Coolest Gadgets » Robot Gadgets Playing with cool gadgets in the ongoing search for the Coolest Gadget Sat, 18 Nov 2017 12:00:53 +0000 en-US hourly 1 GJS reveals first GEIO FPS battle robot Tue, 14 Nov 2017 12:00:03 +0000

There 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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The Selfie Drone captures your best look on its own Wed, 28 Jun 2017 12:00:13 +0000 selfie-droneHammacher Schlemmer has been well known to produce some rather stunning devices and put them up for sale, and this particular model is something which not everyone would have thought of. Since drones ended up being all the rage some time ago, and the selfie phenomena continues to grow as many smartphones now feature a front-facing camera that have an equal or higher megapixel count compared to the back camera. Why not merge the two together and you would end up with what is known as the $299.95 Selfie Drone?

The Selfie Drone is deemed to be an easy-to-fly camera which will enable one to share “dronies” instantly to a social network of your choice. Just how large is it? Well, it is roughly the size of a Belgian waffle, where the novice flyer will be able to enjoy a 12MP shooter with an accompanying flash just in case there are some low light conditions that need to be looked into. This Selfie Drone is more than capable of capturing Full HD video (1080p resolution) without missing a beat, and it delivers smooth operation with mechanical stabilization. The best part is, all of its intricate parts can be controlled from a smartphone.

You are now able to take a group photo with family or friends in an easier manner than ever before, and the best part is this: no longer do you need to learn how to master the selfie stick — as you have now upgraded to that of the selfie drone. The Selfie Drone is capable of taking off or landing from your hand, in addition to having a working range of 98′ which should be far enough to capture even the largest group selfies ever. IT even comes with obstacle avoidance to create a stable flight path for this flying tripod.

There is a microSD card slot to stash all of the recorded photos and videos, and it features a free iOS/Android app to work with.
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Chowbotics offers Sally the Salad Robot Tue, 11 Apr 2017 13:00:22 +0000 chowboticsEating is supposed to be fun, and there is a mantra going around that says “You are what you eat.” Many of us would love to be healthy, but how many of us are willing to go the extra mile in making sure that we will end up as healthy — such as exercise and eating right. How about throwing in some salads into your daily diet? Chowbotics have come up with something unique — Sally the Salad Robot, as it boasts of innovative technology that delivers fresh, healthy and hygienic food in a fun manner.

With Sally the Salad Robot, it is capable of creating custom salads with up to 21 seasonal ingredients. These ingredients will be replenished daily in less than a minute, regardless of the time of the day. Specially developed by food robotics company Chowbotics, being intuitive and easy to use. All that users need to do before chowing down on some salad is to place a bowl beneath the dispenser, make the right selections on a touchscreen interface, kick back and relax. You can then watch Sally’s canisters shift to drop each ingredient in, one by one.

Charlie Ayers is the Executive Chef behind Sally the Salad Robot’s signature salads, as he oversees ingredient selection. He shared, “Having spent my career in Silicon Valley, the intersection of food and technology has always fascinated and inspired me. I am proud to collaborate with the Chowbotics team to bring robotics to food service. This is the future.”

With Sally’s patent-pending canister system, it will ensure that the ingredients’ integrity are not compromised as it ensures they remain fresh and sanitary. Precise calorie counts will also enable users to build salads in order to fit their nutritional needs. Not only that, it takes up a very small footprint of just 31.7″ x 33.2″ to fit into just about any home.

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Video Streaming Robotic Projectionist Wed, 22 Feb 2017 12:00:53 +0000 video-streaming-robot-projectionistProjectors are nothing new these days, although the kind of technology that goes into them have definitely improved by leaps and bounds. As we get to enjoy clearer, brighter images with a higher resolution count, all rolled into a body that is more portable, how many projectors do you know out there that are brave enough to explore a form factor that is very different from that of a regular rectangular box? Enter the $2,500 Video Streaming Robotic Projectionist.

The first question that most people will ask when they set their sights on the Video Streaming Robotic Projectionist would be this, “Is this a robot first and projector second, or a projector first and a robot second?” The answer to that question is a silent one, you simply will need to spend time with it yourself and then draw your very own conclusions.

