One of the pioneers in socially assistive robots discusses how all parts of a robot are important for human interaction.
Although Amazon Alexa and Google Home have been successful, Jibo’s struggles illustrate the challenges facing social robots. Will smart speakers and appliances lead to other instances of robotics and artificial intelligence in homes?
Leaders who employ robotics and artificial intelligence “workers” will face important questions about capabilities, competencies, and ethics.
IKEA is looking into virtual assistants, and South Korea allows Samsung and Hyundai to test self-driving cars. How do these and other recent AI developments reflect global robotics priorities?
Neato Robotics Botvac Connected Series robot vacuums can now be controlled with Google Home. Not only can you use your voice and Google’s virtual assistant to start, stop and pause robot vacuums, you can schedule cleanings, check the vacuum’s battery level and more.
Starting in Q2 2017, iRobot will include Amazon Alexa voice control on any WiFi-enabled Roomba robot vacuum in the United States. The Alexa voice control will allow users to start, stop and pause their Roomba 960 or Roomba 980 by simply speaking to an Alexa-enabled device, such as the Amazon Echo or Amazon Echo Dot.
This week’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas is a place to see many cool gadgets, but businesses should also pay attention to emerging robotics and AI trends at the show.
The Vobot Clock uses Amazon Alexa Voice Services to improve your sleeping habits, control smart home devices, order a pizza and more.
UPS has launched a beta version of a chatbot, an AI-enabled platform that mimics human conversation to help users find UPS locations, get shipping rates and track packages.
We round up our favorite Black Friday deals on drones, robot vacuums, robot toys, and virtual assistants.
Amazon Alexa voice control allows you to start, stop, pause, and resume the Botvac Connected’s cleaning cycle.
Google Home will officially take on Amazon Echo on November 4, 2016 when it starts shipping. Who will win the battle of virtual assistants? Here’s a comparison of Google Home and Amazon Echo.
Toyota Research Institute CTO James Kuffner said at RoboBusiness that cloud robotics, improving sensors, and strategic partnerships will lead not only to safer cars, but also to general-purpose robots.
Even if Amazon Echo is secure, many IoT devices are not. Some security experts are concerned about hacking, government access and who exactly is receiving all this consumer data.
Jibo sent an email asking people to confirm their spot on a pre-order waitlist, which gives those on the list the first opportunity to pre-order the social robot.
The battle of the virtual assistants is on! Will Amazon Echo or Google Home come out on top? How will Apple respond? We debate on The Robotics Trends Show.
Maybe it’s Alexa-time for all of us It may seem like a far-out thought as you read this, but many people will be making an in-home rendezvous with a robot companion much sooner than they think. Thousands already have. Research suggests that a robot companion could help us to stave off loneliness, sickness, even death.…
Robots tend to overwhelm their human colleagues with too much information. MIT has discovered how to solve this problem.
Don’t wait up for flying cars, but robotic farms, factories, and households are coming sooner than you may think.
Google supports Mobvoi’s voice-control software and hardware; combining machine sensing and learning seen as key to useful robots.
Apple has been hiring machine learning experts and acquiring artificial intelligence companies as it catches up in the race for self-driving cars.
It?s a profound moment for humanity, a real shake-up in the common ways in which we live, work and interact with families, friends, colleagues and neighbors.