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Robot Holiday Gift Guide 2016

We've rounded up 11 robots that will be great gifts for the neat freaks, techies, wannabe coders, and drone fanatics on your holiday shopping list.
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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.
Samsung POWERbot VR7000 Alexa-Controlled Robot Vacuum Debuting at CES
By Steve Crowe · 28 December, 2016 • At Samsung will unveil its new POWERbot VR7000 robot vacuum that can be controlled with your voice by connecting it to an Amazon Echo. The POWERbot VR7000 is 28 percent slimmer than previous Samsung robot vacuums and maps your home.
Robot Holiday Gift Guide 2016
By Steve Crowe · 9 December, 2016 • We've rounded up 11 robots that will be great gifts for the neat freaks, techies, wannabe coders, and drone fanatics on your holiday shopping list.
Samsung POWERbot Turbo Robot Vacuum Maps Your Home, Has Alexa Voice Control
By Steve Crowe · 7 December, 2016 • 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.
Top 20 Black Friday Robot Deals
By Steve Crowe · 23 November, 2016 • We round up our favorite Black Friday deals on drones, robot vacuums, robot toys, and virtual assistants.
Neato Botvac Connected Robot Vacuum Adds Amazon Alexa Voice Control
By Steve Crowe · 22 November, 2016 • Users can now control the Neato Botvac Connected robot vacuum using Amazon Alexa voice control on the Echo or Echo Dot. Alexa voice control allows you to start, stop, pause, and resume the Botvac Connected's cleaning cycle.
iRobot Acquires Japanese Distributor Sales On Demand Corporation
By RT Staff · 21 November, 2016 • iRobot will acquire Tokyo, Japan-based Sales On Demand Corporation, a distributor that will help grow iRobot sales in Japan.
20% of All Vacuums are Robots
By RT Staff · 8 November, 2016 • iRobot CEO Colin Angle said 20 percent of the world’s vacuum cleaners are robots.
Xiaomi Mi Robot Vacuum Review
By Garrick Dee Tan | Best Cordless Vacuum Guide · 20 October, 2016 • The Xiaomi Mi robot vacuum is the company's first foray into robot vacuums. And it's a solid, low-cost option compared to Dyson, iRobot and others.
Cute Robots Rule at Ceatec 2016
By Tim Hornyak · 7 October, 2016 • At Ceatec 2016, Japan's biggest technology show, global brands such as Toyota, Sharp and Fujitsu were drawing crowds with their latest robots.
DIYer Builds Arduino-based Dustbuster Robot Vacuum
By RT Staff · 27 September, 2016 • A DIYer uses four motors for locomotion, an Arduino Uno, IR and ultrasonic sensors and a dusbuster to create a robot vacuum that avoids obstacles and cleans floors.
Teardown: Xiaomi Mi Robot Vacuum
By RT Staff · 13 September, 2016 • A closer look inside the Xiaomi Mi Robot Vacuum that is set to take on the Roomba.
When Will Robots Become as Common as Smartphones?
By Steve Crowe · 9 September, 2016 • Will Allen, HP Fellow at HP Labs, joins The Robotics Trends Show to discuss why robots are arriving late in our homes and what needs to change to find more than the occasional robot vacuum in the home.
Neato Botvac D3 Connected vs. Botvac D5 Connected Robot Vacuum Comparison
By RT Staff · 1 September, 2016 • Neato introduced two robot vacuums, the Botvac D3 Connected and Botvac D5 Connected, at IFA in Berlin. We compare the new models.
Xiaomi Mi Robot Vacuum vs. iRobot Roomba, Dyson 360 Eye
By RT Staff · 31 August, 2016 • Xiaomi's $250 Mi Robot Vacuum will launch soon in China, and it stacks up well against the pricier iRobot Roomba 980 and Dyson 360 Eye.

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