robotics

MekaMon Review

Pros Awesome-looking robot design Fun multiplayer Movement can be tailored to suit different surfaces Cons Way too expensive App could be more instructional AR modes

Jibo Review: Alexa gets some cute competition

PROS Engaging movements really add to Jibo’s personality Facial-recognition makes the robot more proactive Far more personable than an Amazon Echo CONS Expensive compared to

Sphero Mini Review

Pros Adorable design Approachable and easy to use Well-designed app Great introduction to coding Cons Imprecise controls Face controls are gimmicky So-so battery life Key

The future of Fitbit: New sensors, serious health tracking and more

The next few days, it’s fair to say, are going to be a pretty big deal for the hopeful startup-turned-billion-dollar company we all know as Fitbit.

5 Companies Who Make Cool Drones

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), or simply drones, are becoming more and more common these days and they offer a wide range of uses. There are the

Bose SoundTouch 300 review

Bose’s latest soundbar offering, the SoundTouch 300, is much like the Build-A-Bear concept. Choose your basic product first, then accessorise away to your heart’s desire.

HOVER CAMERA PASSPORT DRONE REVIEW

HIGHS Prop guards Built-in flash Adjustable control scheme Face/body tracking software Ultra portable design LOWS 30 FPS frame rate regardless of resolution Limited image stabilization

And finally : Samsung gives us big hope for the Gear S4 and more

Welcome to another And finally, where we mop up all the rumours, murmurs and smaller stories of the week. Over the past seven days we’ve

Best Drones 2016

Drones aren’t just for paparazzi and film crews anymore. A simple beginner’s model can cost less than $100, with camera drones starting at a few

TURING PHONE DARK WYVERN REVIEW

Turing Robotics seems to be banking heavily on the Turing Phone. Not only has the company delayed the release of the device for months upon

DJI Phantom 4 Drone Review

THE GOOD Longer battery life Faster flight Excellent image quality App is straightforward and easy to use THE BAD Collision avoidance is not foolproof Some

Raspberry Pi 2 Model B Review

THE GOOD Surprisingly powerful for its size Inexpensive Small, compact design Accessible hardware and software Great for education THE BAD Requires a slight learning curve

3D Robotics Solo Review

THE GOOD Attractive design Easy to fly Fast and maneuverable Shoots steady, sharp video. THE BAD Expensive Requires additional GoPro camera VERDICT While expensive, the

Qualcomm Snapdragon Flight reference platform has advanced video and nav

Qualcomm has announced a new reference platform that is aimed directly at advancing consumer drone aircraft capabilities. The new platform is called Snapdragon Flight and

Self-driving car tech lets computers see our world like never before

Since their inception, computers have lived in a world of ones and zeros, doggedly processing if-then and and-or statements through multiple language layers. One fascinating

NAO robot becomes self-aware very briefly

OK, maybe now it’s time to start worrying. While artificial intelligence has been making considerable progress, the doomsday scenarios painted by science fiction are still

The Turing Phone Looks Like a Cross Between a Spaceship and Superman

The Turing Phone is just one big piece of weird. Yep. That thing pictured above is super-strong and ultra-secure, like the spawn of galactic lovemaking

It’s time: Team USA challenges Team Japan to giant robot duel

Forget football, a real sport has arrived. American company MegaBots Inc has thrown down the gauntlet to Japanese robotics manufacturer, Suidobashi Heavy Industry, and challenged

MIT’s latest robot cheetah can jump higher than you

MIT’s Biomimetics Robotics Lab has created a new version of its robotic cheetah. The Cheetah 2 is capable of even more animal-like actions than DARPA’s