Robots in the House

Rocketboom Tech correspondent Ellie Rountree talks about the advancement of home robots from 1982 to today.

This episode was made in collaboration with Intel!
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Story Links:

NYT: Planning Domesticated Robots
http://www.theoldrobots.com/images17/dc17.JPG

Android Amusement Corp
http://www.theoldrobots.com/android.html

Boys and Robots Will Be Boys
http://www.theoldrobots.com/images17/dc9.JPG

Tomy Omnibot 5402 From 1984 in Action!

Omnibot 5402/TR5000 By Tomy
http://www.theoldrobots.com/omnibot.html

Talking Robie 2

Furby Commercial 2000-Ain’t No Furby Like Mine
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xNnbUaKarXQ

Personal Robots CYE
http://www.personalrobots.com/inthenews/pr/listing.html

Cye Pictures
http://www.pioneernet.net/johnc/cyegallery.htm

First Generation Roomba Commercial

Floorwashing
http://store.irobot.com/category/index.jsp?categoryId=3334444&cp=2804605&ab=CMS_IRBT_Storefront_090809_floorwashing

Shopsweeping
http://store.irobot.com/category/index.jsp?categoryId=3334468&cp=2804605&ab=CMS_IRBT_Storefront_090809_shopsweeping

Floorwashing
http://store.irobot.com/category/index.jsp?categoryId=3334444&cp=2804605&ab=CMS_IRBT_Storefront_090809_floorwashing

Guttercleaning
http://store.irobot.com/category/index.jsp?categoryId=3334470&cp=2804605&ab=CMS_IRBT_Storefront_090809_guttercleaning

Robomow
http://www.friendlyrobotics.com/videos/robomow/

Paradise Robotics Lawnbott Evolution LB3210

Husqvarna AutoMower at work

RIBA

CMU
 http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/11/Cmu_panorama.jpg

Personal Robotics in Pittsburgh
http://blogs.intel.com/research/2008/11/personal_robotics_in_pittsburg.php

Autonomous Manipulation (IRP2008)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nhx9KZwl_5A

Duration : 0:3:43


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25 thoughts on “Robots in the House

  1. I’m glad that I’m …
    I’m glad that I’m both young enough to see robot servants in my lifetime but old enough that I’ll probably die before the robot revolution.

  2. I like Ellie, she’s …
    I like Ellie, she’s gorgeous and a good presenter. Sometimes she makes the freakiest facial expressions which is kinda funny.

  3. Can’t wait till …
    Can’t wait till they have those bending robots. I’ve heard they’re kinda sassy. 😀

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