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iRobot Roomba i7+ review: smarter than the average robot vacuum

“The first iRobot hit stores 15 years before I finally purchased a robot vacuum for my own home” writes Nov Est for theverge.com. If the cheap robot I have is a Kia, the i7+ is the Cadillac of robot vacuums.The i7+ is an impressive robot vacuum with unique features that you won’t find on lesser models.That cheap robot vacuum has served me well, even if it does just bump around the room until its battery runs out.Now, if only robot vacuums could figure out a way to climb stairs. Source: theverge.com…

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Amazon has the Ecovacs robot vacuum on sale right now for its best price ever of $139.99

“As we said: this sale on the Ecovacs Deebot N79S is the lowest price we’ve ever seen” writes Mashable Deals for mashable.com. Here’s a pro tip from us to you: it’s time to get a robot vacuum.If you’ve been looking to get a robot vacuum for yourself or to give as a gift, now is the time to make it happen. Source: mashable.com Share This:

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This self-driving billboard and vending machine is so dystopian

“This week PerceptIn, a Chinese robotics company with Silicon Valley offices, introduced the DragonFly Intelligent Advertising Vehicle, a self-driving vending machine and mobile advertising unit” writes Sasha Lekach for mashable.com. The autonomous equipment alone usually starts at around $100,000.If San Francisco’s robot security guards faced backlash for simply standing around, an autonomous tech company’s latest self-driving idea doesn’t stand a chance.A promo video for the device, above, shows the small robot on wheels flagging down a thirsty runner. Source: mashable.com Share This:

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Here’s why Walmart is betting on Microsoft’s AI to challenge Amazon in online and physical retail

“Walmart plans to use Microsoft’s AI technology to help with product search and recommendations on its recently-revamped website” writes Rosalie Chan for businessinsider.com. With AI, Walmart can also figure out the best models to price an item, especially seasonal items, Lin said. This robot is already being used in about 50 Walmart stores across the country, and Walmart plans to leverage Microsoft’s AI technology to improve these bots.Walmart and Microsoft have shared more details on their plans to team up and take on their mutual rivals at Amazon.At the event,…

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Which Mega Man robot masters were worth the risk?

“That led me to ask: which of these sentient robot masters were really worth the risk of a robot uprising?” writes Nov Est for polygon.com. The Mega Man robot masters weren’t meant to be evil.Could no one see that Blade Man, a sentient robot with swords for arms, was a bad idea?. So I decided to once again don my suit and lock myself in a studio (as I have done for the Zelda timeline and Skyrim’s books) to rank all 200+ Mega Man robot masters from most to least…

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Teaching robots body language offers common ground for humans and machines

“With these industrial robots, they have abilities that are how we describe superhumans” writes Nov Est for theverge.com. At the World Economic Forum in September, Gannon installed 10 industrial robot arms in a row, linking them to a single, central controller.One of my earlier projects was a large-scale installation in the Design Museum in London — a giant industrial robot arm engaged with crowds of people.Anyone who’s been up close and personal with an industrial robot will tell you that these machines have an uncanny, almost unsettling presence.This work, Manus,…

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Sex robot virginity for sale at creepy new brothel…

“The crowdfunding campaign is seeking money to start what founder Unicole Unicron calls the world’s first “consent-focused robot brothel”” writes Image Eve’s Dreams for mirror.co.uk. Although sex robots are expensive, the site warns, so things can’t get too boisterous.Presumably Unicole Unicron doesn’t think future generations of robots will be too bothered about flogging off robot virginities to the highest bidder.However the founder also claims to be respecting robot rights and is keen to do so to avoid a “robot rebellion in the future”. Source: mirror.co.uk Share This:

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AI speakers will have face…

“The robot uses a small projector, which is mounted inside the head, to project a real time video onto the face” writes Image Furhat for mirror.co.uk. The robots are currently being used by larger companies who need to give some life to artificial intelligence.The answer might be this robotic head from tech company Furhat Robotics.All of this should make for a much more human-like experience when you’re chatting with artificial intelligence. Source: mirror.co.uk Share This:

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This robot is training to become a construction worker — Genius Moments

“The National Institute of Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) of Japan is developing a humanoid robot that is capable of performing simple construction tasks” writes Maria Dermentzi for mashable.com. In the past, we have seen robots laying bricks and robots assembling Ikea furniture. It seems like construction workers of the future will be robotic, and these examples are just a glimpse of that future. Source: mashable.com Share This:

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