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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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Unibo Robot Stars in Fujitsu AI Cloud Platform
By Tim Hornyak · 15 December, 2017 • Unibo is reminiscent of social robot Jibo, but it has a more pronounced humanoid design, tapping into Japan’s long love affair with science fiction humanoids. Unibo can recognize users and customize conversations.
Jibo Music Brings iHeartRadio to Social Robot
By Steve Crowe · 14 December, 2017 • Social robot Jibo is adding music to its repertoire of skills. Jibo and iHeartRadio have teamed up to launch Jibo Music that will stream iHeartRadio Original stations through the two speakers atop the robot's head. The Jibo Music skill will be available to all robots on December 18 via a free, over-the-air software update.
Japanese Startup GROOVE X Goes Viral as Teaser for LOVOT Robot
By RT Staff · 5 December, 2017 • As a teaser for its groundbreaking LOVOT companion robots, scheduled for release in 2019, Japanese start-up GROOVE X has adopted a guerilla approach, placing billboards in strategic locations with the aim of taking its promotion viral. One of these billboards was placed outside of SpaceX’s headquarters in Hawthorne, California, as a gesture of respect for SpaceX CEO Elon Musk
New Emotional Robotics Lab to Study Human-Robot Interaction
By RT Staff · 15 November, 2017 • The University of Texas at Arlington has launched a new Emotional Robotics Living Lab to investigate what our future will look like with robots and how they can be integrated into the home to provide physical and emotional support.
Jibo Social Robot on Sale for $899
By Steve Crowe · 26 October, 2017 • Three years after raising more than $3.6 million on a crowdfunding campaign, Jibo the social robot is now available for the public to buy. Pre-ordered units will start shipping to customers in November.
Aibo Robot Dog Returning in 2018
By Steve Crowe · 9 October, 2017 • 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.
5 Robotics Trends from LiveWorx 2017
By Matt Wagner · 2 June, 2017 • A recap of the first-ever robotics track at LiveWorx, including how AI is helping bring social robots to market and why Massachusetts is still No. 1 in robotics.
Meet the LiveWorx Robotics Lineup
By Steve Crowe · 8 May, 2017 • Meet the speaker lineup for the Robotics & Autonomous Vehicles Track at LiveWorx 2017, including Boston Engineering, CyPhy Works, Jibo, MIT, Soft Robotics, Vecna, WPI and more.
6 Robots Launching on Kickstarter
By RT Staff · 9 March, 2017 • A roundup of crowdfunded robots raising money on Kickstarter, including three robot arms, a robot tutor and more.
Panasonic Smart Cart Helps You Take a Load Off
By Tim Hornyak · 17 February, 2017 • Panasonic's Smart Cart is a prototype mobile robot that can tow either standard airport luggage carts or grocery carts. It can haul up to 330 lbs, including the weight of the cart itself. The Smart Cart can autonomously follow its user by tracking his or her footsteps.
Amazon Echo, Google Home Want to Let You Make Phone Calls
By Steve Crowe · 15 February, 2017 • Amazon Echo and Google Home are reportedly looking to add the ability to make voice calls to the smart speakers, but concerns about privacy, emergency services, and regulatory hurdles are slowing down the process.
ElliQ Robot Maker Intuition Robotics Raises Funding from iRobot
By Steve Crowe · 14 February, 2017 • Intuition Robotics has announced funding from iRobot Ventures, the strategic investment arm of iRobot, and equity crowdfunding platform OurCrowd. This investment brings the total funding in the company to $6 million across various funding instruments.
Meet Sii: A Social Interface for Assistive Robots
By Steve Crowe · 9 February, 2017 • In its effort to build assistive robots, Trinity College Dublin has developed the socially intelligent interface (Sii), a light-weight, 3D-printed robotic head that can express emotions and has three degrees of freedom.
Professor Einstein Robot Launches on Kickstarter
By Steve Crowe · 23 January, 2017 • Hanson Robotics is looking to bring Albert Einstein back to life. The Hong Kong-based company has launched a Kickstarter campaign for the Professor Einstein robot that wowed attendees at CES 2017.
10 Best Robots & Drones of CES 2017
By Steve Crowe · 13 January, 2017 • Here are the best robots and drones from CES 2017.

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