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Yumi is the First Robot Powered by Amazon Alexa
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.
Household · Personal Robots · Family Robot
Flirtey Completes Silicon Valley’s First Drone Delivery
Flirtey conducted the first drone delivery in Silicon Valley history, delivering a package to an investor at The Rosewood hotel on Sand Hill Road.
Robot Fun · Drones
Sumo Robot League: Robots & Sports Spark STEM Interest
The Robotics Trends Show talks with the Sumo Robot League about how it's combining robotics and sports to address STEM education for middle school and high school students.
Education · Robot Kits · Health & Sports · Sports & Fitness
Donald Trump Wins Presidential Election, AI Predicts
MogIA analyzes 20 million data points from public forums such as Google, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, basing its predictions on the level of engagement a candidate generates.
Future Tech
Jibo 7-Minute Workout is Your In-Home Personal Trainer
A developer has built a "7-Minute Workout" skill for Jibo that gives the social robot the ability to be your personal trainer at home.
Household · Personal Robots · Family Robot
Comma.ai Cancels Comma One Semi-Autonomous Driving Kit
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."
Future Tech · Driverless Transportation
Tap and Go: Kids Code Plobot With Cards
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.
Robot Fun · Robot Toys · Education · Robot Kits
Nightmare Machine Uses AI to Create Scary Photos
MIT's Nightmare Machine uses artificial intelligence to turn everyday images into horrifying photos. The Nightmare Machine relies on user feedback to perfect its deep learning algorithms to make each image a little more scary.
Future Tech
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8 Beginner Drones to Hone Your Flying Skills
If you're interested in learning how to fly a drone, starting with a low-priced, easy-to-use model is strongly suggested.
Robot Fun · Drones
Otto Self-Driving Truck Makes First Delivery: 51,744 Beers
An Otto self-driving truck made its first delivery, driving 51,744 cans of Budweiser 120 miles through Colorado, marking the first time commercial cargo was delivered by a self-driving truck.
Future Tech · Driverless Transportation
3D-Printed Heart-on-a-Chip Could End Animal Testing
The first entirely 3D-printed organ-on-a-chip with integrated sensing has been built by researchers from Harvard University. The 3D-printed heart-on-a-chip can be customized to a patient's disease or heart structure to help scientists collect reliable data for short-term and long-term studies.
Robot Fun · 3D Printers · Health & Sports
Candy-Dispensing Robot Makes Halloween Fun Again
The LEGO Halloween Candy Thrower from flings mini chocolate bars to trick-or-treaters. It uses an EV3 IR sensor to detect when someone is in front of the machine to trigger the throwing mechanism.
Household
Drone-to-Drone, Midair Recharging on the Way
Researchers at Imperial College London have developed a method to wirelessly power drones in midair. They say this could lead to drone-to-drone recharging in the air.
Robot Fun · Drones
Anti-Drone System Helps Secure Presidential Debate
To help secure the final presidential debate, Las Vegas police used Dedrone's DroneTracker system to scan the surrounding airspace for unauthorized drones.
Robot Fun · Drones

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