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Robots Everywhere

This is Robots Everywhere — a show where we chronicle the slow but steady takeover of our future robot overlords, and show you how they’re making their way into practically every facet of modern life.

DARPA is building a robotic space mechanic to fix satellites in orbit

It will also tow them around to help extend their usefulness

Meet the robot helping doctors treat coronavirus patients

Doctors are using a robot to treat a coronavirus patient without exposing themselves to the spreading illness.

Roborock S5 Max robot vacuum review: Sucking and mopping up the competition

The Roborock S5 Max robot can do the job of two. Are its vacuuming and mopping capabilities worth your $599?

These robots taser weeds to death so farmers don’t need chemical herbicides

A new agricultural robotics startup has created a trio of smart farming robots able to hunt weeds down, kill them with mini blasts of lightning, and then plant crops in their place.

Meet CIMON-2: The floating A.I. brain that lives on the ISS

The International Space Station recently received its newest resident: an artificial intelligence-powered flying robot called CIMON-2. Here is how it promises to help astronauts as they work.

World’s first robotic brain surgery could be a game-changer for patients

A neuroradiologist has carried out the world’s first robotic brain surgery. The robot-assisted aneurysm coiling was conducted on a 64-year-old in Canada.

Robotics company is offering $125K if you’ll let a robot use your face

Running short on cash? U.K.-based additive manufacturing company Geomiq is currently offering $125,000 to the person willing to sign over face rights to let their appearance be used for a new line of humanoid robots. Here's how you can get involved with this unusual offer.

15-ton fighting robot now for sale on eBay, but watch out for shipping costs

Robot fighting company MegaBots' beautiful dream is coming to an end. And, while that's sad on multiple levels, it's great news for anyone who wants to buy a 15-ton fighting mech online.

Boston Dynamics shows off Atlas robot doing parkour in new video

In a new video, the Boston Dynamics' humanoid robot, known as Atlas, shows off in an impressive a gymnastic routine, complete with parkour moves

Robot helps a surgeon carry out world’s first long-distance heart operations

In a world's first, a surgeon in India has successfully carried out several long distance heart operations using a telepresence robot to help him.

MIT’s snake robot is designed to crawl through blood vessels in the brain

What’s creepier than a snake robot? Answer: An ultra-thin snake robot that’s designed to crawl through the blood vessels in your brain. That’s exactly what researchers at MIT have developed.

Philisophical Russian-built robot is headed to the International Space Station

The International Space Station is about to get its latest guest -- in the form of a joke-cracking, space-philosophizing Russian humanoid robot. Here's what we known about Skybot F-850.

Move over Spot. There’s a new robo-dog on the block — and it’s waterproof

ANYbotics, the Swiss robotics company behind the four-legged, oil rig-inspecting ANYmal robot, has released its next-generation quadruped robot dog successor. Check it out in action.

Astro the dog-inspired quadruped robot can sit, lie down, and… learn?

Move over Spot! Researchers from Florida Atlantic University have built a new dog robot called Astro. Thanks to deep learning technology, it promises to be able to learn just like a real dog.

The next photo you see while shopping online may have been snapped by a robot

Can a robotic photo studio replace a professional photographer for product photography? Meet the $20,000 robot that snaps product photos for less than $10 as part of the new Square Photo Studio.

Bouncing robot for low-gravity space missions has a spring in its step

The European Space Agency has created SpaceBok, a robot inspired by the springbok designed for low-gravity dynamic walking. On the moon, SpaceBok could potentially jump as high as two meters into the air.

MIT whiz kids got a robot to take on the viral #BottleCapChallenge

It turns out the ultra-smart folks at MIT think about the same silly viral meme challenges as the rest of us. Check out their attempt to get a robot to take on the #BottleCapChallenge.

This robot arm for a wheelchair does everything from open doors to apply makeup

Canadian tech company Kinova Robotics's robot arm wheelchair attachment can be used for carrying out a wide range of everyday tasks that a lot of would take for granted. Check it out.

Thought-controlled robotic hand can play games of rock-paper-scissors

A new 3D-printed robotic prosthetic hand, controllable using only a wearer’s thoughts, can perform a wide variety of hand gestures — and even engage in a game of rock-paper-scissors.

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Upgrade your WFH setup with this three piece bundle

Things have changed in the US workforce. Even after this pandemic is over and the situation gets back to the old definition of “normal”, things will be different in the work space.A lot of companies and organizations have warmed to the idea of remote working and will likely keep it as a permanent part of doing business. Many people who work from home will probably continue to work from home.While you may have gotten used working remotely, chances are you could do better in the way of proper tools and devices. Getting in front of a camera is one thing, but having the right lighting, camera angles, and perspective is another.Whether you’re looking to connect with your team once a week or present a quarterly slide deck for upper management, you’ll want to invest in the right equipment. The Pictar Home Office Kit is that right equipment.The bundle, just $89.99 in the AG Deals Store, is comprised of three components: a Pictar Wide-Angle Smart Lens, Splat 3N1 Flexible Tripod, and Pictar Smart Light. Together, these three will help eliminate the hassles of clumsy and less than stellar calls.The smart lens doubles the viewing on your mobile device, so you’ll capture more than just a closely cropped image of your head. It connects to an app and allows for precise and easy adjustment; it also has 20 different shooting modes.The tripod has five flexible legs that allow for mounting just about anywhere and everywhere you take your phone. The smart light clips onto your phone or camera to enhance the quality of your video footage.AvailabilityYou can purchase your three-piece Pictar Home-Office Kit from the AG Deals Store for just $89.99 right now. That’s a 35% discount off the normal retail price.Best SellersEarn Credits!For every $25 you spend in the AG Deals Store you get $1 credit added to your account. And, if you refer the deal via social media or an email that results in a purchase, you’ll earn $10 credit in your account.First Time Buying?If this is your first time buying, you are also eligible for 10% discount! Just be sure to subscribe for email updates.Free StuffNot looking to spend any money today? No worries. You can still visit the AndroidGuys section for freebies and pick something anyhow.

