Tagged: robot

Anthouse Robot Pet Companion

Today humans are busier than ever. We don’t have time and energy for all of the things we used to be able to do. And our lifestyles are only getting busier. This means that your pets are missing out on quality time with you. It isn’t easy for the 21st century pet, but the Anthouse Robot Pet Companion is here to improve your pet’s life. The idea is that owners can “telesocialize” with their pet via an Internet connection. You miss your dog and your dog misses you, so this provides a way to connect and not leave your pet completely unattended. This robot is controlled with the accompanying app for iOS or Android and connects through your home WiFi network to let you see your pet in real-time. You can take photos, videos and communicate using the built-in speaker. Your pet will love that you are able...

Panasonic Transmits Data by Touch

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS Subscribe: Android | RSSTrying the dual live stream today on Facebook and YouTube! For the most part it was successful, with a small audio glitch at the beginning. Glitch only happened for a few seconds, so I left it in the video part. Audio was cut. Panasonic created a device that can turn your body into a data transmission device. You can then send information to others, or to devices with a touch. We’ll look more at this. I also talk about week one of Bell’s Palsy – watch the First 48 Hours of Bell’s Palsy video I posted. Finally, the show will be off the next couple weeks as I am on travel. I show off the HP EliteBook x2: Morning Geeks! Episode 23 Show Notes – Hurricane Matthew – Stay safe out there! – New York Comic Con...


Whee Me Robot Gives Back Massage and Stays on Your Back – CES 2013

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSWhile at CES 2013 I sat down with Cobi and Robin (lying down) to learn about the Whee Me massage robot. Cobi is with Dream bots – a company that is working in the robotics section. What is Whee Me? Whee Me is a massage robot that helps relax the back, buttocks and legs. Whee Me has the ability to work its way around the back without falling off. Once it detects  a certain slope it will reverse direction. Whee Me is being sold in Europe and is online in the US for $69. (www.wheeme.com) [cessponsor]

Geek Smack! 204: Let’s Get Serious about Siri 0

Geek Smack! 204: Let’s Get Serious about Siri

Siri is Apple’s new smartphone assistant. People loved it, now their complaining, but for the wrong reason. Jeffrey talks what they should be concerned about

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Thought Control

The Guardian reports that Honda has unveiled a robot that can be controlled by the thoughts of an operator wearing a special helmet. Read the full story and see a picture here. The control module, if that’s the right word, appears to be slightly larger that a large washing machine, not counting the area where the operator sits. I have no doubt that it will rapidly shrink into something more portable. An exerpt:

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Modeled Citizens

Developers in Japan designed a robot intended to serve as a fashion model. Apparently, it didn’t impress the audience. Read the full story, with illustrations, in the Guardian at this link. Here’s an excerpt: