CES Robots

I'll be there Wednesday. Too bad I missed this LG fail: http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-42614281

Slideshow: https://www.cnet.com/pictures/ces-2018-robots-pictures/

"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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  • Nice 100 drone light show, jump to 1:29:00 in the Intel keynote.

    @xanadu ??? :)

    http://live.ces.tech/detail/videos/keynotes/video/5704471713001/intel-keynote?autoStart=true
    "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: »
    Nice 100 drone light show, jump to 1:29:00 in the Intel keynote.

    @xanadu ??? :)

    http://live.ces.tech/detail/videos/keynotes/video/5704471713001/intel-keynote?autoStart=true
    I envy you for being at CES.

    Yeah, the 100 Drone thing has been impressive and has gotten more attention in the US since Intel got involved with Ars Electronica Futurelab and their Spaxels shows. I hear tell that they might start shoing these at Disneyland at some point.
    Futurelab does some amazing things with the whole drone show thing
    https://SPAXELS.at/

    The LG fail is funny. How many of those Cloi bots are there going to be there? I think Jibo was announced last year (although Cloi looks a lot like Jibo but with 2 eyes) and now there is Kuri HomeBot as well. It must be a 2018 thang.
    https://heykuri.com/

    Buddy looks a bit freaky though:
    bluefrogrobotics.com/en/news/buddy-named-ces-2018-best-innovation-awards-honoree/
  • Behind his cheerful & sweet little face, BUDDY spies on everything you and your family do.

    Besides that it's probably a major security issue.

    Do these things have any practical purpose?
  • Heater. wrote: »
    Behind his cheerful & sweet little face, BUDDY spies on everything you and your family do.

    Besides that it's probably a major security issue.

    Do these things have any practical purpose?

    Seems like a lot of the AI and IoT hardware and software is technology looking for an application or out and out spyware.
    In science there is no authority. There is only experiment.
    Life is unpredictable. Eat dessert first.
  • The NSA is drooling over these pointless voice activated robots.
    Founder of Kinvert
    https://www.kinvert.com/
  • I have never been to CES. But I imagine that in years gone by it was full of these new fangle personal computers and such like. Which must have been pretty exciting. Wish I'd been there.

    Then I recall the year that every electronic gadget was showing off the, then new, blue LED. Fantastic!

    I guess in days past the long forgotten "HIFI" was a big draw.

    Today it looks grim, from this far wayaway vantage point at least. The big thing I read about is "smart speakers".

    On the one hand "Meh".

    On the other hand, who wants all that stuff spying on them and the attendant security hazards?


  • xanaduxanadu Posts: 3,166
    edited January 10 Vote Up0Vote Down
    I was supposed to go today, I'll call you if I do.
  • Heater. wrote: »
    I have never been to CES. But I imagine that in years gone by it was full of these new fangle personal computers and such like. Which must have been pretty exciting.

    Meh. In the olden days the showstopper was the adult exhibits, held in a different convention hall. You can bet the chartered busses to and from were always pretty full! Those days are over, having gone out with video retailing.

    From the early 80s I had to go for the magazine articles I used to write. I'm happy I no longer have that beat. I just watch YouTube videos of the cool stuff, read Erco's reports, and save myself a trip to Vegas.

  • Long day. Up at 3 am, drove 282 miles to Vegas CES, did the LV convention center from 9-4, and drove back 282 miles. erco crash imminent! I'll post some more videos & pics, but here's my fave robot trick from the show: a cartwheel.

    "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
  • OK, one more long one. Uploading now, may take ~10 minutes.

    "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,
    Is your next challenge a cartwheel figure 8?
    Jim
  • erco wrote: »
    OK, one more long one. Uploading now, may take ~10 minutes.

    These are reminiscent of 80s personal bots -- I love em!

    The flat screen TVs used for billboards, ads, advisories, etc. give them a tangible, useful, commercial purpose. These might actually sell.

  • Heater.Heater. Posts: 20,555
    edited January 11 Vote Up0Vote Down
    Yep, it's an idea that might take off.

    Tireless robots that can follow people around, recognize them, and stuff targeted advertising in their faces.

    Is it only me that finds this environment we live in of wall to wall screens shouting advertising at us, every place we go, really annoying? No worse, abusive?

  • Heater. wrote: »
    Yep, it's an idea that might take off.

    Tireless robots that can follow people around, recognize them, and stuff targeted advertising in their faces.

    Is it only me that finds this environment we live in of wall to wall screens shouting advertising at us, every place we go, really annoying? No worse, abusive?

    You're definitely not alone in that. I would add snailmail boxes and doors full of junk to the list.
    In science there is no authority. There is only experiment.
    Life is unpredictable. Eat dessert first.
  • Oops, just noticed I uploaded the wrong video last night in my sleepless zombie state. I have a 3-4 minute mashup of many robots. Will upload that when I get home later.

    Yeah, no one's got the killer app that I have yet (no one here seen that yet). I'm amazed, erco can still get rich. Gotta get back on that one. Kids sure take up a lot of time. But I'm not complaining.
    "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
  • "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
  • Thanks for posting videos. The day I had planned to go turned out to be the busiest work day of the year.

    Did they have the new Aibo? I heard that's a big hit right now and there are lotteries where people are winning them.
  • ercoerco Posts: 18,951
    edited January 22 Vote Up0Vote Down
    Three more robot videos from CES. Whit, something for your blogspot! :)





    "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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