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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 & SportsAn 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 RobotJibo 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 RobotCan 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. Household · Personal Robots · Family RobotWatch 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. Household · Personal Robots · Family RobotJibo 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 RobotMachine-Learning Robot Irons Your Clothes
Columbia University researchers used simulations, machine learning and GPUs to teach this robot how to iron HouseholdSCHAFT 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. Household · Cleaning Robots · Robot Vacuums · Future Tech · Humanoid RobotsHow NVIDIA’s Jetson TX1 is Making Robots Smarter
Jesse Clayton, NVIDIA's product manager of autonomous machines, joined the Robotics Trends Show to discuss why robots need to be smarter, the challenges involved in doing that, and how the Jetson TX1 can help. Household · Robot Fun · DronesNVIDIA Jetson TX1 Embedded Systems Module
NVIDIA Jetson TX1 is an embedded visual computing that delivers the performance and power efficiency needed for deep learning and computer vision applications for drones, robots and other autonomous machines. Household · Robot Fun · DronesWatch Jibo Order a Pizza
Jibo orders a pizza and even reminds the user that her son is allergic to one of the toppings. The social robot's pizza-ordering application was built by an internal developer using the Jibo SDK. Household · Personal Robots · Family RobotiRobot Mopping Robots Comparison
A comparison of the iRobot Braava jet 240 Mopping Robot and iRobot Braava 380t Mopping Robot. Find out which mopping robot is best for you. Household · Cleaning Robots · Mopping & SweepingiRobot Braava jet 240 Mopping Robot
The iRobot Braava jet 240 Mopping Robot mops hard floor surfaces with high amounts of traffic, like kitchens and bathrooms, where dirt builds in hard-to-reach places. Household · Cleaning Robots · Mopping & SweepingAmazon Echo Adds Capitol One Banking Support
Amazon Echo continues to expand its skills, adding support for Capitol One banking that allows customers to use their voice to pay credit card bills, check balances, and more. Household · Personal Robots · Family RobotAido Robot is Your Friendly Smart Home Hub
The Aido personal robot from InGen Dynamics has an interactive projector system, advanced speech recognition, face detection, object recognition, scene recognition and more. Household · Personal Robots · Family Robot
Autonomous Snake-like Robot to Support Search-and-Rescue
Worcester Polytechnic Institute is creating autonomous snake-like robots that can navigate through...
Love Writing About Robotics and AI? Robotics Trends is Hiring!
Robotics Trends and sister site Robotics Business Review are growing and adding...
WiBotic PowerPad Wirelessly Charges Drones
WiBotic’s PowerPad wirelessly charges everything from large industrial drones to smaller...
Meet Jing Xiao: WPI’s New Director of Robotics
In January 2018, Jing Xiao will become the new director of the Robotics...