California-based Mayfield Robotics first unveiled its adorable Kuri robot earlier this year at CES. The startup, backed by Bosch, has made some tremendous progress on bringing its home robot to life, including the ability to automatically recharge. Fresh out of the robot shop is Kuri’s ability to charge itself. This is
DJI, the leader in consumer drones, has launched a smart TV for streaming your footage captured from DJI drones and cameras. The app, available for smart TV platforms like Samsung Tizen TVs and Apple TV, includes support for aerial content and 4K videos captured on various DJI devices. “We’ve made flying and
Update June 15, 2017: Woogie’s Indiegogo campaign was officially shut down. You can read their FAQ here. There are a plethora of smart toys on the market. Everything from talking dinosaurs to connected teddy bears and Woogie wants in on the action. Developed by a London-based team, Woogie is an AI-powered robot
In case opening an app and tapping “clean” was too much work, you can now activate your robot vacuum by voice. Neato Robotics, the company behind the Botvac series of robot cleaners, announced an integration with Google Assistant, the voice inside the Google Home smart home device. Botvac owners who
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
Today’s electronic personal assistants come in all shapes and sizes. There’s Alexa, for example, which looks like a futuristic hockey puck. Google Home is a bit odd; it has a round base and an aesthetic slant at the top. New to the club is PLEN Cube, a surprisingly adorable and portable
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
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.