Spotlight on CES

CES 2017

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
The Best Robots of CES 2016
By Steve Crowe · 15 January, 2016 • You couldn't escape the robots in Las Vegas. Here are our picks for the best robots of CES 2016.
7 Best Drones of CES 2016
By Steve Crowe · 15 January, 2016 • Drones were one of the most popular technologies at CES 2016. Here's our list of the most memorable drones from CES 2016.
Why Home Robots Must Continue to Evolve
By Eugene Demaitre · 14 January, 2016 • Robots are entering household use, but could single-purpose robots actually create more work for users?
Customizable CellRobot is 100 Robots in One
By Steve Crowe · 14 January, 2016 • We get hands on with CellRobot, a customizable modular robot that can be assembled in hundreds of different combinations to perform many tasks.
All You Need to Know About Self-Driving Cars from CES
By Brad Templeton · 12 January, 2016 • Autonomous vehicle expert Brad Templeton looks under the hood of the biggest stories at CES 2016 in Las Vegas.
Top 10 Robotics Startups at CES 2016
By Eugene Demaitre · 12 January, 2016 • Eureka Park was the flagship startup destination at CES 2016. We round up 10 robotics startups that left a lasting impression in Las Vegas.
Double 2 Robot Offers Affordable Telepresence
By Eugene Demaitre · 12 January, 2016 • At only $3,000, Double Robotics' Double 2 rolling robot could find wide use among telecommuters, students, and businesses.
Laundroid Folds Clothing—in a Black Box
By Eugene Demaitre · 8 January, 2016 • Japan's Seven Dreamers showed off its Laundroid at CES 2016, but how much is your time worth?
Nvidia Drive PX 2: A Supercomputer for Self-Driving Cars
By Steve Crowe · 7 January, 2016 • Nvidia's Drive PX 2 artificial intelligence platform for self-driving cars can process the inputs of 12 video cameras, plus lidar, radar and ultrasonic sensors. It takes all that information to accurately determine where the car is relative to its environment and calculate the safest driving route.
Meet Ehang’s Human-Carrying Drone
By Steve Crowe · 7 January, 2016 • Ehang's 184 drone can carry one human passenger and fly up to 60 MPH. The prototype drone, which debuted at CES 2016, is controlled by tablet.
LEGO WeDo 2.0 Teaches Kids to Love Robotics
By Steve Crowe · 7 January, 2016 • LEGO's WeDo 2.0 robotics kit comes with a number of Lego bricks and uses a drag-and-drop interface for writing basic applications. The kit also includes a Bluetooth Low Energy-based hub that connects to a motor, as well as motion and tilt sensors.
IBM Watson Makes Pepper Robots Smarter
By Steve Crowe · 7 January, 2016 • IBM and SoftBank Robotics are planning to offer a Watson-powered version of the Pepper humanoid robot. Watson's cognitive computing technology will allow Pepper to continuously gain knowledge and "understand the world the way humans do - through senses, learning and experience.”
Google’s James Kuffner Leaves to Pursue Robotics and A.I. at Toyota
By RT Staff · 6 January, 2016 • Kuffner and other initial team members to enhance Toyota's self-driving car offerings
Leka Social Robot Helps Special Needs Children
By Steve Crowe · 4 January, 2016 • A new motion-sensitive social robot called Leka provides sensory stimulation through movement, lights, vibration and sound. Leka, which will be at CES 2016, is designed to help children with autism spectrum disorder, Down's syndrome, or multiple disabilities.
Volvo Self-Driving Cars Want You to Binge Watch TV
By Steve Crowe · 4 January, 2016 • Volvo and Ericsson are developing interruption-free media streaming capabilities to ensure self-driving car passengers can binge watch their favorite TV shows on the road.

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