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UBTECH’s Jimu Educational Robots Help Build STEM Skills
By Steve Crowe · 4 November, 2016 • UBTECH Robotics has launched a new line of Jimu Robot kits designed to enhance the STEM skills and interest of kids ages 8-14. The programming is done with Blockly code in the companion Jimu Robot App.
Yumi is the First Robot Powered by Amazon Alexa
By Steve Crowe · 2 November, 2016 • Omate's Yumi robot is the first robot to be powered by Amazon Alexa. You interact with Yumi just like you do with Amazon Echo, using your voice, having access to more than 3,000 Amazon Alexa skills.
Comma.ai Cancels Comma One Semi-Autonomous Driving Kit
By Steve Crowe · 28 October, 2016 • The NHTSA sent Comma.ai CEO George Hotz a letter encouraging him to delay the Comma One semi-autonomous driving kit over concerns it "would put the safety of your customers and other road users at risk."
Tap and Go: Kids Code Plobot With Cards
By RT Staff · 27 October, 2016 • The new Arduino-based Plobot has a unique way of introducing kids to coding robots. Kids simply tap command cards against Plobot's head to automatically create a program the robot follows.
8 Beginner Drones to Hone Your Flying Skills
By Michael Karp, Drone Business Marketer · 25 October, 2016 • If you're interested in learning how to fly a drone, starting with a low-priced, easy-to-use model is strongly suggested.
Watch: Soft Robots Mimic Human Muscles
By Linda Seward, NCCR Robotics · 14 October, 2016 • An EPFL team is developing soft, flexible and reconfigurable robots. Air-actuated, they behave like human muscles and may be used in physical rehabilitation. They are made of low-cost materials and could easily be produced on a large scale.
Sports Robots Coming to Practice Fields Near You
By Steve Crowe · 14 October, 2016 • The Mobile Virtual Player (MVP) robot has garnered attention for its ability to help reduce football-related concussions. But the robot has proved beneficial for many other sports, too.
Canvas Technology Building Indoor Autonomy
By Eugene Demaitre · 7 October, 2016 • Canvas Technology, a company that's been working in stealth mode, is already demonstrating automotive-level autonomous driving and goods delivery - indoors.
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.
6 Awesome Robots at World Maker Faire
By Jeremy S. Cook · 6 October, 2016 • If you’re interested in the intersection of robotics and DIY pursuits, World Maker Faire is a great show to attend. Here are just a few of the amazing robots from World Maker Faire.
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.
Minitaur Quadruped Robot Walks, Climbs Fences, Opens Doors
By Jeremy S. Cook · 23 September, 2016 • You’ve probably seen robots that walk, roll, climb and open doors. The Ghost Minitaur robot, however, does all of this in one package
GoPro Karma Drone Goes on Sale October 23 for $799
By Steve Crowe · 19 September, 2016 • The GoPro Karma drone was officially introduced, and it's easy to fly thanks to a simple controller, easy-to-use interface, and foldable design.

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