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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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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.
Ecovacs DEEBOT DM85 Robot Vacuum Features Advanced Mopping System
By Steve Crowe · 4 January, 2016 • Ecovac's most advanced robot vacuum to date, the DEEBOT DM85, will be on display at CES 2016. The DM85 features four cleaning modes for a variety of floors and cleans for up to 120 minutes.
LG HOM-BOT Turbo+ Robot Vacuum Doubles as Security Dog
By Steve Crowe · 22 December, 2015 • LG Electronics' HOM-BOT Turbo+ robot vacuum, which will debut at CES 2016, features augmented reality technology controls the vacuum through with your smartphone's camera. HOM-BOT Turbo+ can also send photos of the inside of your home when its senses movement.
13% of US Households to Own Consumer Robots by 2020
By Steve Crowe · 15 December, 2015 • Juniper Research forecasts that more than 1 in 10 American households will own a consumer robot by the end of the decade, up from under 1 in 25 in 2015.
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.
Woman Mistakes Robot Vacuum for Intruder, Calls Cops
By Steve Crowe · 10 December, 2015 • A woman heard noises coming from inside her house and thought there was an intruder. When cops arrived, they discovered it was her robot vacuum cleaning the floors.
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.
7 Cleaning Robots for Neat Freaks on Your Christmas List
By RT Staff · 8 December, 2015 • These cleaning robots make excellent gifts and come in quite handy for post-party cleaning if your hosting for the holidays.
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.
How Buddy Is Helping Autistic Children
By Steve Crowe · 1 December, 2015 • Social robots like Buddy are becoming crucial technologies to help people with autism better integrate in our society
Nearly 100M Consumer Robots Will be Sold in Next 5 Years
By Steve Crowe · 24 November, 2015 • According to a new report from Tractica, annual shipments of consumer robots will increase from 6.6 million units in 2015 to 31.2 million units worldwide by 2020, with a cumulative total of 96.7 million consumer robots shipped during that period. The fastest growth will occur in robotic personal assistants.
Ecovacs Sells $47 Million of Home Robots in 24 Hours
By RT Staff · 24 November, 2015 • For the second year in a row, Ecovacs Robotics sold the largest number of products in the small appliances category on Singles’ Day, the largest online shopping day in the world
Hasbro’s Robot Cat Reminds Us to Visit Our Grandparents
By Steve Crowe · 18 November, 2015 • Hasbro's new Joy For All line of robotic pets designed to offer companionship to grandma and grandpa. First up in the series is the $99 Companion Pet Cat that has motion and light sensors to respond to touch. It even has "VibraPurr" technology to replicate a "realistic cat purr."
Hacked Amazon Echo Controls a Wheelchair
By Steve Crowe · 11 November, 2015 • Watch as Amazon Echo thinks it turning lights on and off as it's really controlling a wheelchair.

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