Author: Jacob Cordova


MEET Nicobo WHY? Panasonic’s newest robot cat, Nicobo, is a quaint little companion that acts like a normal cat. It blinks its eyes, turns around, wags its tail, and even farts when it feels the need to. On the surface, it’s a cute tootin’ cat that looks like something a child would make. Underneath the surface, however, is where we see AI taking root in fun consumer products. Coming equipped with cameras, sensors, and microphones, Nicobo can identify your face and mood, turn towards you, and feel you petting it. With only about 320 units available, Nicobo is a...

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MEET Sally WHY? If you’ve been following us, then you should already know about Sally, the robot that makes custom fresh salads for you. However, what you might not know is that Sally was just recently acquired by DoorDash. This might seem normal, but the excitement comes after you think about how much DoorDash is investing in ghost restaurants, which are restaurants that exclusively do delivery based orders, and how much more relevant these restaurants have become due to COVID-19. Ghost restaurants with robot chefs are a telling trend of how AI is going to affect the restaurant industry,...

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MEET BellaBot WHY? COVID-19 exponentially accelerated the need for contactless service, and many companies have been stepping up. BellaBot is a prime example of AI technology stepping up. Pudu Robotics’ BellaBot enables contactless tableside service for Sushi Island. The restaurant kept all employees, streamlined service, and frankly has just been fun and keeps diners...

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