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
Ozobot Bit Uses Google Blockly to Make Programming Fun
By Steve Crowe · 9 January, 2015 • Ozobot Bit is basically identical to the original Ozobot, but adds in Google's Blockly coding editor, allowing kids to expand their coding know-how by seeing the results unfold in front of them.
WowWee Adds Dancing MiPosaur Robot, REV App-Controlled Cars
By Steve Crowe · 8 January, 2015 • WowWee Robotics introduced at CES 2015 the gesture-controlled MiPosaur robot and REV app-controlled cars. Both new products will be available later in 2015.
Hands On: FURo-i Home Personal Robot
By RT Staff · 8 January, 2015 • The FURo-i Home Edition is a sleek, diminutive robot that is Future Marketing's answer to the hectic family life that needs a little help keeping together and in contact. Here it is in action at CES 2015.
Mobile Robots Invade CES
By RT Staff · 8 January, 2015 • Acton's RocketSkates and the INMOTION V3 unicycle are some examples of the mobile robots invading CES and making smart mobility personal.
The Best Drones of CES 2015
By Steve Crowe · 7 January, 2015 • 2015 is the year of the drone. The technology is quickly improving and prices are coming down, making them more affordable. We've scoured the CES 2015 showfloor and compiled our list of the best drones.
Mercedes-Benz F 015: Meet the Future Self-Driving Personal Chauffeur
By Steve Crowe · 6 January, 2015 • Mercedes unveiled at CES 2015 its F 015 Luxury in Motion self-driving concept car that features a "lounge-like" cabin that lets passengers interact with one another. A companion app allows the car to be remotely controlled: parked, for instance, or summoned to the front door from the garage.
Robotics Trends Giveaway: Win a $1200 FURo-i Home Robot
By RT Staff · 6 January, 2015 • Robotics Trends is giving away a $1200 FURo-i Home robot that can provide companionship with elderly people at home; can easily access messages and face-to-face video calls; can also be a playmate and a communications tool.
Audi A7 Self-Driving Car Arrives at CES: Gamble Pays Off
By Steve Crowe · 6 January, 2015 • Audi's self-driving A7, named Jack, safely completed a two-day, 550-mile trip from the San Francisco Bay Area to Las Vegas in time for the kickoff of the world's largest consumer electronic event. At CES 2014, Jack failed while driving along an open stretch of freeway, requiring a human driver take the wheel.
Zano Nano Drone Takes Selfies to New Heights
By Steve Crowe · 6 January, 2015 • The Zano nano drone is a palm-sized quadcopter designed for personal photography and HD video capturing. The WiFi-enabled drone works with both iOS and Android phones and tablets and operates on a "virtual tether" with your device.
Samsung POWERbot VR9000 Robot Vacuum Offers 60x Cleaning Power
By Steve Crowe · 6 January, 2015 • Samsung's POWERbot VR9000 robot vacuum features CycloneForce technology that creates a strong centrifugal force that circulates dust particles through the inner chamber so dirt and debris is separated from the air and sieved into the outer chamber. As a result, the filter is kept clean, which lessens clogging over time.
CES: 8 Robots to Simplify Everyday Life
By RT Staff · 5 January, 2015 • The 2015 International CES features practical robots for home, fun and getting things done.
Low-Cost, High-Function Robotic Hands Featured at CES
By RT Staff · 3 January, 2015 • Don't miss startup Open Bionics at the Intel booth
Robot Challenges Humans at Beer Pong During CES
By Steve Crowe · 2 January, 2015 • Empire Robotics, creator of the Versaball robotic gripper, is hosting a man vs. machine beer pong contest at CES. Versaball will challenge any CES 2015 attendee, building up to a match between the robot and the winners of the World Series of Beer Pong at 3:00 pm PST on January 6.
10 Best Robots of CES 2014
By Caroline Saba · 19 December, 2014 • A look back at the 10 best consumer robots that we met at the 2014 International CES
iRobot Scooba 450 Floor Scrubbing Robot
By RT Staff · 16 December, 2014 • Based on industrial style cleaners, the iRobot Scooba 450 Floor Scrubbing Robot uses a three-cycle cleaning process with pre-soaking technology to maintain constantly clean floors, washing away up to 99.3% of bacteria.

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