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70 Human-Helping Robots

From Mechanical Lavatory Servants to Robot Fitness Coaches

— October 15, 2011 — Tech
Technology has advanced so much so that we are are the brink of -- if not already in the midst of -- a robot revolution. With so many human-helping robots designed for things like house-cleaning, pet-sitting and even food-serving, day-to-day living will never be the same again.

While some people reject the idea of a robot-ran world, arguing that such automation will take away the need for human work or make society lazier than it already is, there is no denying that many of these human-helping robots are extremely practical, and in some cases, absolutely necessary. While we may not need a condiment-squeezing robot or a cyborg pledge collector, there are innovations, such as eldery-feeding robots and robot luggage handlers, that make life undeniably easier for many folk.

So, if you're one of those who welcome the robot generation, you'll love this collection of human-helping robots.
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Popularity
Activity
Freshness
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Baking Bots
Baking Bots
MIT's Mario Bollini Programmed the PR2 Robot to Make Cookies
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69
Party Animal Humanoids
Party Animal Humanoids
The THKR4 Robot Serves and Entertains Your Guests for You
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68
Infant-Lulling Droids
Infant-Lulling Droids
The Singing Robot Head Can Sing Your Baby to Sleep
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67
Noodle-Shaving Robots
Noodle-Shaving Robots
Chef Cui Relieves Mundane Work for Kitchen Cooks
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66
Medical-Assisting Androids
Medical-Assisting Androids
The HOSPI-Rimo Provides Company and Care to Patients
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65
Rechargeable Robotic Butlers
Rechargeable Robotic Butlers
The MKR-003 Robot is a Mechanical Delivery Boy
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64
Real-Time Translators
Real-Time Translators
You'll Never Need to Learn Another Language Thanks to NTT Docomo
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63
Android Astronauts
Android Astronauts
NASA's Robonaut 2 is Assisting Operations in Space
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62
Hospitality Bots
Hospitality Bots
The CIROMI Robot by Ed Corporation is the First Theater Android
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61
Yard-Manicuring Robots
Yard-Manicuring Robots
Sebastian Neitsch 'Kunstrasen' Bot Burns Programmable Patterns onto Lawns
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60
Robotic Tasters
Robotic Tasters
The Tox21 Robot Tests Foods for Over 10,000 Chemical Toxins
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59
Laundering Robots
Laundering Robots
Willow Garage PR2 Will Knock Your Socks Off, Then Sort Them
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58
Robotic Personal Assistants
Robotic Personal Assistants
The KOMPAI Robot Helps the Elderly with Everyday Tasks
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57
Self-Tailing Vacuums
Self-Tailing Vacuums
LG RoboCyking Follows Users Around Like a Happy Puppy
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56
Informative Recycling Robots
Informative Recycling Robots
The Dr. R.E. Cycler Makes Reusing Fun and Transparent for Kids
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55
Gesture-Controlled Medical Robots
Gesture-Controlled Medical Robots
John Hopkins University Creates the 'da Vinici' to Aid Patients
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54
Recycling Robots
Recycling Robots
Automaton Finds Recyclable Goods Amongst Construction Refuse
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53
Robotic Soft Serve Clerks
Robotic Soft Serve Clerks
The Ice Cream Vending Robot at Tokyo Summerland Makes Yummy Treats
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52
Autonomous Teamwork Robots
Autonomous Teamwork Robots
The Flying GRASP Lab Quadrocopters are Frighteningly Precise
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51
Autonomous Vacuums
Autonomous Vacuums
The Toshiba Smarbo Cleans Up House So You Don't Have To
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50
Elderly-Feeding Robots
Elderly-Feeding Robots
Isao Wakabayashi's Meal Assistance Robot Helps Care for Seniors
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49
Robot Interviews
Robot Interviews
The Bina48 Interview Will Astonish You
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48
Radiation-Immune Worker Robots
Radiation-Immune Worker Robots
Japanese Government Turns to ASIMO to Secure the Fukushima Core
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47
Dietary Coaching Bots
Dietary Coaching Bots
Autom Will Guide Users Through a Healthier Lifestyle
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46
Dementia Aid Robots
Dementia Aid Robots
Masayoshi Kano's Babyloid Resembles a Real Human Baby
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45
Superstar Androids
Superstar Androids
Celebrities Gather at the FIRST Robotics Championship to Support Robotics
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44
Tear-Shaped Robot Waitresses
Tear-Shaped Robot Waitresses
'Majestique' by 'Izzat Hisham Will Keep You Company
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43
Android Assistants
Android Assistants
The FURO Robot Makes You Feel Comfortable While Shopping
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42
Robotic Baked Goods
Robotic Baked Goods
The BakeBot Gives You a Hand in the Kitchen
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41
English-Teaching Bots
English-Teaching Bots
Engkey Robots are Taking Over South Korea's Classrooms & Schools
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40
Strong Robotic Carriers
Strong Robotic Carriers
The 'Core Bipedal Robot' Walks and Lifts For You
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39
Robot Luggage Handlers
Robot Luggage Handlers
Yotel New York's Yobot Provides Excellent Customer Service