LG Wing arrives with swiveling two-screen experience

LG on Monday announced its first handset under the “Explorer Project”, the LG Wing. And just as the rumors told us, it features a unique two-screen experience.Currently there are two main ways that phone makers are working with dual displays. There’s the “two phone screens that make a tablet screen” approach and then there’s the “flip phone” design that opens to reveal a full-screen experience. The LG Wing is neither of those.The LG Wing features a 6.8-inch full HD OLED main display that swivels up to reveal a secondary 3.9-inch screen underneath. Resembling a Tetris T-block, it leads to unique use cases.The LG Wing is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G processor with 8GB RAM and 128GB/256GB storage options. A microSD expansion card slot allows for external media.The rear houses a 64-megapixel main camera, accompanied by a 12-megapixel wide-angle and 13-megapixel wide-angle camera. One is mounting in standard portrait orientation while the other is rotated 90 degrees. A 32-megapixel camera pops out for selfies on the front side of the phone.The hinge mechanism in LG WING has proven to be reliable even after 200,000 swivels – this averages out to about 100 motions every day for five years.Given its unique design, the LG Wing allows for some interesting camera modes. Grip Mode ignores accidental touches while recording video when the phone is opened. Gimbal Motion Camera Mode adds a joystick, lock, and follow controls on the secondary display.The design also allows for watching full-screen video content on the big display while messaging, commenting, and other features are available on the secondary screen.Other prominent features in the LG Wing include a 4,000mAh battery with wireless and Quick Charge 4.0 and an IP54 rating against dust and water.The LG Wing will be offered in Aurora Gray and Illusion Sky when it goes on sale. Pricing and exact availability has yet to be revealed. With that said, Verizon will have first dibs on the unique phone with AT&T, T-Mobile, and others following later.

Snag this award-winning personal air conditioner while it’s on sale

Although it’s the middle of September we still find those occasional days where it gets stupid hot outside. Or worse, really humid. While it might be tempting to crank the AC up in the home or office, you’d be wise to consider the alternative – a costly electric bill.Another option to consider is a personal air conditioner. Indeed, just as there are portable heaters for keeping your room warm, these are here to cool you down.The evaCHILL EV-500, is an ultra-lightweight and energy-efficient personal air conditioner that keeps you cool and leaves money in your wallet. For a limited time, you can pick it up on sale for nearly 20% off.Simply fill the water tank, plug it in, and the cartridge will generous amounts of water. The water disperses itself through the cooling pads while air blows through them. The result is evaporated water with no heat exhausted. The EV-500 can drop the air temperature up to 59º in just 10 minutes.It makes more sense to cool a room than to worry about the whole house, right?EV-500 FeaturesUltra-portable & leakage-proof w/ an integrated handleReaches full cooling power within 5-10 minutesSoft blue LED lights improve the moodSets up w/ just one buttonHumidifies the air creating a comfortable environmentFilters out dust particles to increase the air quality for better breathing & doesn’t create suitable conditions for bacterial growthCan increase your sleep qualityBuy Yours Today!Usually retailing for $99, you can get the EvaChill EV-0500 on sale for $79.99 — a savings of 20%. Take your pick from three colors: white, gray, and pink.Best SellersEarn Credits!For every $25 you spend in the AG Deals Store you get $1 credit added to your account. And, if you refer the deal via social media or an email that results in a purchase, you’ll earn $10 credit in your account.First Time Buying?If this is your first time buying, you are also eligible for 10% discount! Just be sure to subscribe for email updates.Free StuffNot looking to spend any money today? No worries. You can still visit the AndroidGuys section for freebies and pick something anyhow.

Google partners with Lenovo for Meet hardware kits

Google on Tuesday announced new Google Meet videoconferencing hardware as part of a partnership with Lenovo. The new Series One hardware comes in the form of a bundle which are slated for pre-order soon.The entire kit is powered by a Compute System which has a version of Chrome OS designed for Meet. The platform uses AI to provide a smarter and more user-friendly way of conducting meetings. Features include joining meetings using voice, enhanced noise reduction, and participant framing.The Series One hardware is comprised of a 12-megapixel Smart Camera; an alternate 20.3-megapixel Smart Camera XL is offered for larger conference rooms.A Smart Audio Bar houses a 2.5-inch woofer, one-inch tweeter, and eight beam-forming microphones that Google says can process “up to 44 channels simultaneously.” It advises that it can filter out distracting sounds such as typing and snacking.This isn’t Google’s first approach to workplace tech, nor is it the first attempt at hardware for Google Meet. Asus introduced gear for Google Meet back in May.Depending on what version of the Series One hardware you purchase, you’ll may also be able to control meetings via a rechargeable remote control or a 10.1-inch display. Both of support Google Assistant for hands-free meeting controls.Companies interested in adding one of the Series One kits to their conference rooms will soon be pre-order one. Exact timing isn’t known yet, but pricing starts at $2,699 for the Small Room Kit.For the money, you’ll get a Smart Camera, Smart Audio Bar, Compute System, and remote control ($2,699). Alternatively, a $2,999 Medium Room Kit and $3,999 Large Room Kit will be sold. Color options include “charcoal” (black) and “chalk” (white).