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Japanese Startup GROOVE X Goes Viral as Teaser for LOVOT Robot
As a teaser for its groundbreaking LOVOT companion robots, scheduled for release in 2019, Japanese start-up GROOVE X has adopted a guerilla approach, placing billboards in strategic locations with the aim of taking its promotion viral. One of these billboards was placed outside of SpaceX’s headquarters in Hawthorne, California, as a gesture of respect for SpaceX CEO Elon Musk
Household · Personal Robots · Family Robot
Toyota T-HR3 Humanoid Uses VR to Mimic Humans
Toyota’s third-generation humanoid robot, the T-HR3, uses a force feedback-enabled control system, an HTC Vive VR headset, "data glove" and torque servos to mimic the movements of a human user.
Future Tech · Humanoid Robots
Pepper Humanoid Robot Adds Facial Recognition Technology
Pepper, the popular humanoid robot from Softbank, is adding facial recognition technology to its repertoire. SoftBank will use Ever AI's facial recognition platform in hopes of bringing new levels of personalization to Peppers interactions.
Future Tech
‘Robutt’ Helps Ford Design Better Car Seats
Ford's "Robutt" robot mimics human buttocks to help the company design better car seats. A KUKA industrial robot arm lifts Robutt in and out of a seat 25,000 times over a three-week period to help design seats that will help passengers remain comfortable for longer.
Jibo Social Robot on Sale for $899
Three years after raising more than $3.6 million on a crowdfunding campaign, Jibo the social robot is now available for the public to buy. Pre-ordered units will start shipping to customers in November.
Household · Personal Robots · Family Robot
WiBotic PowerPad Wirelessly Charges Drones
WiBotic’s PowerPad wirelessly charges everything from large industrial drones to smaller commercial drones. The PowerPad can wirelessly charge a typical commercial drone battery in the same amount of time as plug-in charger
Robot Fun · Drones
Aibo Robot Dog Returning in 2018
Sony is launching a refreshed version of its Aibo robot dog in 2018. The new Aibo will feature artificial intelligence (AI), internet connectivity, voice control, and the ability to control connected devices throughout its environment.
Household · Personal Robots · Family Robot
Tend Launches in.view Robot Performance Management Software
Tend's newest smart cloud robotics solution, in.view, enables remote monitoring and analysis of production robots.
Cozmo Robot Now Teaches Kids to Code
The new Cozmo Code Lab uses drag-and-drop programming to teach kids how to code Anki's adorable Cozmo robot.
Robot Fun · Robot Toys · Education
5 Robotics Trends from LiveWorx 2017
A recap of the first-ever robotics track at LiveWorx, including how AI is helping bring social robots to market and why Massachusetts is still No. 1 in robotics.
Household · Personal Robots · Family Robot · Robot Fun · Drones · Health & Sports · Medical Robots
Smart Exoskeleton Prevents Elderly Falls
The Active Pelvis Orthosis is a smart exoskeleton that recognizes in just 350 milliseconds a person has lost their balance. The exoskeleton then applies force to the hips to counterbalance the slip and prevent a fall.
Health & Sports · Wearable Robots
EduExo DIY Kit Lets You Build Exoskeletons
EduExo is a 3D-printable, Arduino-powered kit for students, hobbyists and educators that teaches how to build exoskeletons.
Robot Fun · 3D Printers · Health & Sports · Wearable Robots
Tesla Autopilot 2.0 Increases Speed Limit to 90 MPH
Tesla has updated Autopilot 2.0, increasing Autosteer's speed limit on highways to 90 MPH and removing the speed limit during off-highway driving.
Future Tech · Driverless Transportation
iRobot Roomba 690 Robot Vacuum Comparison
Here's how iRobot's new Roomba 690 robot vacuum compares to other Roombas and other budget-friendly robot vacuums.
Household · Cleaning Robots · Robot Vacuums
iRobot Roomba 690 Robot Vacuum
The iRobot Roomba 690 robot vacuum is the company's most affordable robot vacuum with app-connected smarts.
Household · Cleaning Robots · Robot Vacuums

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