International CES Robot Report
CES 2012 was amazing! Among the sea of people, you could find an ocean of smart connected devices such as appliances, voice activated TVs, health monitoring devices, 3d technology, super thin TVs, and impressive robotics. These "smart" devices claim to provide convenience and peace of mind through connectivity.
Consumer robotics represented a very small part of CES but had the same combination of glitz, glamour, marvelous stuff, misrepresentation, uninspiring products and hidden gems, just like the rest of CES. Robotics Trends hosted a Robotics Tech Zone but the action was well beyond their purview because many of the companies wanted to emphasize their consumer orientation instead of highlighting the robotic. - Everything Robotic
One of the most impressive and interesting demonstarions to me was that of Tosy Robotics with the launch of the full functioning robot mRobo. This stero-type, full-functioning robot was introduced at a standing room only autograph signing with Justin Bieber.
iRobot showcased their Rooba, LG presented the RoboKing ans Samsung presented the Tango in the consumers demand for a self-cleaning, self-propelling vacuum with so far over 7 million being sold in Us, Asia, and Europe.
UC Santa Cruz and the University of Washington finished seven advanced robotic surgery systems to be used in the United States major medical research labs at UC Santa Cruz, UW, Harvard University, University of Nebraska, Johns Hopkins University, nd UC Berkeley.
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