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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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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.
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.
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.
Amazon Echo
By RT Staff · 19 December, 2014 • Amazon Echo is designed around your voice. It's always on - just ask for information, music, news, weather, and more. Echo begins working as soon as it detects the wake word. You can pick Alexa or Amazon as your wake word. Echo is also an expertly tuned speaker that can fill any room with immersive sound.
Aldebaran NAO Robot
By RT Staff · 19 December, 2014 • NAO is a humanoid robot, intended to be a friendly companion around the house. He moves, recognizes you, hears you and even talks to you! Since 2006, he has been constantly evolving to please, amuse, understand and love you. In short, to one day become your friend.
JIBO
By RT Staff · 19 December, 2014 • JIBO is an intelligent robot companion that can act as a hands-free assistant, messenger, avatar, storyteller or photographer for your family.
Jibo, Jimmy, Pepper: Will 2015 Be the Year of Personal Robots?
By Henry Leonard · 17 December, 2014 • A new generation of social robots designed to be live-in members of the family interacting and responding to human cues, are coming your way in 2015. We examine three of the major players: Jibo, Jimmy, and Pepper.
Robbie the Robot: Personal Assistant for Limbless Teenager
By Emmet Cole, Robotics Trends · 27 March, 2014 • A prototype of Robbie the Robot, designed to assist a teenager born without limbs, has been unveiled by Trinity College Dublin.

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