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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 RobotCandy-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. HouseholdXiaomi 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 VacuumsCute 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 ToysGoogle 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 AppliancesRobot 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 ToysMeet 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 Mowers15 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 · DronesJibo Shipping Pre-launch Models in November
Pre-launch versions of Jibo the social robot will start shipping to backers in November on a first-ordered, first-received basis. The hardware will be finalized on the pre-launch version of Jibo, but the software will not be finalized. No timeframe was set for when fully-functioning Jibo will ship. Household · Personal Robots · Family RobotDIYer Builds Arduino-based Dustbuster Robot Vacuum
A DIYer uses four motors for locomotion, an Arduino Uno, IR and ultrasonic sensors and a dusbuster to create a robot vacuum that avoids obstacles and cleans floors. Household · Cleaning Robots · Robot VacuumsRobot Lawn Mower Keeps Golf Fairways Pristine
The Turflynx F315 driverless fairway mower autonomously cuts up to seven fairways on a single charge, following pre-programmed routes to keep golf course fairways looking pristine. Household · Robot Lawn MowersTeardown: Xiaomi Mi Robot Vacuum
A closer look inside the Xiaomi Mi Robot Vacuum that is set to take on the Roomba. Household · Cleaning Robots · Robot VacuumsWhen Will Robots Become as Common as Smartphones?
Will Allen, HP Fellow at HP Labs, joins The Robotics Trends Show to discuss why robots are arriving late in our homes and what needs to change to find more than the occasional robot vacuum in the home. Household · Cleaning RobotsNeato Botvac D3 Connected vs. Botvac D5 Connected Robot Vacuum Comparison
Neato introduced two robot vacuums, the Botvac D3 Connected and Botvac D5 Connected, at IFA in Berlin. We compare the new models. Household · Cleaning Robots · Robot VacuumsXiaomi Mi Robot Vacuum vs. iRobot Roomba, Dyson 360 Eye
Xiaomi's $250 Mi Robot Vacuum will launch soon in China, and it stacks up well against the pricier iRobot Roomba 980 and Dyson 360 Eye. Household · Cleaning Robots · Robot Vacuums
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Meet Jing Xiao: WPI’s New Director of Robotics
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