Robot Holiday Gift Guide 2016 – Robotics Trends

Welcome to our second annual Robot Holiday Gift Guide. We’ve rounded up 11 robots that will be great gifts for the neat freaks, wannabe coders, toy lovers, and drone fanatics on your holiday shopping list.

Most of the robots on the list were introduced in 2016, but there’s a couple old favorites that we just had to include. What robots are on your wishlist?

‘It’s frenzied, like a scrappy kid’: can robots clean my house? | Technology | The Guardian

The future is a funny place to live. A few years ago, I bought a lamp controlled by Wi-Fi. “No more getting up and switching things on for me!” I thought, smugly. It was only once I’d bought the lamp that I realised how tedious it is to get your phone out, unlock it, swipe through to the right app, open it, select the correct lamp and switch it on every evening.

Dyson’s robot vacuum cleaner is so complex it comes with an ENGINEER – Mirror Online

A high tech robot vacuum cleaner launched today is so complex it comes with a personal engineer to set it up.

For Sir James Dyson ’s latest smart appliance – yours for a wallet-busting £800 – needs a boffin to give big spenders a home demonstration and advice on how it works.

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