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
Kuri Robot Wants to Join Your Family
By Steve Crowe · 3 January, 2017 •
Mayfield Robotics unveiled its Kuri home robot at CES 2017. Kuri is a mobile robot designed to have a personality to connect with families.
CES 2017 Robotics Preview
By Steve Crowe · 30 December, 2016 •
Robots are getting ready to take over Las Vegas during CES 2017. Here are must-see robotics sights to add to your schedule.
Samsung POWERbot VR7000 Alexa-Controlled Robot Vacuum Debuting at CES
By Steve Crowe · 28 December, 2016 •
At Samsung will unveil its new POWERbot VR7000 robot vacuum that can be controlled with your voice by connecting it to an Amazon Echo. The POWERbot VR7000 is 28 percent slimmer than previous Samsung robot vacuums and maps your home.
CES Demo Shows How to Prevent Hacks on Self-Driving Cars
By RT Staff · 27 December, 2016 •
Karamba Security and FEV will demonstrate at CES 2017 how to prevent hacks on self-driving cars. Karamba’s software enables electronic control units to autonomously protect themselves from hackers.
5e NannyBot Wants to be Your Robot Babysitter
By Steve Crowe · 27 December, 2016 •
The 5e NannyBot is designed to help parents remotely monitor their kids. The robot uses sonar to follow kids around and stream a live audio/video feed back to the parent's cell phone or computer.
Plen Cube Personal Assistant Robot Launching at CES
By Steve Crowe · 20 December, 2016 •
PLENGoer Robotics will launch at CES 2017 its PLEN CUBE palm-sized personal assistant robot.
Infineon Self-Driving Car Tech Coming to CES
By RT Staff · 16 December, 2016 •
German semiconductor giant Infineon Technologies will demo its advanced driver assistance system and its 77 GHz radar and LiDAR and 3D cameras that are making self-driving cars safer.
World’s Fastest Tricopter to be Demoed at CES
By Steve Crowe · 16 December, 2016 •
YI Technology will for the first time in the United States conduct a live demo of its Erida tricopter during CES 2017. YI claims Erida is the world's fastest tricopter with a top speed of 75 MPH.
Watch Pepper Robot Learn to Play Darts
By Steve Crowe · 15 December, 2016 •
Pepper uses trial-and-error learning to learn how to play darts. A human initially guides Pepper's arm to teach it how to throw, but Pepper hits a bulls-eye after just 60 throws.
Meet the CES Robotics Conference Lineup
By RT Staff · 12 December, 2016 •
The CES Robotics Conference will explore how robots are transforming our lives. Hear from CyPhy Works, Hanson Robotics, NVIDIA, Savioke, Softbank, Starship Technologies and more.
Chess-Playing Robot Wants to Put CES 2017 in Checkmate
By Steve Crowe · 9 December, 2016 •
Taiwan's Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) is showcasing its chess-playing companion robot that will challenge attendees at Tech East, Westgate in booth 2015. It's probably not as smart as IBM's Deep Blue, but the robot can pick up chess pieces and move them around.
CES 2017 Implementing Advanced Security Measures
By RT Staff · 7 December, 2016 •
CES 2017 will feature advanced security measures at it expects more than 165,000 attendees to flock to Las Vegas.
Samsung POWERbot Turbo Robot Vacuum Maps Your Home, Has Alexa Voice Control
By Steve Crowe · 7 December, 2016 •
Samsung's POWERbot Turbo VR9350 robot vacuum creates a map of your home that is stored on the smartphone app. You can then select specific areas or rooms for the vacuum to clean. The POWERbot Turbo VR9350 also features Alexa voice control for added convenience.
Honda NeuV Self-Driving Car Feels Human Emotions
By Steve Crowe · 6 December, 2016 •
Honda will be showcasing at CES 2017 its NeuV autonomous car concept that uses artificial intelligence to feel human emotions and build a stronger connection between the car and human passenger. Honda will also demo a robot motorcycle at CES 2017.
Starship Delivery Robot Makes First Fast Food Run
By Steve Crowe · 2 December, 2016 •
Starship and Just Eat, an online food order and delivery service, delivered a takeout meal to a London resident via robot.