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Score: 7
This Month and Warm Top 4 Examples: 2,499 Total Clicks Date Range: Apr 16 - Apr 17
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Robotics put voice-control features front and center
Implications - Robotics, particularly those intended for the home, are being designed in a way that establishes them as more of an in-home personal assistant than anything else. This occurs not only through the seamlessness with which they help users, but also with the humanization that comes with voice-control and activation. This speaks to consumers' openness to the integration of technology into their everyday lives as a means to more convenience. [More]
Score: 6.1
This Month and Mild Top 5 Examples: 3,210 Total Clicks Date Range: Apr 16 - Apr 17
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Voice control simplifies the use of sophisticated technology
Implications - As smart technology further integrates itself into all aspects of consumer lifestyle, voice control features are gaining prominence to allow users to leverage complex technology without the need for in-depth knowledge into the inner workings of their devices. From downloadable apps to built-in features, voice-activated commands bring simplicity to the increasingly sophisticated technology surrounding us. [More]
Score: 7.6
This Quarter and Hot Top 6 Examples: 10,004 Total Clicks Date Range: Nov 15 - Feb 17
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Increasingly humanized A.I. establishes widespread trust in technology
Implications - In today’s culture of digital migrants raising digital natives, there is not only an increasing reliance on hyperconnectivity, but also a shift towards endearment and full acceptance of technological presence within the roles of caretakers and safety providers. As artificial intelligence becomes increasingly humanized, we begin to recognize a spreading of unquestionable trust in technology as part of the home and even as part of the family. [More]
Score: 4.8
This Quarter and Mild Top 4 Examples: 1,709 Total Clicks Date Range: Feb 16 - Feb 17
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The human-robot comparison comes closer with the development of senses
Implications - Currently, robots can appear, speak, and maybe even emote like human beings, bringing us closer to the imagined future than ever. The next step in this progress enables more sensory capabilities, such as touch. The more human robots can appear, the more openly they will be embraced by the mainstream consumer, ushering in a new industry in itself. [More]
Filed in: TechRobots
Score: 6.6
This Quarter and Warm Top 5 Examples: 3,689 Total Clicks Date Range: Jan 17 - Feb 17
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Androids are assigned niche, previously human roles in society
Implications - It's no secret that the goal of robotics is to lessen the need for human labor; this concept has reached new heights as robots made specifically to fulfill niche roles in society are developed. The replacement of humans by robots begins with uncomplicated, yet necessary positions. This speaks to the strengths of the technology and hints at more futuristic use of robotics. [More]
Filed in: TechRobots
Score: 5.4
This Year and Warm Top 6 Examples: 2,674 Total Clicks Date Range: Nov 15 - Nov 16
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A.I. increasingly encroaches onto the job sphere
Implications - Often seen as a threat to human jobs, Artificial Intelligence is forging its own labor class that is relied upon to accomplish tricky and tedious tasks with little room for human error. Particularly within industries that require vast knowledge and considerable diligence, A.I. is propelling us towards a fully automated world where less human exertion will be required. [More]
Filed in: TechRobots
Score: 7
This Year and Warm Top 6 Examples: 7,570 Total Clicks Date Range: Jun 16 - Oct 16
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Robot-building kits and toys help bring STEM concepts to life
Implications - As STEM continues to evolve in the toy space, brands are developing robot-building kits and systems to pique the interest of kids. By involving children in the making and programming of robots, toy brands are able to make these STEM-related toys both more engaging and rewarding for the end user. [More]
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Score: 5.1
This Year and Mild Top 6 Examples: 1,773 Total Clicks Date Range: May 16 - Aug 16
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Researchers are drawing on the animal kingdom for robot designs
Implications - Researchers are drawing on the movements of animals to inspire the designs for robots. The unique ways animals move and the characteristics that enable them to survive in the wild are being utilized for the advancement of robotic design. From movement to design, the animal kingdom could continue to inspire new designs within the robotic industry and add the touch of familiarity needed to bring robotics into the everyday household. [More]
Filed in: TechRobots
Score: 7
This Year and Warm Top 4 Examples: 6,996 Total Clicks Date Range: Mar 15 - Oct 16
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Robots are being enlisted as intelligently productive homemakers
Implications - Making even the most mundane tasks seem exciting and less burdensome, robots are increasingly taking on the chores that many busy consumers are looking to outsource. Tech brands are responding to the demand for increased convenience with automated gadgets that will perform routine tasks reliably and diligently without complaint, allowing busy consumers and families to feel productive while indulging in free time. [More]
Filed in: TechRobots
Score: 5.3
This Year and Warm Top 6 Examples: 8,440 Total Clicks Date Range: Aug 15 - May 16
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Consumers find balance between fun and function with at-home robots
Implications - With contemporary robot designs evolving to engage consumers on a more personalized level, many brands are appealing to consumers who are looking for low-maintenance companionship that's also a form of entertainment. This shift demonstrates the natural progression of technological innovation toward the realm of easing the innate human need for amusement and companionship. [More]