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Samsung POWERbot VR7000 Alexa-Controlled Robot Vacuum Debuting at CES
At Samsung will unveil its new POWERbot VR7000 robot vacuum that can be controlled with your voice by connecting it to an Amazon Echo. The POWERbot VR7000 is 28 percent slimmer than previous Samsung robot vacuums and maps your home.
Household · Cleaning Robots · Robot Vacuums
5e NannyBot Wants to be Your Robot Babysitter
The 5e NannyBot is designed to help parents remotely monitor their kids. The robot uses sonar to follow kids around and stream a live audio/video feed back to the parent's cell phone or computer.
Household · Personal Robots · Family Robot
Amazon Echo Data Sought in First-Degree Murder Case
Authorities in Bentonville, Arkansas have issued a warrant to Amazon to deliver any audio and records from an Echo that belongs to James Andrew Bates. Bates is going to trial in 2017 for first-degree murder of Victor Collins.
Household · Personal Robots · Family Robot
Zenbo Home Robot Goes on Sale Jan. 1 in Taiwan
ASUS' Zenbo home robot is designed to provide assistance, entertainment, and companionship to families. ASUS will start selling 32G and 128G versions of Zenbo in Taiwan beginning January 1, 2017.
Household · Personal Robots · Family Robot
Plen Cube Personal Assistant Robot Launching at CES
PLENGoer Robotics will launch at CES 2017 its PLEN CUBE palm-sized personal assistant robot.
Household · Personal Robots
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
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
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
Top 20 Black Friday Robot Deals
We round up our favorite Black Friday deals on drones, robot vacuums, robot toys, and virtual assistants.
Household · Cleaning Robots · Robot Vacuums · Robot Fun · Robot Toys · Drones · Education · Robot Kits
Neato Botvac Connected Robot Vacuum Adds Amazon Alexa Voice Control
Users can now control the Neato Botvac Connected robot vacuum using Amazon Alexa voice control on the Echo or Echo Dot. Alexa voice control allows you to start, stop, pause, and resume the Botvac Connected's cleaning cycle.
Household · Cleaning Robots · Robot Vacuums
iRobot Acquires Japanese Distributor Sales On Demand Corporation
iRobot will acquire Tokyo, Japan-based Sales On Demand Corporation, a distributor that will help grow iRobot sales in Japan.
Household · Cleaning Robots · Robot Vacuums
Jibo Social Robot Won’t Ship in 2016
Jibo won't ship to customers in 2016. In an email update to its Indiegogo backers, CEO Steve Chambers says Jibo's second in-home beta test "shed light on some important technical challenges we must overcome."
Household · Personal Robots · Family Robot
Laundroid Laundry-Folding Robot Maker Raises $60M
Seven Dreamers Laboratories, a startup specializing in the development in AI, robotics, and healthcare devices, has raised $60 million.
Household · Robot Appliances
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 Robot

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