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Five stunning robots of 2018

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Sony’s Aibo

Sony Aibo reintroduces its robotic Aibo dogs. In terms of looks not much has changed as compared to its ancestor versions but they have become a lot smarter with the ability to react to patting and voice instructions, recognise faces, and even obey commands. The pup can also safeguard your house thanks to the camera installed in its nose. Other plus points include Wi-Fi connectivity along with location and mapping software through which the robot learns from his owner and then develops its own distinct personality. With 22 incorporated axes, the Aibo pup is capable of moving around like a natural dog.

Robotic suitcase CX-1

The fully autonomous robot suitcase follows its owner wherever they go! Equipped with a camera at the front and the ability to study facial recognition, the suitcase has been launched by Chinese company ForwardX. The robot also has the capability to dodge obstacles in its way so that it doesn’t lose sight of you. In case something does go wrong and the distance between the bag and the owner increases i.e. more than 3 meters then the suitcase will send an instant alert on your Smart Band. Auto-locking and safety are the other features of this innovative creation. Now you can travel hands free without worrying about your luggage.

With just six months into this year, the market has witnessed a peak in robotic innovations. With half of the year remaining and the robotic industry becoming more competitive, we will surely see the rise of many new robots till the end of the year. Human-robot collaboration is the future!

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