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AI News Anchor

World’s First AI News Anchor Developed in China

The world has never been disappointed by the innovation from the Chinese innovators. Every now and then, there is some sort of innovation and research that lands upon the viewers and tech enthusiasts all over the world. A majority of the part of the worlds electronics and electrical parts are manufactured and sold from China. There even exists a saying that there isn’t anything produced elsewhere in the world that the Chinese cannot replicate. Speaking of the world’s first AI News Anchor, it is developed and unveiled in China. The Chinese are very keen to display their newest technology to the world.

China’s state news agency Xinhua introduced the newest member to the addition to the newsreader panel. The first news that it read was regarding the personal information about who he was and how he intended to change the news viewing and reading experience.

Details on the World’s First AI News Anchor

Debuted on the last Thursday, at the occasion of the World Internet Conference in the country’s eastern Zhejiang Province, the AI anchor is claimed to be the first move towards the involvement of the technology in the newsreader as well. The AI News Anchor is modeled on the agency’s Zhang Zhao presenter. The new anchor learns from the live videos and is capable of working 24/7, 365 days of the year tirelessly.

The anchor wears a red tie and pin-striped suit to the presentation. The AI anchor performs some humanly move as well like nodding the head in emphasizing some important parts, it blinks its eyes frequently and raises its eyebrows slightly in the emphasis. You would not have known if it wasn’t for the news to have broadcasted its identity.

The AI Anchor is developed by Xinhua and the Chinese search engine, Sogou. The anchors were developed through machine learning to simulate the voice, facial expression and real-life like gestures.

It greets the Chinese media and introduces itself saying, “The development of the media industry calls for continuous innovation and deep integration with the international advanced technologies.” It holds true in many scenarios, we still are held by the human news readers while other forms of media have always adopted the latest technology.

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Scope of AI

According to Xinhua, AI technology isn’t just limited to news reading, but it can also be customized and modeled according to the needs of other different clients in other industries as well. The implementation of AI reader in the news sector is the casting of the possibilities of the AI in many other sectors and plants a strong base in how it can be a boost on the countries development and economy.

If your concerns are about the growing AI industry and loss of job and unintended discrimination, research firm Gartner predicts that the industry will, in fact, create 2.3million jobs and eliminate 1.8 million by 2020. The industry is expected to generate more than $3.9 trillion within the timeframe of the next five to six years.

While the virtual anchor is the newest and the first of its kind, the use of AI hasn’t been the first time in the Chinese media. In 2015, China’s Dragon TV used Microsoft’s chatbot, Xiaolce, to deliver a weather report on its live breakfast show. The AI was very cute female voiced and delivered the report effortlessly according to the Xinhua.

What Else

Automated reporting has uplifted its standing in the world of media in recent past years. The Associated Press wire service is a major news organization that makes the news reading possible using many sophisticated computer algorithms to write the huge number of automated stories every year. Advanced software can scrape through the complex data and reports and make it into sentences that are pleasing and understandable to the humans.

AI is a vast field and has not yet been visited nicely. If we can make ourselves capable of making most out of the technology, the automation in the technology could lead to more discovery that the humans could have been limited at. The world’s first AI news anchor is a step towards the automation standards that the Chinese media has taken and soon the technology could be widespread in many other industries as well.

HP Spectre x360

New HP Spectre x360 Top Features

The HP 2018 has updated the x360 with the time and the competition by making it one of the faster premium notebooks on the market. HP’s Spectre x360 has been giving a neck and neck competition with the Microsoft Surface Book and has been at the top of the heap for a while. Its performance is controlled by Kaby Lake G Series technology with an 8th Gen Core i7 CPU with AMD Radeon RX Vega M graphics. It also has a gorgeous 4K screen and a comfy keyboard.

