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Video Friday: Crawling Baby Robot, Tethered Drone, and New Intel RealSense

IEEE Spectrum Robotics

Video Friday is your weekly selection of awesome robotics videos, collected by your Automaton bloggers. We'll also be posting a weekly calendar of upcoming robotics events for the next few months; here's what we have so far (send us your events!):


Starting a Robotics Company? Sell a Service, Not a Robot

IEEE Spectrum Robotics

If you want to start a robot company, plan to kick off by selling a service performed by robots, not the robots themselves. That was the message of robot startup founders and investors speaking at HAX demo day this week. HAX is a five-year-old hardware accelerator based in Shenzhen, China, and San Francisco. "I'm a big fan of going out and doing a service with a robot, competing with other businesses that provide that service, rather than trying to sell a $100,000 robot," said Nathan Harding, co-founder of Ekso Bionics and now co-founder and CEO of Wink Robotics, a still-mostly-stealthy company intending to bring robotics technology into the beauty salon industry. "So," Harding continued, "if you design a bricklaying robot, go out and bid on projects that involve laying bricks….


The Hanson Robotics gallery of Robots

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The Company and its founder, Dr. David Hanson, built a worldwide reputation for creating robots that look and act genuinely alive. To date, the Company produced many renowned character robots that have received massive media and public acclaim.


Video Friday: Drone Fireworks, Cozmo Rap, and Justin Timberlake

IEEE Spectrum Robotics

Video Friday is your weekly selection of awesome robotics videos, collected by your Automaton bloggers. We'll also be posting a weekly calendar of upcoming robotics events for the next few months; here's what we have so far (send us your events!):


Honda welcomes our warm and fuzzy robot overlords to CES 2018

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Honda will unveil these four robotic devices at CES 2018, which do everything from getting humans around on any terrain, delivering cargo or just offering a friendly face.