Robots for your daily business

6 useful robots for your daily business

Photo: Facebook/Anki

One day, our mechanical offspring will inherit the Earth. Until then, let these bots do your bidding

Kano Kits

Connecting the digital world to the physical, these kits – Camera (above), Pixel and Speaker – can be coded to react to your apps: taking photos, displaying images and playing sounds.

kano.me

© Youtube // TeamKano

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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. 

dyson.co.uk

© Youtube // Dyson US

Cozmo

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.

anki.com

© Youtube // Anki

Pepper

Created as a Japanese store greeter capable of advanced emotional response, this child-sized android is now available as a family companion. 

ald.softbankrobotics.com

© Youtube // SoftBank Robotics Europe

Parrot Disco FPV 

FPV stands for First Person View. This 80kph fixed-wing drone lets you see and record the world in 1080p Full HD through its eyes, via VR headset-style ‘Cockpitglasses’. 

parrot.com

© Youtube // Parrot

Sphero SPRK+

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. 

sphero.com

© Youtube // Sphero

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