Check out the 5 coolest robots in 2018
We’ll have to do it, robots are among us. It was even the big trend of the last CES show in Las Vegas. Mini-portrait of five amazing machines.
Walker, the march of robots
Ubtech will market next year the first walking robot. Walker is a valet who can watch the house, climb up and down the stairs, play football and even dance gracefully!
Size: 1.20 m, 37 kg.
Distinctive features: CCTV, integration of e-mails …
Price: Not communicated.
Sophia, the humanoid chatbot
Anthropomorphism at its climax. Guest of Jimmy Fallon’s “Tonight Show” in April 2017, Sophia, mounted on wheels, gave the replica anchorman.
Endowed with humor and an expressive face (about sixty different facial expressions), she recognizes her interlocutors and now has legs.
A diabolical creation of Dr. David Hanson, ex-Disney. Troubling realism despite the absence of hair.
Size: 1,65 m
Distinguishing marks: Sophia is not marketed, but it demonstrates the know-how of its creators. She was born in Hong Kong but was offered Saudi citizenship at a high-tech conference in Riyadh last October.
Aibo, the doggie too cute
Cute and more realistic than ever (four generations of Aibo since 1999), the Japanese little dog Sony works in soft machine learning mode, a progressive and permanent training.
With his eyes in OLED, his many sensors and his motors on 22 different axes, he reacts to the voice, caresses and recognizes his adoptive family with his camera in the truffle. Nobody can resist.
Size: height 30 cm, length 30 cm.
Distinctive signs: 2 hours of autonomy and 3 hours of charge.Optional: Aibone nonos.
Price: approx. € 1,500 in Japan.
Realbotix, the special partner
Between the voice of Her(2013) and the high-end inflatable doll, the RealDoll, with its motorized head and artificial intelligence, is almost too real. The brand promises better sensations than with a real partner …
Size: approx. 1.50 m.
Distinctive features: the silicone body remains passive (for the moment). In pre-order.
Price: approx. € 13,000.
CLOi, the timid bot
In full press conference at CES, the cute robot CLOi, assistant of the smart home, refused to answer a question about the dinner menu.Faillible as a human who has the freak … What really make friendly this robot “facilitator of everyday life” developed by LG.
Size: 30 cm
Distinguishing features: The ThinQ system allows the robot to interact with LG’s smart home appliances. (Price and launch not communicated).