Below are the New HP Spectre x360 Top Features:

Design

The new HP Spectre x360 is quite similar to the recent design of the Spectre x360. It has the same machined aluminum chassis with 360-degree convertible hinge to allow to use a laptop as a slate tablet and plus, features the sophisticated black-and-copper color scheme.The laptop weighs about 4.6 pounds and measures 0.8 inches making it heavy and thick like the 15-inch Lenovo Yoga 720 which weighs 4.6 pounds and measure 0.8 inches.

HP Spectre x360 13 Design and Looks

The Spectre x360 also offers dual Thunderbolt 3 ports on its right side used for extending the display and connecting to high-speed devices. Beside them is the HDMI port and fingerprint reader. The left side of the laptop features a USB 3.0 port, for people who haven’t migrated over to the reversible USB Type-C future yet and also headphone jack and an SD memory card reader.

Also, the New HP Spectre x360 has Gem Cut Design, enabled Gigabit-Class 4G LTE advanced fingerprint reader, secutity from Hacking with Privacy Camera Kill Switch.

Display

The HP Spectre x360’s has a 15.6-inch with a 3840 x 2160 pixel screen resolution giving a bright and vivid images. Also, the 13 inch model is coming soon in the market. The screen is sharp and crisp and a little over saturated in color making the movie details and colors pop out.

Moreover, The HP Spectre x360 comes with a pleasant surprise as it offers a 2.0 megapixel camera with more details that is much needed for a Skype call.

Keyboard, Touchpad

The keyboard and touchpad of the Spectre x360 are well designed for comfortable, speedy typing and works without any complaints. The keyboard has a full size number pad which is a new feature added.

The 4.7 x 2.3-inch touchpad on the Spectre x360 easily tracks the input navigated and also registers the Windows 10’s three-finger swipe in a very high speed.

 HP Pens

The HP Pen, included with this model, is an impressive active stylus but still, many prefer the HP Tilt pen as it feel more natural. It is designed to work with the Windows Ink Ecosystem. The LCD screen may bounce a bit when trying to directly on the open screen in laptop with the pen, so the tablet mode is much preferred when working with the significant pen.

Battery Life

There were many complaints regarding the battery life of the previous designs. For the new HP Spectre x360, HP has dramatically boosted its battery life from a little over five hours to over eight hours which may be because of the dimmer screen of the laptop in comparison to the last year’s model, as well as the lower-end specs.

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Performance

HP Spectre x360 configured with a Kaby Lake G series has an Intel Core i7-8705G processor with 16GB of RAM, which gave the laptop enough horsepower for speedy multitasking. There is no buffering or disturbance in the YouTube videos even after the screen is divided.

Also, the 512GB M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD in the Spectre x360 can duplicate the 4.97GB of multimedia files in 18 seconds, at a rate of 282.7MBps.

Ignoring the short battery life, the Spectre x360 can be considered a mix of style with elegant design, comfortable keyboard and a speedy CPU. All the specs present in the laptop makes it looks nice as it is to use.

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Anki Vector

Anki Vector Unboxing and Review

Anki is a company who is known to be master of techy Christmas toys whose products always seem to impress people. This blog post is all about the Anki Vector: The Good Robot, Home Robot by the Anki.

The Anki’s robot companion Cozmo, a little robot with a big personality hit the top of the toy charts with its charm. When priced at £200, it appeared to be a high asking price, but it was in fact mazon’s best-selling toy of the year.

However, Cozmo was really just a desk toy, with which most people just played games and cooed when it made a noise unknown about the fact that it is able to do a number of things.

Anki Vector is just the follow-up, literal bigger brother of Cozmo which is much smarter and talks to you in English, rather than simply blurting cute squeaks and bleeps.

This device main aim is for it to be used by the whole family or be a part of a family, but it for sure will be a device that will be liked and used by kids, but the aim is for it to be used by the whole family.

Vector has been made available from 12 October, for £249. Pre-order for an Anki Vector for is estimated at £199 ahead of the Christmas rush.

