This plucky little robot arm draws with pen on paper whatever you draw on screen. Line-us, now on Kickstarter, is essentially a USB-powered tabletop drawing machine that connects to your iOS or Android device and draws anything you do in real time. If someone you know has the Line-us app, you
Rethink Robotics, the expert company in highly dexterous collaborative robots, has massively improved the software of its one-armed Sawyer robot. Designed to make it easier for human workers to train the robot for carrying out complex tasks, the new Intera 5 software rethinks automation for safer and faster production. At
In its 10-second Super Bowl LI spot, Amazon flashed its Echo voice assistant with a surprise visit from one of its delivery drones. If you’re in need of some more chips for the big game, apparently, asking Alexa to “reorder Doritos from Prime Air” will do the trick. “Okay, look
Ocado, an online food retailer in the UK, wants to disrupt how your groceries are bagged. The company is testing robotic arms fixed with soft, inflatable hands to pick and pack food like humans. Earlier this week, Ocado unveiled of its robotic arm grocery bagger, a standard industrial arm outfitted
Boston Dynamics has a new addition to its impressive robot lineup: a legged humanoid that balances on two wheels. The robot, named “Handle” according to leaked footage, is wickedly impressive. Shown in a presentation given by Boston Dynamics’ founder Marc Raibert, Handle can glide across floors, hop over obstacles, and, of
Go for the coffee. Stay for the robot. Cafe X, a San Francisco-based startup, aims to upgrade the archaic cafe setup. Starting today, customers will be able to order freshly brewed coffee from a robotic arm barista. With locations in San Francisco and Hong Kong, Cafe X aims to solve
bots_alive wants to turn mindless remote-control toys in semi-sentient creatures. The Kickstarter project, led by MIT Media Lab researcher Brad Knox, transforms the remote-control Hexbug Spider into an intelligent and autonomous creature. With a bit of computer vision and artificial intelligence, the robotic beings can sense, avoid and follow obstacles.
Editor’s note: PLEN2 ships from Japan as a kit or a finished unit. Depending on your preference, you can order the robot in pieces or fully assembled. For the sake of review, we’re discussing the assembled PLEN2. What’s a PLEN2? In short, PLEN2 (there was a PLEN1 in case you were wondering)