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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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Alpha 2 Humanoid Robot is Your Family’s Personal Assistant
By Steve Crowe · 11 November, 2015 • UBTECH's Alpha 2 humanoid robot is designed as an interactive family companion capable of accomplishing a range of typical household tasks.
How Building Jibo’s Skills is Similar to Creating Video Games
By Team Jibo · 10 November, 2015 • For developers from the video gaming world, there are some very interesting parallels between writing a game and writing a Jibo skill.
How Buddy’s Design Helps Him Engage with Your Family
By RT Staff · 6 November, 2015 • Buddy's design was inspired by Wall-E, R2D2 and babies. We take a look at what went into the companion robot's personality and how he engages with families.
Jibo Production Process Well Underway
By Team Jibo · 23 October, 2015 • Jibo’s manufacturing team recently got back from a trip to China, where they were working with Jibo’s contract manufacturer on the Jibo Engineering Validation Test.
Pepper Humanoid Robot Debuts in France
By Steve Crowe · 22 October, 2015 • Pepper, the humanoid robot from Softbank, has debuted in France, marking the first time the companion robot has ventured outside of Japan.
Dyson 360 Eye vs. iRobot Roomba 980: Which Robot Vacuum is Superior?
By RT Staff · 21 October, 2015 • How does the new Dyson 360 Eye Robot Vacuum stack up against iRobot's Roomba 980? Check out the side-by-side comparison.
Dyson 360 Eye Robot Vacuum on Sale for $1150
By Steve Crowe · 21 October, 2015 • The Dyson 360 Eye robotic vacuum has a machine vision system that maps an entire room from a single camera lens and a lightweight digital motor that enhances battery life. It can be controlled remotely via a smartphone app and reports on where it has been.
Do You Know Why Jibo Only Has 1 Eye?
By Jibo · 15 October, 2015 • Jibo’s eye is designed to convey a multitude of things and play an integral role in the skills developers build. So, if the eye is such an important piece of Jibo, why is there only one?
Buddy Robot Adds 3D Vision, Expanded Personality
By Steve Crowe · 15 October, 2015 • Thanks to 3D vision and an enhance personality, Buddy the companion robot is going to be an even closer part of the family.
Do We Really Need a Robot That Doubles as a Smartphone?
By Steve Crowe · 6 October, 2015 • RoboHon is a bi-pedal robot that doubles as a smartphone that can read text messages, walk, talk, dance, and be your personal assistant. But is it practical?
How Jibo’s Movements Help Him Engage with Humans
By Team Jibo · 18 September, 2015 • For social robots, movement is very important as it ties to how much of human communication is non-verbal. Jibo enjoys 360 degrees of motion, and there are two reasons why.
WiFi-Enabled Roomba 980 is iRobot’s Smartest Robot Vacuum Ever
By Steve Crowe · 17 September, 2015 • iRobot's new Roomba 980 robot vacuum is the first to combine adaptive navigation with visual localization, which allows the robot vacuum to map your floors and clean them on its own. The Roomba 980 also is iRobot's first cloud-connected consumer robot, allowing users to connect, manage, and monitor it through iRobot's new HOME App on Android and iOS devices.
The Evolution of Jibo’s Design
By Team Jibo · 1 September, 2015 • Jibo's design team explored lots of forms and sizes before landing on Jibo’s final physique, one with familiarity, aesthetic longevity and appeal.
Botvac Connected Robot Vacuum Steers via Smartphone
By Steve Crowe · 1 September, 2015 • Neato's Botvac Connected robot vacuum laser maps its environment and has Wi-Fi connectivity so you can control it from anywhere using a smartphone.
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 Stallwächter-Party in Berlin.

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