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Rudy Assistive Robot Helps Elderly Age in Place
The Rudy assistive robot from INF Robotics wants to help the elderly, war veterans and people with disabilities age in place. Rudy will cost $5,000 when it hits the market in 2017, but the company hopes to get reimbursement through Medicare and Medicaid so the robot "will be little to no cost to the user."
Health & Sports · Medical Robots
Meet Androidol U: Japan’s Newest Android
Androidol U is a new life-like female android developed by Osaka University professor Hiroshi Ishiguro. Androidol U is a fully autonomous conversational robot that has a more compact air servo system, better voice and body movement coordination and softer body materials compared to previous androids.
Future Tech · Humanoid Robots
Baidu AI Leader Andrew Ng Resigns
Baidu's AI ambitions were dealt a major blow with the news that its chief scientist Andrew Ng is stepping down. Ng will continue his AI work to bring about societal change.
5 Giant Robots Jeff Bezos Will Love
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos tested the giant $8 million Method-2 Robot at the MARS conference. Here are five other giant robots Bezos would love to get his hands on, if he hasn't already.
Future Tech · Science & Technology
AutoX Self-Driving Car Uses $50 Off-the-Shelf Cameras
AutoX is a self-driving car startup that has flown under the radar. Until now. AutoX released the first video of its self-driving Lincoln MKZ that uses $50 off-the-shelf cameras from Best Buy to navigate the streets of California.
Future Tech · Driverless Transportation
Top 50 Robotics Companies of 2017
Robotics Business Review unveils its sixth annual RBR50 list of the most influential robotics companies in the world. Consumer robotics companies on the RBR50 include DJI, iRobot, LEGO, Softbank and more.
Jeff Bezos Tests Giant $8M Method-2 Robot
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos got behind the joysticks of Method-2, a 13-foot-tall mechanical robot that appeared at Amazon's private MARS conference.
Future Tech
Canada’s New Drone Rules Aren’t Flyer-Friendly
If you thought the recreational drone rules were tough in the United States, be thankful you don't live in Canada.
Robot Fun · Drones
Robots and the Fight Against Cancer
The latest weapon in the fight against cancer could be a swarm of microrobots that could invasively attack cancer cells.
Health & Sports · Medical Robots
Niryo One: A New Robot Arm for Makers
Niryo One is an open-source, 6-axis robotic arm for makers that can be powered by Arduino, Raspberry Pi and ROS. The Niryo One wants to make robotics accessible for everyone with a low cost and user-friendly experience.
Education · Robot Arms
Google Home Now Controls Neato’s Botvac Connected Robot Vacuums
Neato Robotics Botvac Connected Series robot vacuums can now be controlled with Google Home. Not only can you use your voice and Google's virtual assistant to start, stop and pause robot vacuums, you can schedule cleanings, check the vacuum's battery level and more.
Household · Cleaning Robots · Robot Vacuums
Wearable Robots Hope to Improve Minimally Invasive Surgery
Researchers are developing wearable robotic tools for minimally invasive surgery designed to give surgeons more natural and dexterous movement than current surgical robots offer. This Horizon 2020 project stems from a need for better tools in robot-assisted minimally invasive surgery
Health & Sports · Wearable Robots · Medical Robots
WiFi-Enabled Roombas Getting Alexa Voice Control
Starting in Q2 2017, iRobot will include Amazon Alexa voice control on any WiFi-enabled Roomba robot vacuum in the United States. The Alexa voice control will allow users to start, stop and pause their Roomba 960 or Roomba 980 by simply speaking to an Alexa-enabled device, such as the Amazon Echo or Amazon Echo Dot.
Household · Cleaning Robots · Robot Vacuums
Amazon Alexa Hack Creates Talking Halloween Skull
An Aspiring roboticist turned Amazon Alexa into a talking Halloween skull that tilts its head, looks around, and moves its mouth while talking back.
Household
LiveWorx Robotics Track Call for Presenters
Robotics Trends and Robotics Business Review are seeking qualified presenters for the Robotics Track at LiveWorx on May 22-25 at the Boston Convention Center. LiveWorx is a global technology conference and marketplace for solutions engineered for a smart, connected world that will attract more than 6,000 attendees

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