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10 Best Robots & Drones of CES 2017
Shakey, World’s First Mobile Robot, Honored by IEEE
Shakey, the world’s first mobile, intelligent robot, was honored with the IEEE Milestone in Electrical Engineering and Computing. The award honors "significant inventions, locations or events related to electrical engineering and computing that have benefited humanity, and which are at least 25 years old."
Education · Mobile Robots
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.
Household · Personal Robots · Shopping Assistant
Ehang 184 Passenger Drone Could Soon Fly Around Dubai
The Dubai Roads and Transportation Authority says the Ehang 184 passenger-carrying drone could be taxing people at the UAE's biggest city starting in July 2017.
Robot Fun · Drones
Cassie Bipedal Robot Wants to Deliver Your Packages
Agility Robotics has unveiled its bipedal robot Cassie that can be used for search-and-rescue missions and package delivery.
Coffee Maker Turns into 3D Printer
If you're a tinkerer looking to build yourself a 3D printer, check out what Tropical Labs did with an old coffee maker. The company turned a Norelco 12 coffee maker into a working 3D printer.
Robot Fun · 3D Printers
Wearable AI Teaches Social Skills
Using a Samsung Simband, MIT CSAIL has developed a wearable AI that analyzes audio and measures movement, heart rate, blood pressure and skin temperature to help detect the tone of a conversation and help people better understand social interactions.
Health & Sports · Wearable Robots
Gita Delivery Robot Carries Your Belongings
Gita is an autonomous delivery robot from Piaggio Fast Forward that can carry up to 40 lbs. Gita can follow behind you or travel on its own to a pre-mapped destination.
Pepper Robot Lands Job at Oakland International Airport
Pepper, the humanoid robot from Softbank Robotics, began a pilot program at Oakland International Airport. The 4-foot-tall robot will greet and engage with guests at HMSHost’s Pyramid Ale Taproom in Terminal 2, offering assistance, menu recommendations and directions to travelers.
Future Tech · Humanoid Robots
Professor Einstein Robot Launches on Kickstarter
Hanson Robotics is looking to bring Albert Einstein back to life. The Hong Kong-based company has launched a Kickstarter campaign for the Professor Einstein robot that wowed attendees at CES 2017.
Household · Personal Robots · Family Robot · Robot Fun · Education
Hospi Delivery Robot Being Tested at Airport, Hotel
Panasonic's Hospi delivery robot, which is already working in the healthcare sector, is beginning trials at a Japanese airport and hotel. Hospi will move around the hotel lobby offering drinks to guests and collect dirty dishes at an airport lounge.
5 Best Dancing Robots at CES 2017
With each passing CES, the robots are capable of doing so much more. One thing many of the robots at CES 2017 had in common was a love for dancing.
Kubo Robot Uses Puzzle Pieces to Teach Kids to Code
Kubo is an educational robot that accelerates learning in coding, mathematics, language, and music through its TagTile programming language, which helps pre-school and primary school children explore and understand new concepts in a screen-free environment.
Education · Robot Kits
ElliQ Robot Wants to Ease Aging in Place
As populations age worldwide, older people are often isolated because of health and mobility problems and difficulty with using new technologies. A robot named ElliQ from Intuition Robotics aims to change that.
Household · Personal Robots · Family Robot
Top 10 Robotics Startups Seen at CES 2017’s Eureka Park
Hundreds of startups vied for attention at this year's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Which robotics products caught our eye? Robots that tend to the young and old, tackle odious chores, and advance the market could be found in the crowded aisles.
Household · Personal Robots · Family Robot · Robot Fun · Drones · Education · Mobile Robots · Health & Sports · Medical Robots · Future Tech · Humanoid Robots

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10 Best Robots & Drones of CES 2017
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