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Japanese Startup GROOVE X Goes Viral as Teaser for LOVOT Robot

GROOVE X is teasing its LOVOT companion robots that are scheduled to be released in 2019. GROOVE X says its goal is to create companion robots that provide emotional support through AI-driven interactions.
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Fire Department Rescues Woman Attacked by Robot Vacuum
By Steve Crowe · 9 February, 2015 • A 52-year-old South Korean woman was "attacked" by her robot vacuum while she was napping on the floor. Firefighters were called to free the woman from the death grip of the robot vacuum, which mistook her hair for dust.
Win a $1,399 Budgee Personal Shopping Robot
By Steve Crowe · 2 February, 2015 • Robotics Trends is giving away a $1,399 Budgee robot assistant that can carry up to 50 pounds. Budgee runs up to 10 hours on a charge and it has sensors on the front and side to avoid obstacles.
Panasonic’s Triangular Rulo Robot Vacuum Cleans Your Pesky Corners
By Steve Crowe · 27 January, 2015 • Panasonic's triangular-shaped MC-RS1 Rulo robot vacuum is deigned to better clean the corners in your home. It has rotating brushes on two of its three corners that get into those corners and drive the dirt into the unit's main cleaning mechanism on the bottom of the chassis.
5 Robot Snow Plows to Unbury You from Snowmageddon 2015
By Steve Crowe · 26 January, 2015 • Want a robot to shovel all that snow for you? Here are some prototypes and DIY snow plows that can help unbury you from Snowmageddon 2015.
The Best Robots of CES 2015
By RT Staff · 15 January, 2015 • You couldn't escape the robots at CES 2015. Drones, robot toys and humanoids were the talk of Las Vegas. Here are our picks for the best robots of CES 2015.
MIT Wants Your Household Robot to See Better
By Steve Crowe · 13 January, 2015 • A new algorithm developed by MIT could enable household robots to better identify objects in cluttered environments.
Hands On: FURo-i Home Personal Robot
By RT Staff · 8 January, 2015 • The FURo-i Home Edition is a sleek, diminutive robot that is Future Marketing's answer to the hectic family life that needs a little help keeping together and in contact. Here it is in action at CES 2015.
Robotics Trends Giveaway: Win a $1200 FURo-i Home Robot
By RT Staff · 6 January, 2015 • Robotics Trends is giving away a $1200 FURo-i Home robot that can provide companionship with elderly people at home; can easily access messages and face-to-face video calls; can also be a playmate and a communications tool.
Samsung POWERbot VR9000 Robot Vacuum Offers 60x Cleaning Power
By Steve Crowe · 6 January, 2015 • Samsung's POWERbot VR9000 robot vacuum features CycloneForce technology that creates a strong centrifugal force that circulates dust particles through the inner chamber so dirt and debris is separated from the air and sieved into the outer chamber. As a result, the filter is kept clean, which lessens clogging over time.
CES: 8 Robots to Simplify Everyday Life
By RT Staff · 5 January, 2015 • The 2015 International CES features practical robots for home, fun and getting things done.
Nanda Home Tocky Robot Alarm Clock
By RT Staff · 29 December, 2014 • The Tocky robot alarm clock from Nanda Home is the deluxe version of the Clocky. Tocky has all the same features, plus it's outfitted with a microphone and can upload MP3s.
Nanda Home Clocky Robot Alarm Clock
By RT Staff · 29 December, 2014 • Nanda Home's Clocky is a robotic alarm clock on wheels that runs away beeping. You can snooze one time, but if you don't get up, Clocky will jump off of your nightstand up to 3 feet high, and run around your room as if looking for a place to hide.
Grillbot Automatic Grill Cleaning Robot
By RT Staff · 29 December, 2014 • The steel-brushed Grillbot moves around the grill for a set amount of time, regulating its speed and direction automatically, all the while cleaning the bars of your grill. The Grillbot is designed to work on a gas or charcoal grill, and will clean a hot (up to 250 degree) or cold grill surface.
Monsieur Robot Bartender
By RT Staff · 29 December, 2014 • The Monsieur artificially intelligent robot bartender can mix thousands of drinks all with the swipe of a finger. Monsieur can interface with home automation networks to determine who is home and connect to users. Monsieur is connected to our cloud-based servers in order to receive new cocktail updates and theme packages and get recommendations from Monsieur peer network.
Budgee Robot Assistant
By RT Staff · 29 December, 2014 • Five Elements Robotics’ Budgee is a friendly robot assistant designed to follow you and carry your stuff. It weighs just 20 pounds and can lug 50 pounds of stuff. It also easily folds up, runs up to 10 hours on a charge and is rain-resistant.

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