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Robot Holiday Gift Guide 2016

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SpotMini Wants to be a Robot Delivery Dog

Boston Dynamics sees home delivery as a practical application for its SpotMini robot dog. But Boston Dynamics founder Marc Raibert says SpotMini needs to be cheaper to build before it will be sent on any job interviews.
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Chess-Playing Robot Wants to Put CES 2017 in Checkmate

Taiwan's Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) is showcasing its chess-playing companion robot that will challenge attendees at Tech East, Westgate in booth 2015. It's probably not as smart as IBM's Deep Blue, but the robot can pick up chess pieces and move them around.
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Samsung POWERbot Turbo Robot Vacuum Maps Your Home, Has Alexa Voice Control

Samsung's POWERbot Turbo VR9350 robot vacuum creates a map of your home that is stored on the smartphone app. You can then select specific areas or rooms for the vacuum to clean. The POWERbot Turbo VR9350 also features Alexa voice control for added convenience.


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