JIBO Robotic Platform Will Become Part of the Family

  Robotics come in all shapes and sizes and can do just about everything from vacuum your rugs to build a car. JIBO is a lifestyle robotic platform, designed and programmed to help as more of a family personal assistant. JIBO is a hands-free interactive platform that reminds me of the robot, "EVE" from the movie, "WALL-E". JIBO is placed in a central location and uses both facial and voice recognition to assist with things like notifications, messaging, photography and as an avatar for virtual presence. JIBO learns using algorithms to adapt to your life by understanding your preferences and emotive cues to communicate naturally and to be a better companion. [...]

uArm Puts Robotic Automation Fun on Your Desktop

  Sometimes we could all use a hand and other times, we need the whole arm. uArm from uFactory allows robotic arm enthusiasts to transform their desk into an automated miniature industrial fun-zone. uArm is an Arduino-controlled four-axis robotic arm that attaches to any smooth surface like a desk or floor. The arm uses three servomotors near the base to control the main movement of the arm with a fourth motor at the end of the arm to rotate objects. The arm is controlled through a Windows-based application allowing the user to move the arm and interact with objects using a mouse and keyboard. uArm is powered through a wall outlet [...]