Ai-Da, named after mathematician Ada Lovelace, made an appearance at the Giza Pyramid Complex, but it wasn’t smooth sailing. She was actually seized by border agents upon her arrival, as authorities feared the robot may have been hiding covert spy tools. Ai-Dai presented her sculpture, titled “Immortal Riddle,” a play on the ancient Egyptian considerations of the afterlife and our current obsession with using biotechnology to achieve immortality in the 21st century. Read more for two videos and additional information.
Measuring 6.5-feet high, 2.4 meters long and 7.9-feet wide, this larger than life sculpture was nestled on the Giza Plateau with a breathtaking view of the pyramids. For those wondering, Ai-DA’s robotic drawing arm and AI algorithms were designed by Salaheldin Al Abd and Ziad Abass, while her other AI capabilities come collectively from students as well as professors from the Universities of Oxford / Birmingham.
- 【𝐀𝐝𝐯𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐞𝐝 𝐊𝐢𝐭 𝐅𝐨𝐫 𝐋𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐧𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐑𝐨𝐛𝐨𝐭𝐢𝐜𝐬 𝐀𝐧𝐝 𝐂𝐨𝐝𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐊𝐧𝐨𝐰𝐥𝐞𝐝𝐠𝐞】mBot Ranger provides 3 models, Robot Tank, Self-balancing Robot, Racing car in one set. After finish building the robot, kids can use MAKEBLOCK app to control the robot, and use Scratch or Arduino C language to program it for further learning. Software platform works on PC, Mac and Chromebook, also supports Android and iOS.
- 【𝐌𝐞𝐠𝐚 2560 𝐂𝐏𝐔 𝐀𝐧𝐝 𝐌𝐞𝐭𝐚𝐥 𝐏𝐚𝐫𝐭𝐬】The MCU is the same chip with Arduino Mega 2560, which main parts are made of high quality aviation aluminum alloy. Two powerful encoder motors with metal gears included.
- 【𝐌𝐨𝐫𝐞 𝐌𝐨𝐝𝐮𝐥𝐞𝐬 𝐁𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐌𝐨𝐫𝐞 𝐅𝐮𝐧】This kit concludes various modules including Ultrosonic sensor, Line-tracking sensor, 2 Light sensors, Gyroscope sensor, 12 RGB LEDs, Buzzer, Temperature Sensor, Bluetooth module. With these modules, robotics programming can be much more interesting and interactive.
- 【𝐑𝐢𝐜𝐡 𝐒𝐜𝐚𝐥𝐚𝐛𝐢𝐥𝐢𝐭𝐲】mBot ranger is only the start point of the journey. There are many possibilities for expansion, on mechanical, electronic and coding side. Kids can add more parts on the robot, and connect more sensors from Makeblock platform.
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The Embassy is glad to see that Ai-Da the artist robot has now been cleared through customs. Customs clearance procedures can be lengthy, and are required before importation of any artworks or IT equipment,” said the Egyptian embassy.