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New-Age Chef & Valet Robots To Make Your Life Easy

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Make Way For The Machines
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Make Way For The Machines

While the robotic revolution is making a splash around the world, here are a few that aim to make life easier, simulate human emotions and take us closer to the future. While the robotic revolution is making a splash around the world, here are a few that aim to make life easier, simulate human emotions and take us closer to the future.

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Robotic Dragonflies
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Robotic Dragonflies

The BionicOpter was a talking point recently when Jeff Bezos tweeted a short video of himself playing with the robot dragonfly at his robotics conference MARS. The makers, Festo AG, say they have “technically mastered the highly complex flight characteristics of the dragonfly” — the robot can fly in all directions, hover in mid-air and glide without beating its wings. BionicOpter supports wireless real-time communication, a continuous exchange of information, and can identify complex events.

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Racing Robots
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Racing Robots

Motobot 2.0 is an autonomous motorcycle-riding robot that combines the latest in motorcycle and robotics technology to drive around a racetrack on a Yamaha YZF-R1M. The motorcycle dons a look of the classic modern aerodynamic racing two-wheeler, while the robot needs human operators only to specify how aggressively it should race. Motobot 2.0 can race at a speed of almost 200 kmph but it’s no match for Valentino Rossi yet.

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Interview Robots
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Interview Robots

Tengai, a brainchild of Furhat Robotics, is the world’s first job interview robot that aims to take out unconscious human biases from the process. She sits on top of a table directly across the candidate she’s about to interview. Tengai has three degrees of movement freedom and can display complex expressions — blink and smile lightly as she poses her questions.

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Robo Chefs
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Robo Chefs

Creator, a burger restaurant that opened last year in San Francisco, is home to two sedansized robots each of which can churn out 120 burgers an hour. Each robot is reportedly equipped with 350 sensors, 50 actuators and 20 computers together which allow it to grind the meat, shape the burgers, slice the tomatoes, grate cheese and dispense mustard. The robots themselves are controlled by a machine learning algorithm.

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Robot Valets
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Robot Valets

Robots are coming to take over valet parking tasks. London’s Gatwick Airport recently collaborated with Stanley Robotics to trial robots that valet park passengers’ cars. The trial will run from the second half of 2019 to early 2020 wherein passengers will have to leave their car at the airport’s ‘parking station’ without handing over keys. The robot will lift up the car and store it in a secure car park. The service will have access to users’ flight details so that the robot can bring back the car when the passenger returns.

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Telepresence Robots
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Telepresence Robots

If you are unable to attend an important meeting at the office or your kid can’t be at school because of chronic illness, AV1 can be a competent proxy. Oslo-based start-up No Isolation’s AV1 is a cute-looking robot that can sit at a meeting room and live stream video and audio back to your mobile device remotely. It can help housebound sick children and elderly people keep in touch with friends and family, and thus combat loneliness.

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