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Gammatek unleashes interactive robotics for the SA market

May 19, 2017 • Gadgets and Gaming, Southern Africa, Top Stories

The Alpha 1PRO will be hitting SA stores soon.

The Alpha 1PRO will be hitting SA stores soon.

Gammatek, a leading distributor of technologies in South Africa, is realeasing an array of exciting robotic innovations from UBTECH ROBOTICS into the South African market. UBTECH ROBOTICS is world renowned  as the industry leader in artificial intelligence and humanoid robotics.

Robot kits available to South Africa this Autumn include Alpha1 Pro, a household programmable humanoid robot that can be used for education and entertainment and Jimu Robot, an interactive robotic building block system that lets kids easily build, programme and share their robot creations.



Gammatek’s Zev Cherniak says: “We are thrilled to announce that Gammatek is now the proud distributor of UBTECH ROBOTICS innovations in South Africa. These are the robots that youngsters dream of. Suitable for children as young as age, and upwards, these interactive robot building kits go beyond pure play and also challenge our perception of educational toys. While stimulating creativity and imagination, UBTECH ROBOTICS building kits encourage critical thinking, problem solving, three dimensional engineering and collaboration. The possibilities are quite simply endless.”

Commenting on the launch of UBTECH ROBOTICS in South Africa, Sales Executive Andy Chen said that, “The UBTECH Alpha1 Pro Humanoid Robot is a household programmable humanoid robot that is both educational and entertaining. Alpha1 Pro has 16 high-precision robotic servo motors, making him capable of reproducing human movements. Able to do push-ups, choreograph, even make kung-fu moves; no human movement is out of its reach. Each robotic servo can rotate at a given speed, allowing him to perform precise movements.”

This humanoid robot will allow children to dance with him, play sports with this new fitness coach, sing along with him or teach him to tell stories. The Alpha1 Pro provides youngsters with entertainment and physical development through its various functions.

Jimu Robot Kits utilize unique snap together, interlocking parts and connectors which allow youngsters to build their own robots. The Jimu Robot Kits comes in five models including a Baby, Parrot, Penguin, T-Rex, and Walrus.

JIMU Tankbot

The Jimu Mini Kit

Jimu Robots were built from the ground up to specifically meet the needs of STEM curriculum:

· Science (physics, electronics)

· Technology (advanced motors, sensors)

· Engineering (building & creating, software-hardware interface)

· Math (geometry, balance and programming)

According to Cherniak, these robot kits from UBTECH ROBOTICS will be available through an exclusive network of retail partners including Cellucity , Digicape , Incredible Connection, iStore , New World , Sandton Stationary and Print , Technomobi.co.za and Takealot.com.

Staff Writer


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