Robotic News:

08:03 - 2018/07/28

YT01 Robot: Smart Tractor Robot

YT01 Robot: Out of all the agricultural equipment that could have been chosen for autonomous operation the tractor was the strongest contender, because the tractor works hard all year long, from soil cultivation all the way through to harvest. With a declining workforce, which is also aging as young people choose to pursue careers in other fields, driverless tractors might just be the long-sought-after answer that the Japanese agricultural industry has been looking for.
08:51 - 2018/07/25

Creator Robot: Smart Chef Robot

Creator Robot makes each burger to order: grinding pasture-raised chuck and brisket into a patty, slicing and dicing the fixings, grating cheese, and cooking the burger. It eliminates the need for line cooks, though as many as nine "robot attendants" will be on the floor to take orders, deliver burgers and drinks, and restock the robot's ingredients.
07:22 - 2018/07/24

SHRIMP Robot: Smart Micro Robot

The SHRIMP program — short for SHort-Range Independent Microrobotic Platforms — is an effort to develop new insect-scale robots for operating in environments where much larger robots may be less effective. In the tradition of its DARPA Grand Challenges, the organization is seeking proposals for suitable robots, in this case ones that weigh less than a gram and are smaller than one cubic centimeter.
08:46 - 2018/07/23

RS1-T3 Robot: Smart Firefighter Robot

Howe & Howe is behind some of the most awesome extreme vehicles we have seen. Their Robotic Fire Fighter RS1-T3 is pretty special too. The Thermite RS1-T3 is a 1250 GPM firefighting robot that can contain fires of any magnitude while keeping humans safe.
07:32 - 2018/07/22

OScar Robot: Smart Four-Wheeled Robot

OScar Robot is a programmable robotic platform with Arduino UNO that can be equipped with lights, off-road wheels, and a pan/tilt GoPro mount for your experiments. It has interchangeable wheels and other modular components. The robot can climb slopes up to 20 degrees. It has max towing capacity of 5lbs.
07:23 - 2018/07/21

Arlo Baby Robot: Smart Baby Monitor

Here is another cute baby camera that lets you monitor your young ones and have peace of mind throughout the night. The Arlo Baby by NETGEAR features 2-way audio, night vision, air sensors, night light, and a lullaby player. It works with Alexa and HomeKit.
07:30 - 2018/07/18

Big Clapper Robot: Smart Tomato Robot

Big Clapper (which we spotted via IEEE Spectrum) started its life as an art project by Japanese designer Masato Takahashi, who first built a single pair of clapping hands, then two, and then a whole wall. Earlier prototypes used more lifelike hands, which were, in Takahashi’s own words, “completely disgusting.” After showing off some prototype Big Clappers at CES this year (to rapturous applause no doubt), Takahashi has turned to Kickstarter to raise funds for a larger production run.
07:51 - 2018/07/17

Hana Chan Robot: Odor Detecting Robotic Dog

Hana-chan — a play on hana (nose) and a common girl’s nickname — is a helpful little robot mutt that will bark if she detects moderately stinky toes, but will keel over if they are particularly pungent. The 15-cm robot, equipped with an odor detection sensor for a nose, also sprays air freshener to resolve the situation if the aroma is unbearable. Manufacturers Next Technology created the robot in response to a request from a man who was desperate to know if he had a problem.
07:21 - 2018/07/16

Hexa Robot: Smart Entertainment Robot

Hexa is a small crab-like looking robot, which is available to buy for $949 and is designed to give people the chance to experiment with robotics. Tianqi published his mod last year, but it gained public attention after an article by The Verge. The mod in question fits Hexa with a succulent, which it then cares for.
07:38 - 2018/07/15

Hubo Robot: Smart Humanoid Robot

From providing information in various languages at Incheon Airport and offering water bottles in Pyeongchang at the Winter Games to skiing down the slopes, the tasks they performed were part of South Korea's efforts to project itself on the robotics map. And they did not go unnoticed. One of those 85 robots was Hubo, a humanoid created by the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) in Daejeon, just over 130km from the capital Seoul.