Thursday, May 25, 2017

Beyond CES 2017: Hey, Rosie, look what folks can buy for $16,000

  • "...but not socks, unfortunately, which is pretty strange, but apparently they're really hard to fold."
  • takes 5 minutes to fold 1 t-shirt
  • cost:  $16,000
  • available only in Japan

Take a Load Off. The Robots That Fold Laundry Are Coming.  (The New York Times, 5/24/2017)
Snark alert!  Neither Laundroid, which was invented in Japan, nor FoldiMate, being developed in Israel by an American company, can express existential ennui as Rosey the Jetsons’ robot did, or interface with your Roomba or your Wi-Fi-enabled Mr. Coffee to create a seamless automated washing, vacuuming and caffeinating experience. But they do seem to be a crucial advance for in-home automation, where a thinking machine lends a genuinely useful metallic hand with the chores.

CES 2017 and beyoud:
SleepPhones.  (2/6/2017)
Fuggedabout the Sominex.  (2/6/2017)
Griffin connected toaster.  (2/1/2017)
Ara by Kolibree smart toothbrush.  (1/27/2017)
Hypersuit.  (1/24/2017)
Omron Project Zero wrist blood pressure monitor.  (1/16/2017)
Pity the generations of parents who raised kids before CloudTot.  (1/15/2017)
Help your baby sleep through the night with this $1160 Snoo Smart Sleeper.  (1/15/2017)
Add some drama to your life with Razer Project Valerie.  (1/15/2017
LG Smart InstaView refrigerator.  (1/15/2017)
PowerVision PowerRay Drone.  (1/15/2017)
Equisense Care horse bodysuit.  (1/13/2017)
Vuze 3D-360° Virtual Reality Camera.  (1/13/2017)
HiTech Ninja solar power backpack.  (1/13/2017)
Augmented reality and head-up technology.  (1/12/2017)
LIVS:  Life-enhancing intelligent vehicle solution.  (1/12/2017)
Sony HT-ST65000 sound bar.  (1/12/2017)
The Las Vegas robot parade continues with Ewaybot's Moro.  (1/9/2017)
Meet Olly.  (1/7/2017)
Lynx Robot.  (1/7/2017)
LG Hub Robot.  (1/6/2017)
Lego goes robotic.  (1/6/2017)
Meet Kuri. (I'll leave you to decide if this allegedly 'adorable' robot is worth $700).  (1/6/2017)
Are you still using a dumb brush?  (1/3/2017)
IllumniBowl 2.0 (as seen on TV).   (12/21/2016)
Fireside Audiobox.  (12/20/2016)
Sony 4K OLED TV.  (12/19/2016)

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