robotics

Haptx Raises $12 Million in Funding for Sensor-Packed Glove

Haptx Raises $12 Million in Funding for Sensor-Packed Glove

Seattle-based startup Haptx has announced it has secured another $12 million in funding to further develop its glove hardware. This round of funding — which brings the total amount raised by Haptx thus far to $19 million — came from Mason Avenue Investments, Taylor Frigon Capital Partners, Upheaval Investments, Votiv Capital, Keiretsu Forum, Keiretsu Capital, NetEase and Amit Kapur of Dawn…

CloudMinds Launches Robot Rental Program

CloudMinds Launches Robot Rental Program

CloudMinds is launching a new rent-a-robot program that will make it easier for customers to get their hands on cloud-based service robots. The Smart Robots available to customers have a humanoid design and natural language processing (NLP) capabilities that will facilitate conversations and other interactions in multiple languages. The service seems to be geared primarily…

Cheetah Mobile’s AI Retail Robot Guides Customers with Speech Recognition

Cheetah Mobile’s AI Retail Robot Guides Customers with Speech Recognition

Cheetah Mobile delegated sales responsibilities to its new retail robot at the recent Hong Kong Electronics Fair. Dubbed the Cheetah GreetBot, the new AI-powered robot was built in collaboration with OrionStar Technology and uses speech recognition to interact with customers in real time. “We believe AI and robotics will upgrade every industry, so we are…

‘Puppy Robot’ Demonstrates Non-Puppy Robots at CES

‘Puppy Robot’ Demonstrates Non-Puppy Robots at CES

A smart projector specialist made its debut at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show, and may have garnered some extra attention through some unusual branding. The company, operating under the wildly misleading name of Puppy Robot, offers a flagship product called Puppy Cube. It’s essentially a projector, designed to display digital images onto a flat surface;…