Tag Archives: robots

  • Sophia: Meet the First Robot to Become a Citizen of a Country (Video)

    Sophia: Meet the First Robot to Become a Citizen of a Country (Video)

    Saudi Arabia seems to be awash in progress lately. First they started letting women drive, which, cool, and now they’ve become the first country on Earth to grant citizenship to a robot – now wait just a second here! I consider myself a pretty progressive person but things might be getting out of hand, then […]

  • Aire: An Indoor Flying Robot

    Aire: An Indoor Flying Robot

    Personally, I’m only just now getting used to the fact that I can ask Alexa questions on my TV. But I know there’s a whole population of early adopters out there who are primed and ready for the next stage of smart home assistants, and for them there’s Aire, an indoor robotic assistant that earns […]

  • Stan: The Car-Parking Robot from Stanley-Robotics (Video)

    Stan: The Car-Parking Robot from Stanley-Robotics (Video)

    I can’t imagine Sid from Seinfeld would approve of it, but robotics firm Stanley-Robotics has developed a robot that can actually park cars. It’s called Stan, currently operational at the Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport. And presumably, the technology will be available in other parts of the world in the near future. I know the idea […]

  • Dubai Robocop Begins Automated Patrol This Week

    Dubai Robocop Begins Automated Patrol This Week

    I don’t have an exhaustive knowledge of the subject, but I’m pretty sure that the vast majority of robotic cops in fiction turn out to be a bad idea – principle example being Robocop. But that hasn’t stopped the Dubai Roboop, described by the police force with a penchant for showing off as “the world’s […]

  • Joto: “The First Connected Display That Draws With a Pen”

    Joto: “The First Connected Display That Draws With a Pen”

    Imagine, if you will, a whiteboard that syncs up with your smartphone to create messages, sketches, or doodles, but that delivers them not in digital bits and bytes but in the form of actual ink. That’s the reality offered by Joto. Joto is billed on its Kickstarter listing as “the first connected display that draws […]

  • Flippy: The Robot That Flips Burgers (Video)

    Flippy: The Robot That Flips Burgers (Video)

    “Burger flipping” is sometimes used as an offensive shorthand for menial tasks that require no skills or brainpower, but think about it—it’s actually a pretty high-level skill, which is why it’s taken so long for a robot that can flip burgers to be developed. And now, Flippy, a robot that flips burgers, has been born. […]

  • Zume Pizza Introduces Robot That Finishes Pizza En Route

    Zume Pizza Introduces Robot That Finishes Pizza En Route

    Scientists predict that by the year 2050, virtually all the pizza on Earth will be made by robots. And yeah, I just made that up, but you try looking at the new pizza preparation robot from California pizza joint Zume Pizza and tell me I’m wrong. The Zume Pizza preparation system is automated at virtually […]

  • Gita Cargo Robot

    Gita Cargo Robot

    The familiar expression “I’ve only got two hands” speaks to how much time and energy we humans spend on lugging stuff from one place to another. What if you had a small robotic friend or sidekick that could carry stuff around for you? Well, with Gita, you can find out. Gita is a personal cargo […]

  • Kuri: “The Home Robot That Just Might Change Your Life”

    Kuri: “The Home Robot That Just Might Change Your Life”

    Sometimes I feel like I am the only person left in the world who does not wish to have a robot friend in my home to help me with everyday tasks. But I will nevertheless dutifully report on the latest advancement in home robotics: Kuri, billed as “the home robot that just might change your […]