LG’s CLOi Robots Launching in Airports, Hotels, Supermarkets
LG will unveil at CES 2018 three robots designed for commercial use at hotels, airports and supermarkets. The new lineup, dubbed CLOi, includes the Serving Robot, Porter Robot, and Shopping Cart Robot.Roombas Will Help Clean up Your Home’s Weak WiFi
iRobot's top-tier Roomba robot vacuums will soon be able to sweep your home for weak WiFi signals, logging spotty areas and helping users improve their WiFi. Household · Cleaning Robots · Robot VacuumsUnibo Robot Stars in Fujitsu AI Cloud Platform
Unibo is reminiscent of social robot Jibo, but it has a more pronounced humanoid design, tapping into Japan’s long love affair with science fiction humanoids. Unibo can recognize users and customize conversations. Household · Personal Robots · Family RobotNeato Adds Coverage Maps to Botvac D3, D5 Connected Robot Vacuums
Users of Neato Robotics' Botvac D3 and D5 Connected robot vacuums can now see cleaning summaries screen that displays their cleaning Coverage Maps and showcases their cleaning history and statistics. Household · Cleaning Robots · Robot VacuumsJapanese Startup GROOVE X Goes Viral as Teaser for LOVOT Robot
As a teaser for its groundbreaking LOVOT companion robots, scheduled for release in 2019, Japanese start-up GROOVE X has adopted a guerilla approach, placing billboards in strategic locations with the aim of taking its promotion viral. One of these billboards was placed outside of SpaceX’s headquarters in Hawthorne, California, as a gesture of respect for SpaceX CEO Elon Musk Household · Personal Robots · Family RobotToyota T-HR3 Humanoid Uses VR to Mimic Humans
Toyota’s third-generation humanoid robot, the T-HR3, uses a force feedback-enabled control system, an HTC Vive VR headset, "data glove" and torque servos to mimic the movements of a human user. Future Tech · Humanoid RobotsPepper Humanoid Robot Adds Facial Recognition Technology
Pepper, the popular humanoid robot from Softbank, is adding facial recognition technology to its repertoire. SoftBank will use Ever AI's facial recognition platform in hopes of bringing new levels of personalization to Peppers interactions. Future Tech‘Robutt’ Helps Ford Design Better Car Seats
Ford's "Robutt" robot mimics human buttocks to help the company design better car seats. A KUKA industrial robot arm lifts Robutt in and out of a seat 25,000 times over a three-week period to help design seats that will help passengers remain comfortable for longer.Jibo Social Robot on Sale for $899
Three years after raising more than $3.6 million on a crowdfunding campaign, Jibo the social robot is now available for the public to buy. Pre-ordered units will start shipping to customers in November. Household · Personal Robots · Family RobotWiBotic PowerPad Wirelessly Charges Drones
WiBotic’s PowerPad wirelessly charges everything from large industrial drones to smaller commercial drones. The PowerPad can wirelessly charge a typical commercial drone battery in the same amount of time as plug-in charger Robot Fun · DronesAibo Robot Dog Returning in 2018
Sony is launching a refreshed version of its Aibo robot dog in 2018. The new Aibo will feature artificial intelligence (AI), internet connectivity, voice control, and the ability to control connected devices throughout its environment. Household · Personal Robots · Family RobotTend Launches in.view Robot Performance Management Software
Tend's newest smart cloud robotics solution, in.view, enables remote monitoring and analysis of production robots.Cozmo Robot Now Teaches Kids to Code
The new Cozmo Code Lab uses drag-and-drop programming to teach kids how to code Anki's adorable Cozmo robot. Robot Fun · Robot Toys · Education5 Robotics Trends from LiveWorx 2017
A recap of the first-ever robotics track at LiveWorx, including how AI is helping bring social robots to market and why Massachusetts is still No. 1 in robotics. Household · Personal Robots · Family Robot · Robot Fun · Drones · Health & Sports · Medical RobotsSmart Exoskeleton Prevents Elderly Falls
The Active Pelvis Orthosis is a smart exoskeleton that recognizes in just 350 milliseconds a person has lost their balance. The exoskeleton then applies force to the hips to counterbalance the slip and prevent a fall. Health & Sports · Wearable Robots
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