The biggest robotics and tech event of the year took place in Las Vegas earlier in January! This always-remarkable event earned plenty of coverage in Wired, Engadget, Popsci, and Silicon Canals. Some of the highlights?
That's only a fraction of the coolness that was on display at this year's CES. Be sure to check out the links for a full rundown on all the remarkable technologies that the great robotics companies (and other tech companies) throughout the world brought to show off. Also - if you ever have the chance, be sure to go out to Vegas to enjoy the show. It's well worth it.
There's a Jurassic Park-like scenario happening in the robot world. Scientists have created a new "living, self-healing" robot by patching in stem cells from frogs. Sounds insane, right? Be sure to check out the breakdown of how they did it on CNN, Popular Mechanics, and CNET.
This development has enormous repercussions in several different fields - most notably, the medical field, as these new "living robots" could start to explore cellular communication. There's also plenty of potential for these little creatures for drug delivery or environmental cleanup. What other possibilities could you see these little robots get used for?
The next step in electric cars is here. No need to even get out to charge your vehicle anymore - just call the new Volkswagen electric car charging robot, and ZAP, you're good to go back on the road. This "shocking" development earned coverage in Futurism, Engadget, and Digital Trends.
Would you consider using this for your electric car when you're out on the road? Or do you like the process of stopping and plugging in?
Finally, we've got an adorable new robot friend in the world! Samsung introduced Ballie the Robot at the CES, a rolling helper for the modern smart home. Think of it as a combination between Rosie from The Jetsons and BB-8 from Star Wars. It got coverage in Engadget, Techcrunch, and Mashable. Would you have one of these in your smart home?
How about some quick hits from around the industry?
Of course, that's only just a fraction of all the robotics news out there - but these are intriguing stories. One interesting takeaway we picked up this month? It's from the CES show. It's great that the industry has such a high-profile outlet to show off all of the intriguing advances out there! The CES is a great place to see everything - from fuzzy robots to practical night-sky star maps and smartwatches and amazing "tattoo" machines, breakthroughs both big and small are out there (with a big focus on robots for everyday home life). It's an excellent showcase for everything the robotics industry is doing to make everyday life a little cooler.
One more thing, readers - if you have anything that we should add-in for the next edition, let us know! What caught your attention in the robotics world throughout January? Comment below, and we might feature it in our next issue!