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38
Suds-Saving Robots
Suds-Saving Robots
The Re-Q Turns Waste Water and Soap Slivers into New Bars
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37
Personal Female Androids
Personal Female Androids
Luna the Robot by RoboDynamics Makes Domesticated Work Easy
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36
Android Torch Bearers
Android Torch Bearers
iCub is Nominated to Carry the Olympic Torch in the 2012 Games
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35
Hair Care Bots
Hair Care Bots
The Panasonic Hair-Washing Robot Helps Take Care of The Elderly
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34
Medical Assisting Droids
Medical Assisting Droids
The ED-7270 Robot Provides Much Needed Support in Hospitals
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33
Robotic Kitchen Helpers
Robotic Kitchen Helpers
The Armar-III is a Self-Learning Household Helper
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32
Social Military Robots
Social Military Robots
The Octavia Robot Trains U.S. Naval Personnel How to Interact With Robots
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31
Barbershop Robots
Barbershop Robots
The Hair Dresser Bot Helps Replace Human Caregivers for the Elderly
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30
Robotic Lawnmowers (UPDATE)
Robotic Lawnmowers (UPDATE)
The Automower 305 by Husqvarna is for Those Dog Days of Summer
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29
Mechanical Lavatory Servants
Mechanical Lavatory Servants
The Airyusha Robotan TP Holder Offers Assistance When Nature Calls
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28
Robotic Heart Surgeries
Robotic Heart Surgeries
Remote Catheter Manipulation System Allows First Remote Heart Surgery
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27
Housecleaning Robots
Housecleaning Robots
The Clickable World Interface Makes Cleaning a Breeze
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26
Printable Doppelgangers
Printable Doppelgangers
CloneFactory Uses 3-D Printers to Reproduce Your Exact Likeness
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25
Cute Cleaning Bots
Cute Cleaning Bots
The WowWee Roboscooper Looks Like a Helpful Wall-E
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24
Robot Reverends
Robot Reverends
The 'I-Fairy' Robot Marries Satoko Inoue and Tomohiro Shibata
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23
Robotic Massage Therapists
Robotic Massage Therapists
The 'WheeMe Bot' Machine Will Help Loosen Your Muscles
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22
Nanny Robots
Nanny Robots
The Family Nanny is a Super-Efficient Robot
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21
Bell-Shaped Butler Bots
Bell-Shaped Butler Bots
RoboDynamics Luna Robot Has Been Engineered to Serve the Masses
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20
Samurai Robot Waiters
Samurai Robot Waiters
The Dancing Robot Warriors at the Hajime Restaurant Aim to Please
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19
Grocery-Bagging Robots
Grocery-Bagging Robots
Stanford University's Incredible PR2 Robot is an Android Checkout Cle
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18
High Fashion Robots
High Fashion Robots
Tasaki Replaces Their Store Mannequins with Androids
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17
Power Cleaning Gadgets
Power Cleaning Gadgets
Evolution Robotics Mint Sweeper is Like an Energized Swiffer
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16
Resource-Retrieving Robots
Resource-Retrieving Robots
The Croww 540 May Be the Future's Greatest Tool
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15
Robot Fitness Coaches
Robot Fitness Coaches
Autom Helps You Stick to Your Fitness Plan
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14
Condiment-Squeezing Robots
Condiment-Squeezing Robots
Heinz Automato57 Bot Dispenses Ketchup for You
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13
Cyborg Pledge Collectors
Cyborg Pledge Collectors
The DON-8r Fundraising Robot is the New Sidewalk Canvasser
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12
Robust Rescue Robots (UPDATE)
Robust Rescue Robots (UPDATE)
The Vecna Robotics 'BEAR' Packs on More Power
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11
Remote-Controlled Android Cams
Remote-Controlled Android Cams
The Rover Spy Tank Dares to Go Where You Don't
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10
Micro Robot Floor Cleaners
Micro Robot Floor Cleaners
The iRobot Scooba 230 is Your Tiny Technologic Cleaning Solution
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9
Robotic Tree Planters
Robotic Tree Planters
The Tree Planting Robot Helps Keep the Planet Green
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8
Tattooing Robots
Tattooing Robots
The Automatic Tattoo Machine Makes Getting Tatted Up Scary
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7
Robot-Staffed Hospitals
Robot-Staffed Hospitals
A Scottish Hospital is Using Robotic Nurses for Mundane Tasks
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6
Robotic Rolling Tripods
Robotic Rolling Tripods
Cineskates Camera Sliders Help You Shoot Sweeping Shoots Like a Pro
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5
Robotic House Heaters
Robotic House Heaters
The R2D2 Wood Burning Stove Warms Using the Force
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4
Doggie Carpet Cleaners
Doggie Carpet Cleaners
The Puppy Robotic Vacuum Cleaner Uses Puppies to Keep Your Carpet Clean
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3
Robot-Run Restaurants
Robot-Run Restaurants
The Dalu Rebot Restaurant in China is Making Mechanical Moves
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2
Robotic Grocery Gofers
Robotic Grocery Gofers
The Electrolux AMMI Fetches Food from the Supermarket for You
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1
Robotic Pet-Sitters
Robotic Pet-Sitters
Keep an Eye on Your Animals While You are Away with the Pet Care Robot
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