Design and Features in Anki Vector

The Anki Vector has an aim to be part of the family by making Vector autonomous. The Vector is largely app free and hooks straight into your Wi-Fi connection whereas Cozmo was tethered .to an app

Connection to a Wi-Fi automatically means that it sure will be used by more people in the home with features that can do a lot more things.

The Anki Vectors has a board of Qualcomm Snapdragon, Quad Core 1.2GHz chip, offering up the same power as some smart phones and tablets.  It, moreover, has the ability to shift the computational power that was mostly done through the app on to the robot itself by swapping out a tiny processor to something much bigger.

The extra features of Anki Vector got the ability to answers to questions you may have, set timers, tell you what the weather is, take pictures and generally mill to wake it and do something with it.

Looks wise there are big familiarities with Cosmo but it’s much chunkier and has a paint job that screams sophistication with all black and golds in comparison to Cozmo’s orange kid-like appearance. It also comes with a similar charging dock and same tread and arm on the front.

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Performance of Anki Vector

The Anki Vector is a far brainier device which is able to recognize faces and voice once asked to it and also can speak to a person in a very garbled but a cute robotic voice.

It can tell us the weather with animations to match and also set a timer and that countdown appeared on its small front-facing high-res color IPS display.

People can play Black Jack with it in its small screen which shows the cards and it let players win a couple of times. When roaming around the area, it can recognize faces and call out the name with a huge amount of charm and personality.

When it comes to power, it has a same docking station similar to that of Cozmo. However, the Anki Vector it has its own brain which will automatically head there when it is running low on power unlike the Cozmo.

First impressions of Anki Vector

Vector is a big brother and natural evolution of the Cozmo robot with much personality, and a lot more potential like the voice and face recognition.

It further behaves like a digital assistant with its own feelings and wheels. To people who bought a Cozmo last year may find the investment a little too much.

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Anki Vector vs Cozmo

Vector vs cozmo

Anki Vector is very much similar last year’s Cozmo. It has a dark color scheme closer to Cozmo Collector’s Edition and also it’s wider in places too. But you’d have to put them side-by-side to notice the differences.

The both Cozmo and Vectors robots are small and cute little bulldozers which react with animated OLED eyes, but from inside they’re completely different.

Cozmo relies heavily on your phone as the handset does most of the work where it connects over Bluetooth that helps the robot what to do, and also, interacts with special blocks that come in the box. On the other hand, Vector is more powerful and autonomous. Cozmo is made up of 100MHz Cortex M4 CPU whereas; Vector is made up of Quad-core Snapdragon chipset which is quite similar to one you might see in an entry-level phone.

The Vector needs an internet connection to do just about anything. It has voice recognition to respond to the voice and commands.

But, unlike a smart speaker, it will turn and lift its little OLED face up and use its camera to scan the facial features so as to recognize the people in the future.

Anki Vector: Initial Verdict

Anki Vector Inside The Box Pack

Anki Vector is one of the most exciting gadgets customized till the day. It is fully stuffed with sensors with smart home integration and the future ability to become a security alarm and tech even though it has a miniature frame, while his AI seems very promising.

Moreover, Anki is pitching it as a family device which in the near future, should be used in each of the homes like Google Assistant and Alexa to automate things like lights and temperature in the home.

Vector seems to have a clear target audience like his little brother Cozmo, who already caters for children with a focus on games, and similarly with the Amazon Echo and the rest of the smart cylinders who offer a cost-effective option for those who want a practical smart assistant.

Vector somehow sits between the two, and still hasn’t yet been successful in convincing people he’s a better alternative than either, especially at the £250 price (£200 if you preorder). But still, his charming personality will convince people with so much potential via Cloud connectivity, where he could be an entirely different machine in 12 months time.

Robot 2.0 Official Trailer

Robot 2.0 Official Trailer Review 2018 (2.0 Cast Rajinikanth, Akshay Kumar)

Robot 2.0 Rajinikanth Akshay Kumar Official Trailer Review

Rajinikanth is most celebrated actor not only in South, but whole Bollywood film industry. He is treated similar to God. The films he has acted has been crossing limits creating a new milestone. Another actor needs no introduction in Bollywood, he is India’s “Khelaadi”. Having acted in many genres, he is one of the most versatile actors we will get to see.

