Robots

Tote no more with the Gita hand-free carrier

NEWS – Since we are still in control of our eventual robot overlords, it’s time to stop carrying your crap and have a robot schlep your crap for you! Piaggio Fast Forward (PFF), Piaggio Group’s division responsible for researching the future of mobility has introduced Gita, a personal transport robot for carrying small loads. Gita …

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Give kids a jump start on coding skills with the iRobot Root

NEWS – Getting kids into creative pursuits is always a good thing.  If your kids have any interest in learning to code, iRobot has a new product, Root, to get them into coding, starting at age four or five. Root offers three programming modes: Level 1: Graphical Coding. Graphical blocks teach essential logic skills of …

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Lefant M500 robot vacuum cleaner and mop review

REVIEW – These days there are quite a few Chinese companies selling robot vacuums to compete with iRobot. The marketplace is similar to the plethora of Chinese manufacturers of action cameras that compete with GoPro. There are tradeoffs to quality, price, features, and performance. The Lefant M500 is a robot vacuum with low to middle …

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Robo Wunderkind Education Robotics Kit review

REVIEW – With all of the challenges that kids face in today’s world, parents usually look for advantages that they can afford to provide as many educational opportunities for their children so that they are not only continuously learning, but also exploring all of their creative abilities. Robo Wunderkind is a company that makes these …

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The Hexbot robotic arm extends the reach of your creative mind

CROWDFUNDING NEWS – In my household, robots and robotic gadgets seem to be all the craze for my son and recently for me too. I have both purchased and reviewed several types of robotic gadgets that were designed mostly for young kids or teenagers. However, since I have a great interest in robotic gadgets too, …

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Not content to just supply flying robot overlords, DJI starts ground assault with the Robomaster S1

NEWS – Flying drone market leader, DJI, is beginning phase two of their robot overlord project with a ground-based robot – the Robomaster S1. Billed as an educational tool, the Robomaster S1 is an assemble-yourself robot designed to get today’s youth, or really anyone, excited about the possibilities of robotic technology. The S1, short for …

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Watch out, Anki’s cheeky little robot Cozmo now has a brother and he speaks Alexa!

NEWS – The loveable, cheeky, teachable (sort of) and attitudinally challenged robot Cozmo now has a brother—a smarter, more engaging and even more teachable sibling. Anki has upped the AI bar with the new small personal robot, Vector. Vector’s name may not be as funny as his older brother’s, but Vector has two years worth …

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Meccano Erector M.A.X. Robotic Interactive Toy with A.I. review

I have two young sons, 7 and 5, who are obsessed with building.  Legos, old sets of Lincoln Logs, boxes, whatever.  They are constantly building and creating things.  Recently my 7 year old started getting into robots so when I saw the Meccano M.A.X. robot erector set I knew it would be a hit.  I …

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Cozmo is a robot with a big brain and an even bigger personality

“A robot’s primary function is to obey.” If this is true, then Anki’s Cozmo robot fails—and fails spectacularly. When I first saw a YouTube video featuring Cozmo, my first reaction was “Is this thing too cool or what?” Cozmo is a robot with a mind of its own coupled with a major attitude. This Wall-e …

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