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
Japanese Innovation to be Highlighted at CES
By Steve Crowe · 29 December, 2015 • The Japan Innovation Showcase at CES 2016 will show off some of the latest cutting-edge technologies from Japan, including social robots, 3D printers, unmanned ground vehicles and more.
Ford, Google to Co-Develop Self-Driving Cars
By Steve Crowe · 22 December, 2015 • Ford and Google are creating a joint venture to develop self-driving cars together, according to Yahoo Autos. The partnership will use Google's technology and would be legally separate from Ford to shield the automaker from liability concerns.
LG HOM-BOT Turbo+ Robot Vacuum Doubles as Security Dog
By Steve Crowe · 22 December, 2015 • LG Electronics' HOM-BOT Turbo+ robot vacuum, which will debut at CES 2016, features augmented reality technology controls the vacuum through with your smartphone's camera. HOM-BOT Turbo+ can also send photos of the inside of your home when its senses movement.
Kia Self-Driving Car Program Debuting at CES
By Steve Crowe · 18 December, 2015 • Kia plans on joining the self-driving car race, using CES 2016 as the "global debut of its dedicated autonomous driving program."
CES Implements Major New Security Measures
By Steve Crowe · 18 December, 2015 • Due to recent global tragedies, the Consumer Technology Association has announced new security procedures for CES 2016 in Las Vegas. Attendees will see police officers in armored gear and explosive detection dogs throughout various CES facilities.
Drones Are Taking Over CES 2016
By Steve Crowe · 18 December, 2015 • The Unmanned Systems Marketplace at CES 2016 has grown 200% compared to the 2015 show. There will be a record 27 exhibitors, up from 16 last year, showcasing the latest drone technologies.
CES Robotics Marketplace Grows 71%
By RT Staff · 18 December, 2015 • The Robotics Marketplace at CES, presented by Robotics Trends, will see a whopping 71 percent growth in exhibit space over CES 2015. Attendees will have the opportunity to mingle with intelligent, autonomous machines that are changing the way we live: at work, at school, at the doctor’s office and at home.
Experts Weigh in on State of Robotics at CES
By RT Staff · 17 December, 2015 • The CES 2016 Robotics Conference Track has announced its speaker lineup, which includes experts on AI, cloud robotics, personal robots and more.
Intelligent Energy’s Hydrogen-Powered Drones Fly for Hours
By Steve Crowe · 15 December, 2015 • A UK-based company called Intelligent Energy says its hydrogen fuel cell-powered range extender allows drones to fly for "several hours." The range extender can also be recharged in just two minutes, as opposed to a couple of hours.
Delphi V2­Everything System Makes Self-Driving Cars Smarter
By Steve Crowe · 14 December, 2015 • Delphi will demo at CES 2016 vehicle-to-everything (V2E) capabilities in its self-driving car, using advanced software and hardware to allow the vehicle to communicate with streets, signs, traffic lights, other cars and even pedestrians.
Meet MJI: Your Desktop Companion Robot
By Steve Crowe · 11 December, 2015 • The More Joyful Innovation Communication robot is an egg-shaped robot that can display photos, weather, news and other information. Scheduled to ship in early 2016 only in Japan, the MJI Robot also has built-in telephone functionality.
6 Robotics Sights to See at CES 2016
By Steve Crowe · 3 December, 2015 • Robots are getting ready to take over Las Vegas during the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show. Here are six must-see robotics sights to add to your schedule.
Robotics at CES 2016: Registration Now Open
By Steve Crowe · 20 October, 2015 • Robots are getting set to once again invade CES as the Robotics Marketplace, presented by Robotics Trends, will see a 71 percent growth in exhibit space.
The Best Robots of CES 2015
By RT Staff · 15 January, 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.
Meet ChihiraAico: The Creepiest Robot of CES
By Steve Crowe · 9 January, 2015 • Toshiba's ChihiraAico humanoid robot is designed to resemble a a 32-year-old Japanese hostess that makes conversation, sings and could one day take care of people with dementia. And boy is it creepy.

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