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Top 50 Robots Trends in May

From Actress-Inspired Robots to Hovering Selfie Drones

— May 30, 2016 — Tech
These May 2016 robots range from actress-inspired droids to hovering drones that are specially designed to capture flawless selfies. In addition to examples like designer Ricky Ma's 'Mark 1' robot model -- an incredibly lifelike creation that is modeled to mimic actress Scarlett Johansson -- other standouts include flying vehicle toys that are engaging for both children and adventurous adults.

When examining practical home products, these May 2016 robots include smart vacuum cleaners that are equipped with a customizable touchscreen interface and cabinet-inspired robots that make a traditional piece of storage furniture more functional.

The month's more niche robot concepts include spiritual gadgets like a Buddha-inspired robot that aims to provide answers to a user's philosophical questions about life.
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Popularity
Activity
Freshness
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Drone-Disabling Systems
Drone-Disabling Systems
'SkySafe' Keeps Rogue Drones from Entering Restricted Airspace
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49
Screen-Sharing Drones
Screen-Sharing Drones
The ProDrone Byrd Offers the Ability to See Video Captured in Real Time
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48
Customer Service Robots
Customer Service Robots
The Hitachi 'EMIEW3' Intelligent Robot Can Sense When Customers Need Help
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47
Brain-Controlled Drone Races
Brain-Controlled Drone Races
The University of Florida Creates the First Race of Its Kind
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46
Autonomous Gripping Spheres
Autonomous Gripping Spheres
The FreeMotionHandling Concept Sphere Can Pick Up and Drop Objects
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45
Deep-Diving Robots
Deep-Diving Robots
This Research Robot Will Study Microbes Living Beneath Lake Yellowstone
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44
Boiler Tube Cleaning Robots
Boiler Tube Cleaning Robots
These Robots Can Clean Out the Walls Of Power Station Boiler Tubes
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43
Multifunctional Sensor Drones
Multifunctional Sensor Drones
The Fs-Q5 HD Camera Drone Measures Topography and Much More
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42
Surface-Striding Drone Systems
Surface-Striding Drone Systems
The WaterStrider Drone Accessory Skims the Surface Of the Water
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41
Robotic Maker Technology Kits
Robotic Maker Technology Kits
The Intel 'RealSense' Robot Development Kit Enables DIY Technology
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40
Political AI Chat Bots
Political AI Chat Bots
The Donald Drumpf Bot From ChatPrime is Coming Soon to Facebook Messenger
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39
Rural Mail Drone Deliveries
Rural Mail Drone Deliveries
Australia Post Deliveries are Being Trialled with Drone Technology
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38
Cute Code-Teaching Robots
Cute Code-Teaching Robots
The 'Root' is a New Robot for Learning How to Code and More
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37
Chainsaw-Armed Drones
Chainsaw-Armed Drones
The Killer Drone is Equipped With a Remote-Controlled Chainsaw
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36
Spiritual Question-Answering Robots
Spiritual Question-Answering Robots
The 'Xian’er' Robotic Monk Answers Spiritual Questions
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35
Drone Traffic Control Systems
Drone Traffic Control Systems
NASA's Innovative System Will Monitor and Regulate Drone Traffic
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34
Open-Source Robot Platforms
Open-Source Robot Platforms
The Magzor Robotics Design Platform Makes Development More Streamlined
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33
Society-Aiding Robots
Society-Aiding Robots
The SCHAFT Robotics Company Unveiled a New Bipedal Robot
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32
Hoverboard Fire-Smothering Bags
Hoverboard Fire-Smothering Bags
The iFixit Smother Bag Puts Out Hoverboard Fires Quickly
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31
Autonomous Underwater Drones
Autonomous Underwater Drones
The iBubble Drone Can Follow Scuba Divers and Film Video
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30
Miniature Surgical Robots
Miniature Surgical Robots
This Small-Sized Robot Hand is the First to Be Used in Real Surgery
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29
Live-Streaming Drones
Live-Streaming Drones
The Discovery WiFi FPV Drone Provides Pilots with a Live Camera Feed
