STEM: A Short Video Showing How One Family Lived with the Sony Aibo Robot Dog for a Week

The folks at CNET spent some time living with the Sony Aibo Robot Dog. How did it all work out? Watch this video to find out. Go here for a lot more information on Aibo. STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) students can learn how to design robots that can help people feel wanted, loved, and needed. How cool is that?! Geek On! Continue reading STEM: A Short Video Showing How One Family Lived with the Sony Aibo Robot Dog for a Week

Students at Stanford University Designed and Built “Doggo” a Four-Legged Robot

Check out this video on “Doggo” a four-legged robot built by STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) students at Stanford University. Go here to learn a lot more about the Doggo project including how YOU can get involved in this open source project. Geek On! Continue reading Students at Stanford University Designed and Built “Doggo” a Four-Legged Robot

Amazon Scout Autonomous Delivery Robot

Scanning the news a few days ago, I spotted an article showing a picture of the Amazon Scout autonomous delivery robot. As always, in this day and age, I just read the headline and moved on to the next headline. But today, I went back to that article and looked closer. Hey….this is interesting stuff for budding engineers and scientists (or old retired engineers). 🙂 … Continue reading Amazon Scout Autonomous Delivery Robot

Beam: Robotic Video Conferencing

I started seeing robotic video conferencing devices appear around 2010. I wrote a few blogs on the HeadThere Giraffe, AnyBots, and VGo  (see my blog entries here) and even watched an episode of “The Big Bang Theory” which featured Sheldon using a “nice virtual presence device” to meet the Woz. Despite the fast early start for these new products, and not atypical in the video conferencing … Continue reading Beam: Robotic Video Conferencing

VGo Robotic Video Conferencing

  Here is another robotic video conferencing device.  VGo. In the video they call it: “Robotic Telepresence”…how errrr, interesting.  Gotta love those Marketing folks…gettin’ the buzz words down.  🙂 I will try to get the VGo at AltamontCowork to test (the others (Giraffe, and AnyBots, have failed to remain in touch or get me a unit….).  I REALLY would like to test one of these … Continue reading VGo Robotic Video Conferencing