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Top 45 Robot Concepts in September

From Drone Rental Platforms to Robotic AI Toys

— September 25, 2016 — Tech
These September 2016 robots range from intelligent AI toys to egg-shaped camera drones that are designed to capture HD imagery while in flight. The month's most notable standouts include oceanic examples that are modeled after real octopi. These include a lifelike device with tentacles that was developed by researchers at the BioRobotics Institute at Scuola Superiore Sant-Anna along with Harvard University's soft robot concept that also resembles underwater life.

In addition to the month's most notable robot concepts, other memorable innovations include business ventures like drone rental services along with risk-rating startups that give drone owners an account of how safe their device is while predicting dangers associated with different models.

Additional September 2016 robots include helpful reminder bots or chatbot extensions along with intuitive food printers that are said to change the way consumers experience dining outside of the home.
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Popularity
Activity
Freshness
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App-Controlled Drones
App-Controlled Drones
This Compact Drone Can Capture and Broadcast 4K Video
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44
Text-Responding Robots
Text-Responding Robots
The Oracle is a Mechanical Head That Moves in Response to Mobile Messages
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43
Robotic Bowling Alley Cleaners
Robotic Bowling Alley Cleaners
The 'Kegel Kustodian' Cleans Bowling Lanes Automatically
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42
Risk-Rating Drone Startups
Risk-Rating Drone Startups
Flock Uses Artificial Intelligence to Assess Drone Flight Risk
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41
Shape-Shifting Robots
Shape-Shifting Robots
This Rolling Robot Can Flatten to Negotiate Obstacles
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40
Shoe-Based Tracking Robots
Shoe-Based Tracking Robots
A New Disney Patent Plans to Track Park Visitors with Pictures of Shoes
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39
Drone Piloting Courses
Drone Piloting Courses
Japan's Vantan High School is Running a Program on Drone Operation
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38
Record-Breaking Robotic Dances
Record-Breaking Robotic Dances
Hardware Company 'Ever Win' Made 1,007 Robots Dance Simulateously
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37
Autonomous Octopus Robots
Autonomous Octopus Robots
This Soft Robot Was Developed By Harvard University Engineers
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36
3D Universe Maps
3D Universe Maps
The 'Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument' Will Measure Galaxies with Robots
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35
Olympic Navigation Chatbots
Olympic Navigation Chatbots
'Askrio2016' Bot Directs Tourists Through the City to an Olympic Event
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34
Modular Underwater Drones
Modular Underwater Drones
The Fathom One Drone Makes Underwater Photography Inexpensive
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33
Helpful Reminder Bots
Helpful Reminder Bots
The Wonder Bot Can Remind Users of Important Info Via Text Message
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32
Immersive VR Drones
Immersive VR Drones
The Vidius VR Drone Offers Boosted Resolution and Color Capture
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31
Tattoo-Creating Robots
Tattoo-Creating Robots
'Appropriate Audiences' Created a Robot Capable of Drawing Simple Tattoos
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30
Perspective-Shifting Drones
Perspective-Shifting Drones
The SkyView Drone Redefines Your Perspective Of Drone Flight
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29
Mischievous Robot Videos
Mischievous Robot Videos
The #Cozmoments Campaign Advertises the New Cozmo Robot Toy
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28
App-Based Drone Insurance
App-Based Drone Insurance
The 'Verifly' App Lets Drone Pilots Buy On-Demand Insurance
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27
Robust Robotic Caterpillars
Robust Robotic Caterpillars
This Miniature Soft Robot Relies On Light As a Power Source
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26
Robotic Video Chat Avatars
Robotic Video Chat Avatars
The 'PadBot T1' Can Carry Around Phones and Tablets During Video Chats
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25
Assistive Household Robots
Assistive Household Robots
'Moorebot' is a Personal Robot with a Camera and Voice Recognition
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24
Hospital-Sterilizing Robots
Hospital-Sterilizing Robots
This Robot Uses Ultraviolet Light to Clean Hospital Rooms
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23
Robotic Shoe Factories
Robotic Shoe Factories
adidas is Opening a Second Speedfactory That Creates Robot-Made Sneakers
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22
Dementia-Detecting Robots
Dementia-Detecting Robots
This Artificially Intelligent Robot Can Detect Dementia Symptoms
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21
Minuscule Robotic Eyes
Minuscule Robotic Eyes
This New 'LIDAR' Sensor System is Tiny and Inexpensive
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20
Drone Rental Platforms
Drone Rental Platforms
Startup Up Sonder is an On-Demand P2P Service That Lets You Rent a Drone
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19
Dynamic Drone Projections
Dynamic Drone Projections
Disney's New Patent Imagines Nighttime Shows with Projector Drones
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18
Robot-Crafted Concrete Molds
Robot-Crafted Concrete Molds
'Mesh Mould Metal' Enables Plasticity in Concrete Shaping
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17
Educational Family Robots
Educational Family Robots
This Educational Companion is Perfect for Families with Young Children
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16
Swarm-Constructed Fiber Structures
Swarm-Constructed Fiber Structures
These Mini Robots Work in Tandem to Build Webbed Structures
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15
Fixed Wing Drones
Fixed Wing Drones
The Parrot Disco Flies with a Single Rear-Mounted Propeller
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14
Soft-Bodied Robotic Octopi
Soft-Bodied Robotic Octopi
The BioRobotics Institute Has Developed a Self-Propelling Octo-Bot
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13
Automated Follower Drones
Automated Follower Drones
The 'Staaker' Drone Locks onto its User to Film Their Activities
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12
Hands-Free Autonomous Trunks
Hands-Free Autonomous Trunks
This Robotic Case Follows You from Your Departure to Your Destination
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11
Egg-Shaped Camera Drones
Egg-Shaped Camera Drones
The PowerEgg is Designed For Both Recreational and Professional Use
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10
Robot-Operated Hotels
Robot-Operated Hotels
The 'Henn na Hotel' Will Be a New Addition to the Tokyo Disney Resort
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9
Expressive Robot Faces
Expressive Robot Faces
The BERT2 Robot Has Emotive Eyes, Eyebrows and Lips
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8
Robotic Beer Pong Toys
Robotic Beer Pong Toys
Pongbot Adds a Challenge to the Classic College Game
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7
Monitoring Home Robots
Monitoring Home Robots
The 'Riley' Bot Amplifies Home Security Constant Automated Patrolling
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6
Bear-Shaped Home Automation Bots
Bear-Shaped Home Automation Bots
The 'Bearbot' Works as a Universal Remote in the Home
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5
Indoor Drone Arenas
Indoor Drone Arenas
The DJI Arena Will Allow Novices to Improve Their Drone-Controlling Skills
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4
Sushi-Making Robots
Sushi-Making Robots
The Kawasaki Robostage Showcases an Automaton Preparing Sashimi
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3
Revolutionary Food Printers
Revolutionary Food Printers
This 3D Food Printer Will Come With Companion Software
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2
Armored Toy Drones
Armored Toy Drones
This Compact Drone Comes Fitted With a Toy Gun and Flashlight
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1
Robotic AI Toys
Robotic AI Toys
The 'Woobo' Looks Like a Furry Monster but It's Also an Educational Toy for Kids
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