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Topic: Robots

Inside Lowe's Wacky Approach to Building the Store of the Future This is not a sci-fi novel

If you've ever felt overwhelmed when walking into a sprawling hardware store, you're not alone. To tackle the problem and better understand how people shop online and in brick-and-mortar stores,…

November 19, 2014, 10:00 AM EST

A Robot Butler and Martha Stewart Are Proof That Not Every Marketing Stunt Goes Viral This service droid isn't the real deal

Robot butlers just didn't quite catch on this week, even after one took a picture with Martha Stewart. It's a dream concept, and it seems ripe for a social explosion—a…

November 11, 2014, 6:02 PM EST

Need Help Finding Hardware? This Robot Might Be Able to Help Futuristic helper will debut in November at Orchard Supply

Robots are the future. That's what a lot of businesses are starting to bank on, and Lowe's is one of them. Check out the impressive video below to get a look…

October 28, 2014, 12:13 PM EDT

Ad of the Day: Man Battles Machine in World's Most Important Game of Ping-Pong KUKA's nimble robotics

It's a question mankind has been asking ever since we've struggled to understand our place in the universe: Can a human beat a robot at Ping-Pong? Robotics manufacturer KUKA decided to…

March 12, 2014, 12:31 PM EDT

San Pellegrino App Lets You Control a Real-Time Robot on the Streets of Sicily Facebook fans can spend 'Three Minutes in Italy'

So, San Pellegrino will let folks remotely control robots on the ground and in the air over Italy … but NOT for the purpose of Dalek-like mass destruction? Where's the…

August 13, 2013, 9:35 AM EDT

Rory McIlroy Battles a Robot in Chipper Ad for Golf's European Tour Who'll get taken to the cleaners?

This ad for golf's European Tour pits Northern Irish phenom Rory McIlroy against a wise-cracking golf-ball-hitting robot named Jeff in a contest to see who can chip the most balls…

July 1, 2013, 6:56 AM EDT

Robots of the World Gather to Gaze Upon ... Something Pop culture cameos abound in GE's 'Brilliant Machines' ad

Warning! Warning! The robot casts of Forbidden Planet, Lost in Space, Knight Rider and more have finally assembled in the same spot for "Robots on the Move," part of GE's…

November 29, 2012, 8:01 AM EST

Rise of the Machines, on the Web Bots account for 10% of U.S. traffic, says Solve Media

When publishers pitch advertisers on their sites’ audiences, they usually don’t include robots as a targeting segment. But according to Solve Media—the company that puts ads in those annoying CAPTCHA…

September 28, 2012, 7:00 AM EDT

Baxter the Robot Will Make Your Life Easier, Until You Have No Life Rethink Robotics promo fails to reassure

Just in time for the Nostradamus Apocalypse, Rethink Robotics will ship a twin-clawed, $22,000 workaholic hunk of steel and circuitry called Baxter, which the Boston-based company says signals a breakthrough…

September 19, 2012, 9:36 AM EDT

Honda's Roomba-Style Robot Cuts Your Grass for You Say hello to Miimo, your new best friend

Finally, a Roomba for your lawn! The Honda Miimo is a robotic lawn mower—the first of its kind, actually—with a self-charging lithium-ion battery, a "continuous cutting system" that keeps the…

August 24, 2012, 8:54 AM EDT

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