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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
20% of All Vacuums are Robots
iRobot CEO Colin Angle said 20 percent of the world’s vacuum cleaners are robots.
Household · Cleaning Robots · Robot Vacuums
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
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
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.
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Xiaomi Mi Robot Vacuum Review
The Xiaomi Mi robot vacuum is the company's first foray into robot vacuums. And it's a solid, low-cost option compared to Dyson, iRobot and others.
Household · Cleaning Robots · Robot Vacuums
Cute Robots Rule at Ceatec 2016
At Ceatec 2016, Japan's biggest technology show, global brands such as Toyota, Sharp and Fujitsu were drawing crowds with their latest robots.
Household · Cleaning Robots · Robot Vacuums · Personal Robots · Robot Fun · Robot Toys
Google Home vs. Amazon Echo: Which Personal Assistant is Better?
Google Home will officially take on Amazon Echo on November 4, 2016 when it starts shipping. Who will win the battle of virtual assistants? Here's a comparison of Google Home and Amazon Echo.
Household · Robot Appliances
Robot Dog Wants to Comfort Lonely Seniors
Hasbro's new Companion Pet Golden Pup is a golden retriever robot dog that hopes to be your grandparent's new best friend. At $120, your lonely loved ones interact with the Companion Pet Golden Pup by talking to it, which causes the robot dog to look at you and make "puppy-like noises."
Household · Personal Robots · Family Robot · Robot Fun · Robot Toys
Meet Kobi, Your New All-Season Robot Landscaper
Kobi unanimously wins Pitchfire at RoboBusiness 2016 with its 3-in-1 robot landscaper that mows lawns, collects leaves, and snow blows driveways.
Household · Robot Lawn Mowers
15 Must-See Robotics Startups at RoboBusiness 2016
Pitchfire, the "Shark Tank" of robotics, gives 15 robotics startups two minutes to tell a live panel of judges and attendees how their product will be a disruptive technology. Here's a sneak peek at each finalist.
Household · Personal Robots · Family Robot · Robot Fun · Drones

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