„We’re seeing the emergence of a new era for robotics. Robotic systems are being democratized and becoming accessible to a rapidly growing audience, which is a key force shaping the future of making things.“Maurice Conti, director of applied research and innovation at Autodesk
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Ubtech Robotics has introduced its latest selection of cutesy robots at CES 2017 in Las Vegas. The Lynx is by far the most intriguing of the robo-quartet, as it combines design and tech aspects of the Chinese manufacturer’s popular Alpha series with the voice-recognition features of Amazon’s Alexa AI. Ubtech described the Lynx as in „in-home companion“, talking up the robot’s multitude of features, such as facial recognition and personalised greetings, playing music, livestream feeds of your home while you are away, event reminders and calendar notifications and, thanks to Alexa, being able to order Prime products directly from Amazon via simple voice commands.
ELLI•Q™ is an active aging companion that keeps older adults active and engaged. ELLI•Q seamlessly enables older adults to use a vast array of technologies, including video chats, online games and social media to connect with families and friends and overcome the complexity of the digital world. ELLI•Q inspires participation in activities by proactively suggesting and instantly connecting older adults to digital content such as TED talks, music or audiobooks; recommending activities in the physical world like taking a walk after watching television for a prolonged period of time, keeping appointments and taking medications on time; and connecting with family through technology like chat-bots such as Facebook Messenger.
Meet Toyota’s Kirobo Mini, a new, 10cm high, communication companion who can talk to you, gesture to you, and detect and respond to your emotions.Ever since the astronaut robot Kirobo returned to Earth from his international space mission, we’ve been developing ways for him to assist us with innovative forms of communication to make our lives easier.
The Worlds First Social Robot. Friendly, helpful and intelligent. Meet Jibo, from social robotics pioneer Dr. Cynthia Breazeal. JIBO is the perfect robot for everyone in the family. Because JIBO is an open platform, his skills and applications will grow, helping and entertaining in ways we we haven’t yet imagined. We are so looking forward to seeing what JIBO developers build!
58 cm in height, NAO is the first humanoid robot from Softbank. He has continually been evolving since the beginning of his adventure in 2006. Currently in his 5th version, about 9,000 NAOs have already been sold throughout the world. NAO is an endearing, interactive and personalizable robot companion. Everyone can construct his own experience with specific applications based on his own imagination and needs.
Your curious new friend. The world’s first artificially intelligent robot, designed to engage and grow with you. Musio is an artificially intelligent (A.I.) robot designed to learn, adapt and grow with you. Great to simply hang out with or to assist with basic tasks, Musio can be also be used as a learning tool for children. AKA’s mission was to create an A.I. robot that can think on its own and create an interactive learning environment for people. The dream has finally been realized, and as a contributor, you have the opportunity to participate in a new world of A.I. technology.
BUDDY is the revolutionary companion robot that improves your everyday life. Open source and easy to use, BUDDY connects, protects, and interacts with each member of your family. Not content with being just a companion, BUDDY is also democratizing robotics. BUDDY is built on an open-source technology platform making it easy for global developers to build applications.
Romeo is a 140 cm tall humanoid robot, designed to explore and further research into assisting elderly people and those who are losing their autonomy. Romeo is the fruit of collaboration between numerous French and European laboratories and institutions. His size was determined so as to enable him to open doors, climb stairs and reach objects on a table.
Pepper is a human-shaped robot. He is kindly, endearing and surprising. We have designed Pepper to be a genuine day-to-day companion, whose number one quality is his ability to perceive emotions. Pepper is the first humanoid robot capable of recognising the principal human emotions and adapting his behaviour to the mood of his interlocutor.
„Hello, I’m BIG-i, your personal robot companion. I can see, hear, walk and respond to your voice commands and I’m here to help you.“ BIG-i is a natural-interaction robot with mobility, 3D vision, voice programming, and active perception. It can manage smart appliances to suit your needs. BIG-i can act as the bridge between family members. It will improve itself, becoming more and more thoughtful and intelligent through your instructions. Even when you are away, BIG-i will still take care of your loved ones. BIG-i takes charge of the small daily grind so you are free to enjoy every precious moment. It means everyone feels the love and the strong bond of the family.
Robokind is designed to be interesting and approachable for learners with ASD. He can walk, talk and even model human facial expressions. Milo never gets frustrated or tired. He consistently delivers lessons in a way that learners with ASD respond to. This recurring positive experience creates an environment in which learners can learn and thrive. Robots4Autism helps learners improve their social and behavioral skills and gain the confidence they need to succeed academically and socially.
Relay is a beautifully simple autonomous delivery robot who increases productivity, revenue, and delight to people in a range of industries and organizations. Relay is waist-high. It has mood lighting, touch screens, and chirps as it wheels along hotel hallways, delivering Cheetos, Kraft Mac and Cheese, and hairspray to guests.
