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The essentials of preschool have been fairly simple for many years. Reading a picture book here and writing your name there. A new robotics startup from Denmark wants to add coding to that list of essential skills with its little robot, KUBO.
A new robotics startup from Denmark wants to add coding to that list of essential skills with its little robot, KUBO.
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Rethink Robotics, the creators of the dexterous and human-friendly industrial robots Baxter and Sawyer, raised an extra $18 million in Series E funding.
Rethink Robotics, the creators of the dexterous and human-friendly industrial robots Baxter and Sawyer, raised an extra $18 million in Series E funding. While private equity firm Adveq spearheaded this round, many other investors were involved. With names like Bezos Expeditions and Goldman Sachs contributing, Rethink Robotics continues to establish a brand
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Google spin-off startup, Waymo, is said to be launching its own fleet of self-driving Chrysler Pacifica minivans onto public roads later this month. According to TechCrunch, the company’s CEO, John Krafcik, made the announcement at the North American International Auto Show on Sunday.
Google spin-off, Waymo, is said to be launching its own fleet of self-driving Chrysler Pacifica minivans onto public roads later this month.
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If you haven’t heard the news, Cozmo is the smartest robot toys on the market right now. He’s super intelligent and emotive, about the closest thing to a real-life WALL-E. The company behind the lovable robot, Anki, has made available an SDK for anyone wanting to program his or her own robot pal.
The company behind Cozmo, Anki, has made available an SDK for anyone wanting to program his or her own robot pal.
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The startup unveiled Kuri at CES on Tuesday, and although I haven’t witnessed a demo, I’m pretty confident in this little bot that costs $699, comparable to a Roomba. It doesn’t vacuum your floors or squeegee your windows, but Kuri will keep you company like a robot companion should. It’ll follow you around the house using a slew of sensors, keep tabs on your home with its camera, and blast NPR through internal speakers.
Home robots are a budding technology, and Kuri might just be the cutest home robot companion we've seen.
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Robots aren’t a new thing for LG. The Seoul-based electronics company has its own line of household robots, one called HOM-BOT for automated cleaning and one named Rolling Bot for spying on pets. Neither robots have taken off, but this year round, LG is showing off an assortment of new robots come CES 2017.
Robots aren’t a new thing for LG. The Seoul-based electronics company has its own line of household robots, one called HOM-BOT for automated cleaning and one named Rolling Bot for spying on pets. Neither robots have taken off, but this year round, LG is showing off an assortment of new robots come CES 2017. According to a
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What's a PLEN2? In short, PLEN2 (there was a PLEN1 in case you were wondering) is one of the world’s smallest consumer humanoid robots. He stands nearly 8 inches tall, about the size of a water bottle. PLEN2 is equipped with control boards and servos, so he can walk about, pick up objects, dance around, play soccer, and roller skate.
Editor’s note: PLEN2 ships from Japan as a kit or a finished unit. Depending on your preference, you can order the robot in pieces or fully assembled. For the sake of review, we’re discussing the assembled PLEN2. What’s a PLEN2? In short, PLEN2 (there was a PLEN1 in case you were wondering)
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It was May 2015 when consumers (and the press) went mad for Lily, a waterproof and compact drone for the selfie-crazed. The company, founded by UC Berkeley students Antoine Balaresque and Henry Bradlow, received millions of dollars in pre-orders for its personal and waterproof drone. Oddly enough, customers have yet to receive their promised Lily drone — nearly two years since pre-orders opened.
It was nearly two years ago when consumers (and the press) went mad for Lily, a foldable drone for the selfie-crazed. The company, founded by UC Berkeley students Antoine Balaresque and Henry Bradlow, received millions of dollars in pre-orders for its personal and waterproof drone. Oddly enough, customers have yet to receive their
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Google’s self-driving car spin-off startup, Waymo, is said to be launching its own fleet of self-driving Chrysler Pacifica minivans onto public roads later this month. According to TechCrunch, the company’s CEO, John Krafcik, made the announcement at the North American International Auto Show on Sunday.
Google spin-off, Waymo, is said to be launching its own fleet of self-driving Chrysler Pacifica minivans onto public roads later this month.
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For starters, LG introduced Hub Robot and its miniature counterpart. The device can play music, set alarms, create reminders, control appliances, and answer simple questions on command. It’s essentially a motorized Amazon Echo with facial expressions. In fact, LG says Hub Robot uses Amazon’s Alexa voice recognition technology.
The robot family includes two home assistants, an airport guide, and an airport cleaning robot.
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The startup unveiled Kuri at CES on Tuesday, and although I haven’t witnessed a demo, I’m pretty confident in this little bot that costs $699, comparable to a Roomba. It doesn’t vacuum your floors or squeegee your windows, but Kuri will keep you company like a robot companion should. It’ll follow you around the house using a slew of sensors, keep tabs on your home with its camera, and blast NPR through internal speakers.
Home robots are a budding technology, and Kuri might just be the cutest home robot companion we've seen.
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Robots aren’t a new thing for LG. The Seoul-based electronics company has its own line of household robots, one called HOM-BOT for automated cleaning and one named Rolling Bot for spying on pets. Neither robots have taken off, but this year round, LG is showing off an assortment of new robots come CES 2017.
Robots aren’t a new thing for LG. The Seoul-based electronics company has its own line of household robots, one called HOM-BOT for automated cleaning and one named Rolling Bot for spying on pets. Neither robots have taken off, but this year round, LG is showing off an assortment of new robots come CES 2017. According to a
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