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The little robot that could

Today, iRobot Corp. announced its acquisition of Root Robotics, Inc., whose educational Root coding robot got its start as a summer research project at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University in 2011. Since then, it has developed into a robust learning tool that is being used in over 500 schools to teach children how to code in an engaging, intuitive way. ... Read More »

Coral One review: This 2-in-1 robot vacuum promises more complete cleaning

The Coral One robot vacuum—the first product from Coral Robots—seeks to remedy some of the shortcomings that all such devices possess: They leave dirt in corners, and they can’t navigate stairs, dust shelves, or get at those cobwebs in your ceiling. Cleaning those troublespots means hauling your stick vacuum and its attachments out of the closet. Detach the Dustbuster-style vacuum ... Read More »

Brainstorm Health: Robot Surgeons, GSK Shingles Vaccine, Uninsurance Rate

Happy Monday, Dailies. Popular Science is out with its 30th annual list of “The 100 Greatest Innovations” of the year—and the top dozen are in the category of health. The list includes some well-covered breakthroughs, such as targeted killer T cells in cancer immunotherapyand the gene-editing DIY’er CRISPR, which I’ve written about here and here. But among the litany of stand-out innovations are some novel and ... Read More »

Technology: Robot Fighting Invasive Species

In many parts of the world invasive species contribute to destruction of local ecosystems, already threatened by climate change. One of the most pervasive is the lionfish, a voracious predator from Asia that is depleting native coral reef fish in the Caribbean. Now, a new underwater robot is showing off a way that technology can help on the front line ... Read More »

Aldebaran’s robot, Pepper

Pepper, the humanoid robot, will soon make an appearance in U.S. businesses, its manufacturer says. Similar Robotics More MWC 2016 MWC 2016 Atheer offers enterprise-focused smart glasses with gesture tracking(1:55) MWC 2016 Hands-on: Epson’s new Moverio BT-300 smart glasses MWC 2016 AT&T’s vision for smart cities (4:22) MWC 2016 IoT will play a big role in smart city advances (2:33) ... Read More »

Your cat will love LG’s laser pointer-equipped rolling robot

One of the most fun smartphone accessories to come out of this year’s Mobile World Congress expo has to be LG’s Rolling Bot. It’s a spherical ball that rolls around on command from a smartphone, and includes a camera and laser pointer. The bot can be controlled locally or remotely and is envisaged to be kept at home. When you’re ... Read More »

LG’s nifty rolling robot trundles around

Around it goes! LG’s rolling bot will keep watch on your home … at least until the stairs Similar Mobile View the transcript More Mobile Review: Meet the Nextbit Robin, an Android phone that never lets you run out of space (2:46) Most Memorable Moments of MWC 2015 (3:23) Samsung Galaxy S7 rumor roundup(5:02) When are VR and AR coming ... Read More »