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Here's how IT can get ready for the coming robotics revolution at work -- and avoid messing up a big move to the cloud.
Sake Robotics is creating the "hands" that will help robots pick things up and put them down.
Bay area start-up, Let's Robot, is letting anyone control it's robotic fleet using commands entered in a Twitch chat room.
The robots are made from a number of rods and cables allowing them to easily adapt to moving through challenging terrains and making it much easier for them to be dropped onto the surface of planets than current rovers.
The Jimu Robot BuzzBot & MuttBot Kit is a DIY robotics building kit with Bluetooth. The Kit includes a central control unit, six digital servo motors, wiring, a rechargeable lithium battery and power adapter, 249 interlocking parts and quick links to the Jimu App that shows you how to build and program easily.
With an array of sensors, cameras, a projector, and voice interaction, Sanbot is building an impressive resume.
The U.S. Air Force's top-secret autonomous space plane, the X-37B, is days away from breaking its own longevity record. The aircraft, which looks like a mini Space Shuttle, is on schedule next week to spend its record-setting 675th day in orbit, but we still don't know much about what it's doing up there.
It's been a year since the U.S. Army began researching the use of a British-built hoverbike as an autonomous delivery drone for battlefields, and it recently showed off its progress.
The concept vehicle is designed by Chinese start-up, Nio, and offers a glimpse of the company's dream for the future of autonomous, connected travel.
Cafe X is the first fully autonomous coffee shop in the United States.
Piaggio, the company behind Vespa, has come up with an autonomous robot that will follow you around and help you with your luggage.
The Hub Robot links to LG smart appliances and uses Amazon Alexa voice recognition to perform tasks such as starting your robotic vacuum.
Use your Apple or Android smart phone or tablet to program Dash to move, dance, light up, make sounds, avoid obstacles, and even react to their voice. Designed for children 8 and up.
Before you chuck that CD ROM, soda can or plastic bottle, exercise your kids imagination with this kit from OWI that turns your recyclables into a solar-powered robot, race car, boat, or whatever you can dream up with this kit full of gears, motors, a solar panel and more.
Robotics will replace some human workers in their jobs, but technology will also create new, more interesting jobs for people, according to a report from Forrester Research.
High-tech entrepreneur Elon Musk has his sights set on building robots that can do housework, have conversations, and play games.
The highly rated Roomba 880 cleaning robot is currently discounted $105 and can be purchased via Amazon for $594.99.
If data science can be used to craft a brand-new beer, why shouldn't an autonomous droid deliver the accompanying pizza?
Hanson Robotics' latest prototype may one day deliver super-intelligence with a smile, but right now she's just kind of rude.
Picking up where Roomba leaves off, the Braava has three different cleaning modes to tackle challenges that just aren't appropriate for a robot vacuum cleaner.
With a firmware update and an app for your Apple Watch or Android Wear device, you'll be able to manage the Botvac from your wrist.
The Alpha 2 from UBTech might cost $1,300, but you have to pay to play in the pricey world of service droids.
Anyone who has ever watched a political debate has probably wished they could influence the words coming out of candidates' mouths. Now, machine learning is making that possible -- at least to some extent.
Let's face it—you're going to have as much fun with these toys as your kids will. And that's just fine.
Don’t set your expectations of its capabilities too high.
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