Social Robot Maker Jibo Raises $13M
The social robot startup Jibo has raised $13.1 million from investors, but a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission shows the company is looking to raise a total of $28 million. Household · Personal Robots · Family Robot3D Robotics Site Scan Drone Adds BIM Skills for Construction
3D Robotics, now an enterprise-focused company, has added Building Information Modeling capabilities to its Site Scan commercial drone platform. Site Scan with BIM hopes to help construction crews easily compare sites as built versus how they were designed to keep jobs on budget and on schedule. Robot Fun · DronesCities Worldwide Embracing Self-Driving Vehicles
The realization self-driving vehicles are going to have a major impact on transportation is beginning to sink in. Here's how cities around the world are preparing for self-driving cars. Future Tech · Driverless Transportation20% of All Vacuums are Robots
iRobot CEO Colin Angle said 20 percent of the world’s vacuum cleaners are robots. Household · Cleaning Robots · Robot VacuumsSelf-Driving Scooter Helps Mobility-impaired People Get Around
MIT and the National University of Singapore have built a self-driving scooter to get mobility-impaired people from a vehicle to home or the mall. The self-driving scooter uses the same sensors and software that had been used in previous autonomous car and golf cart tests. Health & Sports · Future Tech · Driverless TransportationWPI Robotics Program Earns ABET Innovation Award
The Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology recently awarded the inaugural ABET Innovation Award for developing and implementing the first ABET-accredited undergraduate Robotics Engineering program in the United States. WPI employs an interdisciplinary approach with Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering, and Electrical and Computer Engineering departments. The engineering components teach students how to build the body of a robot, while computer science focuses on how to control its behavior.Zoltan Istvan Stepping Down from Transhumanist Party
Zoltan Istvan is one of today's most prominent transhumanists, announcing a presidential campaign in 2014 as head of the Transhumanist Party. He knew he wasn't going to win, but now he plans on stepping down from the party altogether.UBTECH’s Jimu Educational Robots Help Build STEM Skills
UBTECH Robotics has launched a new line of Jimu Robot kits designed to enhance the STEM skills and interest of kids ages 8-14. The programming is done with Blockly code in the companion Jimu Robot App. Education · Robot KitsSelf-Driving Trucks 5-10 Years Away: Colorado Transportation Chief
Shailen Bhatt, executive director of Colorado’s Department of Transportation, says it'll be a few years before self-driving trucks are transporting goods on a regular basis. Future Tech · Driverless TransportationCES Robotics Conference Looking for Demos
The CES Robotics Conference, produced by Robotics Trends, is looking for robot demos to take place during the half-day robotics conference on January 6, 2017 at CES in Las Vegas.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 RobotFlirtey 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 · DronesSumo 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 & FitnessDonald 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 TechJibo 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
CES 2018 AI Conference Schedule
Robotics Trends' AI conference at CES 2018 examines recent developments, current applications, and...
Unibo Robot Stars in Fujitsu AI Cloud Platform
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Jibo Music Brings iHeartRadio to Social Robot
ibo and iHeartRadio have teamed up to launch Jibo Music that will...
Japanese Startup GROOVE X Goes Viral as Teaser for LOVOT Robot
GROOVE X is teasing its LOVOT companion robots that are scheduled to...