Released in 2010, Robot was a the most earning movie in the Indian Bollywood history, only being surpassed by Baahubali 2. It was first of its kind movie to spend such huge money in visual effects. After viewing the Robot movie, everyone wondered how the sequel to this movie would look like.

2.0 Teaser

Robot 2.0 Official Trailer

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The wait now is over. The highly anticipated movie “2.0”, sequel to Robot, is set to release in November, 2018. The teaser to the movie has been released lately. On serious note, the teaser seems so satisfying that November seems very far away to watch the movie.

In the trailer, you will see the return of Rajinikanth as “Chitti: The Robot”, who has been commissioned by its creator Vaseegaran (also played by Rajinikanth) to stop the world from being destroyed by the mighty force of Dr. Richard (Akshay Kumar) also known as “Crowman”. The teaser doesn’t reveal much about the story plot, but you can see mobiles flying around forming the shapes of crow, you can see some badass fight scene between Chitti and the evil forces.

The trailer showcases some jaw dropping VFX. Akshay Kumar is almost unrecognizable with the makeover and is likely to hit the theater hard with his awesome performance as Crowman. The Background music to the teaser is given by AR Rahman, the Oscar winner. The 3D version of the teaser too will be released in theaters just to have a first hand feel of the movie’s jaw dropping VFX.

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Robot 2.0 Official Trailer Explained

In the first half of the trailer, we see the cellphones flying in the sky, leaving everyone in confusion. This is when Dr. Vaseegaran suggests that its finally the time when Chitti can be of some use against the threat in the city. The next half of the trailer reveals Akshay Kumar in all villain style destroying city, the visuals of Akshay Kumar has been created as a gigantic bird which is controlled by Crow Man aka Dr. Richard. Although Akshay is there only for few seconds in the minute-long teaser, he is successful in leaving the lasting impact on the viewer’s mind. After the hard work of 2 years from over 3000 technicians all around the world, the movie is finally complete.

Producer for the movie, S. Shankar, said the “2.0” is nowhere an extension of Robot. He said that it is completely “a new format, a unique premise with a completely new message”. He termed the movie as “socio-fantasy, sci-fi actioner” of international quality.

Conclusion

If it’s a Rajinikanth movie, there is sure to be a festival like celebration. The movie will definitely extend the boundaries of the technological advancement in Indian cinema. Having seen the teaser, we can now without a doubt say that the movie is going to be somewhat Marvel like movie. Having spent a whopping Rs. 500 crores in making, it is definitely not a medium grade film, but we can say that its going to be huge blockbuster movie. I am looking forward to watch this movie the very first moment it is released, what about you guys?

BattleBots - BattleBots 2018 Episodes

BattleBots 2018 – BattleBots All Information From 1st Season To Latest Season

BattleBots is an American epic robot-fighting series returns which is aired from American Comedy Central to ABC and now in Discovery since Season 6. The current version of BattleBots is an offshoot of the original American Version of the previous Robot Wars. It has been around since 1997 going through a variety of organization changes, starts, and stops.

In BattleBots teams are made of up a mixture of product design, engineering, software, electronics and robot enthusiasts who design, build and test their robots. It has the biggest, maddest, strongest and fastest next-generation robots from all corners of world. For every match, there are two robots competing in a single, three-minute bout in which they have to destroy or disable the opponent. If there is no destruction during the battle then the panel of judges declares the winner.

BattleBots Season

For many years, robot combat in the US was a sport reserved for relatively small groups of builders. BattleBots is the robot combat program which aired on Comedy Central for the first four seasons and then on ABC channel and now in the Discovery Channel for the new season. With the new season, the show also has a new format. Unlike the previous season, BattleBots now has a “regular season” of fights followed by a post-season tournament, like other competitive sport leagues.

