MIND Kit sports 54 programmable pins and six USB-C ports, suited for building experimental IoT devices and robots. With its new kit, Vincross aims to raise robotics accessibility and ease development. The kit consists of three fundamental hardware modules including the Cerebrum, a central processing unit enabling complex AI computations including computer vision AI or Simultaneous Location and Mapping (SLAM); the Servo Controller, which powers as many as 20 servos motors simultaneously; and Energon, a battery optimized to run both servo motors and AI algorithms with an output rate of 480 watts. The Cerebrum runs on an ARM Cortex-A53 Quad-Core 1.2GHz processor.
Under the hood powering MIND Kit, is MIND OS 2.0, Vincross’ updated robotics-specific operating system that can be accessed through a simple SDK, making it easy for developers to build their MIND Kit robot’s skills, movements and applications, without requiring deep robotics development skills. In addition, MIND OS is supported by the Vincross Forum, a community of robotics developers sharing the knowledge and skills to support other developers in their robotic builds.
For added functionality, users can attach additional plug-and-play modular hardware accessories including Lidar, a 4-axis robotic arm, a rover base (wheeled module with caterpillar track), a speaker & microphone array, and mountable sensors.
“HEXA was the most sophisticated all-purpose consumer robot that empowered even software developers to manipulate HEXA, but we saw a demand to make robotics development just as easy for both developing hardware and software,” said Tianqi Sun, CEO and Founder of Vincross.
“MIND Kit was a natural evolution from HEXA and we hope to inspire more aspiring roboticists out of the classroom to build real world use cases for robotics.”
Founded in 2014, Vincross has just raised $10 Million in Series A+ funding, lead by Lenovo, with participation from previous investors including GGV and Seek Dource. This round adds up to the company’s $6 Million Series A round led by GGV Capital and Zhenfund. A combo kit, comprised of Cerebrum, a Servo Controller, and Robot Battery, will soon be available for $199 on Kickstarter.
To learn more about MIND Kit, visit vincross.com/MINDKit
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