A Robot’s barista has started working at a coffee hotspot in San Francisco and Hong-Kong. Once customers order a cup of coffee via their smartphones or a tablet on the stand, a coffee machine makes a coffee and a robot … Read More
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People becomes more creative, collaborative when social robot is placed in workplace!? From next year, University of New South Wales and Fuji Xerox R&D plan to put real robot among employees to study how robots influence to group behavior in … Read More
This summer, AI robot companion will challenge its first mission with German astronaut Alexander Gerst. German Space Administration (DLR) developed CIMON (Crew Interaction MObile Companion) to ISS, as astronaut assistant system, which aims at supporting success of long-term missions by … Read More
Call for volunteers for robotic taxi experiments! ロボットタクシーの実証実験、モニター募集!! When : Feb 29, 2016 – Mar 11, 2016 Where: Route between AEON Fujisawa and Northern Bus terminal, Fujisawa Kanagawa, JAPAN (click to check Map!) Eligibility : Residents around the route, up … Read More
The ability to design good scientific experiments is a key skill for any robotic researcher. Without a grasp of experimental design, even the best technological developments may never succeed in being published or turning into real products. by Alex Owen-Hill, … Read More
Benebot. Shopping helper / sales assistant. Status: Prototype Type: Mobile, Communication, probably both manual (remote operation) Use Application: In-store sales assistance, Tele-presense Technology: AI, Voice recognition, [need to be investigated] space recognition: does this need map in advance? or move … Read More
Patin. Self-moving wagon. Status: To be released within 2016, price will be around $2000 Type: Dolly, Mobile (autonomous/manual?) Use Application: Smart wagon w/ dimming light unit, or other Technology: Omni wheel, Cloud connectivity, AI (how?) Investors: ?? Website: http://www.flower-robotics.com/english/patin.html Lab/Manufacturer: … Read More
BUDDY. It is called ‘companion robot’. Status: Developers’ edition shipment waiting, expected in May 2016 Type: Communication, mobile (autonomous/manual?), Use Application: ??? Technology: Real time mapping (2D? 3D?) , Interactive UI Investor: Cloudfunding (Indigogo, closed in fall 2015, raised 616K … Read More
A closer look at Cellrobot, the Voltron-like modular bot Looks cute, somehow reminds me BB-8. Status: Protorype? Type: Modular, Autonomous/Manual?, Mobile, Use Application: ???? Technology: [need to be investigated] Investor: DL capitals. Cloud funding cancelled in Dec 2015 (Kickstarter) Website:http://www.cells.io/en/index.php … Read More