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Marc Thorpe, the founder of the popular Robot Wars competition, was entangled in legal battles over the Robot Wars brand. Many events in San Francisco, CA were planned and then cancelled due to legal issues. A pair of veteran builders, Trey Roski and Greg Munson was given the legal go-ahead to host an event eventually by which a few months later in August 1999, the first official BattleBots competition was held in Long Beach, CA.

This event had three weight classes: Kilobots which ranged 25-55 lbs for wheeled and 25-83 lbs for legged, Megabots ranged 56-109 lbs for wheeled and 84-164 lbs for legged), and Gigabots ranged 110-200 lbs wheeled and 165-300 lbs for legged but in the tournament only a few legged bots were entered in the competition. As the show gained in popularity and also was featured on an episode of the Tonight Show and an episode of the popular sitcom Malcolm in the Middle.

With the end of the television series in 2002 with the success achieved, BattleBots has continued to host tournaments across the country. Now it has been more than 10 years since BattleBots first aired on television.

BattleBots is the perfect union of science and entertainment where robots, built by its respective team knock out each other.

Friday Night is Fight Night.

The reality series of Battle Bots where teams build robots to fight each one another other has returned on a new channel with new episodes for Spring 2018. Though the new series has some noticeable changes, BattleBots will still follow the same formula has it has done since its creation in 2002. Teams will build robots and compete in a series of showdowns and the winner of the fights will be determined destruction done or by a panel of judges if both robots are left functioning at the end of a battle.

For this season, 55 robots weighing a maximum of 250 pounds are chosen and have the chance to fight up to four times each. The main goal is reach the top 16 ranking and qualify for the post-season where there will be knockout rounds until a winner-take-all fight to crown the 2018 BattleBots World Champion. The participants were from all over the world including: Brazil, Canada, Netherlands, New Zealand, United Kingdom and the United States.

BattleBots Rules

To participate in the BattleBots, each Team must minimum of two numbers where they are allowed to design and submit a single robot. The applicants should be a member of a single team and must be at an age of 18 or older.

To compete in a BattleBots Tournament, first you have to:

  • Study the Design and Tournament Rules to gain knowledge about the robot you allowed to build and steps to follow after that.
  • Design your combat robot down to the last details.
  • Completely fill out the application form.
  • Make detailed drawings of the design.
  • Make a simple video of the Team and the robot.
  • Submit this form, drawings and video to BattleBots.

The main rules that need to be followed in BattleBots can be broken into two major categories: Design Rules and Tournament Rules.

Design Rules

The following rules have been designed to be as unrestrictive to the design process while balancing fairness to other competitors, arena damage with the safety consideration of all competitors, crew, and audience members. It states the upper and/or lower bounds for a variety of characteristics for a potential bot.

  1. BattleBots Basics
  2. Bot Control
  3. Weapons
  • Mobility

  1. Configuration
  2. Component Protection
  3. Floor Clearance
  4. Weight Limit
  5. Activation/Deactivation
  6. Electrical System
  7. Remote Control
  8. Construction Materials
  9. Flames
  10. Active Weapons
  11. Internal Combustion Engines
  12. Pneumatics
  13. Hydraulics
  14. Handling Safety
  15. Telemetry Package
  16. Appearance

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Tournament Rules

These rules describe the basic definitions and procedures to be used at the tournament and are mostly focused to the safety considerations of BattleBots 2018 contest

  1. Introduction
  2. General Tournament Rules
  3. Pit and Preparation Area Rules
  4. Remote-Control Radio Use
  5. Safety/Technical Compliance
  6. Match Descriptions
  7. Contest Procedures
  8. Tournament Format
  9. Rules Enforcement

BattleBots Toys

BattleBots - BattleBots Season 2018

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After the popularity gained by the TV series, BattleBots toys are now available in remote control robots, construction sets, clutch and clash, and push strikes. HexBugs is creating a wide range of amazing BattleBots toys. HEXBUG toys is a union between fun and education where it draw kids in with fascinating behaviors, intelligent life-like attributes, vivid colors and designs This first batch included  remote controlled versions of Tombstone and Witch Doctor, Clutch & Clash versions of Bronco and Bite Force, and Push Strike versions of all four bots!

