot controller hardware and an easy to use modular platform. This way, users of all levels can visit a single location for their Robot needs and start enjoying robotics right away.
The core component of every EZ-Robot is the EZ-B v4 WiFi Robot Controller Board. The EZ-B v4 boasts a 120mhz 32-bit ARM Cortex M3 Processor, 5 Volt Tolerant I/O, Wi-Fi Connectivity, Amplified Digital Audio with Speaker, 3 i2c ports, UART, 24 Multi-use Servo/Digital/Serial ports, 8 Analog ports, and Integrated Video. The EZ-B v4 is 2.1” x 2.2”.
For new users, the graphical EZ-Builder Robot Control Software is the best tool to start with. It brings many amazing features like speech recognition and facial tracking to the users fingertips in a clear and simple way. For advanced users, the EZ-SDK Programmers Library is a powerful development environment that programmers can use to create very advanced robots. The SDK uses C#, Visual Basic or C++ and contains dozens of code examples to start right away. Both versions can be explored for free at http://www.ez-robot.com/EZ-Builder/
These robots can dance, track faces with a built-in camera, respond to voice commands and can have conversations. Much like a pet, they can be taught how to behave and respond in particular situations and even operate autonomously. Users can control EZ-Robots with a computer, smart phone, xbox and wii controllers, augmented reality glasses, or voice.
EZ-Robots are suitable for Students, Hobbyists and Professionals alike as they offer many opportunities and benefits to any builder. Many Universities bring both Computer and Mechanical Engineers together to program new abilities into the robots while also designing new components for them. On the Professional side, customers like NASA use the products to quickly and easily prototype new solutions and bring ideas to life.
Here are a couple selected videos for introduction:
The newest EZ-Robot Revolution products are currently available as pre-order only at www.ez-robot.com. They will begin shipping in early 2014.
Starter Kits begins around $99.00 (US Dollars), and Advanced Kits beginning around $200.00