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Top 30 Robots Trends in July

From Intentionally Annoying Robots to Chill-Sending AI Wearables

— July 30, 2017 — Tech
When Czech playwright Karel Capek first coined the term "robot" in his seminal 1920 science fiction work R.U.R., he could scarcely have imagined the July 2017 robots trends. While Capek's robots were undeniably more advanced than the robots of today, the writer was far from imagining just how wide-ranging modern robotics would span, with new developments coming through on what seems like a daily basis.

Most people think of robots as physical entities. However, it isn't such a stretch to consider artificial intelligence a form of robotics — AI conversation software are already referred to as chatbots, after all. Chatbots stand to make serious headway in July, with bots like Janis, a customer service training bot, and 'Poet on the Shore,' an artistic, poem-generating robot.

Nonetheless, hardware remains the cutting edge of robotics. The most recent bots show a tendency toward more and more specified tasks, such as the Tertill robot for weeding gardens and the 'Follow Me Cooler,' a GPS-enabled robotic beer cooler.
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Movement-Sensing Prosthetics
Movement-Sensing Prosthetics
This New Prosthetic Uses Haptic Feedback to Provide Muscle Sense
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29
Classroom AI Bots
Classroom AI Bots
This Virtual AI Bot Detects When Students Aren't Paying Attention
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28
Poacher-Identifying Drones
Poacher-Identifying Drones
This AI Software Can Monitor Endangered Species and Poaching Activity
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27
Document-Building Interview Bots
Document-Building Interview Bots
SaaS Startup Automio is an Automated Document Builder Platform
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26
Bridge Inspection Robots
Bridge Inspection Robots
This Autonomous Droid Finds Comprised Construction With Radar and Sensors
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25
Customer Service Bot Training
Customer Service Bot Training
Startup Janis Lets You Use Slack to Train AI Customer Service Agents
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24
Team Check-In Bots
Team Check-In Bots
Limibot Runs a Seamless Standup Meeting with All Team Members to Track Progress
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23
Death-Defying Defibrillator Drones
Death-Defying Defibrillator Drones
The Karolinska Institute is Developing a First Aid Drone
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22
Functional Robotic Limbs
Functional Robotic Limbs
This Robotic Limb System Would Give Wearers an Extra Pair of Arms
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21
Religious Robot Installations
Religious Robot Installations
The BlessU-2 Robot Priest Uses AI to Bring Blessings to the Masses
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20
Robot Employment Search Engines
Robot Employment Search Engines
Will Robots Take My Job Reveals Careers Susceptible to Automation
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19
Robotic Pet Sitters
Robotic Pet Sitters
The Appbot Riley Robot Pet Camera Lets You Keep Tabs on Animals Home Alone
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18
Solar-Powered Automated Weeders
Solar-Powered Automated Weeders
The Tertill Would Be Useful for Avid Gardeners with Limited Time
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17
Proactive Digital Home Assistants
Proactive Digital Home Assistants
The 'Essential Home' Limits Data Sent to the Cloud
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16
Robot-Fearing Art Installations
Robot-Fearing Art Installations
'The Punishment' Pushes People's Fear and Fascination with Robots
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15
Predictive Model-Building Platforms
Predictive Model-Building Platforms
Machine Learning Platform MLJAR Uses AI for Prototyping
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14
Aerial Drone Photography Filters
Aerial Drone Photography Filters
The SANDMARC DJI Mavic Filters Enhance Your Photographical Feats
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13
Robotic Running Exosuits
Robotic Running Exosuits
This Assistive Running Suit Promises to Boost One's Stride
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12
Animal-Shaped Digital Assistants
Animal-Shaped Digital Assistants
'Line' is Releasing a Range of Adorable Smart Speakers
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11
Autonomous Mobile Beer Coolers
Autonomous Mobile Beer Coolers
The 'Follow Me Cooler' Will Use GPS to Follow Behind You
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10
Cartoon Programming Toys
Cartoon Programming Toys
This Minion Coding Toy Flatulates on Command
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9
Eco Pool-Skimming Robots
Eco Pool-Skimming Robots
The Solar Breeze NX Automatic Pool Skimmers are Powered by Solar Energy
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8
Poem-Generating Robots
Poem-Generating Robots
'Poet on the Shore' by Yuxi Liu is a Poem-Generating AI Bot
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7
Lace-Tightening LEGO Machines
Lace-Tightening LEGO Machines
This DIY Lego Machine Will Tie Your Shoe Laces for You
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6
Chill-Sending AI Wearables
Chill-Sending AI Wearables
The Anti AI AI Device Gives You the Chills When It Detects a Fake Voice
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5
Water-Testing Fish Robots
Water-Testing Fish Robots
The Bio-Mimetic Robotic Fish are Laden with Sensors to Test Water Health
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4
Intentionally Annoying Robots
Intentionally Annoying Robots
'Misbehaving (ro)bots' is a Series of Bothersome Bots
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3
Two-Wheeled Delivery Robots
Two-Wheeled Delivery Robots
Teletretail is Developing an Automated Robot for the Roads
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2
360-Degree Rotation Drones
360-Degree Rotation Drones
The Voliro Multicopter Drone is Capable of Performing Complex Tricks
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1
Autonomous Self-Charging Drones
Autonomous Self-Charging Drones
The Eagle Eye Drone Has Solar Panels to Charge During Flight
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