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Samsung POWERbot Turbo Robot Vacuum Maps Your Home, Has Alexa Voice Control
By Steve Crowe · 7 December, 2016 • Samsung's POWERbot Turbo VR9350 robot vacuum creates a map of your home that is stored on the smartphone app. You can then select specific areas or rooms for the vacuum to clean. The POWERbot Turbo VR9350 also features Alexa voice control for added convenience.
Honda NeuV Self-Driving Car Feels Human Emotions
By Steve Crowe · 6 December, 2016 • Honda will be showcasing at CES 2017 its NeuV autonomous car concept that uses artificial intelligence to feel human emotions and build a stronger connection between the car and human passenger. Honda will also demo a robot motorcycle at CES 2017.
Apple Self-Driving Car Interest Revealed
By RT Staff · 5 December, 2016 • Apple for the first time acknowledges an interest in self-driving cars. In a letter to the NHTSA, Apple writes that it is "excited about the potential of automated systems in many areas, including transportation."
Comma.ai Self-Driving Car Software Now Open Source
By Brad Templeton · 5 December, 2016 • Comma.ai, which shut down its Comma One self-driving car kit, has open-sourced its new Open Pilot software to resurrect its DIY autonomous vehicle project.
PABI Penguin Robot Making Autism Therapy More Affordable
By Steve Crowe · 2 December, 2016 • The PABI (Penguin for Autism Behavioral Intervention) robot is looking to make autism therapy more affordable. PABI autonomously conducts ABA therapy while logging therapy data that will be reviewed by a human therapist.
Hease Retail Robot Debuting at CES 2017
By Steve Crowe · 1 December, 2016 • Hease Robotics is introducing its Hease retail robot that uses artificial intelligence to provide guidance, deliver simple and complex information, offer coupons and deals, and retrieve data.
MICROMO Introduces IEH3-4096 Three-Channel Encoder
By RT Staff · 23 November, 2016 • MICROMO's new IEH3‐4096 three-channel encoder delivers two square‐wave signals, as well as an additional index channel. It offers a higher resolution, an extended operating temperature range, and improved speed control, especially in the low speed range.
suitX MAX Exoskeleton Designed to Reduce Workplace Injuries
By Steve Crowe · 16 November, 2016 • suitX's Modular Agile eXoskeleton (MAX) is made up of three exoskeletons called backX, shoulderX, and legX that can be worn independently or in any combination depending on the need.
3D Robotics Site Scan Drone Adds BIM Skills for Construction
By Steve Crowe · 11 November, 2016 • 3D Robotics, now an enterprise-focused company, has added Building Information Modeling capabilities to its Site Scan commercial drone platform. Site Scan with BIM hopes to help construction crews easily compare sites as built versus how they were designed to keep jobs on budget and on schedule.
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.

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