Chances are you’ve heard of the company iRobot and their floor vacuuming robot Roomba, but you’re probably not familiar with their lineup of military robots such as Packbot and Kobra. The company, based in Massachusetts, has been developing advanced military robots, designed to disarm explosives and scan rooms, for over
This year’s annual consumer electronics show (CES) held in fabulous Las Vegas was indeed filled with a plethora of fabulous robots and drones. We didn’t get to attend in person, but the sheer amount of robotics and drone news buzzing our email was enough to make us plan for next
Double Robotics, you may have seen them by now. The iPad atop a stand that rolls around streaming video, blurting sound, and occasionally getting trapped in rooms, that’s Double. Double is a telepresence robot that Double Robotics launched back in 2012 after being accelerated into market by Y Combinator. Today at CES, the
Lyft just upped their game thanks to General Motors (GM). The on-demand ride sharing service has received $500 million in funding from GM according to a press release published today. The funding is aimed at lifting Lyft’s efforts in autonomous transportation. With this so called “long-term strategic alliance,” the two
Jibo A personal robot set to enter homes by March. Jibo is a personal robotic assistant. Stationary like your desktop computer but animated like a robot, Jibo interacts with users through voice and visuals. It’s similar to digital assistants such as Siri, but there’s a more underlying social aspect that
You’ve been a good one 2015. As we inch towards the new year, let’s take a quick look back at this year’s best stories. Jibo We’re placing Jibo as number one on our list as it fulfills what the human race has yearned for for the past few decades: personal
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
In case you missed it, GoPro’s making a drone. The action camera giant revealed some teaser footage of the drone back in October, but now they’ve given it an official name. Karma. Whether the name has some underlying meaning to poke at the drone competition (DJI and friends), Karma already seems promising.