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Aibo Robot Dog Returning in 2018
Sony is launching a refreshed version of its Aibo robot dog in 2018. The new Aibo will feature artificial intelligence (AI), internet connectivity, voice control, and the ability to control connected devices throughout its environment. Household · Personal Robots · Family Robot5 Robotics Trends from LiveWorx 2017
A recap of the first-ever robotics track at LiveWorx, including how AI is helping bring social robots to market and why Massachusetts is still No. 1 in robotics. Household · Personal Robots · Family Robot · Robot Fun · Drones · Health & Sports · Medical RobotsMeet the LiveWorx Robotics Lineup
Meet the speaker lineup for the Robotics & Autonomous Vehicles Track at LiveWorx 2017, including Boston Engineering, CyPhy Works, Jibo, MIT, Soft Robotics, Vecna, WPI and more. Household · Personal Robots · Family Robot · Robot Fun · Drones · 3D Printers · Education · Health & Sports · Medical Robots · Future Tech6 Robots Launching on Kickstarter
A roundup of crowdfunded robots raising money on Kickstarter, including three robot arms, a robot tutor and more. Household · Personal Robots · Education · Robot ArmsPanasonic Smart Cart Helps You Take a Load Off
Panasonic's Smart Cart is a prototype mobile robot that can tow either standard airport luggage carts or grocery carts. It can haul up to 330 lbs, including the weight of the cart itself. The Smart Cart can autonomously follow its user by tracking his or her footsteps. Household · Personal Robots · Shopping AssistantAmazon Echo, Google Home Want to Let You Make Phone Calls
Amazon Echo and Google Home are reportedly looking to add the ability to make voice calls to the smart speakers, but concerns about privacy, emergency services, and regulatory hurdles are slowing down the process. Household · Personal Robots · Family RobotElliQ Robot Maker Intuition Robotics Raises Funding from iRobot
Intuition Robotics has announced funding from iRobot Ventures, the strategic investment arm of iRobot, and equity crowdfunding platform OurCrowd. This investment brings the total funding in the company to $6 million across various funding instruments. Household · Personal Robots · Family Robot · Health & SportsMeet Sii: A Social Interface for Assistive Robots
In its effort to build assistive robots, Trinity College Dublin has developed the socially intelligent interface (Sii), a light-weight, 3D-printed robotic head that can express emotions and has three degrees of freedom. Household · Personal Robots · Health & SportsProfessor Einstein Robot Launches on Kickstarter
Hanson Robotics is looking to bring Albert Einstein back to life. The Hong Kong-based company has launched a Kickstarter campaign for the Professor Einstein robot that wowed attendees at CES 2017. Household · Personal Robots · Family Robot · Robot Fun · Education10 Best Robots & Drones of CES 2017
Here are the best robots and drones from CES 2017. Household · Personal Robots · Family Robot · Robot Fun · Robot Toys · Drones · Education · Robot Kits · Future Tech · Driverless TransportationElliQ Robot Wants to Ease Aging in Place
As populations age worldwide, older people are often isolated because of health and mobility problems and difficulty with using new technologies. A robot named ElliQ from Intuition Robotics aims to change that. Household · Personal Robots · Family RobotTop 10 Robotics Startups Seen at CES 2017’s Eureka Park
Hundreds of startups vied for attention at this year's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Which robotics products caught our eye? Robots that tend to the young and old, tackle odious chores, and advance the market could be found in the crowded aisles. Household · Personal Robots · Family Robot · Robot Fun · Drones · Education · Mobile Robots · Health & Sports · Medical Robots · Future Tech · Humanoid RobotsJibo, Ling Bringing Social Robot to China
Jibo has partnered with Ling Technology to bring a localized version of the social robot to China in 2017. Jibo will supply the hardware and Ling will handle the software to ensure the robot aligns with Chinese culture. Household · Personal Robots · Family RobotHave $30,000? MoRo the Robot Assistant Can Help Around Your House
Ewaybot Technology's MoRo robot assistant can grasp and handle objects around your home to help simplify your life. However, it costs $30,000 so it'll likely start as a robot for academic research. Household · Personal RobotsLG Bets Big on Robots at CES
LG made it clear at CES 2017 that it's all in on robotics. The company introduced the Hub Robot, two robots for airports, a robot lawnmower and more. Household · Cleaning Robots · Robot Vacuums · Robot Lawn Mowers · Personal Robots · Family Robot · Robot Appliances
Autonomous Snake-like Robot to Support Search-and-Rescue
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WiBotic PowerPad Wirelessly Charges Drones
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Meet Jing Xiao: WPI’s New Director of Robotics
In January 2018, Jing Xiao will become the new director of the Robotics...