Robot Gadgets

Robots have got to be one of the coolest new consumer gadgets. A lot of them aim to make our lives easier by doing the chores we all hate doing whilst other consumer are just plain entertaining. This section of CG is dedicated to writing about all the new consumer robot products that we come across.


Zerotech introduces Dobby Pocket Drone to the US

by Edwin - on November 26th, 2016

Earlier this August, we did talk about how Zerotech has unveiled the world’s smallest pocket drone that shoots selfies, which is known as the Dobby Pocket Drone. Well, we are glad to say that this particular pocket drone has now made its way over to the US as well as Canada, and with its ground-breaking features stuffed into its relatively diminutive form factor, you can be sure that the Dobby Pocket Drone would certainly be high on the wish lists of many as a present this holiday season.

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GDU reveals their Premium Byrd drone that focuses on power and portability

by Edwin - on November 19th, 2016

gdu-premium-byrdThere are so many different kinds of drones that are available in the market right now, you would be hard pressed to make an informed purchase decision. Most of them are able to offer more or less the same range of specifications at a price point that you are comfortable with. However, GDU intends to up the ante, hoping that you will not end up upgrading your drone once every year because of the obsolescence race, but rather, concentrate on the kinds of camera that you will attached to their spanking new Premium Byrd drone.

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Zero Zero Robotics reveals the Hover Camera Passport

by Edwin

hover-camera-passportDrones do seem to be dime a dozen these days, but how many of us have already decided to settle for a particular model that suits our needs? It really depends on our needs and of course, pricing. There are some high end drones out there that can capture 4K video without missing a beat, but you will definitely need a fair bit of practice in order to obtain good shots. Zero Zero Robotics has their portable solution in the form of the Hover Camera Passport, which will cost all of just $599. The Hover Camera Passport is touted to be the first truly consumer-friendly and self-piloting flying camera, making it as an essential travel accessory in the future for the avid shutterbug.

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DJI Mavic Pro drone could change the way you use drones

by Edwin

dji-mavic-proDJI is a name that we are all familiar with when it comes to drones, and the intelligent Phantom 4 drone did make waves earlier this year when it was released. This time around, it looks like there is another reason for fanfare with DJI’s latest Mavic Pro drone which is highly portable and yet does not skimp on its ability or functions, delivering picture perfect stills and great looking videos while it zips around in the air.

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High Definition Lighted Drone does more than just record video

by Edwin

hd-lighted-droneDrones do seem to be extremely commonplace these days, and the entry level price continues to drop with each successive generation. Having said that, there are definitely many different kinds of drones out there in the market, and you might be spoilr for choice — to pick from a pocket-sized drone, or something that is more heavyweight? Regardless, the camera quality would definitely play an important factor in the choice of drones. If you want something that is off the beaten path, then the $299.95 High Definition Lighted Drone is worth considering.

This particular drone, as its name suggests, will be able to capture high-definition, live streaming video while making sure those around are aware of its physical presence thanks to an array of highly visible LED lights. The one-key take-off and landing button located on the 2.4 GHz radio remote makes it extremely easy to use, and it will immediately synchronize the drone’s four 6″-long high-efficiency propellers and six-axis gyro stabilization to launch it into stable flight. With its integrated HD camera, it can record and transmit 720p HD video to the remote, with all media stashed away on a SD memory card. The drone can move forward, backward, up, down, or hover in-place; while trim controls allow an operator to precisely dial-in the drone’s flight performance for both indoor and outdoor conditions. A full charge delivers up to 15-minutes of flight time, while the remote runs on half a dozen AA batteries.

GoPro’s first quadcopter drone is the Karma

by Edwin

gopro-karmaGoPro is a name that we are all extremely familiar with when it comes to HERO action cameras, and for good reason, too. They are not only tough as nails, but they also do their bit in capturing great videos and photos of a particular adrenaline-pumping stunt. Well, GoPro would like to extend its reach in the action camera market through the introduction of a spanking new product that is known as the GoPro Karma.

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Yuneec Breeze is an easy-to-use HD drone

by Edwin

yuneec-breezeDrones are pretty common these days, and it would not be too much to ask that each household now has at least one drone. After all, these are mechanical marvels that are able to capture video from a vantage point that not too many of us are ever able to do so without the help of a helicopter and some really, really expensive camera equipment. Yuneec is starting to get the hang of things where drones are concerned, not to mention the Virtual Reality (VR) world, having recently released its first VR headset to the masses. At this juncture, why not roll out yet another drone for everyone? Enter the Yuneec Breeze, touted to be a compact yet easy-to-use Ultra HD flying camera.

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Tapia robot claims to understand how you are feeling

by Edwin

tapiaCan robots eventually end up as our mates one day? Who knows, and that is one particular topic that has been approached many times in science fiction endeavors, be it in print or on the silver screen. Until that fateful day arrives, however, plenty of work needs to be done — including making sure that robots of today are able to figure out human emotions. Now that is certainly a big ask by any measure, taking into consideration how men and women have not completely understood each other until today, so what more a robot? Never mind that, as Tapia the robot has adopted Smartmedical’s Empath, a vocal emotion recognition technology that is used in a range of business fields such as mental health, call centers, and entertainment, allowing to a certain degree, Tapia to be able to understand human emotion via dialogue with users — including joy, calm, sorrow, anger, and vigor.

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