CNR 2015: Exhibition: Mark Drobnych (UKR): ELFI Robotics
At Cafe Neu Romance 2015 Mark is presenting his startup, ELFi Robotics.
The story began for two years ago when Mark was working on his personal scientific research: A School Presentation Microscope. The results of this work were presented at the Final of Google Science Fair 2014 in Mountain View, California.
During this project Mark started to integrate Android and LEGO Mindstorms blocks. As the functions of the Microscope began to be more complex Mark had got an idea to create an universal Robotic Brain on top of the Android operating system. This Brain had to create human-friendly spoken interface not only for his Presentation Microscope but for ANY ROBOTIC BODY built from LEGO, Arduino, Tetrix or Raspbery Pi parts. This was the birthday of ELFi. "ELFi" is a shorten for a EV3 LEGO Friend.
To enforce his progress in the software part Mark involved his dad Oleksiy into this project since he is an experienced software engineer and educator.
The project was nominated to the 1st prize in the Robotics section of the Intel Science and Engineering Fair in Ukraine on the 16 October 2015.
In November 2015 Mark presented his project at WRO 2015 (Qatar, Doha) at The MINDSTORMS EXPERTS Zone.
Mark Drobnych will present folowing robots at CNR 2015:
- Big ELFi Robot built from LEGO
- Small ELFi Robot built from LEGO
- Lucky aka ELFi Dog
And prepare following presentations and activities at CNR 2015:
- Big ELFi - spoken communications
- Big ELFi - complex movements (Fighting, Dancing)
- Big ELFi + pico projector - self presenting video
- Big ELFi - robotic vision - Toreador game
- Small ELFi - drawing presentation
- Small ELFi - Indoor navigation demo
- Lucky: follow the ball
[image source: ELFi
[source: Vive Les Robots!]
Mark Drobnych is a high school student living in Uzhhorod, Ukraine. He is 15. Mark has a passion: Construction of various LEGO creatures including robots.
Various robots build by Mark Drobnych will be exhibited during Cafe Neu Romance (26-28 November 2015) at Galerie NTK.