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CES 2018 AI Conference Schedule
Robotics Trends' AI conference at CES 2018 examines recent developments, current applications, and concerns about AI. Hear leading AI experts discuss the reality behind the hype and how AI will impact our everyday lives.
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Unibo Robot Stars in Fujitsu AI Cloud Platform
Unibo is reminiscent of social robot Jibo, but it has a more pronounced humanoid design, tapping into Japan’s long love affair with science fiction humanoids. Unibo can recognize users and customize conversations.
Household · Personal Robots · Family Robot
Jibo Music Brings iHeartRadio to Social Robot
Social robot Jibo is adding music to its repertoire of skills. Jibo and iHeartRadio have teamed up to launch Jibo Music that will stream iHeartRadio Original stations through the two speakers atop the robot's head. The Jibo Music skill will be available to all robots on December 18 via a free, over-the-air software update.
Household · Personal Robots · Family Robot
Neato Adds Coverage Maps to Botvac D3, D5 Connected Robot Vacuums
Users of Neato Robotics' Botvac D3 and D5 Connected robot vacuums can now see cleaning summaries screen that displays their cleaning Coverage Maps and showcases their cleaning history and statistics.
Household · Cleaning Robots · Robot Vacuums
MIT Engineers 3D Print a ‘Living Tattoo’
MIT engineers have devised a 3D printing technique that uses a new kind of ink made from genetically programmed living cells. The cells are engineered to light up in response to a variety of stimuli. When mixed with a slurry of hydrogel and nutrients, the cells can be printed, layer by layer, to form three-dimensional, interactive structures and devices.
Robot Fun · 3D Printers
McKinsey Study: Robots Could Threaten 800M Jobs by 2030
A new study by the McKinsey Global Institute estimates that between 400 million and 800 million of today’s jobs will be automated by 2030.
FORPHEUS Table Tennis Robot Teaches Humans at CES
Omron Corp.'s FORPHEUS ping-pong-playing robot will make its U.S. debut at CES 2018. We worthy humans can put our skills, or lack thereof, to the test against the AI-powered robot.
Health & Sports · Sports & Fitness
Japanese Startup GROOVE X Goes Viral as Teaser for LOVOT Robot
As a teaser for its groundbreaking LOVOT companion robots, scheduled for release in 2019, Japanese start-up GROOVE X has adopted a guerilla approach, placing billboards in strategic locations with the aim of taking its promotion viral. One of these billboards was placed outside of SpaceX’s headquarters in Hawthorne, California, as a gesture of respect for SpaceX CEO Elon Musk
Household · Personal Robots · Family Robot
What Humanoid Backflips Mean for Robot Agility
In just 24 months, machine agility has gone from the Keystone Kops to Aly Raisman. The speed of new technologies and processing power is in itself an Olympic feat, the dawn of autonomous bipedal humanoids is quickly approaching after 500 years of stagnation.
Future Tech · Humanoid Robots
NVIDIA, Udacity Team up to Teach Robotics
NVIDIA's Deep Learning Institute (DLI) has been named a curriculum partner for the second term of Udacity's Robotics Software Engineer Nanodegree program. Together, NVIDIA and Udacity will give students hands-on experience developing solutions to tough robotics and AI problems.
Artificial Muscles Give Soft Robots ‘Superpowers’
Researchers have created origami-inspired artificial muscles that allow soft robots to lift objects up to 1,000 times their own weight. The artificial muscles can be made for less than $1.
RoboBusiness Europe 2018 Registration Opens
Registration is now open for RoboBusiness 2018, which takes place Feb. 14-15 in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Registration for the expo is free until Feb. 9, 2018.
WPI Robot Could Inspect Jet Engines for GE Aviation
Worcester Polytechnic Institute is building a robot designed to aid human inspectors in checking the quality of bladed disks on jet engines. The three-year project could help GE Aviation, which currently has humans inspecting each blisk by hand.
3 Reasons Flying Cars are Impractical & Unnecessary
The dream of personal aerial transport appears tantalizingly within reach, as investors from Silicon Valley to Dubai vow to deliver the future of urban mobility. But rather than embracing that vision, policymakers should consider why flying cars are not only unpractical, but also unnecessary.
Toyota T-HR3 Humanoid Uses VR to Mimic Humans
Toyota’s third-generation humanoid robot, the T-HR3, uses a force feedback-enabled control system, an HTC Vive VR headset, "data glove" and torque servos to mimic the movements of a human user.
Future Tech · Humanoid Robots

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CES 2018 AI Conference Schedule
Robotics Trends' AI conference at CES 2018 examines recent developments, current applications, and...

Unibo Robot Stars in Fujitsu AI Cloud Platform
Unibo can recognize users and customize conversations accordingly. Unibo can move its...

Jibo Music Brings iHeartRadio to Social Robot
ibo and iHeartRadio have teamed up to launch Jibo Music that will...

Japanese Startup GROOVE X Goes Viral as Teaser for LOVOT Robot
GROOVE X is teasing its LOVOT companion robots that are scheduled to...