Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Not necessarily CES 2018: Dogbot by Boston Dynamics

The City-County Liaison Committee (City of Madison, Dane County, WI) is currently reviewing a Dog Friendly Policy for the City-County Building at Martin Luther King Boulevard.  After watching this video, I'm wondering how forward-thinking we should be.

Watch a human try to fight off that door-opening robot dog.  (Wired, 2/20/2018)
The most subtle detail here is also the most impressive: The robot is doing almost all of this autonomously, at least according to the video's description. Boston Dynamics is a notoriously tight-lipped company, so just the few sentences it provided with this clip is a relative gold mine.
Boston Dynamics

Other before, during and after CES 2018 posts.  Or not.
February 2018
Petrics, a smart bed for your best friend.  (2/21/2018)
Household robot from the loins of Rosie.  (2/15 /2018)
Sorry, folks, but I'm going to pass on this Lovebox gadget.  (2/14/2018)
Meet Somnex, the sleep robot.  (2/8/20
Deskcise Pro V9 Bike Desk allows you to work and exercise at the same time.  (2/8/2018
The Hyperloop has some folks giddy, light-headed, and untethered.  (2/5/2018)
Ovie Smarterware, refrigerator manager.  (2/5/2018)
Colgate smart toothbrush provides you with a 3D brushing coach.  (2/1/2018)
Meet Laika, a gadget that rolls around the house and keeps you connected to your dog all day long.  (2/1/2018)

January 2018
Bloomberg reviewer definitely not impressed with this $400 window cleaning robot.  (1/30/2018)
Cinema snowglobe.  (1/28/2018)
Hip airbag for seniors leaves knees and elbows unprotected in a fall.  (1/27/2018)
Meet ElliQ, the active aging companion. (1/2 4/2018)
CLOi, robot touted as 'ultimate in simplicity' gets a case of stage fright.  (1/23/2018)
Robots, robots, and more robots.  (1/23/2018)
Rollable OLED TV.  (1/21/2018)
Meet Forpheus, the ping-pong playing robot.  (1/20/2018)
You'll need Keecker-ready walls and ceilings to get the most use out of this robot.  (1/19/2018)
At a list price of $8700, you have plenty of time to procrastinate about this umbrella purchase,  (1/18/2018)
For just under a thousand bucks, Foldimate will save you from the tyranny of folding laundry.  (1/17/2018)
Softcore toilet porn from Kohler.  (1/16/2018)
Smart mirror could use more of a human touch.  (1/16/2018)
Meet Aibo, the robot dog.  (1/15/2018)
File this Modius Health headset under 'absurd'.  (1/15/2018)
The creepy underbelly of CES 2018. Robot strippers.  (1/14/2018)  
Toyota introduces e-Patette, autonomous vehicle, modular store.  (1/14/2018)
Meet AvatarMind's iPal.  (1/12/2018)
Security robot Nimbo scares away the bad guys.  (1/12/2018)
Concept robots designed to eliminate service sector jobs.  (1/5/2018)
Travelmate Robotics suitcase.  (1/5/2018)
Samsung's GoBreath.  (1/3/2018)
A robot that plays Scrabble without making a mess.  (1/1/2018)

December 2017
Keratase hair coach.  (12/23/2017)
Travis the Translator.  (12/20/2017)
Pro-Protection toothbrush holder.  (12/19/2017)
PetMio smart technology.  (12/18/2017)
Rinspeed Snap concept vehicle.  (12/17/2017)
SignAll, an automated sign language translator.  (12/13/2017) 
Homni sleep solution.  (12/11/2017)

November 2017
Guz 2 electronic dartboard connects you to the world.  (11/22/2017)
I assume the SureFly will also be able to carry women.  (11/21/2017)
Now you can party every day and rock all night at any age.  (11/17/2017)
Pointivo.  (11/17/2017)
Jibo, the social robot, makes the cover of TIME.  (11/17/2017)

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