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  • LG’s bringing 3 new robots to CES to improve our lives

    LG loves robots and at this year’s CES, they’re bringing a new idea, unveiling of three more work robots. These new concept robots are specifically developed for commercial use (sorry no home butler just yet) at hotels, airports and supermarkets. All part of LG’s new CLOi (pronounced KLOH-ee) robot...
  • Aussie robots helping transform agriculture internationally

    Australian Engineers are leveraging robots to help the developing world. Agriculture is critical in all parts of the globe, but in those markets where the economic situation demands efficiency, automation is critical in delivering the best food with the least resources. The Australian Centre for Field Robotics (ACFR) and The...
  • Robots take on more Aussie jobs, Roomba 980 and Braava now available

    iRobot has shipped over 15 million robots into the world and now their latest and greatest, the Roomba 980 is now available in Australia. The new model has some serious intelligence upgrades, including the ability to control the vacuuming robot with WI-FI connectivity. This allows you to manage your cleaning...
  • Review: Husqvarna Automower 305

    The great Australian dream is to own your own home with a bit of land. If you manage to achieve that dream, you’ll quickly become accustom to the reality of maintaining the grass on that land. In recent years we’ve made the experience better by entertaining ourselves with music and...
  • Senator Carr meets Australia’s first humanoid robot

    During Australia’s federal election campaign, our politicians are travelling the country to meet with businesses, often with complimentary announcements of funding. With a double dissolution called, it means both houses of parliament, the House of Reps and the Senate are campaigning for re-election. Today Victorian Labor Senator Kim Carr, met with CQ...
  • Stanford use 6 microrobots to pull an 1,800kg car

    As often happens in science and technology, researchers at Standford University have observed the natural strength of ants and turned that nature into a man-made power. Ants can carry many multiples of their body weight and now we know there’s a way robots can do the same. A team of...
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    Tech companies are getting creative this year for Christmas

    Most of the creativity from tech companies is saved for April Fools gags, but its great to see this year, some of that energy was saved for Christmas. Over the past few days, in the lead up to Christmas, we’ve seen a number of tech companies release their customers...
  • Tuesday TED Talk: The future of flying robots and precision farming

    Drones, flying robots, whatever you call them, drones are here and about to get a whole lot smarter. During a TED Talk in Pennsylvania, Vijay Kumar and his team have created autonomous aerial robots inspired by honeybees. These make some very interesting assumptions that dramatically differ from the consumer...
  • Robots and VR are about to dominate Christmas sales

      Earlier this year, eBay launched the Innovation Lab that put more than 3,000 participants in touch with some of the most promising products they sell online. Emerging from that experiment is some new information about how much we’re falling in love with robots. Personally I’m not a betting...