Dobot@CES

ercoerco Posts: 17,443
edited January 6 in Robotics Vote Up0Vote Down
Mostly a ho-hum year for robots at CES. Lots of bipedal humanoids, $600-800 for tabletops and $20K+ for the same over promising service droids we've seen for 20 years. I did like this DOBOT Magician from China, a small solid arm which sells for $1000 which includes multiple end effectors for 3D printing, laser engraving and obviously a gripper too. Huge work envelope. http://dobot.cc/dobot-magician/product-overview.html

"When you make a thing, a thing that is new, it is so complicated making it that it is bound to be ugly. But those that make it after you, they don’t have to worry about making it. And they can make it pretty, and so everybody can like it when others make it after you."

- Pablo Picasso

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  • I watched a couple other videos. It looks like a pretty capable piece of equipment for the price!
  • ercoerco Posts: 17,443
    edited January 6 Vote Up0Vote Down
    And here's the killer: I hit it off with the Chinese seller, he offered to sell me his demo unit after the show at a further reduced price, as he didn't want the hassle of shipping it back to China! Unfortunately I was only at CES for one day. :(

    "When you make a thing, a thing that is new, it is so complicated making it that it is bound to be ugly. But those that make it after you, they don’t have to worry about making it. And they can make it pretty, and so everybody can like it when others make it after you."

    - Pablo Picasso
  • erco wrote: »
    And here's the killer: I hit it off with the Chinese seller, he offered to sell me his demo unit after the show at a further reduced price, as he didn't want the hassle of shipping it back to China! Unfortunately I was only at CES for one day. :(

    Too bad! I'd like to have seen what your hands-on testing of it would have revealed!
  • ercoerco Posts: 17,443
    edited January 6 Vote Up0Vote Down
    Also Grillbot, for BBQ lovers. http://grillbots.com

    "When you make a thing, a thing that is new, it is so complicated making it that it is bound to be ugly. But those that make it after you, they don’t have to worry about making it. And they can make it pretty, and so everybody can like it when others make it after you."

    - Pablo Picasso
  • Damn you - you should've grabbed it. I would've taken that off your hands. :)
  • Don't make me drive back to Las Vegas, Jason! :)
    "When you make a thing, a thing that is new, it is so complicated making it that it is bound to be ugly. But those that make it after you, they don’t have to worry about making it. And they can make it pretty, and so everybody can like it when others make it after you."

    - Pablo Picasso
  • Lots of modular construction bots too. Sphere-based "CellRobot" was interesting.

    http://www.keyirobot.com/

    "When you make a thing, a thing that is new, it is so complicated making it that it is bound to be ugly. But those that make it after you, they don’t have to worry about making it. And they can make it pretty, and so everybody can like it when others make it after you."

    - Pablo Picasso
  • ercoerco Posts: 17,443
    edited January 6 Vote Up0Vote Down
    This iPal demo was kind of hard to watch. Not sure what it brings to the party. http://www.ipalrobot.com/




    "When you make a thing, a thing that is new, it is so complicated making it that it is bound to be ugly. But those that make it after you, they don’t have to worry about making it. And they can make it pretty, and so everybody can like it when others make it after you."

    - Pablo Picasso
  • And two CES pics of personal interest to me. Top photo is from Ozobot's booth, a robot company barely two miles away from my house. Lower pic is Amy Robotics. My daughter Amy liked that. :)

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    "When you make a thing, a thing that is new, it is so complicated making it that it is bound to be ugly. But those that make it after you, they don’t have to worry about making it. And they can make it pretty, and so everybody can like it when others make it after you."

    - Pablo Picasso
  • Nice, thanks for posting some pics! I see the DoBot has a cheaper version 1 that looks nice.
  • You are a guest reporter on RUS - where do I send the royalties...

    http://roboticsunderthestole.blogspot.com/2017/01/2017-ces-via-erco.html
    Whit+

    "We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we're curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths." - Walt Disney
  • Nice Whit!

    The Grillbot guys handed out a neat promo, a business card with a flip-out USB mini thumbdrive, containing the attached PDF with their whole marketing campaign, a textbook example of shameless self-promotion and overpromising. There's even a Bluetooth APP! :)

    I had to edit their PDF a bit down to fit the forum limit of 2MB, I used http://www.pdfescape.com for the first time which worked great.

