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Amazon the creator of Alexa, a smart speech assistant comes up with multiple applications and improvements to existing products to stimulate use. A good example is Show and Tell with Amazon Alexa. For example, the blind and visually impaired can hold things from the kitchen in front of the machine's camera, such as the Amazon Echo, after which Alexa can tell you exactly what you are holding. Amazon uses both computer vision and machine learning.
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The health care specialist medisana presents its first home care robot on the German market. It supports people to live independently at home. With smart services and artificial intelligence, the home care robot makes everyday life easier – and increases safety thanks to various health and emergency services.
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In an attempt to introduce Buddhism to a young audience last week, the world's first Buddhist robot was activated in the 400-year-old Kodaiji temple in Kyoto, Japan, Mindar. The Kodaiji temple hopes that Mindar will be able to reach younger generations in a way that traditional monks cannot.
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As a global partner of the Olympic and Paralympic Games, Toyota aims to offer mobility solutions that go beyond the provision of official vehicles. One of the ways they do this is by participating in the "Tokyo 2020 Robot Project", a project led by the Tokyo Organising Committee that brings together the Tokyo Metropolitan government and the games' partners with experts in robotics. During 'Tokyo 2020', Toyota robots will be used to support people's mobility. By helping people make their dreams come true, the brand believes it will be able to further contribute to the experience and success of the games ahead.
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Amazon originally intended to reveal the robot, known internally as “Vesta,” as early as this year, but the machine isn’t ready to be mass-produced, the people said. While Amazon could choose never to release the robot, in recent months it has pulled engineers from other projects to work on it , Maybe a signal the company plans to sell Vesta at some point. It’s unclear what tasks the Amazon robot might perform. People familiar with the project speculated last year that the Vesta could be a sort of mobile Alexa, accompanying customers in parts of their home where they don’t have Echo devices.
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Robot James, developed by Zora Robotics, will be tested by the Belgian Ziekenfonds Bond Moyson. Bond Moyson aims to promote the physical, psychological and social well-being of its clients.
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Robotmaker Anki is bankrupt and has almost 200 employees on the street. Anki became known for the robots that could be operated with a mobile device. Cozmo and Vector are the two best known examples, but also the Overdrive is from Anki. Anki made robots like the Overdrive, Cosmo and Vector. After a financial deal was cancelled at the last minute, the company got into trouble. CEO Boris Sofman informed his staff about the closure on Monday. Employees receive another week's salary, after which they will have to look for another job.
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Taking care of a pet can be difficult for seniors who suffer from Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia and are forced to depend on others for their own daily affairs. When a live pet or emotional support animal is no longer safe or practical, Tombot can provide a viable option to enrich the lives of seniors. Tombot’s robot Puppy can be an invaluable tool for increasing social engagement in the elderly, and for redirecting “challenging" behaviors.
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The Tokyo Organisation announced the launch of its new Tokyo 2020 Robot Project, one of many programmes aimed at ensuring the Tokyo 2020 Games will be the most innovative ever. This project will not simply be about exhibiting robots, but showcasing their practical real-life deployment helping people. Human Support Robot (HSR) Human Support Robot and Delivery Support Robot developed by Toyota Motor Corporation will allow all spectators to enjoy watching the Tokyo 2020 Games in greater comfort. The robots will provide assistance to spectators in wheelchairs at the Olympic Stadium by carrying food and other goods, guiding people to their seats, and providing event information.
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Jibo, 'the first social robot for home with its own "character", stops. Jibo was introduced in 2014 and was designed by Cynthia Breazeal, head of the Personal Robots Group of the MIT Media Lab. Breazeal is a pioneer in the field of social robotics and communication between people and robots. She said at the time that she hoped Jibo would be part of the family. "Jibo is different from other gadgets, because it treats you like a human," she said.
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Japanese start-up Mira Robotics develops robots that can be hired to help especially elderly people with their domestic needs, such as hanging up the laundry. The remotely controlled robot "Ugo" is able to remove the laundry from the washing machine, place it in a basket, hang it on a line and fold it up when it is dry. He uses his arms and adjusts his height to the task. For orientation, he uses three cameras and communicates via microphone and Wi-Fi connection.
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Sphero's RVR robotcar is a programmable robot. Directly from the box to control, equipped with a varied range of sensors, and built for customization. Programmable robot car RVR is more than just a fun, programmable robot - it is also highly adaptable. Spero have added some incredible features that open up a world of possibilities for hackers, teachers, students, technical hobbyists and anyone ready to take it to the next level. With a universal expansion port and on-board power supply, you can connect and use third-party hardware such as a Raspberry Pi, BBC micro:bit or Arduino.
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Service Robotics Ltd is launching a unique solution to older adult independent living later this year. The solution, the brainchild of co-founders Rob Parkes and Tim Morgan, is called GenieConnect® and combines a companion robot called Genie with a 24×7 video Care Centre and specialised software for person-centred engagement. Pilot The pilot project will allow the GenieConnect® user to access a 24 x 7 Care Centre via video link on the face of the robot, using a simple voice command. The Service Robotics Care agent will chat with the user and provide information, assistance and referrals as necessary, to enable independent living for the user in their own home for longer.
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Roomba i7+ is an impressive device with lots of useful features. The i7+ makes a map of your house recognizes several rooms, can be controlled with the Google voice assistant ('Hey Google, clean the living room'). The integration with Google Home is very nice. Using voice commands to quickly clean specific parts of the house sounds like ultimate laziness, but is surprisingly practical.
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According to Bloomberg technology, Amazon is working on a robot, codenamed De Vesta, for the home. Little is known yet about what the robot could do. According to some, it should make sure that Amazon's clever assistant, Alexa, gets to follow you when you go to a room without a smart speaker.
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