Lowe's Innovation Labs introduces the OSHBot at a San Jose, Calif., Orchard Supply Hardware store. CNET's Sumi Das takes a look at the Linux-based robot that not only knows the store's inventory, but also guides customers to items.
An all-robot press conference in Japan introduced us to CommU and Sota, two of the cutest robots we've ever seen. There's a bit more to them than simply looking "kawaii": they may someday be capable of acting as a kind of robo-companion for Japan's elderly population.
Somabar's automated craft-cocktail appliance on Kickstarter wants to put a robo-bartender in every home.
Su Daocheng, who says he is "addicted" to inventing, spent two months on the development of the petrol-powered beast.
Bender, the lovable, occasionally mean-spirited robot from "Futurama," has been recreated in painstaking detail in the popular crafting game by user propank.
The Boganyi Piano took over ten years and 8,000 engineering hours to create, and the results are a stunning musical instrument that looks like a spaceship. It's also got some internal upgrades that make it less susceptible to the elements, and require less maintenance.
This robot has a unique set of skills. That set of skills is not like Liam Neeson's in "Taken," though; thanks to AI, this particular robot learns how to cook by watching humans create culinary delights on YouTube.
Developers can prototype their devices, simulate a full release, then keep the finished products updated through an open source app store.
Designer Roderick Mann had old-fashioned radio serials in mind when he took a 1936 Goldentone radio and replaced its innards with fresh tech. Now, he can listen to new podcasts that sound like old shows, with a device that looks antique but works for the modern age.
A fleet of 25 new workers rolls through the hallways of UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay, delivering meals and medicine, among other tasks formerly completed by humans.