We currently know DJI as one of the world's leading companies. DJI has recently launched consumer products such as Osmo Pocket and Osmo Action, but their latest product is called RoboMaster S1.
For those who do not know, DJI is a Chinese company that hosts RoboMaster in Senzhen, China. This is one of the world's biggest robotics competitions, where DJI has the inspiration to create its newest product.
At first I looked at this new product and thought it was stupid. Having considered this a bit more, I realized that it has the potential to be very useful for educational purposes in their major markets – the US and China. As for the engineering and construction of these devices, I think DJI offers a solution to make more people interested in robotics technology.
For a unmanned airplane user like me, this product does not make sense at all. However, if I wanted to learn and understand some of the technologies, S1 can help some of the basics.
Is this a product for everyone?
Absolutely not. I did not expect the DJI to release such a product myself. For me, this seems more like a substitute symbol, but another way to expand their market. Since there are no other educational tools made with the precision of DJI and the quality of workmanship, I really think this could be a huge success in introducing engineering capabilities for a new generation.
on time with the RoboMaster S1 to see how it works. I even had to compete and play against other people. The game lets you shoot the infrared rays of others to lower your health points (HP), and the coolest part is that you see them on your screen in an improved form. S1 also launches pellets in the same way as RoboMasters. You can watch the video to learn a bit more about the race.
Programming / Code
For people who want to learn about the programming of Robotics and Artificial Intelligence, S1 provides a great place to start. As technology becomes more and more complex, we will have to adapt new ways to learn about it, which is actually where this new product comes into play. Sophisticated programmers can enter and program S1 but the main application is to educate people who have just begun. With a range of projects ranging from beginner to expert levels, Robo Academy offers video courses and guides that can teach at each level.
I will say that for me this must be the most unique product DJI ever had. Still, it makes little sense to see a major technology company from China launch a programmable robot for educational purposes. What do you think of RoboMaster S1? Can you see this as a successful product for DJI?