RoboThespian is a life sized humanoid robot designed for human interaction in a public environment. It is fully interactive, multilingual, and user-friendly, making it a perfect device with which to communicate and entertain. Now in its third generation, with more than six years of continuous development, RoboThespian is a tried-and-tested platform, trusted by national science centres, visitor attractions, commercial users and academic research institutions around the world. Flexible, functional and expandable, RoboThespian can be adapted and customized to meet your needs.
Tapia soothes your mind by telling jokes and making you laugh when you come home tired. She will also help keep you that much closer to loved ones who are miles away by video chat. Additionally, Tapia gives you helpful updates on weather conditions when you are headed out, and can play music when asked to set the mood or help you relax. Amid expectations for the increase in aging societies and single-person households, robots supporting our lives will be the life style of the next generation. As a roommate, friend, and daily partner, this robot will stay faithfully by your side and evolve right along with you on life’s journey.
The iCub is the humanoid robot developed at IIT as part of the EU project RobotCub and subsequently adopted by more than 20 laboratories worldwide. It has 53 motors that move the head, arms & hands, waist, and legs. It can see and hear, it has the sense of proprioception (body configuration) and movement (using accelerometers and gyroscopes). We are working to improve on this in order to give the iCub the sense of touch and to grade how much force it exerts on the environment.
Rokid’s award winning artificial intelligence (A.I.) brings personality, emotion and two-way human-like communication to your everyday life. Welcome to the truly smarter home.
The First Humanoid Robot Designed for the Family. With easy to use software and Apps, controlling your own robot is now affordable. The UBtech Alpha 1S Humanoid Intelligent Robot has 16 degrees of freedom (DOF), 5 degrees each for left and right leg, 3 each for left and right hands. The robot has obtained a number of low-power design patents which allow it to perform multiple complex movements, such as push-ups, forward roll, backward roll, handstand, high leg kick etc. It can perform series movements, such as tai chi, hip hop and other dances or just make it walk. Sensors include a 3 axis gyroscope and infrared sensor to ensure that it keeps balanced. It can rotate up to 180 degrees for maximum agility.
UBTECH’s Alpha 2 humanoid robot is designed as an interactive family companion capable of accomplishing a range of typical household tasks. Alpha 2 stands 17 inches tall, is 9 inches wide and weighs about 5 lb. Alpha 2 can take pictures and videos, make calls, check voice mails, read and send texts and emails, and control WiFi-enabled office equipment. Alpha 2 can also post to your social media accounts using voice commands.
Come home to a four-legged friend that’s always ready to play. CHiP the robot pup is an intelligent and affectionate companion that responds to your behavior using advanced sensors and smart accessories. Thanks to the included smartband and smartball, CHiP can does things like follow you and play catch. It’s also trainable using voice commands.
RoboHon, Sharp’s dubiously useful but definitely adorable phone that walks around on two legs and projects you happy images when you’re sad and alone in your bedroom, is actually making its way to market. Sharp announced today that the phone / robot / thing will see release on May 26th in Japan, with preorders now open. It has a 2-inch screen on its back and runs Android 5.0.
Kuri is built to connect with you and helps bring technology to life. Kuri can understand context and surroundings,recognize specific people, and respond to questions with facial expressions, head movements, and his unique lovable sounds. Like many adored robots in popular culture, his personality and ability to connect are his greatest attributes.
Robotics company Ewaybot created Moro as a rolling, humanoid assistant for research labs and universities, and it’s currently in a handful of schools across China. Moro is about four feet tall and weighs roughly 77 pounds, and its arms have six points of articulation; they each end in a three-pronged version of a hand that can grip everything from pens to heavy vials. The robot responds to voice communication as well (watch out, Alexa).
PowerRay underwater robot combines fishfinder, mobile app, and VR goggle which provides real-time visualization of finding and catching fish..
ROBOY – the most advanced humanoid robot in the world. A unique project team, composed of academics and industry representatives, has been working on ROBOY since June 2012. The team combines the latest discoveries of university research with the invaluable experience of the industry sector, to reach the most state-of-the-art robotic technology.
It has a human form and boasts of being the “most advanced humanoid robot in the world”, or at least it’s what its creators say. The Artificial Intelligence Laboratory at the University of Zurich has developed a robot project using tendons that mimic the human and surprises for its precision movements.
Meet Zenbo, a new robot friend for seniors, kids, and anybody else who wants to invite a less cute, real-world version of BB-8 into their own home. Asus chairman Jonney Shih showed off Zenbo on stage at Computex today, describing the robot as a smart home manager, security guard, hands-free kitchen assistant, and family photographer.
Zenbo looks like an iMac G4 riding a Sony Rolly, but appears to work like Amazon’s Echo, providing recipe recommendations and similar services in response to voice queries. Users can also use Zenbo to buy goods online by logging into accounts and inputting passwords with their voice, and take photos like an autonomous selfie stick.