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Laundroid Folds Clothing—in a Black Box
By Eugene Demaitre · 8 January, 2016 • Japan's Seven Dreamers showed off its Laundroid at CES 2016, but how much is your time worth?
11 Principles of Animation Bring Jibo to Life
By Team Jibo · 7 August, 2015 • Jibo’s design team borrowed from the classic principles of animation to bring the family robot to life. Here's how Jibo applies those principles.
Win an Ecovacs DEEBOT D35 Bare-Floor Vacuuming Robot
By RT Staff · 31 July, 2015 • Don't waste another second cooped up indoors doing boring chores. We're giving away an Ecovacs Robotics DEEBOT D35 Bare-Floor Vacuuming Robot - a $199.99 value.
Sota Home Robot to Care for Japan’s Elderly
By RT Staff · 31 July, 2015 • NTT, Japan's largest telecommunications company, is rolling out its Sota interactive robot in elderly care facilities to talk with and help care for people.
On the Road Again: hitchBOT Hitchhikes Across America
By Jeff Tobor · 9 July, 2015 • “There’s this issue of trust in popular media where we see a lot of dystopian visions of a future with robots that have gone rogue or out of control. In this case, we’ve designed something that actually needs human empathy to accomplish its goals.”
Household Robot Buddy Looks for $100k via Crowdfunding
By Eugene Demaitre · 9 July, 2015 • France-based Blue Frog Robotics succeeds in raising money for its mobile companion robot, which includes open-source hardware and software.
10 Essential Spring Cleaning Robots
By Steve Crowe · 20 March, 2015 • Spring cleaning doesn't have to be a chore. Here are 10 robots that can automate Spring cleaning and help you enjoy the outdoors.
Could a Pocket-Sized Robot Replace Your Smartphone?
By Steve Crowe · 17 March, 2015 • Tomotaka Takahashi, CEO of Robo Garage, is developing a pocket-sized robot that can move, express emotions, and socialize with you. He thinks it could replace your smartphone.
Do All Robot Dogs Go to Heaven?
By Steve Crowe · 26 February, 2015 • Japanese owners of Sony's AIBO robot dog hold funeral for the irreparable man's best friend after last repair shop closes.
10 Most Funded Kickstarter Robots Ever
By Steve Crowe · 13 February, 2015 • More robots are launching on crowdfunding websites such as Kickstarter. We compiled the 10 most successfully funded robots to ever appear on Kickstarter, including drones, robot printers, robot bartenders and more.
6 Funny Robot Vacuum Fails
By Steve Crowe · 9 February, 2015 • A roundup of robot vacuum cleaner fails, including one falling down the stairs, killing a Christmas tree, and smearing dog poop everywhere.
Fire Department Rescues Woman Attacked by Robot Vacuum
By Steve Crowe · 9 February, 2015 • A 52-year-old South Korean woman was "attacked" by her robot vacuum while she was napping on the floor. Firefighters were called to free the woman from the death grip of the robot vacuum, which mistook her hair for dust.

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