    "When you make a thing, a thing that is new, it is so complicated making it that it is bound to be ugly. But those that make it after you, they don’t have to worry about making it. And they can make it pretty, and so everybody can like it when others make it after you."

    - Pablo Picasso
  • I know CES is a consumer show, and these products are tailored for that. But I continue to be more than a little disappointed in the lack of overall growth.

    We see the same things year over year. Some just plain miss the mark. A grill cleaning robot? That's from like three years ago, but my complaint is the same: we *like* to clean the grill because it's part of the routine -- besides, no grill should be so clean you can see the original enamel or chrome. Tasting a bit of last summer's picnic is part of the fun.

    OTOH, who likes to follow fido around and clean up after his little outdoor doos. There should be a robot for that. And how about one that helps you fold your polo shirts so they look like they came right off the sales table at JCPenney. A robot to find my lost remotes. I could have really used one of those last night. Instead I had to turn off the TV and read a book.

    Seriously, what I'd really like to see is a new push for robots that actually help people to live normal lives. Adaptive assistive robots for the old, injured, or infirm. An application of the vision portion of self-driving cars to help blind people become truly independent, including places they've never been -- a seeing eye robot, if you'd like. And so on.

    Yes, I know these have been demonstrated, but where are the commercial, consumer products? Will personal assistant bots only be popular in Japan? Everyone is still trying to be Charles Link. Let's remember a big shelf fell on him, killed him, and caused his wonderful self-aware creation to be blamed for murder. It's okay to aim a little dumber in the AI-scale and make things folks can actually use in their lives.

  • Spoken like the true visionary you are, Boss! Agree 100%. Last I heard of Tandy Trower, the former ringleader of Microsoft Robotics, he was doing assisted living bots at http://www.hoaloharobotics.com/intro

    It's def wise for us to plan ahead and build bots to take care of us when we get (not much!) older. I don't think millennial kids will give a hoot about taking care of their elders.
    "When you make a thing, a thing that is new, it is so complicated making it that it is bound to be ugly. But those that make it after you, they don’t have to worry about making it. And they can make it pretty, and so everybody can like it when others make it after you."

    - Pablo Picasso
  • More CES bots:





    "When you make a thing, a thing that is new, it is so complicated making it that it is bound to be ugly. But those that make it after you, they don’t have to worry about making it. And they can make it pretty, and so everybody can like it when others make it after you."

    - Pablo Picasso
  • MikeDYurMikeDYur Posts: 1,571
    edited January 11 Vote Up0Vote Down
    I know CES is a consumer show, and these products are tailored for that. But I continue to be more than a little disappointed in the lack of overall growth.

    We see the same things year over year. Some just plain miss the mark. A grill cleaning robot? That's from like three years ago, but my complaint is the same: we *like* to clean the grill because it's part of the routine -- besides, no grill should be so clean you can see the original enamel or chrome. Tasting a bit of last summer's picnic is part of the fun.

    OTOH, who likes to follow fido around and clean up after his little outdoor doos. There should be a robot for that. And how about one that helps you fold your polo shirts so they look like they came right off the sales table at JCPenney. A robot to find my lost remotes. I could have really used one of those last night. Instead I had to turn off the TV and read a book.

    Seriously, what I'd really like to see is a new push for robots that actually help people to live normal lives. Adaptive assistive robots for the old, injured, or infirm. An application of the vision portion of self-driving cars to help blind people become truly independent, including places they've never been -- a seeing eye robot, if you'd like. And so on.

    Yes, I know these have been demonstrated, but where are the commercial, consumer products? Will personal assistant bots only be popular in Japan? Everyone is still trying to be Charles Link. Let's remember a big shelf fell on him, killed him, and caused his wonderful self-aware creation to be blamed for murder. It's okay to aim a little dumber in the AI-scale and make things folks can actually use in their lives.



    After a summer of grillin, I throw away the grill brush. Not something I want to recharge, just too greasy.


    EDIT: Throw away the whole grill, it's easier than cleaning three inches of fattss from the tray underneath.
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