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Panasonic Smart Cart Helps You Take a Load Off

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.
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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.
Here Come the Robot Shopping Carts
By Steve Crowe · 30 June, 2016 • Walmart and Five Elements Robotics are building the Dash robot shopping cart that can map your route through Walmart, check you out, and carry everything to your car.
IBM Watson Makes Pepper Robots Smarter
By Steve Crowe · 7 January, 2016 • IBM and SoftBank Robotics are planning to offer a Watson-powered version of the Pepper humanoid robot. Watson's cognitive computing technology will allow Pepper to continuously gain knowledge and "understand the world the way humans do - through senses, learning and experience.”
5 Reasons You Need This Free Budgee Robot
By RT Staff · 24 February, 2015 • Robotics Trends is giving away a $1,399 Budgee robot assistant that can carry up to 50 pounds. Budgee runs up to 10 hours on a charge and it has sensors on the front and side to avoid obstacles.
Win a $1,399 Budgee Personal Shopping Robot
By Steve Crowe · 2 February, 2015 • Robotics Trends is giving away a $1,399 Budgee robot assistant that can carry up to 50 pounds. Budgee runs up to 10 hours on a charge and it has sensors on the front and side to avoid obstacles.
The Best Robots of CES 2015
By RT Staff · 15 January, 2015 • You couldn't escape the robots at CES 2015. Drones, robot toys and humanoids were the talk of Las Vegas. Here are our picks for the best robots of CES 2015.
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.

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