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Aibo Robot Dog Returning in 2018

Sony is launching a refreshed version of its Aibo robot dog in 2018. The new Aibo will feature artificial intelligence (AI), internet connectivity, voice control, and the ability to control connected devices throughout its environment.
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Watch Jibo Order a Pizza
By Steve Crowe · 24 March, 2016 • Jibo orders a pizza and even reminds the user that her son is allergic to one of the toppings. The social robot's pizza-ordering application was built by an internal developer using the Jibo SDK.
Amazon Echo Adds Capitol One Banking Support
By RT Staff · 15 March, 2016 • Amazon Echo continues to expand its skills, adding support for Capitol One banking that allows customers to use their voice to pay credit card bills, check balances, and more.
Aido Robot is Your Friendly Smart Home Hub
By Steve Crowe · 10 March, 2016 • The Aido personal robot from InGen Dynamics has an interactive projector system, advanced speech recognition, face detection, object recognition, scene recognition and more.
5 Robots Seeking Your Crowdfunding Support
By Steve Crowe · 23 February, 2016 • A roundup of the hottest robotics projects currently raising money on Indiegogo and Kickstarter.
Week in Review: Google Self-Driving Cars are Legal Drivers
By RT Staff · 12 February, 2016 • A look at the week's top consumer robotics stories, including Google's self-driving cars becoming legal drivers and the FAA shrinking the DC no-drone zone.
Robit Home Robot Uses Apps to Help Around the House
By Steve Crowe · 12 February, 2016 • Robit is a friendly home robot designed to help you around the house. Robit is built on an open-source platform and will have an app store where you can purchase custom apps.
1,000 Buddy Companion Robots Available for Pre-order
By Steve Crowe · 3 February, 2016 • Blue Frog Robotics has announced the pre-sale of 1,000 Buddy companion robots for $699, which is about 10 percent cheaper than the planned list price when Buddy ships in the fourth quarter of 2016.
Why Home Robots Must Continue to Evolve
By Eugene Demaitre · 14 January, 2016 • Robots are entering household use, but could single-purpose robots actually create more work for users?
IBM Watson Makes Pepper Robots Smarter
By Steve Crowe · 7 January, 2016 • IBM and SoftBank Robotics are planning to offer a Watson-powered version of the Pepper humanoid robot. Watson's cognitive computing technology will allow Pepper to continuously gain knowledge and "understand the world the way humans do - through senses, learning and experience.”
Leka Social Robot Helps Special Needs Children
By Steve Crowe · 4 January, 2016 • A new motion-sensitive social robot called Leka provides sensory stimulation through movement, lights, vibration and sound. Leka, which will be at CES 2016, is designed to help children with autism spectrum disorder, Down's syndrome, or multiple disabilities.
WowWee Shows New AI-Based Robot Toys at CES
By Steve Crowe · 4 January, 2016 • WowWee Robotics will debut CHiP the robot dog, R.E.V. AIR drones, and LUMI drones at CES 2016 in Las Vegas.
Meet MJI: Your Desktop Companion Robot
By Steve Crowe · 11 December, 2015 • The More Joyful Innovation Communication robot is an egg-shaped robot that can display photos, weather, news and other information. Scheduled to ship in early 2016 only in Japan, the MJI Robot also has built-in telephone functionality.
7 Robots Santa Can’t Deliver Until 2016
By Steve Crowe · 11 December, 2015 • There are a bunch of highly-anticipated robots that, for a variety of reasons, won't be ready for the 2015 holiday season. Some are still in the production process, while others haven't cleared regulatory issues and others haven't completely figured out the technology just yet.
Alpha 2 Humanoid Robot Surpasses $1M on Indiegogo
By Steve Crowe · 8 December, 2015 • In celebration of surpassing the stretch goal, UBTECH is donating 10 Alpha 2 robots to robotic research institutions and developers around the world to promote faster development and interest in the future of humanoid robotics.
Do Jibo’s Imperfections Make Him More Entertaining?
By Team Jibo · 4 December, 2015 • None of us are perfect, not even Jibo. And that’s what makes us fun.

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