Emerald has adopted a robot named Carl to hype their Breakfast on the Go granola snacks. This commercial manages to take the bot and a nerdy looking worker and reverse the roles to make Carl the buffoon. Whatever works for ya.
If you find yourself tiring of your icon that looks like an M & M, you can now Androidify yourself with a free app. Make one and share with your buds on Twitter, Facebook or other social networking site.
We understand that Coke wants to give the entire world a taste and, in fact, we have done some extensive traveling and one of the first things to greet us in any country has always been their logo on billboards, walls, etc. So it doesn't really surprise us that they use robots in their commercials globally. Check out Singularity Hub's collection of robot related ads, including this one from Brazil made in 2009.
Check out this SAP commercial that features both NEC's PaPeRo and Optimus Prime in its spiel. The German software company says that it "offers technical account management for the life cycle of your solution and supports your implement of end-to-end solution operations." Yeah, we thought that, too.
ReWalk is UC Berkeley's motorized robotic device that is controlled by motion sensors that feel the user's movements and translates them to motorized joints.The device goes outside clothing and consists of a harness, crutches and leg braces powered by a rechargeable battery.
Argo Medical Tech, who built the ReWalk and has been testing it for the last several years, will soon be offering it to the public for ~$100,000. We think that a recent cameo appearance on 'Glee' certainly made for great advertising. (Since when does a high school football coach make that kind of money?)
Would that all of life could be organized as easily as this robot claims it is with the Logitech Harmony Remote. Compatible with over 225,000 devices, it only takes one touch to control your DVD player, access music or enjoy your home theater.
We may not be DIRECTV subscribers, but we have to admire their latest commercial that features a robotic battle. It certainly lives up to its tag line for Whole-Home DVR service. "Don't Just Watch TV. DIRECTV." Nicely done!
RT Corp and Brilliant Service Co Ltd came together to build RIC (Robot Inside Character,) a literal robot controlled by Android. Encased in a plastic suit, the android can walk, move its hands and head, and plays synthetic sounds and music via wireless LAN. Displayed at Google Developer Day 2010, future plans include extending its functions by April 2011 then renting it to other companies for about $6,000 a day to promote other Android-based devices.
How spooky would it be to pick up your local newspaper and have it talk back to you? That's exactly what happened a couple of weeks ago to those who grabbed the Times of India. Chips were embedded in the last page in a Volkswagen ad so that when opened, it began to tout the virtues of the car. Pretty kewl, but we hope they don't try this at any local airport.
We saw our first Halloween commercial last week, as if we needed reminding to chow down on those mini-chocolate bars sooner than necessary and, even scarier, holiday spots are creeping in now, too. Less than 24 hours after announcing the arrival of the Playstation Move Bundle, the EyePet made its commercial debut on the boob tube. The good news? This is certainly the definitive answer to family members who want a puppy this year.