BattleBots Arena is one of the large toys released by HEXBUG made of plastic wall panels where the bottom half resembles the barrier closest to the arena floor while the top half is see-through and more flexible and a foldout cardboard floor. This toy highly resembles the arena used in the first season of the ABC as it includes all the arena hazards which are controlled via levers behind the wall supporting them, the hazards are painted into the toy.

Weight Limit for BattleBots

During the Previous Seasons, BattleBots were separated into 4 weight classes ranging from 60 lbs to 340 lbs – but for 2018 there is just the one open class. The classes were:

  • Lightweight – 60 pounds (27 kilograms)
  • Middleweight – 120 pounds (54 kilograms)
  • Heavyweight – 220 pounds (100 kilograms)
  • Superheavyweight – 340 pounds (154 kilograms)

But for 2018, season 6 there is only one class with following limitations:

  1. Maximum Weight

The maximum allowed for the new season is 250.0 pounds ready to fight whereas “Flying bots (Flybot)” are limited to a maximum of 10.0 pounds each, ready to fight. Although the Flybot weight is kept for a limit, it may be a case-by-case basis, depending upon the construction and configuration of the Flybot. The official weight of the Flybot will be measured on the certified scales at the Tournament. Weight measured elsewhere is not applicable and if your bot is overweight, you will have very little time at the Tournament to correct it.

  1. Weight Exclusions

  • Safety covers used do not count towards the weight of your bot.
  • Cameras installed will not be included in the weight limit of your bot.
  • An installed telemetry package is also not counted towards the weight limit of your bot.
  1. Additional Decoration Weight

The additional decoration done increases the robot weight over the 250 pound limit. The rule criteria further includes:

  • The decoration itself should not weigh more than 10 pounds and shouldn’t protect or serve as a weapons
  • Prior to match, the decoration can be removed with simple tools but within 5 minutes.
  • BattleBots officials can request the removal of the decoration at any time for any reason.

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BattleBots Tickets

BattleBots - BattleBots 2018 Tickets

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The new season of BattleBots shot in front of a live audience back in April 2018 at Long Beach, for Discovery and Science Channel. To be the part of the live audience for future seasons, or to be the first one to know about other BattleBots events, you can sign up at the  mailing list in the official website of BattleBots.

How to watch BattleBots online?

BattleBots - Discovery Go BattleBots Show

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BattleBots now has is aired in more than 150 countries. To watch the series online, below listed are some services:

  1. Sling TV

Sling TV is one of the best ways to watch BattleBots online because it offers 20 popular channels for just $20 a month with the ability to add-on channels and packages. It is accessible within countries like Chicago, Houston, New York, Los Angeles, Fresno-Visalia, Raleigh-Durham, San Francisco, or Philadelphia. But if you aren’t living near the mentioned areas then no worries, Sling TV is expanding the soon. You can sign up as a new customer and get a free 7-day trial, which you can also use to watch BattleBots online free for a week.

  1. Hulu

Hulu is among of the most popular streaming services available because it’s one of the only streaming networks to offer new episodes from a wide variety of cable and local networks. It uploads the new episodes in some cases in a day, but most often in eight days duration after they have aired on TV. Hulu also offers huge library of older, full-season shows, and a collection of movies that range from blockbusters to classics.

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  1. PlayStation Vue

PlayStation is another way to watch BattleBots online. It is a live stream service that offers around 60 awesome channels and an on-demand library for near about $30 a month! It is accessible within countries like Chicago, San Francisco, New York, Dallas, Miami, Philadelphia, and Los Angeles. You can watch PlayStation Vue on PS3, PS4, Amazon Fire TV, and Chromecast. PlayStation Vue ties you to your home location so if you use it outside of your home, you won’t be able to access any Vue content.

