Xiaomi has announced a quadruped robot that it calls CyberDog. While it hasn't outlined its exact purpose, its pet-like nature and "unforetold possibilities" of interaction have been boasted.
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Pepper - SoftBank Robotics' humanoid robot - will no longer be produced according to a report. Launched back in 2014, Pepper has seen weak demand which is why the company has decided to move past it.
Ericsson has trialled Boston Dynamic's Spot equipped with 5G, making it operable at far greater distances than when a WiFi connection was required. In the trial, it did fence perimeter checks.
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With a novel algorithm—Automatic Domain Randomization—the team at OpenAI was able to train a robotic hand to solve the venerable Rubik's Cube in a variety of unexpected situations.
Boston Dynamics has announced that it is going to sell and lease its robot dog, Spot. The firm only has a limited number so it wants customers who have interesting usage applications for Spot.
After its debut on Jimmy Fallon's show on NBC yesterday, American courier delivering company FedEx officially announced plans to launch autonomous delivery robot christened the "FedEx SameDay Bot".
Amazon has announced a new delivery system for purchases made on its platform, which is being tested from today. Scout is a relatively small robot that moves autonomously to deliver packages.
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Microsoft has announced an experimental build of the Robot Operating System, ROS1, for Windows 10. It includes libraries and tools so that developers can build robots powered by Windows Azure and IoT.
Less than a month after pausing production of its robot, Kuri, Mayfield Robotics has made the tough decision to cease operations before the end of the year after failing to secure financial backing.
Amazon could begin testing its Vesta domestic robot in employees' homes later this year, accompanying users to areas of the house where they might not be able to speak to an Alexa-powered Echo device.
SecondHands is an EU-funded robot that is being developed to assist with menial and laborious jobs. The online supermarket Ocado will be seeing how best it can help its technicians in its warehouses.
31 products won Best of Innovation Awards for CES 2018. Four of the products included: a robot for your home, a HUD for motorcyclists, language translating earbuds, and a wireless charging system.
UBTECH has released a miniature stormtrooper robot that can identify you through facial recognition, respond to your voice commands, patrol your home, and be played with using an AR equipped app.
The company making Temi want it to be a Skype, music, and Google Assistant platform that can be called for and drive itself to you from across the house. It will be ready in late 2018 Roboteam says.
Water leakages can cause or worsen water shortages and damage nearby structures. It is a widespread problem, difficult and expensive to detect, but researchers from MIT want to tackle this problem.
Google has released the Android API of its reCAPTCHA technology, so developers can implement security services for users on mobile devices, and provide them with a streamlined user experience.
From one of the people that brought us the house vacuuming Roomba, we now have the Tertill: an intelligent solar powered gardening bot, that will patrol your garden doing the weeding for you.
It appears that Google is finally killing off CAPTCHA in text and the checkbox saying "I'm not a robot" for legitimate users, instead using "a broad range of cues that distinguish humans from bots".
To make drones, robots and other such devices safer, Microsoft researchers have shared a series of open source tools. These are part of the company's Aerial Informatics and Robotics Platform.
If you've ever wanted a robotic friend or companion, Kuri might be the answer for you. While previous iterations were available, at astronomical prices, Kuri will retail for $699.
In May, Asus unveiled Zenbo, a home companion robot with a face on its touchscreen and a child-like voice. Zenbo will soon go on sale, priced up to $780 for the 128GB model with self-charging dock.
Scientists have developed an AI algorithm that can understand legal cases, interpret facts and language in case texts, and reach a verdict. The software agreed with human judges in most cases.
Toyota, the famed automaker, has just launched a new robotic partner for those who get lonely at the wheel. The device can understand human speech and facial expressions and interact with your car.
A Dutch robotics team impressed Amazon recently, when it won the company's "picking challenge". The Dutch robot arm might eventually replace human workers and stack shelves by itself.
Microsoft Research has developed a system that passively monitors the environment for electrical potential changes. Using that, it can find humans and identify them with up to 94% accuracy.
The Zenbo is a cross between the Amazon Echo, Pixar's EVE, and a nightmare. But the company believes that a robot following you around the house is the perfect companion and work assistant.
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A recent report has stated that Foxconn has laid off over 60,000 factory workers. This is reportedly to prepare the company for automation, and then introduce robots to do repetitive tasks.
Researchers have created tiny robots that are capable of pulling incredible weights when they work together. The proof comes when the tiny mechanical critters pull a 2-ton car and its owner with them.
Partnering with a robotics subsidary of Softbank, Nestlé Japan is rolling out a humanoid robot named Pepper in Japanese home appliance stores to sell Nestlé's coffee machines.
Although there are robots which aim to tackle daily tasks, Jibo wants to be the first affordable one to earn a place in your home and the project has passed its Indiegogo goal already.
According to CEO Terry Gou, Foxconn plans to deploy robots on their factory assembly lines, which produce devices like the iPhone, in order to cut costs and replace human workers.
NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory is already using the preview version of Microsoft's Kinect for Windows v2 hardware and software to control a robotic arm with the help of the Oculus Rift VR product.
Researchers at the University of Minnesota have created a device that lets regular people control flying robots using only their brain and all without a neural implant.
Mann vs Machine, the long-rumored update for Team Fortress 2, has been confirmed to release in just over a day by an official Valve trailer.
Microsoft's Jordan Correa built a robot to entertain and play with his dog while he was away at work, having done so to ensure it remains active.
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According to thinktank Machine Industry Memorial Foundation, robots could fill the jobs of 3.5 million people in Japan by 2025, helping to avert worker shortages as the country's population shrinks. The country faces a 16...