Tag: robot

Robots had their own skiing competition at the Winter Olympics

The Olympics aren’t just an event for the most talented athletes to strut their stuff on the world’s stage. No, The Games are where robots can find honest work and leisure, too. Some 85 robots (spread across 11 different models, humanoid and o……


Boston Dynamics’ robots are the politest ‘pets’ you’ll meet

We hope you weren’t planning on sleeping tonight. Boston Dynamics has posted a video showing that its SpotMini robot can hold the door open for its fellow automatons. If one bot needs a helping hand, it’ll signal to another machine nearby th……


People don’t want to talk to LG’s big friendly robots

Last year was when talking to a smart speaker started to become the norm, but surprisingly, LG has struggled to replicate the same success with its CLOi series commercial robots. Ahead of LG’s CES show, I talked to its Head of Research for Lif……


Turing’s Segway-based patrol robot can give humans a ride

Security robots typically have to operate by themselves, which can be a problem when intruders get pushy. Turing Video has a simple answer to this, however: give human security officers a lift. It just premiered a security robot, Nimbo, whos……


Sony Aibo first impressions: old robodog, new tricks

Sony revived its robodog series late last year, offering a limited first run of next-generation Aibos for keen Japanese fans. Despite a killer $1,800 price-tag, the company apparently sold plenty, and those preordered Aibos are finally on thei……


This robot therapy duck comforts kids with cancer

CES is flush with giant TVs, smart fridges, and plenty of other superfluous nonsense. So it was a breath of fresh air when a company called Sproutel and Aflac showed up with a robot duck designed to comfort children with cancer. The My Special……


LG’s new CLOi robots want to serve at hotels and supermarkets

LG made quite an impression with a range of robots at last year’s CES, and it’s not stopping there. Following the trial runs of its Airport Guide Robot and the Airport Cleaning Robot at Incheon International Airport, the Korean company is now ……


A robot arm is Prague’s latest star DJ

Never mind the debate over whether digital or vinyl is better for DJs — the real question is whether or not a human should be there in the first place. Prague’s Karlovy Lazne club has started employing an automotive robot arm as one of its D……


The best robotics kits for beginners

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Drone curbs overtime in Japan by blasting workers with music

Japan has a culture that encourages overtime out of a sense of loyalty, and that’s a serious problem. It not only cuts into family and social life, it leads to entirely avoidable deaths. Taisei (the company behind the main Tokyo 2020 Olympic……