Coolest Gadgets » Robot Gadgets Playing with cool gadgets in the ongoing search for the Coolest Gadget Mon, 22 Jan 2018 12:00:12 +0000 en-US hourly 1 FIFISH P3 underwater drone Sun, 21 Jan 2018 12:00:42 +0000

Most of us would think of drones as something that ends up as a luxury purchase of sorts. It is not really necessary, but it is still nice to own one. After all, snapping a sweeping, panoramic shot of a particular area from the skies always evokes a majestic feeling in the viewer if it is done right. The free flying drones in the air have certainly made their mark in the world of consumer electronics, where the market has already matured. However, there is a new way to explore the world around us, and this can be done through underwater drones. Shenzhen QYSEA Technology Co., Ltd. happens to be a leading underwater drone provider and they have recently revealed the flagship FIFISH P3 underwater drone.

Just how does the FIFISH P3 perform the moment it dives into the water? Well, Shenzen QYSEA would like to claim that it carries an amazing performance, making each underwater exploration journey a special one whether you are going to snap photos or capture videos of the situation. Left in the capable hands of an expert, the results yielded will truly be outstanding on a professional level.

The FIFISH P3 is powered by an Ambarella chipset, accompanied by a 1-Inch SONY CMOS sensor and a 162 degree FOV ultra-wide angle lens. This kind of combination is potent enough to let the FIFISH P3 capture 4K HD footage as well as 20MP photos while underwater. Not only that, there are also 4,000 lumens LED lights that boast of 8 adjustable levels of brightness, virtually guaranteeing that the user is able to capture far more detail even in dark environments. The FIFISH P3 is also touted to deliver true-color imaging with stability and reliability no matter how poor the existing ocean conditions are.

Users can also watch whatever the FIFISH P3 is looking at in real-time through a corresponding app, all at the touch of a button where those stunning underwater moments will be broadcasted to a variety of social media platforms including Facebook, Youtube, Instagram, WeChat. Sounds like a dream purchase, doesn’t it?

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ILIFE reveals the A8 robotic vacuum Sat, 20 Jan 2018 12:00:42 +0000 ILIFE_A8When it comes to maintaining the cleanliness of a home or office, there is plenty of work to be done. In fact, if the amount of space in the area is huge, it can feel as though the task has amplified. ILIFE figured out that homemakers and virtually anyone else who is too busy to clean the home can always receive a little bit of additional assistance in the form of the A8 robotic vacuum cleaner. This is a flagship model from the manufacturer, where the all-new A8 robot vacuum will arrive equipped with a 360 degree live-vision camera navigation system.

It also looks great from the get go, and will continue on a trajectory where robotic vacuum cleaners end up as something that is worth investing in. After all, many of us are already too pooped from our everyday work and stress at the office, that it can become really, really difficult and challenging to return home and attend to chores. Boasting of an aesthetic design and superior automation, the A8 self-navigating robot vacuum is enabled by PanoView. This allows it to navigate spaces precisely with a high-definition camera, where all of the information gathered will be processed through a trio of integrated data chips and CV-SLAM graphics algorithm which works great for mapping and route planning.

It will also be assisted by a three-stage cleaning system, enabling the A8 to clean along the planned route without having to miss out on or to repeat cleaning in other areas. There is also a pause/resume navigation system, which will allow the A8 to automatically return to its charging base each time the battery starts to run low on juice, and resume cleaning when its task was interrupted. In other words, this is one autonomous large room cleaner that will boast of a voice alert system so that it delivers real-time status announcements. Measuring all of just 7.2cm thin, this form factor enables the A8 to easily scoot under beds and sofas in order to get rid of dust bunnies and other hard-to-reach areas.

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Geneinnos reveals the Poseidon drone for underwater usage Sat, 06 Jan 2018 19:00:07 +0000 poseidon-droneWhen it comes to drones, there are many different kinds of models that have made their mark in the market, ranging from the relatively affordable ones that are small enough to fit into the palm of your hand, to large sized ones which get the job done in a professional manner. Regardless, most of the drones that we have taken a look at in the past have always dealt with shooting video from above. Here is something different, where one will be able to see things from a different angle. Fancy a drone that gets the job done, but from a perspective that is underwater? Enter the Poseidon drone from Geneinno, which will debut at CES 2018.

