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Obi Dining Robot Helps Disabled People Feed Themselves
The Obi robot dining companion gives people with disabilities the power to feed themselves. Obi is a robot arm that can scoop food from a bowl and deliver the food to your mouth.
Household · Health & Sports
Here Come the Robot Shopping Carts
Walmart and Five Elements Robotics are building the Dash robot shopping cart that can map your route through Walmart, check you out, and carry everything to your car.
Household · Personal Robots · Shopping Assistant
Is iRobot’s Robot Lawn Mower Named Terra?
iRobot has filed a trademark application for "Terra," saying that it will be used for "robotic lawnmowers; structural and replacement parts and fittings for robotic lawnmowers."
Household · Robot Lawn Mowers
Sparksfly for Jibo Brings Voice Control to Social Media
Sparksfly for Jibo allows you to read, post, like and dislike social media content by simply having a conversation with Jibo.
Household · Personal Robots · Family Robot
Podcast: Living with Personal Health Robots
Emanuele Musini, CEO of Pillo Health, joins The Robotics Trends Show to discuss his Pillo health companion robot and some of the challenges and liabilities involved.
Household · Personal Robots · Family Robot · Health & Sports
SpotMini Robot Dog Loves to Do the Dishes
The SpotMini robot from Boston Dynamics can run up stairs, load the dishwasher, throw away trash, and fetch you a drink.
Household · Cleaning Robots · Personal Robots · Family Robot
Makita RobotPRO Robot Vacuum is the Next-Gen Shopvac
Makita's new RobotPRO robot vacuum is designed for workshops, offices, warehouse floors, and production facilities. It has a hefty 2.5-liter dust bin and cleans for up to two hours.
Household · Cleaning Robots · Robot Vacuums
Podcast: The Art of Human-Robot Conversation
The Robotics Trends Show examines the keys to a flexible voice platform for robots and how to make conversations with robots seem as natural as possible.
Household · Personal Robots · Family Robot
Pepper Working as a Pizza Hut Cashier
Pepper humanoid robots will soon be working as cashiers at Pizza Hut restaurants in Asia. And thanks to a partnership with MasterCard, Pepper will be able to process payments and make recommendations based off ordering habits.
Household · Personal Robots · Family Robot
Jibo SDK Beta Version Available to Developers
Developers now have access to the beta version of the Jibo SDK, allowing them to build Jibo skills using JavaScript. Skills built by developers will be put through a certification process and will be accessible in the Jibo Skill Store, which the company says will launch later in 2016.
Household · Personal Robots · Family Robot
Podcast: Amazon Echo vs. Google Home in Battle of Virtual Assistants
The battle of the virtual assistants is on! Will Amazon Echo or Google Home come out on top? How will Apple respond? We debate on The Robotics Trends Show.
Household · Personal Robots
Pepper Robot’s US Debut Planned for 2016
Pepper, the humanoid robot from Softbank, is expected to debut in the United States in 2016, focusing initially on businesses and not consumers.
Household · Personal Robots · Future Tech · Humanoid Robots
Jibo to Re-create Classic Video Games
Jibo has partnered with Bandai Namco Entertainment Europe to create a new gaming experience for the social robot. The first game being built for Jibo will be a reincarnation of Pac-Man called "Rescue PAC-MAN!"
Household · Personal Robots · Family Robot
Podcast: Teaching Kids About Human-Robot Interaction
Dr. Charles Fritz teaches a high school class about human-robot interaction. Dr. Fritz joined The Robotics Trends Show to discuss the keys to human-robot interaction and some of the parameters his students created for how humans and robots can co-exist.
Household · Personal Robots · Health & Sports
5 Promising Robots for Kids with Autism
Robots are helping autistic children in ways humans can't. Here are five social robots helping autistic children become more independent by improving their motor and social skills.
Household · Personal Robots · Family Robot · Education · Health & Sports

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