Tag: Robots and Robotics

For Robots, It’s a Time to Shine (and Maybe Disinfect)

The Neo is a four-foot-tall, 1,000-pound robot floor scrubber. The high-tech machine can cruise large commercial buildings on its own, with no human supervision required. Since its introduction in 2016, Neo’s sales have roughly doubled each year, said Faizan Sheikh, the chief executive and a co-founder of Avidbots, the Canadian start-up that created the robot. […]

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The Star of This $70 Million Sci-Fi Film Is a Robot

The strangest part of Matthew Helderman’s video call came when he bit into an apple. Or rather, what followed. “What kind of apple is that?” asked the 23-year-old with blunt bangs and big brown eyes peering at him through his laptop screen. Helderman, the chief executive of BondIt Media Capital, was meeting with the leading […]

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No, My Toddler Doesn’t Need to Learn to Code

Botley is a small plastic robot that makes a big claim. According to toymaker Learning Resources, Botley can teach children as young as 5 how to program computer codes. In fact, “he’ll have kids coding in minutes,” the company promises on Amazon. Using a remote control, children can “program” a path for the robot to […]

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Grant Imahara, Engineer Who Co-Hosted ‘MythBusters,’ Dies at 49

Grant Imahara, an electrical engineer who co-hosted the pop science show “MythBusters” on the Discovery Channel and operated robots in the “Star Wars” prequels and other major Hollywood films, has died. He was 49. Mr. Imahara’s death was confirmed by Discovery Communications on Monday night. A company spokeswoman said the cause was believed to be […]

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Grant Imahara, ‘MythBusters’ Co-Host, Dies at 49

Grant Imahara, an electrical engineer who co-hosted the pop science show “MythBusters” on the Discovery Channel and operated robots in the “Star Wars” prequels and other major Hollywood films, has died. He was 49. Mr. Imahara’s death was confirmed by Discovery Communications on Monday night. A company spokeswoman said the cause was believed to be […]

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