Sony Aibo Robot Dog - Sony Robot Dog

Sony Aibo Robot Dog: Full Review

Sony Aibo 2018 Feature, Price Review

For a family, it’s obvious that their children will demand for a puppy in their near days and they won’t be able to deny their request. However, they won’t be able to take it for a walk, get it refreshed everyday because of their hectic schedule. With this mentality, Sony redesigned it Aibo Robot Dog which wouldn’t pee in the carpet.

Sony Revives Aibo Robot Dog Toy

The new Sony Aibo Robot Dog version is the sixth generation puppy from Sony. It measures about a foot tall and weighs 2kg which is around the size of a very small flesh-and-bone canine. Aibo understands a handful of English-language directions which includes hand-shaking and commands to sit. Moreover, the dog has cute, glassy OLED eyes with a camera inside its nose, which can act as a webcam for your home when you’re away. The dog runs on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 840 and Amazon’s cloud-based AWS server and can memorize up to 100 faces and learn an endless stream of new tricks.

For an individual looking for a smarter breed of dog, the Sony Aibo Robot Dog is it. To roam around the house, Aibo uses two cameras, six sensors, a motion detector, a light detector and four microphones. With the cameras fitted, Aibo is able to memorize up to 100 faces which include your pets too.

Sony’s Aibo Robot Dog Is Back With Latest Features

The interior of Sony Aibo Robot Dog comes with 4GB of RAM and 32GB ROM memory to match with its Snapdragon 820 processor. The hardware present inside will help Aibo understand what it’s seeing through its cameras and pass data along to the cloud which is connected over your Wi-Fi network or also connect via AT&T’s LTE network if you take it outside your house. Aibo has a three-hour long battery life, which will roam around for much longer than most other robots but isn’t active as the real life dogs.

Sony Aibo Robot Dog Video:

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This new, Sony Aibo Robot Dog, design is truly a one-of-a-kind product designed to connect with its owners on an emotional level. The Aibo’s charming personality, behaviors similar to the real-life dog and ability to intelligently interact with family members help to create a personal bond.

The owner’s approach to raising their Aibo shapes its personality, behavior, and knowledge, creating a unique environment for growth. As a result, no two Aibo dogs are similar. Actually, Aibo learns its new tricks through owners’ interactions and different events. Moreover, Aibo recognizes words of praise and smiles and reacts to being patted or scratched on the head and recognizes words of praise and smiles.

Sony Aibo Robot Dog Price

Sony Aibo Robot Dog - Sony Aibo Robot Dog Amazon

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Owning a real-life similar robotic canine companion does not come cheap, however, Sony Aibo Robot Dog is available for $2,899 with an accessory bundle and a three-year AI cloud plan which will presumably cost extra after the free period expires.

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In short, Sony Aibo Robot Dog is designed to be somehow similar to a real-life puppy than ever before. With further user interaction, it develops its own unique personality. The dog remembers what interaction makes its owners happy despite the fact of being made of plastic and metal bits.

Dogs may be man’s best friend but Aibo won’t be yours unless you shower it with your love – regardless the amount you paid for it.

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Top 5 Robotic Companies In The World

Top Robotics Companies 2018 – Top 5 Robotic Companies In The World

Robotic companies been developing in every now and then. With the help of artificial intelligence, the robotic technology has produced a great result. Robots have to make the life easier and comfortable than before. Robots have the different role in the society. Here are top 5 robotic companies in the world.

The Top 5 Robotic Companies In The World are as follows:

  1. iRobot

iRobot was founded in 1990 by three MIT graduates. iRobot company aims at building robots for space exploration and military defense along with consumer robots. iRobot is a leading consumer robot company. It has the award-winning Roomba® Vacuuming Robot and the Braava family of mopping robots. It is also entering into building smart homes.

