SoftBank acquired Aldebaran Robotics in 2013 and has been developing Pepper, inviting developers to develop new ideas for Pepper at http://developer.softbankrobotics.com they sold over 10 thousand of these Humanoid robots making it the world's most popular advanced humanoid robot. Sold mostly in Japan but also expanding Pepper sales to several different markets in Europe and USA and around the world, some examples being to supermarkets/stores/malls, on cruise ships, to telecom stores, to hospitals, at public information centers, government information/services offices and more. SoftBank Robotics presents some of its software partners who are developing use case software solutions such as for airlines to be used as humanoid conversational check-in kiosk in luxury hotels or at airports, guiding and entertaining people at retail shops/malls and more. You can see my 2013 interview with Bruno Maisonnier founder of Aldebaran Robotics here.
DJI is the leading producer of unmanned drones for consumer or enterprise use. DJI is estimated to have 70% of the drone market. Mavic drones enables images and video to be captured in areas otherwise inaccessible. The Mavic drone can capture up to 12mp images and 4k 30FPS video. The Mavic drone has a range of 7km and can use GPS to return to where is was launched from. The price of the Mavic drone is $999. The OSMO mobile iPhone stick enables smoother recording of iPhone panoramas and video using a 3 axis Gimbal system for $299.
Cooper Gray Robotics LLC is an Oakland based design/build and engineering company that is a leader in developing electric drive systems and automating the heavy equipment industry through its Smart Control and remote control architecture for machines in construction, mining, agriculture and forestry. Filmed at the IDTechEx tradeshow.
The Ghost drone 2.0 is a completely mobile controlled drone that has no joy stick. The drone will take advantage of a smartphone's motion sensor. The drone has a home button function to return to where it started. The Ghost Drone 2.0 offers 4k video recording at 25 FPS.
Toradex is showcasing the popular TAQ balancing robot featuring a Colibri iMX7 SoM based on NXP’s new heterogeneous multicore i.MX7 processor with Dual-Core ARM Cortex-A7 and additional ARM Cortex-M4 core for low-power, real-time or connected-standby IoT. Amid Toradex's broad product portfolio is the new high performance Apalis TK1 SoM based on NVIDIA’s Tegra K1 featuring a Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A15 processor with 192 CUDA cores for high-end computer vision and 4k video applications for example. Other demos include an impressive Qt Linux fast boot demo featuring an automotive cluster on Apalis i.MX6.
Allwinner is showing off some of their latest technologies at their CES 2017 showroom. Allwinner claims to have a leading market share of the all-in-one VR market. They are entering the Amazon Alexa and Google Home compatible Smart Speakers market. Allwinner Double OS is being pushed for the affordable 2-in-1 market changing the UI from Tablet mode to Productivity mode. Allwinner partners with Qualcomm for their affordable LTE enabled Tablet range. A64 is being pushed for the Laptop market. The Allwinner R16 with Tina OS powered sweeping robot is sold on the Xiaomi ecosystem. The end of this video also mentions the roadmap where Allwinner will have over 16 new chipsets in 2017 and they are working to introduce a 16nm solution the end of the year.