Author: David Robinson

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Scarlett Johansson Humanoid Robot Shows What Can Be Achieved With A 3D Printer

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Human-like robots are popping up at conventions and shows across the world. Companies are spending untold figures to create the very best robots and push the boundaries. Some are so life-like that they can be mistaken for the real thing.

Then there are those that work on a smaller scale, with minimal experience to create something for fun. Mark 1, a humanoid robot that looks like Scarlett Johansson, is a great example.

Mark 1 Is A Feat Of Engineering.

Mark1Robot3D printing has taken the world by storm in recent years. Now its impact is also seen in the world of building robots. Mark 1 was lovingly created from a 3D printed skeleton so that her creator could create the right shapes with minimal effort. She shows what we can now achieve with a 3D printer, some silicone, and good robotics programming.

In fact, 70% of this robot came … Read the rest

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Run Errands While Your Floors Are Vacuumed By A Robot

Robotic Vacuum Cleaners For Floors

Robotic floor cleaners and vacuums are a great help in the home, and there are lots of impressive models around. The problem is that there are almost too many to choose from. The following list of 10 highlights top brands and models with interesting functions and specializations.

1) Iroomba 880 Vacuuming Robot

Robotic Vacuum Cleaners

iRoomba models had to be at the start of this list because they are so popular and highly rated among users. The 800 is the best of the bunch for the time being. It uses what it calls its “revolutionary” AeroForce Cleaning System for a powerful clean across the home, on any floor type. It is small enough to get under the furniture, smart enough to work with a 7-day cleaning schedule and easy to use.

2) Iroomba 614 Vacuum Cleaning Robot

That isn’t to say that the iRoomba 614 isn’t a great … Read the rest

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Have More Free Time By Using A Robotic Pool Cleaner

Best Robotic Pool Cleaners of 2017

Note: thanks to Roger C. at RoboticPoolCleanersCompared.com for the insights 😉

Robotic pool cleaners are a must for any pool owner that doesn’t want to get their hands dirty. They are intelligent, effective little tools that can save a lot of time, energy, and money. The current range of robots for home pools is impressive and diverse.

They have also become more intelligent, more effective and more appealing to compete with rivals. With so many ways to choose from, it can be difficult to pick the ideal upgrade for 2017. According to the pool cleaner experts at Robotic Pool Cleaners Compared, the following models are some of the best robotic pool cleaners around.

Dolphin Robotic Pool Cleaners

Dolphin is one of the top names for robotic pool cleaners because of their range of products. There should be something to suit all type of preferences, … Read the rest

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Comparison Of Current Products In Assistive Tech Category

Best Assistive Technologies – Cortana

Assistive technologies are a form of artificial intelligence that we can all get behind. We are happy to have these little voices offering help if it aids productivity and improves our day. At the moment, there are three key figures in this world. We can call up Siri from Apple devices for important information. We set Google Now from Google to work in the background on important tasks. We can also rely on Cortana to provide support for Windows phones and laptops. Each system has its approach to helping users, but which is best?

Siri:

Siri is the one we probably know the most, even if we don’t have an iPhone ourselves. Siri is the name that was once synonymous with assistive technology because it was the only one available. Siri is an experienced woman in this field. She was has come a long way … Read the rest

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Could You Become Best Friends With A Robot?

Best Robot – Jai Jai

Robotics is a field that is developing at an alarming rate. This doesn’t seem that long ago that we had the first humanoid robots making headlines. Now there are numerous models and prototypes in development. Larger companies are in competition to create robots that are more realistic and more functional than ever. That isn’t just for bragging rights. There is a desire to create human-like robots so lifelike that we can form a bond with them and accept them.

That raises some important questions about the future of robotics and the place of these creations in society. We are happy to have robots performing tasks to make life easier. … Read the rest

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Who Or What Is Alexa

Alexa Robotic Company

Voice recognition services are such an important part of modern technology that it is easy to take them for granted. Siri and Cortana are the next logical step for smartphone users that want a more convenient service. They help us to interact with apps and technology, search for information, arrange schedules and much more. It is, therefore, no surprise that Amazon has entered the field with their helpful female voice. Alexa is the latest of these robotic companions and is here to help us in our homes.

Is Alexa Just Another Version Of Siri And Cortana?

In many ways, Amazon’s new voice system is pretty similar. Ask a question in earshot of the device, with the right command, and Alexa will respond and try to help. Three trigger words can bring Alexa into action: Alexa, Echo or Amazon. Echo is the device that our new friend operates … Read the rest

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Equip Your Home With Some Of Best Robotic Products Around

Best Robotic Products

Robots are becoming a part of our lives in more way than ever before. As the world’s best developers create life-like models with incredible potential, there are also new automated tools for the home. There has never been a better time to equip your home with lots of interesting robotic products.

Oddities That Gain A Whole New Purpose With Robotics

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Robotic products can be a lot of fun. Some great new intelligent appliances take a somewhat basic concept and improve them with robotics and automated features. A non-electrical model with one simple electronic function becomes something entirely new. The great thing about these product designs is that they vary so much in purpose.

There are litter boxes that have new self-cleaning functions to make them more efficient and hygienic. Body massagers that find their path and cover tense muscles without falling off your back. There are … Read the rest

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Introducing Two Of The Most Human-Like Robots China Has Produced

Human-Like Robots  Are Developed In China

Human-like robots are something that developers are continually trying to perfect. China’s University of Science and Technology have now built robots that look more that real humans than ever before. The latest models went on display at the World Robot Conference in Beijing.

While some marvel at the creations, other have important questions. At what point do human-like robots become impossible to tell apart from humans? This is a particular concern when we consider the speed of current development and the desire to push further with technology.

The First, And Most Famous, Of The University’s Human-Like Robots, Is Jia Jia

Jia Jia is the creation that the institution is sure to be most proud of right now. She is their favorite daughter until a better model comes along. She can create micro facial expressions that are more diverse and expressive than a basic emotional … Read the rest

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Easy To Use Steps For Google Now

Google Now Is The Best Assistive Technologies

It seems that every company is out to create the best possible voice-activated service to help us through the day. It started with Siri, and now everyone has their voice offering assistance. The latest is Google Now. This service is similar in many ways, but this time the experience can become more personal and expensive. You just have to know how to get the most out of it.

Google Now Works Like Many Other Assistant Technologies. It Just Wants To Make Your Life Easier

Google Now

This system can provide information and guidance on lots of processes, much like Siri, Cortana, and Alexa. This means directions, media playlists, reminders for an important meeting and other tools. The reminders section is particularly easy to use and adaptive in this system. To do this, you need to spend some time learning all the functions and testing out … Read the rest

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Could Sophia Prove That Human-Like Robots Can Make Emotional Connections

Human-Like Robots

There is a big challenge facing developers in robotics: emotion. There have been great developments in the expressions of robots to make them appear more like humans on the surface. Their facial movements and hand gestures are now more refined than ever.

They are now able to seem as though they are giving the right response, as they were instinctual. It can frown, smile, smirk and do whatever else seems to be appropriate to the situation. They can read the faces of those around them and determine a response. This is what makes them human-like robots, but they are not yet human.

For Now, This Is All Just A Mechanical Reaction To A Stimulus Rather Than Real Emotion

This is where robotics is separate from human expression. It is why human-like robots can only come so close to the real thing. The barrier in-between is the ability to … Read the rest