July 2, 2008

ABI Predicts Massive Robot Sales by 2015


ABI Reasearch put out a report that claims that by the year 2015 people will spend as much for a humanoid robot as they would for their next car. Analyst Philip Solis says that within 7 years the market will expand to $15 billion dollars.

In his book "Love and Sex with Robots", A.I. researcher and author David Levy says the bots will be able to carry on conversations, respond to other's emotions, and have some feelings of their own. While we are not sure that we would go that far, we can't wait until we get our own Rosy.

Via Computerworld

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June 30, 2008

Robotic Gifts for Kids of All Ages

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We just had to share these unique lamps for kids who are robotically inclined. Available in pink and yellow or red and blue, they are made of wood and need a 25W bulb (not included) to turn on. At a size of 11.5 x 5 x 5", the little guys come with a coordinated shade and a 6.5' cord. We're thinking with a price of $98.00 each, these must be hand painted or at least programmed to shut themselves off.

For kids over 21, this USB Drive Robot attaches to your key chain, briefcase, or backpack. Made of metal and plastic, and at a size of 3 1/2 x 2", the 256MB flash drive can include your business logo. A very cool giveaway for corporate types for $28.50, less if you buy in quantity.

Via uncommon goods and e-Corporate Gifts

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June 6, 2008

R2-D2 4-Port Hub


One can never have enough R2-D2's around. Plug this USB 4-port hub into your computer and the Star Wars bot lights up, moves his head, and speaks in that animated language we have all grown to love, even if we can't understand it. The hub will be out in August, but you can pre-order now at Geek Stuff 4U for $67.72 if the force is with you.

Via Geek Stuff 4U

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