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Battle Robot Doubles as an Educational Tool for Students and Professionals

17 July 2018
The Zeus Battle Robot can fight for 50 minutes and can do a variety of sports-type games. Source: Pilot Labs

The Zeus Battle Robot from Pilot Labs is a fighter bot that also functions as an educational tool for kids, families and robot developers.

Originally announced at CES 2018, the battle robot comes in a kit that includes the core robot, wireless controller, battery and charger as well as a library of design files for those who want to customize robot armor through 3D printing new shapes and designs.

Pilot Labs said the robot can compete in sports such as boxing, Kung Fu, karate or Olympic-style games.

The robot is about 14 inches high and is comprised of 22 servo motors with up to a 25 kilogram punch force each, with up to 32 motors for the more advanced version. The servo motors are metal-geared for durability during battle and to sustain heavy forces. The punch speed can reach up to 150 meters/second, the company said.

The battery supports up to 50 minutes of continuous fighting and uses a wireless controller for fighting, but Pilot Labs said future versions will be more autonomous, using built-in intelligence, computer vision or even Amazon Alexa or other voice control systems.

The robotics kit starts at about $1,600 and is available on Amazon now.

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