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.
The fear of the robotics industry is commonly sparked by one of two things – wacky sci-fi films or the idea of robots pushing humans out of jobs. A Carnegie Mellon-led non-profit wants to prove differently, aiming to help create 510,000 new jobs with the creation of a new robotics
The essentials of preschool have been fairly simple for many years. Reading a picture book here and writing your name there. A new robotics startup from Denmark wants to add coding to that list of essential skills with its little robot, KUBO. KUBO is an educational robot for preschool children, listed
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)
Rethink Robotics, the creators of the dexterous and human-friendly industrial robots Baxter and Sawyer, raised an extra $18 million in Series E funding. While private equity firm Adveq spearheaded this round, many other investors were involved. With names like Bezos Expeditions and Goldman Sachs contributing, Rethink Robotics continues to establish a brand
Starship Technologies is building a fleet of robots for ground-based delivery and has raised $17.2 million in seed funding. Announced by the company on Thursday, the funding was led by Daimler AG with Shasta Ventures, Matrix Partners, Grishin Robotics, and other investors. The company, founded by Skype co-founders in 2014,
Update 1/11/2017: Lily sent out an official update announcing the shutdown of the company. The email reads: The Adventure Comes to an End Dear Lily community, Antoine and Henry here from the Lily team. When Lily set out on the journey to create a flying camera over 3 years ago, we