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Dyson's secret device is probably a robot vacuum cleaner
The Verge
British appliance company Dyson has teased its latest product with a cryptic YouTube video. It's not yet clear what the device — codenamed project N223 — will do, but it seems fairly likely that it's going to be a Roomba-esque robotic vacuum cleaner.
Is Dyson Project N223 a robot vacuum cleaner?SlashGear
Dyson's Next Big Product Will Be A Robot VacuumHuffington Post UK
Dyson teases mysterious Project N223, could be a robot vacuumExpert Reviews
Daily Mail -Design Week
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Why You Should Hire A Robot To Write For You
While we don't often think of language as a user interface, it is time to start. The growing power of semantic computing and natural language generation are now combining to open up a new frontier in which machine generated language conveys information ...

Fox News
NASA's robot army of 'swarmies' could explore other planets
Fox News
They may look like remote-controlled toy trucks, but a troop of new NASA robots could one day race across distant planets as a sort of space exploration vanguard. The autonomous robots, which engineers have dubbed "swarmies," are much smaller than ...
NASA's robot army to explore other planetsTimes of India
NASA developing robot troops to explore alien worldsZee News
Nasa Developing Robot 'Swarmies' to Explore Alien WorldsNDTV
Tech Times
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IEEE Spectrum
What Happened to NASA's Valkyrie Robot at the DRC Trials, and What's Next
IEEE Spectrum
NASA's Valkyrie robot is, arguably, one of the most sophisticated and potentially capable humanoids in existence. The key here is "potentially," because in addition to the very fancy and expensive hardware that was put into the robot at its conception ...

'Lock In': A Cop Story For Robot Lovers, A Robot Story For Cop Lovers
When I'm reading for fun and not sitting up in my ivory tower reviewing books for NPR, I generally gravitate toward two kinds of stories: science fiction and procedurals. In both cases, I like my books grimy and lived-in. I have no love for utopias ...

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Tech meets hospitality at Aloft Cupertino with robot butler
Milpitas Post
The Botlr did it. In the hotel lobby. With the push of a button. It made a delivery to a hotel guest at Aloft Cupertino, that is. A robot butler known as Botlr made its debut as the newest hotel employee on Aug. 20. The 3-foot-tall robot, complete with ...

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Latest gee-whiz cruise ship feature: robot bartenders
PAPENBURG, Germany -- But will it listen when you pour out your troubles? Royal Caribbean today unveiled plans for a bar on its next ship where the bartender will be a robot instead of a human -- a cruise industry first. "It actually looks like a robot .
The cruise ship of the future has robot bartenders and huge virtual balconiesThe Verge
Royal Caribbean's New Cruise Ship Features Robot
Royal Caribbean Cruise Ship Rolls Out Robot
Daily Mail -Gizmag -Headlines & Global News
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Featured article

An EMI stands for Electro-Magnetic Interference and can be a big problem in the fields of robotics. Examples of devices that use electromagnetic radiation to function are WiFi signals, radio transmissions, and GPS receivers – to name a few. Electromagnetic radiation encompasses a large portion of our world that we can't see or feel and we need a device to detect and interpret these signals.

EMI refers to a similar set of signals, except that they are unwanted. Any device that runs off of Electricity is going to generate some sort of electromagnetic signature whether planned or not. If these signals are powerful enough, they can cause havoc on unshielded wires and generate false signals that a robot could interpret improperly. It is important that a robot is properly shielded from acting on as well as generating stray EMI emissions.

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Did you know..

  • ... That An End Effector is a technical term that is used to describe the point or device at the end of a robotic linkage...
  • ... That A Tether can be used to restrain a robot’s movement. Tethers can prevent robot damage by restricting motion into a dan...
  • ... That The RGB stands for Red Green and Blue and is the most common way to generate different colors. If you look at your monit...
  • ... That A Speaker works in reverse to a microphone. As a Microphone detects pressure wav...
  • ... That There are two main ways to transmit binary data: in serial or parallel. Serial Communication uses one da...

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The Roomba is a series of Autonomous robotic vacuum cleaners sold by iRobot.
Under normal operating conditions, it is able to navigate a living space and
common obstacles while vacuuming the floor. Several updates and new models
have since been released that allow the Roombas to better negotiate obstacles
and optimize cleaning.
Serial Port communication available also via Bluetooth and infrared
• Full control of all its motors
• Full control of all its leds.
• Full control of all its midi sounds.
• Full access to all its sensors.
• Force-seeking-dock functionality.
• Simulation of Remote Control commands.
• Sensors: bumps wheeldrops, wall, cliff, virtual wall, dirt detector, distance, angle, charging state, voltage, temperature and more...

iRobot Create is a hobbyist robot manufactured by iRobot that is based on the Roomba platform and was introduced in 2007. However, iRobot Create is explicitly designed for robotics development, rather than simply hacking the
Roomba. In place of the vacuum hardware of the Roomba, the Create includes a cargo bay which houses a 25 pin port that can be used for digital and analog
input and output. The Create also possesses a serial port through which sensor
data can be read and motor commands can be issued using the iRobot Roomba Open Interface protocol.