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Disney’s Beachbot Robot Turns Sand into Art Canvas
By Steve Crowe · 14 January, 2015 • Beachbot is a new robot from Disney Research and ETH Zurich that draws designs on beaches. It uses WiFi and a laser scanner to track its position and a retractable rake and sensors to draw lines.
Watch: Robot Serves Ice Cream in China
By Steve Crowe · 13 January, 2015 • The "Robot Ice Cream House" was installed recently at a mall in northeastern China, offering six different flavors and a variety of toppings.
Meet ChihiraAico: The Creepiest Robot of CES
By Steve Crowe · 9 January, 2015 • Toshiba's ChihiraAico humanoid robot is designed to resemble a a 32-year-old Japanese hostess that makes conversation, sings and could one day take care of people with dementia. And boy is it creepy.
Ozobot Bit Uses Google Blockly to Make Programming Fun
By Steve Crowe · 9 January, 2015 • Ozobot Bit is basically identical to the original Ozobot, but adds in Google's Blockly coding editor, allowing kids to expand their coding know-how by seeing the results unfold in front of them.
WowWee Adds Dancing MiPosaur Robot, REV App-Controlled Cars
By Steve Crowe · 8 January, 2015 • WowWee Robotics introduced at CES 2015 the gesture-controlled MiPosaur robot and REV app-controlled cars. Both new products will be available later in 2015.
Hands On: FURo-i Home Personal Robot
By RT Staff · 8 January, 2015 • The FURo-i Home Edition is a sleek, diminutive robot that is Future Marketing's answer to the hectic family life that needs a little help keeping together and in contact. Here it is in action at CES 2015.
Mobile Robots Invade CES
By RT Staff · 8 January, 2015 • Acton's RocketSkates and the INMOTION V3 unicycle are some examples of the mobile robots invading CES and making smart mobility personal.
Mercedes-Benz F 015: Meet the Future Self-Driving Personal Chauffeur
By Steve Crowe · 6 January, 2015 • Mercedes unveiled at CES 2015 its F 015 Luxury in Motion self-driving concept car that features a "lounge-like" cabin that lets passengers interact with one another. A companion app allows the car to be remotely controlled: parked, for instance, or summoned to the front door from the garage.
Zano Nano Drone Takes Selfies to New Heights
By Steve Crowe · 6 January, 2015 • The Zano nano drone is a palm-sized quadcopter designed for personal photography and HD video capturing. The WiFi-enabled drone works with both iOS and Android phones and tablets and operates on a "virtual tether" with your device.
CES: 8 Robots to Simplify Everyday Life
By RT Staff · 5 January, 2015 • The 2015 International CES features practical robots for home, fun and getting things done.
Robot Challenges Humans at Beer Pong During CES
By Steve Crowe · 2 January, 2015 • Empire Robotics, creator of the Versaball robotic gripper, is hosting a man vs. machine beer pong contest at CES. Versaball will challenge any CES 2015 attendee, building up to a match between the robot and the winners of the World Series of Beer Pong at 3:00 pm PST on January 6.
Robotic Bartenders and Entertainers Set Sail on Quantum of the Seas
By RT Staff · 6 November, 2014 • Not content with working as sales assistants and burger flippers, robots are landing jobs on cruise ships as bartenders and entertainers. Leading the way is Royal Caribbean’s Quantum of the Seas, currently on its maiden voyage from Southampton to Bayonne, New Jersey.
Boston Dynamics’ Atlas robot weighs 330 pounds and can balance on one leg
By RT Staff · 1 November, 2014 • Atlas is back. While the robot itself may be from Google-owned Boston Dynamics, the balance algorithm is from IHMC (Institute for Human and Machine Cognition) who's worked with the robotics company to get the six foot two biped walking better. IHMC has a strong track record in DARPA's Robotics Challenge, coming first in computer simulations and second in real-life field trials.
Tokyo Science Museum ‘Hires’ Humanoid Robots
By RT Staff · 26 June, 2014 • The National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation in Japan has added humanoid robots to its staff to show visitors around the science museum in Tokyo.

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