6 useful robots for your daily businessOne day, our mechanical offspring will inherit the Earth. Until then, let these bots do your bidding
Dyson 360 Eye
Robot vacuum cleaners are our proto-robo-butlers. This eschews the laser guidance of lesser cleaning droids in favour of all-round vision that identifies and maps its surroundings.
Built by robotics experts, this palm-sized ‘toy’ can recognise faces, express emotions and learn from its interactions. The consumer robotics revolution quietly and playfully starts here.
Created as a Japanese store greeter capable of advanced emotional response, this child-sized android is now available as a family companion.
While Sphero’s BB-8 is a sci-fi toy, this is pure science – a programmable bot that teaches our next generation of scientists (aged four and above) how to master complex robotics.