The Robots Uprise at CES 2018: Yamaha MOTOROiD and UBTech Stormtrooper

Robots have been a part of for a long time. This year, they got their own wing in South Hall to show off all the cool things they can do. From utility to sport, and even getting you a beer at the end of the day. You’d be surprised how many people have robots in their homes already. Maybe it’s a vacuum. It could be that stationary personal assistant you call Alexa, Google, or Siri. So why not embrace these cool robots as well…

Omron Plays Ping Pong

It’s simply a concept, as Omron is not in the business of making ping pong table robots. Still, it was cool to see them serve, and react to oncoming ping pongs. Omron does create many different types of autonomous devices, mostly for the workplace – Agriculture, Manufacturing, Health care, and mobility.

Still, pitting the human opponent to the machine shows we have ways to work with them to get things done.


While still a prototpe, this is part of a series of “Lifestyle vehicles” from Yamaha. No real details can be given, but the end result is a advanced motorcycle for your transport needs.

First Order

Another consumer robot is the fun loving . These are simple robots that you can control with a mobile device. UB creates different types of robots that will teach you to build and program in the new age of .

UBTech First Order Stormtrooper is a fun robot to start with. It has facial recognition, Sentry mode, and mission mode, which you can program in through your mobile device. You can get the robot for $299. Order UBTech First Order Stormtrooper here.

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