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ELEKTRO 2/2019 was released on February 13th 2019. Its digital version will be available on March 11th 2019.

Topic: Electrical appliances – switching, protective, signalling and special

Main Article
Advanced power converter topology
Smart Cities (part 7)

SVĚTLO (Light) 1/2019 was released on February 4th 2019. Its digital version will be available on March 5th 2019.

Fairs and exhibitions
Invitation at LIGHT IN ARCHITECTURE exhibition
Prolight + Sound 2019: keep up with time
The light at For Arch 2018 fair

Public lighting
Lights of towns and communities 2018 – the meeting at the round table

With Open Roberta, Google wants to help German school kids learn to program with robots

18.11.2014 | |

Gogle has launched a new cloud platform in Germany called Open Roberta, as the internet giant looks to simplify “programming for small robots.” With Open Roberta, Google is looking to encourage kids to code using LEGO Mindstorms, which are basically programmable robots. Google has been working with local IT organization Fraunhofer IAIS, which received €1 million from Google.org, to develop the new program to work on ways to simplify the programming of the robots, and circumvent technical hurdles for students and certified ‘Roberta Teachers’. Part of this involved putting any required software in the cloud and making it open source. Following a cloud-based approach makes it easier to hack away without having to install software or tools, or upgrade software.

Read more at openroberta.org or at Google Blog