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Consumer & Household Resource Center
Volvo Opens $70M AstaZero Test Site for Self-Driving Cars
AstaZero will enable testing of autonomous vehicles in an adaptive environment. Read more.
Learn how Modular Robotics leverages the plummeting cost of chips and sensors, crowdfunding campaigns, and a growing base of tech-savvy consumers. View Modular Robotics: A Scrappy Approach to Educational Robots


Consumer & Household News
Oh Baby! 4moms Snags $41M in Funding
Robotics revolutionizing the $8.9B juvenile durable goods market

Can Dyson’s New Smart Vac Challenge Roomba?
Contender or pretender? With a 12-year head start in the marketplace, the competition has a huge lead on Sir James

Volvo Opens $70M AstaZero Test Site for Self-Driving Cars
AstaZero will enable testing of autonomous vehicles in an adaptive environment.

Does HP’s Meg Whitman Scare Stratasys?
No debt, lots of cash, a super Q2, and on a very big roll, Stratasys seems poised for more of the same

The Quiet Invasion: Robots in Suburbia
The welcome mat is out for robots as consumers automate the commonplace

Dyson to Announce Major New Product Sept. 4
Best guess on the dramatic product tease will most likely reveal a robot vacuum

Flying Robots Meet Game Cubes as 3DR Buys Sifteo
RBR50 FIrm 3D Robotics acquires the consumer electronics company in an apparent bid to further its reach into the general consumer market.

Intel’s Jimmy the Robot: “Like a Smartphone with Legs”
Affordable, customizable and web-connected, consumer robotics just got an upgrade

Market Need Plus Thoughtful Design Plus Founder Credibility Equal Success in Educational Robotics
It's a mini empire built on wooden blocks -- literally. KinderLabs, barely a year old, has already received orders for hundreds of copies of its robotic building kit.

3D Systems vs. Stratasys: Will Industrial Sector Decide?
Market timing couldn't be better, but rivals are gathering

Suitable Technologies Designs Beam+ Telepresence Robot for Homes
RBR50 company Suitable Technologies now taking pre-orders for its Beam+ telepresence robot.

Additive Chocolatiering!?  3D Systems, Hershey Collaborate
Commercial-grade 3D-printers headed into global, chocolate market

Nikkei Ticks Up as Robot Shares Draw Buyers
SoftBank’s robot entry spurs interest and investment across Japan’s publicly traded robot companies

Hanson Robotics Moves to Hong Kong
Will make human-sized robots—parts made on the mainland, with assembly taking place in Hong Kong—and sell for $30K to $250K

RobArt’s Robotic Navigation Nets $4.14M from Euro Investors
Company's navigation systems for autonomous household devices seen as driver of robotics for consumer applications



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