Meet Domgy, an AI pet robot from Beijing startup ROOBO

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ROOBO, a fast-growing hardware and AI startup headquartered in Beijing, today unveiled a prototype of its newest product, a "pet robot" called Domgy. For the unfamiliar, ROOBO is the company behind Pudding, a voice-controlled, educational robot for kids. Pudding is used to teach kids vocabulary, geography, jokes and more. The company also makes the Idealens virtual reality headset, Skyseries drone and Runbone earbuds. Since its founding in 2014, ROOBO has grown to 300 employees, with 7 worldwide offices, including one in Seattle.


New High Tech Australian Zoo To Use Drones, Robots, And Augmented Reality

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The impending western Sydney Zoo plans to use drones, robots, augmented reality, and whatever innovative technology that an upcoming hackathon at Western Sydney University will dream up. The hackathon is expected to attract more than academics and scientists, but also start-ups, business and industry professionals, and engineers.


Hacked robots could be used to kill people, poison pets and help thieves rob homes, experts reveal

The Independent - Tech

Researchers have discovered a number of security vulnerabilities in existing robots, which they say can be used by criminals to cause serious harm to their owners. IOActive tested robot operating systems and other software in order to identify nearly 50 flaws in robots from vendors including SoftBank Robotics, UBTECH Robotics, ROBOTIS, Universal Robots, Rethink Robotics, and Asratec Corp. Insecure communications, authentication issues, weak cryptography, memory corruption and privacy problems were just some of the issues named by the firm's senior security consultant Lucas Apa. The research paper says that criminals could exploit the flaws to gain control of robots in homes and workplaces, using them to spy on people and cause physical damage. The giant human-like robot bears a striking resemblance to the military robots starring in the movie'Avatar' and is claimed as a world first by its creators from a South Korean robotic company Waseda University's saxophonist robot WAS-5, developed by professor Atsuo Takanishi and Kaptain Rock playing one string light saber guitar perform jam session A man looks at an exhibit entitled'Mimus' a giant industrial robot which has been reprogrammed to interact with humans during a photocall at the new Design Museum in South Kensington, London Electrification Guru Dr. Wolfgang Ziebart talks about the electric Jaguar I-PACE concept SUV before it was unveiled before the Los Angeles Auto Show in Los Angeles, California, U.S The Jaguar I-PACE Concept car is the start of a new era for Jaguar. Japan's On-Art Corp's CEO Kazuya Kanemaru poses with his company's eight metre tall dinosaur-shaped mechanical suit robot'TRX03' and other robots during a demonstration in Tokyo, Japan Japan's On-Art Corp's eight metre tall dinosaur-shaped mechanical suit robot'TRX03' performs during its unveiling in Tokyo, Japan Singulato Motors co-founder and CEO Shen Haiyin poses in his company's concept car Tigercar P0 at a workshop in Beijing, China A picture shows Singulato Motors' concept car Tigercar P0 at a workshop in Beijing, China Connected company president Shigeki Tomoyama addresses a press briefing as he elaborates on Toyota's "connected strategy" in Tokyo.


China's policing robot: Cattle prod meets supercomputer

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China's fastest supercomputers have some clear goals, namely development of its artificial intelligence, robotics industries and military capability, says the U.S. But some of the early iterations of this effort seem a little weird. China recently deployed what it calls a "security robot" in a Shenzhen airport. It's named AnBot and patrols around the clock. Here's what AnBot looks like, according to a Chinese government newspaper, The People's Daily online.


'Doraemon VR' Brings The World Of The Lovable Robotic Cat To Life

Forbes - Tech

With yet another big Doraemon movie set for release this March, Bandai Namco has unveiled a new Doraemon themed virtual reality, or VR, experience to tie in with the film. If you are somehow unfamiliar with the phenomenon of Doraemon it started as a manga at the end of the 60's penned by Fujiko Fujio. The premise had a robotic cat called Doraemon from the 22nd century sent back in time to improve the fortunes of the Nobi family due to the prior failings of Nobita Nobi. Doraemon's mission then was to aid Nobita in the past but in typical fashion, the variety of Doraemon's future gadgetry often ended up making things worse but at the very least everybody had a great deal of fun while doing so. What's amazing about Doraemon as a series is that it has lost none of its vitality over the years.