iRobot Ava 500: Enterprise Robotics

The Ava 500 Video Collaboration Robot, produced by iRobot and Cisco, is set to provide an executive remote meeting experience that’s a significant step up from the standard setup of Skype or Google Hangouts combined with a laptop. The Ava 500 can also be used to tour factories, labs, customer service centres and other locations … Continue reading iRobot Ava 500: Enterprise Robotics

iRobot Mirra 530 and Looj 330 Pool and Gutter Cleaners: Robot Chores

Pool cleaning isn’t normally the first type of manual labour (or in some parts of California, Manuel labour) that I would assume would be under threat from robots. According to my knowledge, which is based solely on movies, pool cleaners are good looking wayward men in their early 20s who spend half their time idly … Continue reading iRobot Mirra 530 and Looj 330 Pool and Gutter Cleaners: Robot Chores

Sphero: Roll with IT

Among Michael Bay’s many crimes, first and foremost in my mind is “making robots boring”. Even when I learned as a child that robots existed and mostly put together cars, there was still a fascination with them until Bay managed to make “giant robots fighting” into an epic three-part snoozefest. If only someone could make … Continue reading Sphero: Roll with IT

Neato Robotics XV-15: Robotic vacuum cleaner

Robotic vacuum cleaners are great. They combine robotics (cool) with not having to do chores (awesome!) The Neato Robotics XV-15 is the latest addition to the robotic vacuum family, bringing with it a unique, square-tail design. Technology-wise, the XV-15 uses 360-degree laser-mapping to survey a room’s size, notice obstacles and get to work. Like a … Continue reading Neato Robotics XV-15: Robotic vacuum cleaner

TWIG:Robot arms, GEKKOLinks and Blackbox M10s

The Week In Gadgets This week saw the launch of the Blackberry Torch 9800 and Blackberry 6 OS to a lukewarm press reaction. We also saw the release of the call-me-anywhere satellite phone – the iSatphone Pro and a cloud based music service from the Carphone Warehouse. There were also some guitars made from paper. … Continue reading TWIG:Robot arms, GEKKOLinks and Blackbox M10s

Samsung Navibot: New breed of cleaning robot

I confess it: here at Latest Gadgets.co.uk, we’re not always interested in domestic appliances. I mean, until someone put an internet connection in a toaster, I’d never cooked bread. So when we go out of our way to visit the launch party of a vacuum cleaner – the Samsung Navibot – it had better be … Continue reading Samsung Navibot: New breed of cleaning robot