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Google Home Now Controls Neato’s Botvac Connected Robot Vacuums

Neato Robotics Botvac Connected Series robot vacuums can now be controlled with Google Home. Not only can you use your voice and Google's virtual assistant to start, stop and pause robot vacuums, you can schedule cleanings, check the vacuum's battery level and more.
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By Steve Crowe · 4 January, 2017 • AI, drones and robots made some noise at CES Unveiled 2017 in Las Vegas.
Alexa-Enabled Vobot Clock is a Personal Sleep Coach, Assistant
By RT Staff · 3 January, 2017 • The Vobot Clock uses Amazon Alexa Voice Services to improve your sleeping habits, control smart home devices, order a pizza and more.
Jibo Lookalike Eywa E1 Launching at CES
By Steve Crowe · 3 January, 2017 • Shenzhen, China-based Avatar Controls, a maker of smart home products, is launching its Eywa E1 Smart Home Security Robot at CES 2017, and it has a striking resemblance to Jibo.
Kuri Robot Wants to Join Your Family
By Steve Crowe · 3 January, 2017 • Mayfield Robotics unveiled its Kuri home robot at CES 2017. Kuri is a mobile robot designed to have a personality to connect with families.
Amazon Echo Coming to Every Room of Wynn Las Vegas Hotel
By D. Craig MacCormack · 1 January, 2017 • Amazon Echo to be placed in every room of the posh Sin City hotel next summer, in perhaps most revolutionary crossover of residential and commercial technology since iPad proliferation.
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.
5e NannyBot Wants to be Your Robot Babysitter
By Steve Crowe · 27 December, 2016 • The 5e NannyBot is designed to help parents remotely monitor their kids. The robot uses sonar to follow kids around and stream a live audio/video feed back to the parent's cell phone or computer.
Amazon Echo Data Sought in First-Degree Murder Case
By Steve Crowe · 27 December, 2016 • Authorities in Bentonville, Arkansas have issued a warrant to Amazon to deliver any audio and records from an Echo that belongs to James Andrew Bates. Bates is going to trial in 2017 for first-degree murder of Victor Collins.
Zenbo Home Robot Goes on Sale Jan. 1 in Taiwan
By Steve Crowe · 22 December, 2016 • ASUS' Zenbo home robot is designed to provide assistance, entertainment, and companionship to families. ASUS will start selling 32G and 128G versions of Zenbo in Taiwan beginning January 1, 2017.
Plen Cube Personal Assistant Robot Launching at CES
By Steve Crowe · 20 December, 2016 • PLENGoer Robotics will launch at CES 2017 its PLEN CUBE palm-sized personal assistant robot.
Meet the CES Robotics Conference Lineup
By RT Staff · 12 December, 2016 • The CES Robotics Conference will explore how robots are transforming our lives. Hear from CyPhy Works, Hanson Robotics, NVIDIA, Savioke, Softbank, Starship Technologies and more.
Chess-Playing Robot Wants to Put CES 2017 in Checkmate
By Steve Crowe · 9 December, 2016 • Taiwan's Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) is showcasing its chess-playing companion robot that will challenge attendees at Tech East, Westgate in booth 2015. It's probably not as smart as IBM's Deep Blue, but the robot can pick up chess pieces and move them around.
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.

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