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Japanese Startup GROOVE X Goes Viral as Teaser for LOVOT Robot

GROOVE X is teasing its LOVOT companion robots that are scheduled to be released in 2019. GROOVE X says its goal is to create companion robots that provide emotional support through AI-driven interactions.
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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
Neato Robotics Botvac 85 Robot Vacuum
By RT Staff · 18 December, 2014 • The Botvac 85 from Neato Robotics features a combo brush specifically design for picking up pet hair. It also features Botvision laser-guided technology scans and maps the room.
Jibo, Jimmy, Pepper: Will 2015 Be the Year of Personal Robots?
By Henry Leonard · 17 December, 2014 • A new generation of social robots designed to be live-in members of the family interacting and responding to human cues, are coming your way in 2015. We examine three of the major players: Jibo, Jimmy, and Pepper.
Dyson 360 Eye Robot Vacuum
By RT Staff · 16 December, 2014 • The Dyson 360 Eye Robot Vacuum features a 360-degree panoramic camera with eight infrared sensors that take up to 30 images per second to map its environment. And owners can remotely control the robot vacuum with a smartphone or tablet with the Dyson Link App.
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.
iRobot Roomba 880 Vacuum Cleaning Robot
By RT Staff · 15 December, 2014 • The Roomba 880 Vacuum Cleaning Robot is iRobot’s most advanced vacuum yet, removing up to 50% more dirt, dust, hair and debris than previous Roomba models.
iRobot Roomba 870 Vacuum Cleaning Robot
By RT Staff · 14 December, 2014 • The iRobot Roomba 870 Vacuum Cleaning Robot features AeroForce Performance Cleaning System to remove up to 50% more dirt, dust, hair and debris from all floor types. And the tangle-free AeroForce Extractors are virtually maintenance-free, making it even easier for Roomba to tackle daily dirt build-up.
Bosch Indego
By Steve Crowe · 12 December, 2014 • Indego – the robotic lawnmower with ‘Logicut’. An intelligent navigation system that allows it to mow quickly and cleanly line by line.
Robomow RM510
By RT Staff · 1 November, 2014 • The Robomow RM510 Robotic Lawnmower is the smallest of the Robomow fleet, but it’s no less impressive. It's a modern, hassle-free solution that saves you time and delivers a perfectly maintained lawn.
Robotics Scientists Ponder Possibility of Repurposing Robots for Ebola
By John Markoff, The New York Times · 30 October, 2014 • With the assistance of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, scientists are planning a series of brainstorming meetings to begin Nov. 7.
Ebola-Killing Robot ‘Little Moe’ Destroys Virus in Minutes
By Eliene Augenbraun, CBS News · 9 October, 2014 • The robot, Little Moe, emits bright bursts of UV-C light capable of disinfecting an area from dangerous viruses and bacteria, including Ebola and Methicillin resistant Staph aureus.
RFID Gives Robots Better Vision to Locate Items
By Michelle Starr, CNET · 25 September, 2014 • Robots are using small, ultra-high frequency RFID tags, stuck onto objects, to track in a room - even when the tag is hidden out of sight.
Dyson 360 Eye Robot Vacuum Maps, Cleans Rooms
By Charles Arthur, The Guardian · 4 September, 2014 • The Dyson 360 Eye robotic vacuum has a machine vision system that maps an entire room from a single camera lens and a lightweight digital motor that enhances battery life. It can be controlled remotely via a smartphone app – and reports on where it has been.
Fast Food Robot Makes Burgers in 10 Seconds
By Jason Dorrier, Singularity Hub · 14 August, 2014 • Momentum Machines' burger robot can make a burger in 10 seconds. The company says the burger bot also reduces liability, management duties, and overall food preparation footprint.
Harvard Develops 3D-Printed, Robotic Lamp That Folds
By RT Staff · 11 June, 2014 • Researchers at Harvard University have developed a 3D-printed robotic lamp capable of self-assembling. The proof-of-concept lamp can be printed on demand and includes both a mechanical switch and a capacitive touch sensor.

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