Spotlight on CES

CES 2017

Spotlight on CES

Robots of all shapes and sizes will be the talk of Las Vegas again, as consumers descend on Sin City for CES 2017 (Jan. 5-8)

Last year, everywhere you turned, drones were buzzing overhead, robot toys were dazzling attendees, and humanoid robots were giving us a little glimpse into what the future holds.

This year the Robotics Trends team is covering CES from Vegas, highlighting the latest news in the consumer electronics industry. Follow our special coverage of CES.



Latest in CES
10 Best Robots & Drones of CES 2017
By Steve Crowe · 13 January, 2017 • Here are the best robots and drones from CES 2017.
Starship Technologies Raises $17.2M for Delivery Robots
By Eugene Demaitre · 12 January, 2017 • German automaker Daimler AG invests $17.2 million in Starship Technologies, which has been testing its delivery robots in nearly 60 cities worldwide. Starship and Mercedes-Benz, a business unit of Daimler, partnered in September 2016 on a van that will carry Starship robots to pre-agreed locations to load and unload goods and then dispatch the .delivery robots in the final step for on-demand delivery.
Humanoid Robots Becoming More Agile
By RT Staff · 11 January, 2017 • ams AG's magnetic position sensors are enabling robots to become more agile with human-like movements.
Top 10 Robotics Startups Seen at CES 2017’s Eureka Park
By Eugene Demaitre · 9 January, 2017 • 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.
Jibo, Ling Bringing Social Robot to China
By Steve Crowe · 7 January, 2017 • 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.
Have $30,000? MoRo the Robot Assistant Can Help Around Your House
By Steve Crowe · 5 January, 2017 • 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.
Toyota Research Institute: Fully Autonomous Cars “Not Even Close”
By Steve Crowe · 5 January, 2017 • Gill Pratt, CEO of the Toyota Research Institute, said the industry is "not even close" launching fully autonomous Level 5 cars. He added that it "will take decades to have a significant portion of US cars operate at Level 4 autonomy or higher."
Alarm.com Security Drones Want to Protect Your Home
By Jason Knott | CE Pro Site Editor · 4 January, 2017 • Alarm.com has announced plans to develop autonomous, video-enabled drones for smart home and business security that will use the company's new Insights Engine multi-sensor learning capability.
LG Bets Big on Robots at CES
By Steve Crowe · 4 January, 2017 • 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.
Lego Boost Robotics Kit Teaches Kids How to Code
By Steve Crowe · 4 January, 2017 • At CES 2017 Lego introduced a new brand of robotics kits called Lego Boost. Lego Boost is not replacing the popular Lego Mindstorms robotics kits. Boost is aimed at introducing younger kids to the basics of programming.
Best Robots at CES Unveiled 2017
By Steve Crowe · 4 January, 2017 • AI, drones and robots made some noise at CES Unveiled 2017 in Las Vegas.
Elmo Coding Robot Introduces Kids to STEM
By Steve Crowe · 3 January, 2017 • WowWee Robotics and Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit organization behind Sesame Street, are co-developing the Elmoji Coding Robot. Designed for children three years and older, Elmoji teaches children basic programming skills using the "language" of visual emojis.
Alexa-Enabled Vobot Clock is a Personal Sleep Coach, Assistant
By RT Staff · 3 January, 2017 • The Vobot Clock uses Amazon Alexa Voice Services to improve your sleeping habits, control smart home devices, order a pizza and more.
PowerRay FishFinder Robot Uses 4K, VR to Finally Make Fishing Fun
By Steve Crowe · 3 January, 2017 • Designed for freshwater, saltwater or ice fishing, the PowerRay underwater robot can dive 98 feet underwater and help you find fish with its integrated 4K camera. PowerRay also works with VR goggles that respond to head tilting.
Jibo Lookalike Eywa E1 Launching at CES
By Steve Crowe · 3 January, 2017 • Shenzhen, China-based Avatar Controls, a maker of smart home products, is launching its Eywa E1 Smart Home Security Robot at CES 2017, and it has a striking resemblance to Jibo.

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