15:57 - 2017/06/25
Cobalt Robot: Security Robot
It can stand guard day and night, and if it detects anything unexpected -- like an open window, a leaky pipe, or a person in the room -- then an offsite employee can use it as a telepresence robot to manage the situation without putting themselves in a potentially dangerous situation. The robot is loaded with more than 60 sensors and computational power that can handle machine learning algorithms.
12:01 - 2017/06/22
Marble Robot: Food Delivery Robot
Fledgling robotics startup Marble has announced its first public-facing partnership, one that will see food delivered to hungry San Franciscans via a little ground-based autonomous drone. Headquartered in San Francisco, Marble has been buzzing around in stealth for some time now, but an eagle-eyed tech writer spotted a Marble / Yelp Eat24 co-branded robot out on the streets last month, apparently during a promotional photo shoot.
07:14 - 2017/06/17
Myon Robot: Smart Singer Robot
Robots designed to look and learn like children isn't a new concept. We've seen the iCub work it's way towards understanding visual cues and eye contact, and the Diego-san robot from UCSD and Kokoro was made for cognitive experiments (as well as terrifying everyone who sees it). Without seeing Myon tackle actual language tasks, it's hard to know how it stacks up to these other projects.
12:22 - 2017/06/13
Noodlebot Robot: Noodle-Making Robot
Noodblebot burst onto the scene back in 2012, but we just discovered him and we couldn't resist sharing. Noodlebot is cheap, uncomplicated, and according to some restaurant owners, actually "better than human chefs." He cuts a specific kind of noodle called dao xiao mian, or "knife cut noodles," according to a CNN post from 2012.
08:09 - 2017/06/13
RoboBee Robot: The Smallest Flying Robot
Inspired by the biology of a bee, researchers at the Wyss Institute are developing RoboBees, manmade systems that could perform myriad roles in agriculture or disaster relief. A RoboBee measures about half the size of a paper clip, weighs less that one-tenth of a gram, and flies using “artificial muscles” compromised of materials that contract when a voltage is applied.
07:17 - 2017/06/13
Omron Robot: Ping-Pong Plating Robot
Japanese electronics firm Omron says that in the beginning, its ping-pong-playing robot “could not even return a ping-pong ball,” which suggests its engineers were getting ahead of themselves when they described it as a “ping-pong-playing robot.”
07:53 - 2017/06/12
Motobot Robot: Motorcycle-Riding Humanoid Robot
Yamaha produced somewhat of a surprise at the Tokyo Motor Show today when it showed a motorcycle-riding robot. Unlike most two-wheeled debutants, Yamaha's new Motobot isn't starting out on a small capacity motorcycle, but release images show the humanoid robot riding Yamaha's most sporting motorcycle, the 1000cc R1M.
07:23 - 2017/06/12
Vipir Robot: Enormous Eyes for Repair
In October 2015, one of RRM’s latest technological debuts, the Visual Inspection Poseable Invertebrate Robot (VIPIR), had an opportunity to move from the training camp of RRM to helping a real client. This is a big moment for the team that developed these technologies, says Benjamin Reed, deputy project manager of NASA’s Satellite Servicing Capabilities Office (SSCO).
14:14 - 2017/06/11
U-CAT Robot: Sea Turtle Robot
U-CAT is autonomous, so it doesn't require a control cable that could get snagged or tangled. It also has an onboard video camera, which records video that can later be used to visually map out the inside of the shipwreck. Plans call for the technology to be tested at underwater archeological sites in the Mediterranean Sea and the Baltic Sea. The idea is that U-CATs could ultimately be used in conjunction with other underwater robots that are too large to enter wrecks, and too expensive to risk losing within them.
08:12 - 2017/06/11
Gourmia Robot: Smart Kitchen Robot
Whether it's dinner for two or an entire family, preparing multiple dishes can challenge chefs when it comes to space, available stove burners, and time/temperature maintenance. And with only one pair of hands, the cook has to be vigilant so that food doesn't overcook or scorch. The latest appliance from Gourmia is designed to fill the role of kitchen assistant. This 10-in-1 Multi-Function Robotic Cooker offers a selection of cooking styles and controls to help make meal preparation easier.