  1. GreyOrange

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GreyOrange was founded in 2011 and its headquarter is in Singapore. The empire extends to India, Hong Kong, Japan, Germany, and UAE. GreyOrange manufactures advanced robotic system for logistics and supply chain management including warehouse automation and fulfillment centers.

  1. Epson Robots

It is a well-known robotic company with its leading factory automation products and solutions. it offered the world with the first PC-based controller called the RC520 and were the first in offering Active X controls. Their SCARA robots that are second in the list of robots judged on the basis of performance.

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  1. Rethink Robotics

Rethink robotics brought a success in the arena of collaborative robots. The collaborative robot called Baxter was launched in 2012. The two-armed, touch-screen-faced bot could learn repetitive tasks quickly and work alongside humans with no risk of injuring them. Before the collaborative robot was launched, the robots were handled by skilled technicians.

  1. Google

Google manufacture driverless autonomous cars have logged 500,000 miles to date–without incident. it acquired Boston Dynamics, maker of the walking, running, and jumping robots, as well as Schaft, a Tokyo-based startup that uses liquid-cooled electronic motors to power five-foot-tall humanoid automatons. It is one of the advanced company for the art of intelligent machine.

Sophia Robot Facts

Different tech and robot manufacturing companies out in the world are dreaming of a humanoid robot. Hanson Robotics company is successful in making humanoid robot. Their creation is now popularly known as “Sophia Robot“. Sophia is an AI robot.  This creation is one of the masterpieces of humanoid robot experiments. There are several mysterious Sophia robot facts. Let’s find out!

Sophia Robot Invention:

Sophia, an AI social Robot was created by Hanson Robotics. Hanson Robotics is a HongKong based robotics company. Also, Hanson Robotics is working in collaboration with AI Developers. Sophia was turned on for the first time on April 19, 2015. It was introduced to the public in mid-March 2016th Southwest Festival in Texas, United States.

Sophia Robot Features:

Sophia Robot Facts

  • Sophia is a social humanoid robot.
  • This robot has human-like appearance and behavior.
  • It is categorized as female AI Robot and can have 62 facial expressions.
  • She not only shows the human expressions. And, she also imitates human gestures.
  • Sophia got cameras in her eyes. The camera and algorithms are designed to let Sophia see, sustain eye contact, follow faces and recognize individuals.
  • It is believed that Sophia with her AI can ultimately interact with other humans. And, with this, she can gain social skills from it.
  • Sophia is a masterpiece of AI Robot and featured with Google voice recognition.
  • The voice recognition is given by parent company of Google called Alphabet Inc.
  • The brain of Sophia robot is powered with SingularityNET.
  • Sophia is modeled after Audrey Hepburn(1929-1993) a British actress recognized as film and fashion icon.
  • She is fully capable of using her artificial intelligence, facial expressions, and visual data processing.
  • Sophia is designed as a suitable companion to help crowds at large events, nursing homes.

Sophia Robot Social Profile:

She has attended several high-profile interviews like Good Morning Britain with Piers Morgan, CBS 60 Minutes with Charlie Rose, CNBC, Mashable, The New York Times, Forbes, etc. Interviewers around the world are already impressed with her. And now she is sparkled with a name of Media Queen. Sophia also appeared for Audi’s annual report and some music videos.

She has been mannered as all other human beings during her interview. The interview taken with her are remarked as mind-blowing. Here is the video of Sophia Robot and her interaction in the show called “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”:

Well, we believe you are already impressed with Sophia Robot. In November 2017, Sophia also got the title called United Nations Development Programme. Besides, Sophia is the first AI Robot that gets Saudi Arabian Citizenship. She became Saudi Arabian Citizen in October 2017. Right after a few months, she became a citizen of Saudi Arabia, she now gets her own legs for the first time. Sophia is a masterpiece to any robotics technology. We believe, she will be a boon to all in different aspects.

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