Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Can't Afford a Baby Sitter? Here's One for $199.00 and You Own It!.. Catches Burglars, too!!!

From: Associated Press
"Robots Take on Social Tasks"
" Dominated by home-cleaning gadgets, the consumer robotics market is expanding with the arrival of 'bots that can spy inside your home when you're away or arrange virtual meetings of family or friends.
Robotics experts say gadgets introduced Thursday could usher more socially oriented robots into the U.S. market, though they bear little physical resemblance to humans or pets as robots embraced by consumers in Japan and South Korea do..."

"...enables seeing remotely. Spykee the WiFi spy robot, developed by France-based Meccano and marketed in the U.S. by Erector, best known for its Erector Set kits, has tank-style track wheels, two decorative mechanical arms and a camera on top that looks vaguely like a human head..."
Read the full article: http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5hcN4cr6B-GOOdy67dfU_GSscFuVQ
Check Out: "CLASSROOM ROBOTICS" (the book)

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