The Poseidon is a cutting edge underwater drone camera, where it will definitely do its part to assist snorkelers in exploring treasures while underwater. Geneinno is an old hand at dealing with devices that help with underwater exploration, incorporating creativity and research into the mix using intelligent robots and powerful underwater drones.

The Poseidon I will boast of its fair share of special features that will certainly get people all excited about what an underwater drone is capable of. Featuring a deep sea exploration capability of 120 meters under the water, it will also be equipped with integrated rechargeable lithium batteries that provide up to 5 hours of uninterrupted underwater exploration experience. Not only that, it is also able to deliver an unprecedented degree of connectivity when it comes to Wi-Fi topside units. In addition, Poseidon has a unique trick up its sleeve, it is expandable and easy to upgrade so that in the future, more updated add-ons and modules will augment its operational capability. With a speed of up to 2 meters per second underwater, this is a swift drone by any standards.

Definitely one of the more exciting drones to check out on the CES showfloor this year, that is for sure!

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Makeblock reveals Codey Rocky smart robot Sat, 23 Dec 2017 19:00:42 +0000 codey-rockyWhen it comes to robots, there are quite a number of models that have been released to cater to the consumer at home. These robots are supposed to help consumers have a better life, where some provide a level of companionship for the lonely and aged, while others are a social robot that will be able to adapt in its interaction on a personalized level with different members in the family. Makeblock has come up with something that will certainly make parents happy, in the form of the Codey Rocky smart robot.

This is no ordinary toy robot, as Codey Rocky has the primary function of being a robot that will help the beginner learn how to code as well as pick up the nuances of Artificial Intelligence (AI) along the way. This entry-level robot can be coded and controlled via using the graphical programming app known as mBlock 5 to make things easy, as it arrives with a detachable programming console named Codey while accompanied by an add-on car that is named Rocky which will take Codey around.

Codey Rocky is integrated with graphical programming software, AI and IoT technologies as well as having over 10 programmable electronic modules (built-in LED display, volume and light sensors, speakers, infrared receivers and emitters, and a six-axis gyroscope etc.). Users are also able to code Codey Rocky through the more advanced Python, which happens to be the most popular language in the age of AI on mBlock 5.

Users are able to convert their graphical codes to the Python language using a single click and get started on writing advanced codes when they feel like they are ready for a next level challenge. Codey Rocky is also compatible with LEGO bricks and Makeblock Neuron electronic modules, enabling users to build upon Codey Rocky while unlocking additional AI potential along the way. Portable and extremely easy to use anywhere, there are over 20 learning guides provided in order to get started with graphical programming and Python.

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Musio the AI social robot Thu, 30 Nov 2017 13:00:10 +0000 musioModern day technology has seen the path of new toys being transformed into highly interactive robots, although one of my fondest memories of such a toy robot would be the Sony Aibo. The Aibo was an adorable dog robot, but it surely had its limitations, not to mention ridiculous price tag that put it out of reach of many. Here is an AI social robot known as Musio, which is extremely cute to look at thanks to its Japanese design roots. What is more important is the fact that Musio is a robot friend that takes the time and effort to understand and remember conversations through all the various interaction with different users — which is more than what I can vouch for when communicating with certain humans.

AKA LLC is the developer of the world’s first artificially intelligent social robot, the Musio, and Musio will be based on AKA’s AI engine ‘MUSE’. This communication robot is capable of interacting socially with all people regardless of their age, where it will be assisted by NLP (Natural Language Processing), Vision, and AKA’s rich interactive content ecosystem. In other words, Musio fits the bill perfectly when it comes to address the world’s growing demand for a robot companion.

Raymond Jung, CEO of AKA LLC, shared, “AKA’s next step is with Europe’s traditional hardware companies seeking innovation. By presenting Musio the robot, AKA is introducing its core technology, MUSE, to our future partners. We believe that our AI engine will present immeasurable opportunity to those calling out for ‘AI Plus’ for the upcoming industrial revolution.”