The Video Streaming Robotic Projectionist is a mobile robot that has the ability to wirelessly project images and streams videos from the Internet. It can project an 80″ picture on any surface from 9 3/4′ away, and this would free a crowd of viewers from having to huddle around a tiny smartphone screen so that everyone is able to view social media content or perhaps the latest trending YouTube videos. There is also a free app for Apple iOS and Android devices which will allow users to remotely control the robot, allowing the user to command its every roll, pitch, and yaw.

Do take note that the kind of money you pay for this will not offer that much in terms of video resolution, since it maxes out at just 720p HD projection. It is also best to hook it up to another sound system, since the integrated 5-watt speaker is not going to impress anyone. I suppose most of the money would have gone into its robotics than anything else. The app is versatile enough for the user to alter the image’s orientation, adjust the volume level, change content, and schedule a specific time and place for a pre-planned picture show. Connectivity options include USB, HDMI input and media connections.

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DJI’s Mavic Pro Drone gets new accessories Sun, 12 Feb 2017 20:00:42 +0000 propeller-guardDJI has a slew of new products that will make your drone flying sessions a whole lot more fun and interesting, and just like how a smartphone has its fair share of accessories that makes the talking experience a more enhanced one, so too, will these accessories help your drone flying capabilities and experience be better than ever before. A slew of new accessories for the foldable and compact Mavic Pro drone has been revealed for a safer and more convenient way to get it up and running.

There are a couple of new products that have been specially designed to shield the Mavic Pro’s propellers, where it also delivers an additional measure of safety and protection during flight. The Propeller Guard will ensure that a barrier is placed right around the propellers, and there is also a Propeller Cage which will be mounted on the Mavic Pro’s arms where it completely encircles a set of slightly smaller 7728 Quick-Release Folding Propellers.

The Propeller Cage would be the perfect gift for novice operators and those who are just starting out to master their drone flying skills. However, take note that due to the additional weight of the Propeller cage, the Mavic Pro will see its maximum flight time reduced to 12 minutes. Hence, it is better to fly it in Tripod mode for better precision and stick control.

There is also a new Advanced Battery Charging Hub for Mavic Pro which offers a smart, quick and reliable method to charge up to four Intelligent Flight Batteries simultaneously. These Intelligent Flight Batteries will be charged in sequence, based on their power levels, from high to low. It will also play nice with the Phantom 4 series 100W charger for a faster charging experience.

The Propeller Cage is going for $159 a pop, while the $9 7728 Quick-Release Folding Propeller makes for a very affordable purchase alongside the $15 Propeller Guard. As for the Battery Charging Hub, that will set one bac by $55 apiece.

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FiFish is an underwater drone Tue, 24 Jan 2017 12:00:15 +0000 fifishDrones are dime a dozen in the market these days, and there is one common denominator that binds all of them together — all of these drones would take to the skies, regardless of the kind of form factor in which they arrive in. Well, perhaps things in the drone market are going to change in time to come, especially when you take into consideration the effort by Qiyuan Technology’s FiFish. The FiFish is an underwater drone that clearly relishes the task of capturing whatever it “sees” while underwater.

The FiFish has been touted to be the first attempt to bring together both military and industrial underwater drone where the consumer market is concerned. It also hopes to be able to come up with a new market demand which might just spur a whole new industry in the drone segment. The FiFish will make use of core technologies and algorithms, which will include state of art component design, a robot operating system, a video/data collection system, a cloud processing and terminal application.

Equipped with an underwater propeller system that will be accompanied by a camera and lighting system, control system, underwater communication system and real-time feedback system, the FiFish has the ability to stream real-time high resolution video whenever it remains under water. There is no word on pricing or availability as at press time, but it would certainly be a novel drone to have around if you would like to see things from a different perspective.

It would be interesting to see how the other drone players would react to the idea of an underwater drone. While the places where an underwater drone is able to ply its trade is rather limited, the kind of video footage that you are able to obtain with it will surely be well worth the effort in terms of cost and going through the learning curve.

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