Editor’s Note: The following story is a guest contribution by robotics instructor Aaron Miller @aaromiller. Jibo, Buddy, and Kuri weren’t technology’s first rodeo with the smart home robot. These digital creatures have been maneuvering about our households for years as prototypes and consumer ready models – long before the robots
Editor’s Note: The following story is a guest contribution by robotics instructor Aaron Miller @aaromiller. As a contribution to the robot revolution, in 1999, Japanese IT corporation NEC announced that they had been developing a prototype for a mobile personal robot purposed to be a companion for the home code-named
The drones are taking over. It was widely announced that Amazon was testing potential delivery drones, but now it appears that UPS, FedEx and the U.S. Postal Service are trying them out as well. Just recently, Nevada launched the first fully autonomous drone drop in an urban setting, marking one
The following is a sponsored review done in partnership with Dash Robotics. The opinions of the product are unbiased and are solely those of the author. Dash Robotics is a spinoff robotics startup kindled from the labs of UC Berkeley. Their expertise is in the technology of animal-inspired robots. This
Self-Driving Cars: An Ethical Dilemma Self-driving cars are upon us. They are already legal in Florida, California and Nevada. It’s estimated they will become quite common in less than 10 years, by 2025. While self-driving cars are expected to make driving much safer by reducing human errors that may cause
Boot Up is a new article that explores a new trend in robotics or drone technology. One of the most appealing aspects of Star Wars is the way in which non-human beings are portrayed – bizarre aliens and robotic space droids are anthropomorphized and coexist comfortably alongside mankind, even showing
Simplebotics’ holiday gift guide 2016 is now live! Who doesn’t want a robot for the holidays? Whether you’re looking to embrace The Force with Sphero’s BB-8 or get a little extra help around the house with Roomba, there’s a robot for everyone. Sphero BB-8 $149.99 BB-8 is the new,
Take advantage of these awesome Black Friday deals. Save big on the new Phantom drone or take home a fully-functioning Segway robot for less than a hundred bucks. Here are the best deals we’ve found. Phantom 3 Standard $599.99 DJI’s offering a killer deal on their latest Phantom drone.