At least the dancing and singing robots provided some noise and activity from the stands, which is a distinct improvement on the other alternative of positioning immobile and silent mannequins there, as has been seen at stadiums elsewhere. Indeed, authorities must approve of this new kind of crowd given that they are easier to manage and are non-polluting. No wonder cheer-bots are slated to continue ‘attending’ matches even when some real spectators are allowed in from next week.
With Covid-19 unlikely to recede any time soon, robotics companies should consider a product that would provide those missing the stadium vantage point when watching their favourite game a chance to buy a robotic alter ego. Those can be sent to the stadium instead, with camera attachments and facilities to transmit the voices of their owners.
With Flying Taxis And Rolling Robots, CES 2020 Starts On A High Note
Redefining Tech At CES
If the Apple event is the curtain call that marks the end of the year in tech, it is the CES (Consumer Electronics Show) that kickstarts the year in technology. For the unversed, the CES is an annual trade show which is organized by Consumer Technology Association (CTA) in Las Vegas, Nevada.
At CES, the who’s who from the world of technology come together and present breakthrough technologies for the next 50 years. Every year, innovators come up with pathbreaking technologies at CES and this year was no exception.
From flying taxis, toilet paper robots to 8K TVs and 5G laptops, technologies introduced at the four-day trade show that began on January 7, ended up grabbing a lot of eyeballs.
Here are some of the most interesting announcements from CES 2020.
- View: Robots should be at the forefront of new age warfare
- Nokia to set up robotics lab at Indian Institute of Science Bengaluru
- Dog-like robot, Fluffy, is helping Ford engineers upgrade the workspace
- New items in cart: Guitars and robot vacuums
- We made pizza. We made robots. Why not robot pizza?
- Fortis Hospital introduces robot for COVID-19 screening