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Let me start off by professing my love of my Ergo Auto Pet Feeder 2000GS (you can read that review here). While it is close to perfect, it isn’t “smart” and doesn’t have remote feeding. With that said it does the job just fine and hasn’t failed me for over 15 years. That says something. Now on to the RolliPet Smart Pet Feeder ($139)...

This chubby little robotic fish is the world’s first bionic wireless underwater drone. This fish drone is named BIKI and it has a 4k camera, a wireless controller, a Smartphone app for control, and a battery life of up to 150 minutes. The BIKI isn’t going to complete an deep sea missions but it can dive to 196 feet and will even come to the surface when its battery is running low. Currently the BIKI Fish Drone is living on Kickstarter with an estimated price of

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This incredibly fast robot/machine sorts tomato on the fly by swatting down underripe tomatoes. The ripe tomatoes make it to a bath while the slightly yellowed ones go to a reject bin. Video of the TOMRA Sentinel II tomato sorting machine after the break. (more…)

This mammoth RC truck, the Mammuth Rewarron, is somewhere between a UTV and a go-kart. It is over 6.5-feet long, weighs 375-pounds, and is powered by a single cylinder 4-stroke 270cc engine. Not sure where it is made but I believe it is from Hungary. Price tag = $5,500. Having something this big that I have to walk next to to take it to the park seems awesome, but not perfect. If only the Rewarron was just a bit bigger, then I could ride it around a bit. I’m not hoping to replace...

The “ugly Christmas sweater” parties are about to get next-level-epic now that you can have your own industrial sweater knitting machine, the Kniterate ($4,600). I know, the price is a tad crazy but you could split it amongst friends and get years of custom sweaters. The Kniterate Knitting Machine can take just about an design you can think of and convert it into a hideous work of art. ...

The march of automation continues. Some people think that their jobs are untouchable, for example folks in the medical field. There are already robots that can perform highly technical and precise surgeries. It won’t stop there. The triage nurse has a new robotic competitor from a Begian company called BeWell. The robot is named Wellpoint and it is a self-service kiosk for patients entering hospitals. Traditionally a nurse would take about seven minutes to say “hello”, measure your weight, pulse oximetry, and blood pressure...

As if the Boston Dynamics Big Dog robots weren’t scary enough, out comes a smaller one that can climb fences, traverse stairs, and open doors (sorta). The end is near. This robot is built by Ghost Robotics and is called the Minitaur ($10,000). Watch the video below while I build a wall around my house and upgrade my bolt locks.

The delivery via drone dream is a cool idea but has many hurdles to overcome. The biggest one is the range of said drones. I don’t imagine we will see drones delivery from warehouse to homes/businesses anytime soon. With that said, UPS’ latest approach seems like a great idea. The plan is to have a drone mounted on the roof of the UPS truck that does out-of-the-way deliveries while the driver continues doing their normal route. When the drone has delivered the package it comes back to the truck and lands for new packages...

  Update as of 1/12/2017. After raising nearly $34-million in funding and pre-orders the Lily Drone Project is dead. Refunds to come for those who placed pre-orders. As much fun as it is flying/controlling your own quadcopter/drone there are times when “follow me” technology is the way to go. I think that is one of the biggest downfalls of the other quadcopter in the market that don’t offer this tech, like the new DJI Phantom 3. The Lily...

Honda showed off their latest motorcycle tech dubbed Riding Assist. Honda Riding Assist has a self-balancing technology that greatly reduces the chance of falling over while the motorcycle is at rest. AKA getting on/off while stopped. It can also articulate the front fork to raise and lower the front of the motorcycle. I assume this is for easier mount/dismounts. If that isn’t enough to impress you, the bike can even follow you around with the touch of a button. Seriously. This self-balancing motorcycle will follow you perfectly...