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Podcast: The Art of Human-Robot Conversation
By Steve Crowe · 10 June, 2016 • 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.
Podcast: Creating More Human-Like Robots
By Steve Crowe · 3 June, 2016 • To achieve human-like qualities, robots need to have fine motor control of limbs and end effectors. Mark Donovan of ams AG joins The Robotics Trends Show to discuss how magnetic position sensors can help.
Assistive Robots Vital to Future of Elder Care
By Rebecca A. Hill · 1 June, 2016 • With an aging population and a shortage of healthcare professionals, high mortality rates and re-admission likely will occur. If there was ever a time for assistive robots to step in, now would be the time.
Podcast: Teaching Kids About Human-Robot Interaction
By Steve Crowe · 6 May, 2016 • 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.
How NVIDIA’s Jetson TX1 is Making Robots Smarter
By Steve Crowe · 29 March, 2016 • 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.
Top 4 Stories of the Week
By RT Staff · 11 March, 2016 • We recap the top consumer robotics stories of the week, including a new gig for the Nao humanoid robot, an exoskeleton landing FDA clearance and more.
1,000 Buddy Companion Robots Available for Pre-order
By Steve Crowe · 3 February, 2016 • Blue Frog Robotics has announced the pre-sale of 1,000 Buddy companion robots for $699, which is about 10 percent cheaper than the planned list price when Buddy ships in the fourth quarter of 2016.
Relive the CES Robotics Conference
By RT Staff · 15 January, 2016 • The CES 2016 Robotics Conference Track featured discussions about AI, cloud robotics, personal robots and more. Watch the Robotics Conference here.
13% of US Households to Own Consumer Robots by 2020
By Steve Crowe · 15 December, 2015 • Juniper Research forecasts that more than 1 in 10 American households will own a consumer robot by the end of the decade, up from under 1 in 25 in 2015.
Sota Home Robot to Care for Japan’s Elderly
By RT Staff · 31 July, 2015 • 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.
Could a Pocket-Sized Robot Replace Your Smartphone?
By Steve Crowe · 17 March, 2015 • 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.
7 Best Robot Ads During Super Bowl LI
By Eugene Demaitre · 6 February, 2017 • Here are our top seven uses of robotics and AI that were teased during Super Bowl LI.
MIT Robot Schedules Tasks on Labor Floor
By Steve Crowe · 12 July, 2016 • A NAO robot from MIT CSAIL suggests where to move patients and who should do C-sections, demonstrating that robots can carry out more complex tasks at hospitals.
Watch Jibo Order a Pizza
By Steve Crowe · 24 March, 2016 • 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.
NJ Man Arrested After Shooting Down Neighbor’s Drone
By Jeff John Roberts, GigaOM · 2 October, 2014 • After shooting down his neighbor's camera-equipped drone, the man was arrested on unlawful weapons charges. The incident highlights an emerging issue as more drones take to the skies: how to balance the rights of drone owners against people's rights to privacy and self-defense.

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