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The latest innovation to hit the Las Vegas Strip: Robot bartenders

They will make your drinks, but they won’t listen to your problems.Robot bartenders have made their way to the Las Vegas Strip — evidence perhaps that Skynet is closer to becoming self-aware and will have a convenient place to take the edge off.Bar owner Rino Armeni swears this isn’t yet another move to replace human beings.“No, no, no,” he said gamely and with a laugh. “It’s entertainment — like the Bellagio fountains.” Though, it should be noted, the fountains have not joined the labor...

Robot tax coming? San Francisco mulls option to help laid-off human workers

Security guard Eric Leon watches the Knightscope K5 security robot as it glides through the mall, charming shoppers with its blinking blue and white lights. The brawny automaton records video and sounds alerts. According to its maker, it deters mischief just by making the rounds.Leon, the all-too-human guard, feels pretty sure that the robot will someday take his job.“He doesn’t complain,” Leon says. “He’s quiet. No lunch break. He’s starting exactly at 10.”Even in the technology hotbed...

Could these four latest robot vacuum cleaners finally retire your upright?

Aiming to up the stakes when it comes to cleaning power and ultimate convenience, we take a look at four of the latest robot vacuum cleaner innovations from big brand names, seen at this year’s technology show IFA 2017.Robot vacuum cleaners have been around for nearly 15 years, but now there is a new breed coming onto the scene, all with one thing in common – smart connectivity.Watch our video to see three of these new vacs in action, and read on below to find out whether they could be the...

Arduino IR Robot Display Platform

The code for this display is rather long and complex, so instead of explaining it all right here, I embedded the explanation in the code so that you can view it side-by-side with the actual program. You can also download the code.Note: You will need to find and download the IRremote and AccelStepper libraries to use this code (if you don't already have them)./* This code is for the Arduino Robot Display Platform. It consists of several 'while' loops that depend on variable values, which are...