Sunday, February 23, 2020

A Smart, Interactive, Mobile Family Robot.

From my In Box... Looks like a very worthwhile learning resource... I'll be taking a closer look at this one!

-----Original Message-----
From: Misa Robotics LLC
Subject: The Smart, Interactive, and Uniquely Mobile Family Robot.

Smart, interactive, and uniquely mobile -
 Misa can playwith your kids, sense obstacles,
and keep your home safe.

Fully mobile with 4 wheels and a plethora of sensors
enables Misa to travel, learn & interact with the
world around it. Misa’s wheels are big enough to handle a
wide range of flooringand carpets - even thresholds.
Drive System
A powerful, yet quiet, drive train that helps Misa move
effortlessly throughout your home.

Touch Sensor
Misa responds to human touch in a truly personal
way. A gentle tap to the head will make Misa look up
at you and talk affirmingly.

Obstacle Sensor
Obstacle sensors enable Misa to navigate
your house and also stay away from edges and obstacles in it's path.

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Robot Dog Is Working on an Oil Rig

Interesting article from Popular Mechanics

  • Spot, the internet-famous Boston Dynamics robot dog, just landed its first job at a Norwegian oil and gas company.
  • The robot will survey an oil and gas production vessel, according to Bloomberg.
  • Since last September, Boston Dynamics has been making Spot available for commercial lease. This looks to be the second organization to take the robotics company up on the offer, after a bomb squad in Massachusetts.

Spot the Dog—the robotic viral sensation known for opening doors, climbing steps with ease, and even taking clean dishes out of the dishwasher—has just landed a full-time gig as an inspector at an oil and gas company in Norway.
At some point this year, the Boston Dynamics robot will begin patrolling Aker BP's oil and gas production vessel at the Skarv field in the Norwegian Sea, Bloomberg reports. There, it will run inspections, look for hydrocarbon leaks, and put together reports based on the data it collects.

Read the full article at its source:

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Clicbot: Fascinating New Robot for STEM Learning

Clicbot looks like it's going to be a great addition to the family of robots kids have access to!

"Clicbot is your family’s newest friend. He listens, he thinks, and he even reacts. His personality is contagious, and his playful design makes him even more lovable. More than that, he’s an engaging teacher that knows how to make learning fun..."