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Surgical Robotics Specialist Joins Proprio Advisory Board

Surgical Robotics Specialist Joins Proprio Advisory Board

Dr. Takeo Kanade has officially joined the Proprio Advisory Board. Proprio is a Seattle-based company that is currently working to develop imaging and mixed reality technology that will make it easier for surgeons to carry out more complex procedures.  To that end, Kanade is a computer vision and robotics specialist who currently serves as the U.A.…

Hachi Showcases Touchscreen Projector at CES 2020

Hachi Showcases Touchscreen Projector at CES 2020

Hachi is showcasing its latest smart home solutions at this week’s CES show in Las Vegas. This is Hachi’s second consecutive year at the event, though it appeared under the Puppy Robot moniker at the 2019 iteration of the show. The Hachi brand is developed by Beijing Puppy Robotics. Many of Hachi’s 2020 offerings seem…

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…

ABI Predicts Voice Integration will Boost Home Robotics Market

ABI Predicts Voice Integration will Boost Home Robotics Market

A new report from ABI Research predicts that the integration of smart home technology will fuel the widespread adoption of home robotics. The firm notes that while consumers have been slow to warm to residential robotics, the introduction of smart home features – and voice control in particular – would drastically increase the appeal and…

New Olea Navigation System Raises Drones’ Situational Awareness

New Olea Navigation System Raises Drones’ Situational Awareness

Olea Sensor Networks has released a new guidance system that improves the situational awareness of drones, robots, cars, and other autonomous machines that move without a human pilot. The lightweight OleaVision360 fits within a 4-inch square case and is small enough to attach to virtually any autonomous device.    The system (which is still patent…

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…

Customer Service Robot Uses Face and Voice Recognition

Customer Service Robot Uses Face and Voice Recognition

“With its integration of CyberLink’s FaceMe biometric engine, the robot is able to identify known customers, and to determine demographic information pertaining to age and gender.” CyberLink‘s facial recognition technology has been incorporated into a new robot that’s just hitting the Taiwanese and Japanese markets. It’s the result of a collaboration between the Taiwan-based facial…

‘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;…