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Top 25 Robots Trends in October

From Garbage-Collecting Robots to Affordable Underwater Drones

— October 12, 2015 — Tech
The top October 2015 robot trends include underwater drones, garbage-collecting robots and drone-built bridges. Showcasing a variety of uses for cutting edge technology, there is no shortage of problems for robotics to solve.

ROAR is a garbage collection innovation project from Volvo that sees the brand attempting to design an autonomous garbage-collecting vehicle. The initiative thus far includes plans for a driver who would oversee the automated collection and driving of the vehicle.

Meanwhile, GoBox is a robot-building subscription service for parents interested in getting their children interested in engineering. The monthly kit provides a new activity for young engineers to dive into, encouraging robotics careers and expanding tactile understanding.

The top October 2015 robot trends highlight the shift toward brands as pioneers in public service pursuits and the interest of parents in getting their kids into science and math.
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Activity
Freshness
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Robotic Swordsman Videos
Robotic Swordsman Videos
This Yaskawa Stunt Pits a Robot Against a Capable Swordsman
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22
Map-Assessing Robot Vacuums
Map-Assessing Robot Vacuums
The New 'Roomba 980' Uses a Camera to Maneuver Around Furniture
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21
Inflatable Robot Accessories
Inflatable Robot Accessories
These Inflatable Robot Graspers Promote Careful Handling of Objects
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20
Candy-Sorting Machines
Candy-Sorting Machines
This 3D-Printed Machine Sorts Skittles' Candy by Color
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19
Baby-Faced Robots
Baby-Faced Robots
The Diego-San Robot Analyzes Why Infants Smile
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18
Revolutionary Redesigned Robots
Revolutionary Redesigned Robots
These Robots Shun Human-Like Appearance For More Efficiency
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17
Drone-Built Bridges
Drone-Built Bridges
This Heavy-Duty Rope Bridge Was Built By Autonomous Drones
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16
Throwable Policing Cameras
Throwable Policing Cameras
The Explorer Camera Can Be Thrown Into Dangerous Situations Ahead
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15
After Dark Drones
After Dark Drones
The Parrot Airborne Night Drone Has LED Lights to Keep Flying When it's Dark
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14
Robotic Party Picture Takers
Robotic Party Picture Takers
The SOLOSHOT2 is a Robot Cameraman That Won't Miss a Single Moment
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13
Flatpack Drones
Flatpack Drones
The Easy Drone XL Pro Quickly Assembles and Disassembles With Minimal Effort
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12
Head-Controlled Camera Drones
Head-Controlled Camera Drones
The FLYBi Drone Camera is Controlled By Your Head Movements
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11
Dog Selfie Cameras
Dog Selfie Cameras
This Little Robot Feeds Pets Treats and Sends Selfies to Owners' Smartphones
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10
Robot Building Subscriptions
Robot Building Subscriptions
This Service Delivers a New Robot Part Each Month
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9
Interactive Playground Robots
Interactive Playground Robots
This Mobile Play Structure Invites Children to Interact with Robots
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8
Cloud-Connected Drones
Cloud-Connected Drones
The Flytrex Drone Features Revolutionary Control Over a 3G Network
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7
Invisible Military Drones
Invisible Military Drones
This Scientific Innovation Helps Predator Drones Go Undetected
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6
3D-Printed Martian Shelters
3D-Printed Martian Shelters
This Mars Shelter Would Be Built By Semi-Autonomous Robots
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5
Canvas-Painting Robots
Canvas-Painting Robots
This Painting Robot Can Create Works of Art
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4
Educational Robot-Building Apps
Educational Robot-Building Apps
The 'Robo Wunderkind' Toy Teaches Young Children Coding Skills
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3
Automatic Lawn Care Robots
Automatic Lawn Care Robots
The WORX Landroid Robotic Lawn Mower Avoids Obstacles Like a Pro
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2
Affordable Underwater Drones
Affordable Underwater Drones
This Cost-Effective Drone Captures Footage from Under the Sea
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1
Inexpensive Robots
Inexpensive Robots
The Crafty Robot is Priced at Just £5 and Perfect for Aspiring Engineers
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