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How Jibo’s Movements Help Him Engage with Humans
For social robots, movement is very important as it ties to how much of human communication is non-verbal. Jibo enjoys 360 degrees of motion, and there are two reasons why.
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The Evolution of Jibo’s Design
Jibo's design team explored lots of forms and sizes before landing on Jibo’s final physique, one with familiarity, aesthetic longevity and appeal.
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How Back to the Future Influenced Jibo’s Voice
Jibo VP of Design Blade Kotelley talks about how the design team selected Jibo’s voice and how that affects human-robot interaction.
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10 Most Funded Robots Ever on Indiegogo
More robots are launching on crowdfunding websites such as Indiegogo. We compiled the 10 most successfully funded robots on Indiegogo, including drones, 3D printers, and more.
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11 Principles of Animation Bring Jibo to Life
Jibo’s design team borrowed from the classic principles of animation to bring the family robot to life. Here's how Jibo applies those principles.
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Savioke Dash Robot Joins Staff of Silicon Valley Hotel
The Crowne Plaza San Jose-Silicon Valley is now using a delivery robot from Savioke, called Dash, to provide quick delivery of snacks, toothbrushes and other amenities to hotel guests.
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Sota Home Robot to Care for Japan’s Elderly
NTT, Japan's largest telecommunications company, is rolling out its Sota interactive robot in elderly care facilities to talk with and help care for people.
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Customize Your Buddy Companion Robot with this Software Development Kit
Blue Frog Robotics has launched a software development kit and developer program for its Buddy companion robot. Developers can make the open-source robot smarter by giving him new skills, content, and features.
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On the Road Again: hitchBOT Hitchhikes Across America
“There’s this issue of trust in popular media where we see a lot of dystopian visions of a future with robots that have gone rogue or out of control. In this case, we’ve designed something that actually needs human empathy to accomplish its goals.”
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Household Robot Buddy Looks for $100k via Crowdfunding
France-based Blue Frog Robotics succeeds in raising money for its mobile companion robot, which includes open-source hardware and software.
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Could a Pocket-Sized Robot Replace Your Smartphone?
Tomotaka Takahashi, CEO of Robo Garage, is developing a pocket-sized robot that can move, express emotions, and socialize with you. He thinks it could replace your smartphone.
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Do All Robot Dogs Go to Heaven?
Japanese owners of Sony's AIBO robot dog hold funeral for the irreparable man's best friend after last repair shop closes.
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5 Reasons You Need This Free Budgee Robot
Robotics Trends is giving away a $1,399 Budgee robot assistant that can carry up to 50 pounds. Budgee runs up to 10 hours on a charge and it has sensors on the front and side to avoid obstacles.
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Win a $1,399 Budgee Personal Shopping Robot
Robotics Trends is giving away a $1,399 Budgee robot assistant that can carry up to 50 pounds. Budgee runs up to 10 hours on a charge and it has sensors on the front and side to avoid obstacles.
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The Best Robots of CES 2015
You couldn't escape the robots at CES 2015. Drones, robot toys and humanoids were the talk of Las Vegas. Here are our picks for the best robots of CES 2015.
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Autonomous Snake-like Robot to Support Search-and-Rescue
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Meet Jing Xiao: WPI’s New Director of Robotics
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