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An Open Letter to Jibo

An Open Letter to Jibo

Will Jibo ever make its way to homes around the world? While this early adopter wrote an open letter expressing his frustrations, he's still holding out hope.

Jibo Delayed Until October 2016 Timeframe

Jibo Delayed Until October 2016 Timeframe

Jibo has been delayed again until the October 2016 timeframe. The social robot's hardware and system software is mature and reaching its final state, but it needs more time for practicing its skills and getting better at talking with users.

Could Hirebotics Be the Hertz of Robot Rentals?

When Warren Avis in 1948 began the car rental company that bore his last name, John Hertz and his pioneering “Hertz Drive-Ur-Self System” already had had a twenty-five year head start. Matt Bush and Rob Goldiez, co-founders and principals of...

Could This Be the Hertz of Robot Rentals?

“Currently, operational industrial robots perform about 10 percent of the day-to-day manufacturing tasks that could be potentially automated – like assembly, packaging and material handling, etc.” –Boston Consulting Group Is renting better than owning? When Warren Avis in 1948 began...

Flirtey Delivery Drone Donated to Smithsonian

Flirtey Delivery Drone Donated to Smithsonian

Flirtey's delivery drone that completed the first FAA-approved drone delivery in the United States has been accepted into the collection of the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum.

The Role of Computer IT in Robotics

We are entering an era in which cybersecurity is more important than ever, including in the growing robotics market. Hacking a computer could result in data loss or theft, but taking over a moving robot could be dangerous to whomever...