Robot Gadgets

Robots have got to be one of the coolest new consumer gadgets. A lot of them aim to make our lives easier by doing the chores we all hate doing whilst other consumer are just plain entertaining. This section of CG is dedicated to writing about all the new consumer robot products that we come across.

 

Coral One vacuum robot does more than the usual

by Edwin

Robotic vacuum cleaners are certainly nothing new these days, as there is quite a number of companies out there that have come up with their fair share of models which are capable of mapping out your entire home while ensuring it is capable of docking itself when it starts to run low on juice. However, here is something that might just raise your jaded eyebrow: the Coral One. The Coral One happens to be a powerful 2-in-1 vacuum robot that brings along with it an injection of true innovation.

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Spry is a drone that flies and swims

by Edwin

spry-droneMost of us would know that drones fly and take some rather great looking shots, if you are skilled enough, that is. Then again, there is this thing known as underwater drones which work great in capturing images and videos while you are busy diving or snorkeling, so what happens when you bring two and two together? The answer hails from the team at SwellProUSA and Urban Drones in the form of the Spry. The Spry is touted to be the first ever waterproof drone that is able to submerge like a submarine (albeit briefly), float like a boat, and more importantly, fly in the air at speeds in excess of 43mph.

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DJI reveals Mavic 2 Zoom

by Edwin

Mavic 2 ZoomWhen it comes to drones, there is one particular name that stands heads and shoulders above the rest: DJI. The company has rolled out some pretty memorable drones in the past, and the future continues to look bright with the release of the Mavic 2 Zoom. The Mavic 2 Zoom happens to be the first foldable consumer drone in the world complete with optical zoom capability, which would be an interesting way of shooting your videos from special angles. It will be powered by a 1/2.3-inch CMOS sensor, ensuring that whatever creative storytelling that you have set out to embark upon will be done in the utmost professional level.

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Sony Aibo First Litter Edition is the next generation robot dog

by Edwin

aiboRemember Sony’s Aibo when it was first introduced close to a couple of decades ago? Now that was certainly a novelty in terms of consumer electronics, and the world of toys has since evolved to such an extent that a robot dog is no longer any kind of wonder inducing moment upon its unveiling. Still, this has not stopped Sony from showing off their special First Litter Edition of its acclaimed Aibo autonomous robotic “puppy” companion in the US, not too far down the road after the reintroduction of Aibo in Japan recently.

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Mantis Q drone might be small but is highly functional

by Edwin

yuneec-mantis-qDrones have certainly caught on in its popularity over the past few years, where the price has also dropped drastically in order to make it a whole lot more accessible for everybody. Yuneec has come up with an all-new portable folding drone that will be able to respond to voice control while boasting of facial detection technology, delivering up to 33 minutes of flight time accompanied by advanced flight modes and a very easy learning curve that beginners will find helpful. The Yuneec Mantis Q is always ready for an adventure, the question is: where would you like to bring it today?

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BW Space underwater drone breaks new ground

by Edwin

bw-spaceThe drone fever might have more or less settled down to a certain degree, but for many of us, we would think of drones being propeller-powered pieces of hardware that take to the skies while capturing amazing looking scenes from above. Have you ever considered a change in perspective, where the drone will be capturing video and scenes from underwater? This is what YouCan Robotics has done with its latest release, the BW Space. The BW Space is the first underwater photography robot in the world that is able to recognize images as well as follow its target intelligently, delivering precise photo and video capture.

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Insitu ScanEagle 3 UAV ready to take to the skies

by Edwin

Insitu___ScanEagle3_RenderingThe drone industry is a booming one, with so many different kinds of models being released from time to time, so much so that there is a wide range of options to choose from. Folks who are tight on their monthly budget can still pick up an entry level model without missing a beat, while there are also high end ones which could actually net you a second hand car at the same price. Today, we will take a look at something that is far more high end, courtesy of Insitu, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Boeing Company. They have just launched their latest Unmanned Aerial System (UAS), the ScanEagle 3.

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FoxFury reveals drone mount solutions for Rugo Light

by Edwin

RUGO_MOUNTWhen it comes to drones, there are many different kinds of available models for one to choose from, including the budget oriented ones all the way to high end models that would cost far more than a second hand car. Apart from that, not all drones would take off to the air in a split second, others are used to explore the underwater realm. However, for drones that take flight, FoxFury Lighting Solutions has something special that will enable its Rugo light to be used as a drone mounted lighting solution. The mounts are made available for DJI Inspire 1 and 2, DJI Phantom 4 and 4 Pro, along with the Yuneec Typhoon H and H520 drone models, now how about that for versatility?

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