Category: Robots

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$179 Cozmo Robot by Anki, expressive playful robot expanded through smartphone

Posted by Charbax – January 20, 2017

The Cozmo is already a top-seller on Amazon at $179 at it's a different design for a compact smart home robot, perhaps mostly for kids to play with for now. THe goal of Cozmo is to express emotions through its display, sounds and movements in response to user actions, expanding it's processing and features when paired with the smartphone app to access higher level robotics functions through the app and through the cloud.

$99 Gemini self-balancing voice controlled Robot by Makeblock

Posted by juliusaugustus – December 20, 2016

Makeblock present the new educational and entertainment robot Gemini on CES 2016, this wheel-balancing robotic have 2 mode, the standard model can dance, play music, race, voice-control.The battle mode with a LED light turret at the top turn Gemini became a fighting robot.

Sharp Comirobo, talking robot is a personal companion

Posted by stromium – December 18, 2016

Sharp’s talking robot is on display, and it can respond to touch and voice. Company representatives demonstrate how it can make conversation, respond to questions about the weather, and even respond humanly when struck with a hand. The robot is not for sale and is only meant to showcase company capabilities.

Automated Robotic EV Charger by PowerHydrant

Posted by Charbax – December 5, 2016

Interview with PowerHydrant. PowerHydrant is an early stage startup focused on applying the "smart phone dividend" to deliver 3D sensor based conductive autonomous fast-charging for Autonomous Vehicles and eMobility. Based in Boston's Innovation District, PowerHydrant is a member of the MIT Startup Exchange and part of Autodesk's inaugural Startups-in-Residence (STIR) group. Filmed at the IDTechEx Show! USA 2016 in Santa Clara California.

Keynote: Intel presents RealSense at the IDTechEx Show!: From 3D Printing to Drones

Posted by Charbax – November 29, 2016

Dr. Achin Bhowmik is Vice President and General Manager of the Perceptual Computing Group at Intel Corporation. He leads the development and deployment of interactive technologies and products based on natural sensing, intuitive interfaces, immersive applications and user experiences, branded as Intel® RealSense™ Technology. His presentation at the IDTechEx Show! on Nov. 16 2016 covers the latest progress with the technology. For more information about the event see

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Movidius, computer vision for IoT, drones, smartphones, IP cameras and more to come

Posted by Charbax – November 23, 2016

Movidius provides machine vision technology, they released Myriad 2, they claim to be the industry’s first always-on vision processor. It delivers high-performance computational imaging and visual awareness in devices where every last drop of battery power counts, performing at under 1.2W of power means Myriad 2 can be deployed into tiny IoT devices such as smart cameras, drones and wearables, featuring a balance between programmable and hard wired elements, giving developers immediate access to its advanced vision processing core, while also allowing them to develop proprietary capabilities through the Myriad development platform. Movidius is being acquired by Intel, you can read more here. Movidius won the Best IoT Technology development award at IDTechEx USA 2016, you can read more here.

Intel RealSense 400 for self-driving cars, autonomous drones, Robots, for indoor and outdoor use

Posted by Charbax – November 17, 2016

Intel RealSense Camera 400 Series is their next-generation RealSense camera that offers improved accuracy with more than double the number of 3D points captured per second and more than double the operating range compared with Intel RealSense 300.

360 video: China Sourcing Fair 2016 part2

Posted by Charbax – November 8, 2016

Watch this video in your VR headset or use your phone with a cardboard/VR adapter for best experience! Walking around the China Sourcing Fair AsiaWorld Expo showfloor from filming the JingTeng turning head security robot, filming at the Veidoo booth showing their $28 All-in-one VR headset, Foxcom, Appscom Smartwatches booth, the latest Alldocube 2-in-1 Laptops and Snapdragon 210 Phablets and finishing off with the 10.3" E Ink mockup at the Boyue booth. Filmed using the Shuoying 1080p dual-lens Panoview 360 VR camera, see my Interviews and my Factory Tour with Shuoying here:

JingTeng Monitoring Security Robot

Posted by Charbax – November 8, 2016

JingTeng shows their little robot that turns its head with a security IP camera inside. They also have a Cloud Companion little remote video broadcasting car.

Woddon iConFly Remote Controlled Quadcopter and Vehicles

Posted by juliusaugustus – October 30, 2016

Woddon Toys makes the iConFly remote control;ed quadcopters which are controlled over wifi with Android or iOS devices. The quadcopters can be controlled with onscreen controls or motion sensing. Some models have built in cameras for things like live video recording. The larger white model sells for 399 USD, the smaller white model sells for 149 USD and the small yellow model sells 39 USD. Woddon also sells the HiRobot remote controlled vehicle for 149 USD.