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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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Jibo 7-Minute Workout is Your In-Home Personal Trainer
By Steve Crowe · 28 October, 2016 • A developer has built a "7-Minute Workout" skill for Jibo that gives the social robot the ability to be your personal trainer at home.
Candy-Dispensing Robot Makes Halloween Fun Again
By Steve Crowe · 21 October, 2016 • The LEGO Halloween Candy Thrower from flings mini chocolate bars to trick-or-treaters. It uses an EV3 IR sensor to detect when someone is in front of the machine to trigger the throwing mechanism.
Xiaomi Mi Robot Vacuum Review
By Garrick Dee Tan | Best Cordless Vacuum Guide · 20 October, 2016 • The Xiaomi Mi robot vacuum is the company's first foray into robot vacuums. And it's a solid, low-cost option compared to Dyson, iRobot and others.
Cute Robots Rule at Ceatec 2016
By Tim Hornyak · 7 October, 2016 • At Ceatec 2016, Japan's biggest technology show, global brands such as Toyota, Sharp and Fujitsu were drawing crowds with their latest robots.
Google Home vs. Amazon Echo: Which Personal Assistant is Better?
By RT Staff · 4 October, 2016 • Google Home will officially take on Amazon Echo on November 4, 2016 when it starts shipping. Who will win the battle of virtual assistants? Here's a comparison of Google Home and Amazon Echo.
Robot Dog Wants to Comfort Lonely Seniors
By Steve Crowe · 4 October, 2016 • Hasbro's new Companion Pet Golden Pup is a golden retriever robot dog that hopes to be your grandparent's new best friend. At $120, your lonely loved ones interact with the Companion Pet Golden Pup by talking to it, which causes the robot dog to look at you and make "puppy-like noises."
Meet Kobi, Your New All-Season Robot Landscaper
By Steve Crowe · 29 September, 2016 • Kobi unanimously wins Pitchfire at RoboBusiness 2016 with its 3-in-1 robot landscaper that mows lawns, collects leaves, and snow blows driveways.
15 Must-See Robotics Startups at RoboBusiness 2016
By Steve Crowe · 28 September, 2016 • Pitchfire, the "Shark Tank" of robotics, gives 15 robotics startups two minutes to tell a live panel of judges and attendees how their product will be a disruptive technology. Here's a sneak peek at each finalist.
Jibo Shipping Pre-launch Models in November
By Steve Crowe · 27 September, 2016 • Pre-launch versions of Jibo the social robot will start shipping to backers in November on a first-ordered, first-received basis. The hardware will be finalized on the pre-launch version of Jibo, but the software will not be finalized. No timeframe was set for when fully-functioning Jibo will ship.
DIYer Builds Arduino-based Dustbuster Robot Vacuum
By RT Staff · 27 September, 2016 • A DIYer uses four motors for locomotion, an Arduino Uno, IR and ultrasonic sensors and a dusbuster to create a robot vacuum that avoids obstacles and cleans floors.
Robot Lawn Mower Keeps Golf Fairways Pristine
By Steve Crowe · 16 September, 2016 • The Turflynx F315 driverless fairway mower autonomously cuts up to seven fairways on a single charge, following pre-programmed routes to keep golf course fairways looking pristine.
Teardown: Xiaomi Mi Robot Vacuum
By RT Staff · 13 September, 2016 • A closer look inside the Xiaomi Mi Robot Vacuum that is set to take on the Roomba.
When Will Robots Become as Common as Smartphones?
By Steve Crowe · 9 September, 2016 • Will Allen, HP Fellow at HP Labs, joins The Robotics Trends Show to discuss why robots are arriving late in our homes and what needs to change to find more than the occasional robot vacuum in the home.
Neato Botvac D3 Connected vs. Botvac D5 Connected Robot Vacuum Comparison
By RT Staff · 1 September, 2016 • Neato introduced two robot vacuums, the Botvac D3 Connected and Botvac D5 Connected, at IFA in Berlin. We compare the new models.
Xiaomi Mi Robot Vacuum vs. iRobot Roomba, Dyson 360 Eye
By RT Staff · 31 August, 2016 • Xiaomi's $250 Mi Robot Vacuum will launch soon in China, and it stacks up well against the pricier iRobot Roomba 980 and Dyson 360 Eye.

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