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 & SportsRobot 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 KitsCES 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 VacuumsHonda 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 TransportationAmazon 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 · DronesApple 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 TransportationComma.ai Self-Driving Car Software Now Open Source
Comma.ai, which shut down its Comma One self-driving car kit, has open-sourced its new Open Pilot software to resurrect its DIY autonomous vehicle project. Future Tech · Driverless TransportationBuilding Your Own Drone Just Got Easier Thanks to MIT
MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) has developed a system that allows anyone to design their own drone. Users can change the size, shape, and structure of their drone based on the needs they have for payload, cost, flight time, battery usage, and other factors. Robot Fun · DronesStarship Delivery Robot Makes First Fast Food Run
Starship and Just Eat, an online food order and delivery service, delivered a takeout meal to a London resident via robot. Future Tech · Driverless TransportationWatch ATLAS Humanoid Robot Walk Over Partial Footholds
A new balancing algorithm created by the Institute For Human And Machine Cognition allows Boston Dynamics ATLAS humanoid robot to walk over partial footholds. Future Tech · Humanoid RobotsPABI Penguin Robot Making Autism Therapy More Affordable
The PABI (Penguin for Autism Behavioral Intervention) robot is looking to make autism therapy more affordable. PABI autonomously conducts ABA therapy while logging therapy data that will be reviewed by a human therapist. Education · Health & Sports · Medical RobotsHease Retail Robot Debuting at CES 2017
Hease Robotics is introducing its Hease retail robot that uses artificial intelligence to provide guidance, deliver simple and complex information, offer coupons and deals, and retrieve data.IBM Watson Previews AI-Powered Medical Image Analysis
IBM Watson Health has created AI-powered medical image analysis solutions designed to help healthcare providers pursue personalized approaches to patient diagnosis, treatment, and monitoring. Health & Sports · Medical Robots · Future Tech · Science & Technology
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