Jibo, the “world’s first social robot for the home,” pitched to backers on Indiegogo and raised over $3 million. Coupled with shipping delays and development hiccups, the talking tabletop robot will only be delivered to backers in the United States and Canada. In an email update sent to international backers,
Watercooler covers offbeat news, zealous speculation, and outlandish rumors on robotics and drones. On August 2nd, 2016, the White House hosted a workshop on drones and the future of aviation. With the mindset to “advance and celebrate the potential of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS),” the event collected experts in the fields.
It was announced back in April that ESPN and Drone Sports Association (DSA) would enter a partnership to deliver drone racing to the masses. The new sport, which has captivated hobbyists, venture capitalists, and national brands, won’t be featured on any broadcast channels, but ESPN will stream the 2016 U.S. National
Just when you thought there couldn’t possibly be more competition in the self-driving vehicle industry, another contender joins the race. Auro Robotics, a young technology startup focusing on the development of self-driving vehicles, is looking to hire a vehicle safety driver. Nalin Gupta, Jit Ray Chowdhury, and Srinivas Reddy founded the
When you’ve gotta catch ’em all but you’re too into drones, there’s the Pokédrone. Designed by TRNDlabs, a company that markets faddish consumer gadgets like drones and headphones, the Pokédrone is a micro-sized quadcopter designed to help trainers be the very best with Pokémon Go. What seems like a hot
Craving bratwurst? Lucky you, ze Germans have engineered a bratwurst-grilling robot designed to grill sausages without any human help. The aptly named BratWurst Bot made its debut at an event in Berlin earlier this month. Made from shelf robotic components and equipped with a culinary hat, a pair of tongs, and a
Watercooler covers offbeat news, zealous speculation, and outlandish rumors on robotics and drones. Delivering goods for miles at a time can be tiring, even for drones. Luckily, Amazon has designed special birdhouses for its drone to rest in. Amazon’s latest patent describes these birdhouses as docking stations, and like rest stops
Watercooler covers offbeat news, zealous speculation, and outlandish rumors on robotics and drones. A Reddit user’s mother was out walking her dog when she encountered the Boston Dynamics crew out walking their robot. It’s an eerie sight, spotting a chain of humans as they follow behind a robot. Source: Reddit