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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.
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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!"
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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
Leka Robot for Special Needs Kids Launches on Indiegogo
The Leka social robot is designed for children with autism, Down's syndrome, or multiple disabilities. Leka provides sensory stimulation to help special needs children become more independent and improve their motor and social skills.
Household · Personal Robots · Family Robot · Health & Sports
An Open Letter to Jibo
Will Jibo ever make its way to homes around the world? While this early adopter wrote an open letter expressing his frustrations, he's still holding out hope.
Household · Personal Robots · Family Robot
Jibo Delayed Until October 2016 Timeframe
Jibo has been delayed again until the October 2016 timeframe. The social robot's hardware and system software is mature and reaching its final state, but it needs more time for practicing its skills and getting better at talking with users.
Household · Personal Robots · Family Robot
Can Pepper Solve Japan’s Repeat Offender Crisis?
A Tokyo half-way house will use Pepper humanoid robots to mentor ex-cons in hopes of preventing them from committing future crimes.
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Watch Jibo Control Philips Hue Smart Lights
A new Jibo skill allows the social robot to work with the Philips Hue API to control lighting with the home.
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Jibo Tests Sound Localization
Jibo creator Cynthia Breazeal demonstrates sound localization that allows the social robot to recognize where a sound is coming from and turn towards that sound.
Household · Personal Robots · Family Robot
Machine-Learning Robot Irons Your Clothes
Columbia University researchers used simulations, machine learning and GPUs to teach this robot how to iron
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SCHAFT Bipedal Robot Climbs, Vacuums Stairs
After being quiet for some time, Google-owned SCHAFT unveiled a new bipedal robot that can walk up and down stairs, carry heavy objects, and even vacuum stairs.
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