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Toast-Buttering Robot Might Ruin Breakfast
By Steve Crowe · 27 February, 2017 • Watch this DIY toast-buttering robot, which was built from junk motors, laser cut wood, and zip ties, try to finish making breakfast.
LG Bets Big on Robots at CES
By Steve Crowe · 4 January, 2017 • LG made it clear at CES 2017 that it's all in on robotics. The company introduced the Hub Robot, two robots for airports, a robot lawnmower and more.
Laundroid Laundry-Folding Robot Maker Raises $60M
By RT Staff · 18 November, 2016 • Seven Dreamers Laboratories, a startup specializing in the development in AI, robotics, and healthcare devices, has raised $60 million.
Google Home vs. Amazon Echo: Which Personal Assistant is Better?
By RT Staff · 4 October, 2016 • Google Home will officially take on Amazon Echo on November 4, 2016 when it starts shipping. Who will win the battle of virtual assistants? Here's a comparison of Google Home and Amazon Echo.
This Robot is Terrible at Making Sandwiches
By RT Staff · 30 August, 2016 • Simone Giertz' latest "shitty" robot is terrible at making sandwiches.
Robots Will Soon be Master Sushi Chefs
By Steve Crowe · 18 August, 2016 • Watch this sushi robot make nigiri, a traditional type of sushi in which a piece of raw fish sits on rice.
Laundroid Folds Clothing—in a Black Box
By Eugene Demaitre · 8 January, 2016 • Japan's Seven Dreamers showed off its Laundroid at CES 2016, but how much is your time worth?
Watch: HoLLiE Robot Bartender Serves 280 Drinks at Party
By RT Staff · 21 August, 2015 • HoLLiE, a robot bartender with two anthropomorphic, five-finger hands and arms that move independently, recently wowed attendees at a Stallw├Ąchter-Party in Berlin.
10 Essential Spring Cleaning Robots
By Steve Crowe · 20 March, 2015 • Spring cleaning doesn't have to be a chore. Here are 10 robots that can automate Spring cleaning and help you enjoy the outdoors.
CES: 8 Robots to Simplify Everyday Life
By RT Staff · 5 January, 2015 • The 2015 International CES features practical robots for home, fun and getting things done.
Monsieur Robot Bartender
By RT Staff · 29 December, 2014 • The Monsieur artificially intelligent robot bartender can mix thousands of drinks all with the swipe of a finger. Monsieur can interface with home automation networks to determine who is home and connect to users. Monsieur is connected to our cloud-based servers in order to receive new cocktail updates and theme packages and get recommendations from Monsieur peer network.
Fast Food Robot Makes Burgers in 10 Seconds
By Jason Dorrier, Singularity Hub · 14 August, 2014 • Momentum Machines' burger robot can make a burger in 10 seconds. The company says the burger bot also reduces liability, management duties, and overall food preparation footprint.
Harvard Develops 3D-Printed, Robotic Lamp That Folds
By RT Staff · 11 June, 2014 • Researchers at Harvard University have developed a 3D-printed robotic lamp capable of self-assembling. The proof-of-concept lamp can be printed on demand and includes both a mechanical switch and a capacitive touch sensor.
New Robotic Ceiling Fan Learns User Preferences
By RT Staff · 5 June, 2014 • New robotic ceiling fan automates a number of tasks, including adjusting fan speed and powering the fan on and off, as it learns a users' preferences.
Robots as Major Appliances in Every Home
By RT Staff · 26 April, 2012 • Within a decade, personal robots could become as common in U.S. homes as any other major appliance, and many if not most of these machines will be able to perform innumerable tasks not explicitly imagined by their manufacturers.

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