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Roomba’s robot vacuum could grow arms in the near future

Roomba’s robot vacuum could grow arms in the near future

iRobot, the maker of the popular robot vacuum Roomba, said it’s working on a version of the disc-shaped household helper that has arms. The company envisions a limbed version of the Roomba that’s able to help out with more complex tasks, like laundry, dishwashing, and food serving. Colin Angle, CEO of the Massachusetts-based company, revealed…
mTiny robot review: Screen-free coding for kids

mTiny robot review: Screen-free coding for kids

With the latest studies presenting a pretty damning picture of screen time's effects on children's development, I'm delighted to hear that screen-free coding is all the rage now. It is exactly what it sounds like: a way to explore the key concepts of coding sans screen. At its core, coding is simply giving a set…
This robot crawls along wind turbine blades looking for invisible flaws

This robot crawls along wind turbine blades looking for invisible flaws

Wind turbines are a great source of clean power, but their apparent simplicity — just a big thing that spins — belie complex systems that wear down like any other, and can fail with disastrous consequences. Sandia National Labs researchers have created a robot that can inspect the enormous blades of turbines autonomously, helping keep…
Emotion-sensing robot launches to assist space station astronauts – Reuters

Emotion-sensing robot launches to assist space station astronauts – Reuters

FILE PHOTO: Bret Greenstein, IBM Global Vice President of Watson Internet of Things Offerings, holds a clone of an artificial intelligence bot named CIMON, at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, U.S., June 28, 2018. REUTERS/Joey RouletteWASHINGTON (Reuters) - An intelligent robot equipped with emotion-sensing voice detectors was headed to the International Space Station after…
Fortnite: New Files Leaked For a Robot – Possible Robot Vs Monster Event Coming Soon – Fortnite Insider

Fortnite: New Files Leaked For a Robot – Possible Robot Vs Monster Event Coming...

New files have been released to reveal a robot will be added to Fortnite. Could this lead to the next in-game event? Here’s what we know so far.Epic have introduced live in-game events to Fortnite Battle Royale in the past and these have been very successful. The last in-game event that took place in the…
With new APIs, Sony’s robot dog could be the smart home assistant you’ve always wanted

With new APIs, Sony’s robot dog could be the smart home assistant you’ve always...

Sony says you can now use a web-based API to program its adorable Aibo robot dog to do new tricks — and you might even be able to make it your smart home’s best friend. With its new “aibo Developer Program,” Sony is inviting developers to make “services and applications” that can work with Aibo.…
How a Real Dog Taught a Robot Dog to Walk

How a Real Dog Taught a Robot Dog to Walk

What you see when Boston Dynamics’ humanoid robot does a backflip or its Spot dog robot fights off a human and opens a door is incredible hardware engineering, to be sure. But what you don’t see is the wildly complex underlying code that makes it possible. What comes so easily to you—OK maybe not backflips,…
Zoox says it will launch a robot taxi service in Las Vegas in 2020

Zoox says it will launch a robot taxi service in Las Vegas in 2020

Self-driving startup Zoox announced it is testing its fleet of autonomous vehicles in Las Vegas. It’s the second test city for the five-year-old company, which has been testing its self-driving cars exclusively in San Francisco and the surrounding communities. Zoox, which is based in the Silicon Valley town of Foster City, Calif., will start by…
This Food-Delivery Robot Wants to Share the Bike Lane

This Food-Delivery Robot Wants to Share the Bike Lane

Refraction AI's REV-1 is about the size of a cyclist and drives at 10-12 mph, with 16 cubic feet of cargo space.Refraction AIIf Matt Johnson-Roberson ever wondered why so many autonomous vehicle developers do their testing in Arizona, he got a fuller understanding last winter, riding around Michigan on a tandem tricycle. Sitting side by…
Mr. Robot’s fourth and final season gets an October 6th premiere date in new trailer

Mr. Robot’s fourth and final season gets an October 6th premiere date in new...

It’s been two years since Mr. Robot’s third season ended, but thanks to a new trailer, we now know when to expect the fourth and final season to kick off: October 6th. The new trailer for the upcoming season — like the first season 4 teaser, which was released last month — is predictably light…

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UK Charts: Pokémon Sword and Shield post huge opening weekend sales...

But the new games can't top Sun and MoonPokémon Sword and Shield have enjoyed a strong opening weekend in the UK boxed charts.Pokémon Sword alone is the UK No.1, and the biggest exclusive game of the year. In fact, Pokémon Sword is the third biggest boxed game launch of 2019, behind FIFA 20 and Call…

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