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28
Serpentine Industrial Robots
Serpentine Industrial Robots
This Snake Robot Can Inspect and Repair Underwater Equipment
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27
DIY Drone Kits
DIY Drone Kits
The Flexbot Kit Helps You Create and Assemble Your Own Quadcopter
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26
Powerful Weatherproof Drones
Powerful Weatherproof Drones
The 'FreeBird Flight' Enhances What's Possible in UAV Drone Design
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25
Fixed-Wing Camera Drones
Fixed-Wing Camera Drones
Wingtra's Takes Off and Lands Vertically with Heightened Precision
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24
Cabinet-Shaped Home Robots
Cabinet-Shaped Home Robots
This Start-Up is Making a Jetsons-Style Smart Home Robot
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23
UAV Rescue Projects
UAV Rescue Projects
aeroSee Uses a Human Team As Well As a Search and Rescue Drone to Find People
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22
AI Creative Directors
AI Creative Directors
Advertising Agency McCann Japan Employed a Robot to Create Commercials
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21
Reactive Robotic Toys
Reactive Robotic Toys
The Sphero BB-8 Toy Reacts to Scenes From the Star Wars Movie
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20
Cassette-Sized Camera Drones
Cassette-Sized Camera Drones
The Hover Camera Shoots 4K Video From a Compact Body
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19
DIY Insect Robots
DIY Insect Robots
The 'Antbo' Insect Robot Can be Assembled and Programmed by Anyone
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18
Gas Leak-Detecting Drones
Gas Leak-Detecting Drones
The RMLD-Sentry Monitors Methane Leaks & Makes Gas Infrastructure Safer
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17
3D-Printed Children's Prosthetics
3D-Printed Children's Prosthetics
Autodesk is Using 3D-Modeling to Create Superhero Themed-Limbs
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16
Robotic Smart Vacuums
Robotic Smart Vacuums
The Samsung POWERbot VR9200 Model is a Tech-Savvy Home Appliance
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15
Video-Sharing Drones
Video-Sharing Drones
The Skye Intelligence Technology 'Orbit' Drone Follows Users Seamlessly
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14
Supermarket-Stocking Robots
Supermarket-Stocking Robots
These Autonomous Robots Help Grocery Stores Keep Track of Their Stock
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13
Robotic Human Augmentations
Robotic Human Augmentations
SRI International's Superflex Aims to Help Disabled in Everyday Life
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12
Flying Selfie Drones
Flying Selfie Drones
The ROAM-e Camera Flies Around Your Vicinity to Take the Perfect Photos
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11
Modular Photography Drones
Modular Photography Drones
The DJI M600 Drone Can be Personalized to Suit Different Payloads
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10
Autonomous Shipping Robots
Autonomous Shipping Robots
The Conceptual Ecotranzit Provides a Solution to Truck Deliveries
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9
Flying Vehicle Toys
Flying Vehicle Toys
The 'SpaceRails' Flying Car Drone Toy Shifts Between Land and Sky Seamlessly
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8
Voice-Activated Vacuums
Voice-Activated Vacuums
The Future Robot Cleaner Maps Your Home and Empties Itself
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7
Virtual Reality-Capturing Drones
Virtual Reality-Capturing Drones
Compared to Others on the Market, This VR Drone is Affordable
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6
Delivery Drone Skyscrapers
Delivery Drone Skyscrapers
The Hive is Envisioned as a Futuristic Drone Docking Station
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5
Autonomous Robot Lawn Waterers
Autonomous Robot Lawn Waterers
The 'Growver' Watering System Detects What Section Needs Watering
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4
Robotic AI Assistants
Robotic AI Assistants
The 'SmartAll' Home Robot Acts as a Butler for the Whole Family
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3
Drone Experience Glasses
Drone Experience Glasses
The Dominator V3 First-Person Viewer Goggles Lets You See a Drone POV
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2
Actress-Inspired Robots
Actress-Inspired Robots
The 'Mark 1' Human Robot Features a 3D-Printed Skeleton
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1
Hovering Selfie Drones
Hovering Selfie Drones
The Hover is a Flying Camera Made to Capture Photos from an Ideal Height
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