We can say for certain that vacuum cleaners have evolved over the years. Users no longer have to spend their weekends working so hard to see their carpets clean. Several smart robotic vacuums are now in the market. In this day and age, your vacuum can take care of the entire house even in your absence. Although these vacuums are similar in the sense that they perform … [Read more...] about 5 Best Robotic Vacuums That Can Clean Your House in Your Absence
Well, this is one of those articles where I am just going to link back to a previous article, specifically the one about Sophia the robot lady. Seriously, if you were running this blog like me, you wouldn't possibly use anything else. If you recall that article, it was about someone who had built a robot that looked like a generic female. Granted, an attractive female, … [Read more...] about Someone is Working on a Scarlett Johansson Robot
Well, this robot looks like something right out of Ex Machina, complete with the plastic dome on the head. I should probably get around to seeing that speculative fiction film for Speculative Fiction Saturday, but perhaps I don't have to with this. This is Dr. David Hanson's Sophia, and it is inspired by Audrey Hepburn and Hanson' wife Sophia. Sophia's skin is made from … [Read more...] about Someone is inventing Sophia the robot lady, why do we need this again?
One of the reasons why I started this tech and gadget blog is because I wanted to report on very neat things. I couldn't think of anything more cool than some flat robots that can move cars. The AVERT, which stands for Autonomous Vehicle Emergency Recovery Tool, is a system that is designed primarily for law enforcement. It starts with this main robot that can … [Read more...] about AVERT allows flat robots to move your car
What you are going to see in the video above is some robots at work. As far as I know, and what my Source reveals, this video pretty much shows what looks like at Amazon. Amazon bought Kiva Systems, presumably so the world's biggest bookstore could have a way to move all of its merchandise around into packages. These robots go about the floor and then they lift stacks … [Read more...] about Amazon is ready for the holiday with their Kiva robots
If you are wondering what a HomePod is, then I would have to say that you are not alone. Pierre Lebeau is a man who didn't like "another rectangle", but a very interesting computer that goes with you. This is the Keecker which works as a projector, sound system, webcam, not to mention a home monitoring system. Lebeau's design was something more "warmer, organic, and … [Read more...] about Keecker, the “World’s First HomePod” is more R2D2
I admit that I saw the Jibo a few weeks ago, and I just ignored it. Then I saw from my Source article what Jibo actually was, and I couldn't help but be impressed by it. Jibo is essentially a Siri or Google Voice with a head. Granted, its head is some weird triple jointed thing that is nothing but an eye. I have a difficult time describing it, so I just recommend going … [Read more...] about Jibo, the robot we have all been waiting for
If you head to Tokyo, you can see some seriously freaky real robots at the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation. They are Kodomoroid ("child robot") and Otonaroid ("adult robot") and they are positioned to introduce you to the world of robots. I am told that these robots move their realistic lips to a voice-over, and they have all the human "tells". For … [Read more...] about Robots serve as guides at Tokyo Museum
I have reported a lot on drones for this particular blog, and I found this particular video with AscTec Hummingbird drones being used with dancers, and I am surprised that I haven't seen more like it. After all, performance art is all about dancing and doing weird stuff, right? Why not have a dance done with a little bit of flying robots with pyramids on them? Apparently … [Read more...] about Performance Art piece has flying drones
I'm sure that you are probably seeing this headline and thinking: "Okay, someone invented a robot that can play catch." If you aren't thinking "so what" after that, I don't blame you. Let's start with the facts. This is from Ecole Federale de Lausanne (EPFL), and it is a robot arm with good reaction time, and has cameras to figure out the path of a flying object so it … [Read more...] about Someone invented a robot that can catch!
I believe that telepresence is going to be big as we get further in this digital age. If you are not familiar with telepresence, it is a way of putting a camera on a robot that you can move around, so the boss is always on the scene. The SociBot-Mini could be the latest thing in telepresence, but there is no moving body involved. This is just a bust of a statue that you … [Read more...] about SociBot-Mini puts a 3D face on a robot
In case you haven't heard, we really do live in a science fiction age. This Source from CNN shows President Obama making an announcement that he is working with the military to make "Iron Man". In all honesty, it feels like something that Jay Pharaoh would do on Saturday Night Live when he does his awesome impersonations. The audience seems to have a fond chuckle over … [Read more...] about President Obama: “The truth is…we’re building Iron Man”
Considering music's trend for tech beats with acts like Daft Punk, is it really easy to see a world where music groups are completely robotic. This is the case with an album appropriately called Music for Robots, and it is created by a man known Squarepusher. His robot band is called the Z Machines, and they are a three-part band. Their guitarist named MACH plays with 78 … [Read more...] about Squarepusher and the Z-Machines makes Music for Robots, by robots
Some of you might remember last year when I talked about the dancing robots at CES 2013 with Tosy. Man, was I impressed. I dropped by the Tosy booth to discover that the company abandoned the dancing robot, but they do have this, the DiscoRobo. The Tosy Disco Robo uses beat detection technology for music and dance. It has 8 facial expressions for dancing with beatbox, … [Read more...] about Tosy DiscoRobo
I have said before that the future of robotics and in general is telepresence. If you aren't familiar with it, think of it as a way of sending a robot in your place. You can literally be in more than two places at the same time, and the number of places is limited to how many of these things you can control. Double Robotics showed off their robot at CES 2014, which has a … [Read more...] about Double Robotics unveils the future of telepresence