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Watch Pepper Robot Learn to Play Darts
Pepper uses trial-and-error learning to learn how to play darts. A human initially guides Pepper's arm to teach it how to throw, but Pepper hits a bulls-eye after just 60 throws.
Future Tech · Humanoid Robots
Watch Amazon Prime Air’s First Drone Delivery
Amazon Prime Air completed it first drone delivery on December 7, 2016, delivering an Amazon Fire TV and a bag of popcorn to a customer in Cambridgeshire, England. The entire process - from the order being placed to the package arriving at the customer's home - took 13 minutes.
Robot Fun · Drones
Waymo is Google’s New Self-Driving Car Company
Google's self-driving car project is now known as Waymo, a standalone company under the Alphabet corporate umbrella. And that could mean it's time to take the technology to market.
Future Tech · Driverless Transportation
Panasonic Robot Bags Your Groceries
It's not quite Amazon Go, but Panasonic is testing a robot at a Japanese convenience store that scans and bags your groceries.
Future Tech
Top 50 Robotics Companies of 2017: Cast Your Vote
The RBR50 is accepting nominations for the top 50 robotics companies to follow in 2017. Enter your RBR50 nominations now!
Meet the CES Robotics Conference Lineup
The CES Robotics Conference will explore how robots are transforming our lives. Hear from CyPhy Works, Hanson Robotics, NVIDIA, Savioke, Softbank, Starship Technologies and more.
Household · Personal Robots · Robot Fun · Drones · Future Tech · Driverless Transportation
SpotMini Wants to be a Robot Delivery Dog
Boston Dynamics sees home delivery as a practical application for its SpotMini robot dog. But Boston Dynamics founder Marc Raibert says SpotMini needs to be cheaper to build before it will be sent on any job interviews.
Chess-Playing Robot Wants to Put CES 2017 in Checkmate
Taiwan's Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) is showcasing its chess-playing companion robot that will challenge attendees at Tech East, Westgate in booth 2015. It's probably not as smart as IBM's Deep Blue, but the robot can pick up chess pieces and move them around.
Household · Personal Robots · Health & Sports
Robot Holiday Gift Guide 2016
We've rounded up 11 robots that will be great gifts for the neat freaks, techies, wannabe coders, and drone fanatics on your holiday shopping list.
Household · Cleaning Robots · Robot Vacuums · Robot Fun · Robot Toys · Drones · Education · Robot Kits
CES 2017 Implementing Advanced Security Measures
CES 2017 will feature advanced security measures at it expects more than 165,000 attendees to flock to Las Vegas.
Samsung POWERbot Turbo Robot Vacuum Maps Your Home, Has Alexa Voice Control
Samsung's POWERbot Turbo VR9350 robot vacuum creates a map of your home that is stored on the smartphone app. You can then select specific areas or rooms for the vacuum to clean. The POWERbot Turbo VR9350 also features Alexa voice control for added convenience.
Household · Cleaning Robots · Robot Vacuums
Honda NeuV Self-Driving Car Feels Human Emotions
Honda will be showcasing at CES 2017 its NeuV autonomous car concept that uses artificial intelligence to feel human emotions and build a stronger connection between the car and human passenger. Honda will also demo a robot motorcycle at CES 2017.
Future Tech · Driverless Transportation
Amazon Go Store Eliminates Checkout Lines with Deep Learning
Amazon will open its first Amazon Go grocery store in Seattle, Washington, in early 2017, where customers will be able to walk in, pick up they items they want to buy, and walk out. "Just Walk Out" technology uses sensors, computer vision, and deep learning to track customers and automatically register which items get picked up. The customers will be charged later via their Amazon account.
Commercial Drone Alliance Writes to President-Elect Trump
Commercial Drone Alliance writes a note to President-elect Donald Trump that outlines the state of the US commercial drone industry. The letter says the incoming administration "has the ability to create good jobs and grow the economy by propelling UAS technology forward."
Robot Fun · Drones
Apple Self-Driving Car Interest Revealed
Apple for the first time acknowledges an interest in self-driving cars. In a letter to the NHTSA, Apple writes that it is "excited about the potential of automated systems in many areas, including transportation."
Future Tech · Driverless Transportation

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