Musio was launched in Japan earlier this year, making it the top selling social robot in that part of the world. The English conversation feature made it quite a hit, having been configured via MUSE’s context-aware deep-learning algorithm. It can remember dialogue in the past with users, and is also context aware, allowing a natural flow of conversation quite unlike smart speakers in the vein of Google Home and Amazon Alexa. Definitely something that I would love to see end up under the Christmas tree this year!

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GJS reveals first GEIO FPS battle robot Tue, 14 Nov 2017 12:00:03 +0000 geioThere is a certain degree of fascination when it comes to robots and robotics, as we continue to plunge headlong into the 21st century. What if I were to propose the ideal of normal humans duking it out with one another, except that their consciousness has been connected to that of metal bodies in the form of gigantic robots? GJS has taken a small step in the right direction with the GEIO, which is touted to be the world’s first FPS battle robot which will leverage on visual recognition technology.

With an asking price of just $109, this is a unique battle robot that is more than capable of offering a fully immersive experience. The GEIO battle robot features auto-tracking as well as a range of gameplay modes, which would in turn make it one of the best battle robots that are available at the consumer price range.

The GEIO’s design concept has resulted in an amazing battle bot that is extremely versatile, where it is also very easy to control. In order to get a taste of what such FPS is able to do for robot gaming, players would need to hook up their respective smart devices with GEIO; where they will then be transported into a dynamic environment with an immersive battle to follow. Boasting of FPS and visual recognition, GEIO is capable of delivering mighty battling abilities, in addition to a quartet of classical gameplay modes. One of them would be the all-time favourite “Royal Duel”, “Attack and Escort”, “Scavenger Hunt” and “Speed Race”.

GEIO is fully capable of auto-targeting and tracking the enemy, which makes the player’s task easier since he or she can shoot the target within 1 second. The realm of robot toys have certainly progressed by leaps and bounds over the past few years, as we are now reaping the due rewards.

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Jibo the social robot for homes Mon, 06 Nov 2017 19:00:22 +0000 jiboEveryone seems to be moving in the direction of smart homes these days, Well, what is the point of having a smart home when you are not going to have a handy robot living under the same roof as you? Enter Jibo, the brand new digital best friend who also happens to lay claim to being the first social robot for the home. Jibo would make for the perfect holiday gift, don’t you think so?

Jibo is a first-of-its kind product that redefines the way people interact with technology. How does it differ from the other kinds of in-home robots and devices? For starters, Jibo is capable of experiencing the world around him (but thankfully, is unable to attain the level of self awareness like the fictional Skynet and make the decision to eliminate humans from the face of the earth). By doing so, Jibo reacts with thoughtful movements and responses. Over the course of time, this will help forge connections with his human family.

Jibo is endearing right from the start, as the AI will personally talk you through the setup process while learning your face and voice. Capable of telling the difference between up to 15 other family members or friends, he will have his very own unique and engaging personality. No two Jibos in different homes will be the same, and he has been specially designed to live just about wherever you spend the most time in the home. For example, if you are a couch potato, Jibo would most probably hang out in the living room majority of the time, while if you happen to be a homemaker, the kitchen might be Jibo’s favorite place.

Feel free to ask Jibo just about anything, ranging from the weather forecast to the latest sports scores or news. He can even double up as a family photographer, shooting photos one at a time or in bursts, allowing you to create memories. Jibo costs $899 a pop and tips the scales at 6 lbs., shipping on November 7.

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C-me Folding Pocket Flying Social Camera Thu, 26 Oct 2017 13:00:45 +0000 c-me-social-cameraIf you are a social media butterfly, chances are you are always on the lookout to make sure that you can capture even better looking photos and selfies than ever before, in a bid to maintain your supremacy in the social media landscape while making sure that you always raise the stakes. The selfie stick is so passe, so why not look to the all new C-me Folding Pocket Flying Social Camera in order to shoot some really unique shots of you so that your followers will always be entertained?

Smaller than a regular sized smartphone, the C-me folding pocket flying social camera from Hobbico will ensure that your Instagram, Snapchat and Facebook will never be the same again. Sporting the smallest footprint in the market for a drone of its size, it is tiny enough to fit into just about any pocket, and can take and share aerial selfies up to 8MP in resolution, not to mention capture a nice, panoramic view of your surroundings in Full HD (1080p) video.

Not only that, there is no need to enrol yourself in a drone piloting school beforehand, since the C-me comes with an innovative single-touch control interface which takes mere minutes in order to master. You will no doubt need to familiarize yourself with the free C-me app that offers connectivity to the most popular iOS and Android smartphones out there. It has a self-generated private Wi-Fi network that resists interference and network sharing from nearby routers to deliver a safe, interference-free flight. Not only that, you get to enjoy a 360° option when it comes to panoramic video, a burst mode which can capture up to 15 images sequentially with a single touch, and a 10-second delay timer.

The asking price of $219.99 apiece is definitely well worth checking out if you want a casual drone to be your companion.

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Lily Next-Gen drone ups the ante Wed, 18 Oct 2017 12:00:37 +0000 lily-next-gen-droneDrones are all the rage these days, with so many different companies coming up with their very own take on what a drone should be like, and what it is capable of. While there are many pretenders to the throne, there are only a few companies which are able to deliver as promised. Lily is one of the more reliable brands, having launched the Lily Next-Gen. What makes the Lily Next-Gen stand out from its predecessors? For instance, this is a drone in the spirit of the Lily flying camera, where it is deemed to be a fun and simple selfie drone for extremely active people.

Sporting a point-and-shoot camera that is able to capture video in 4K Ultra HD or 1080p resolution, you will be able to ensure that precious memories are always stored in high resolution for editing later on. All of the video and still shots are shot using a Sony IMX 214 camera, where you will be able to enjoy 13MP stills in addition to the high resolution video. There are also multiple one-touch functions such as flight operations and media sharing to make it all the easier to use, while the Lily Next-Gen comes with up to 18 minutes of flight time which is extremely impressive considering the rather small form factor of the drone.

The Lily Next-Gen drone is also smart enough to capture follow-me video selfies thanks to object tracking software that can follow the user or another person. Apart from that, it is able to perform non-stop 360⁰ orbits around single point, letting you get that perfect Matrix shot done. For those who want to push the boundaries always, the Lily Next-Gen can be flown up to 3,280 feet from its take-off point, and is also equally adept at flying indoors courtesy of its optic flow and ultrasonic positioning technology that helps it to avoid obstacles below it. To further ensure that it does not get lost when outdoors, the Lily Next-Gen sports geofencing and automatic return to its take-off point. Expect to fork out $699 for the Lily Next-Gen Pro.

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Tertill is a weed-killing robot Fri, 14 Jul 2017 12:00:46 +0000 tertillWeeds are the bane of any garden. They are so easy to grow and spread, and are extremely hardy. In fact, weeds are more or less useless, being more of a curse on the ground than anything else. However, just like life, we have to contend with the likes of weeds in order to make sure that anything that is worth attaining such as a good and rich harvest deserves to have hard work put in. If you have a reasonably large yard that you would like to protect against weeds using the natural way, how about considering the Tertill weed-killing robot? This is like a robotic vacuum cleaner, except for the garden.

The Tertill is a solar-powered gardening robot that is ready to ship after being a successful Kickstarter project. It tips the scales at 2.5 pounds, as this disk-shaped robot will go about patrolling the garden while it intelligently identifies and whacks all unwanted plants in the vicinity. How does it do so? Magic is not involved, but technology. Tertill makes use of unique design elements as well as a range of sensors in order to patrol the garden daily, as it goes about avoiding plants and obstacles, while looking for weeds to eliminate.

It uses this algorithm to figure out which are weeds and which are your precious plants: weeds are short, plants are tall. Any plant that is tall enough to touch the front of Tertill’s shell will then activate a sensor which will see the robot turn away. If a plant happens to be short enough to pass under the shell, then it will activate a different sensor by turning on the weed cutter. Fret not though, for your young seedlings, there will be protective collars included with each purchase that you can place around short plants and seedlings so that Tertill will avoid them until they are tall enough.

A spinning string trimmer will be in charge of all weed cutting activities, and since it looks for weeds each day, you can be sure that there will be no long weed problems to worry about. Since it is 100 percent solar-powered, this Bluetooth-connected robot will get to work without you worrying about charging it up.

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