Thank you for visiting the Bring On The Robots website. We love everything about robots and want to be the best guide for people looking for the best robot kits, the best robot toys, and robot parts for updating and repairing our friends…
We’re going to become your go-to place for information and reviews on robots, which is why we work hard to collect data from all over the internet when we write our reviews and posts. Our goal is to be a reliable and trusted subject matter expert on robot technology of all kinds.
If our Bring On The Robots reviews are not helpful, we want to know so we can work harder at making your visit worth your time. Because if you’re not satisfied with our work, then we’re not satisfied either. Here’s our analysis of the best robots for adults for you to read…
After we’ve researched the data, we use A.I. to help write the content you see on some of our web pages. How cool is that?
Who Am I?
I’m Joe, the owner of BOTR, and for decades I’ve been intrigued with robots and A.I. Like so many people from my time, I grew up watching Star Trek, Star Wars, The Jetsons and Lost In Space. If you’re new to the scene then some of these shows may not connect. But I’m sure you’ve watched Star Wars, right?
Today’s generation has a new list of robots on the big screen, although, many of the characters were in comics before I was a kid. Iron Man, The Transformers and even Guardians of the Galaxy are all stories written decades ago. Which brings me to my point, we humans have been fascinated with robots and artificial intelligence for a very long time.
I’m just like you, and love to imagine where all these machines will take us. On the other hand, I’ve also watched The Terminator, The Matrix, and Resident Evil, and see how machines and A.I. always seem to want to do away with humans. Hopefully, it will be a long time before A.I. goes rogue and start building machines to exterminate me.
What We Do
What we do here at BOTR is research and review robots of all kinds. That includes smart robot kit with Arduino technology, all forms of robots created to help educate people such as the Sphero Robots and even Alexa. We’re going to build the best website about robots and A.I. on the Internet and hopefully, you will join in and help by sharing our link with friends and family.
How Do We Review?
Well, to be honest, right now it’s really only me and my teenage son doing the reviews. I’ve purchased software that scans the Internet for anything that might be interesting to write about, and basically, the rest will come in time. My son is in high school and is learning how to code. I’m amazed by how advanced young people are and how adapted they are to technology. Sometimes he blows my mind explaining to me how exoskeletons work and how he is someday going to build his own. We review data and write about it.
On BOTR, we’re going to cover many of the places where robots already exist, other areas we see robots eventually emerging, and where beginners can find the best robots for kids or adults.
But before we start discussing the best robots for beginners, let’s warm-up with some real-time statistics…
How Popular Are Robots?
First off, when I Google “robots,” I get 291,000,000 results and the top link is to the IMDb post about the movie ROBOTS.
Then, when I search again using Bing, I get 32,400,000 results and the top link is to Wikipedia. We’ll look at this post closers in a minute.
And finally, when I search on Amazon, I get 297,871 results and the top link is to Cozmo. This is one of my favorite toy robots.
To sum it up, that totals 323,697,871 search results and doesn’t include the results I would find if I added Yahoo or Youtube.
The reason I showed you these search results was to make an opening point.
People are absolutely fasinated with Robots!
Rise Of The Robots
I spend a lot of time on the road and one morning while driving to work I heard about a best selling robot book while listening to the Rich Dad Podcast. I had to buy it.
Wow, the “Rise Of The Robots” by Martin Ford does an excellent job covering every aspect of robotics and artificial intelligence emerging right now. I recommend reading Martin’s book if you want to learn what’s been going on for decades and what’s lurking on the horizon.
What are robots?
If you’re like me, then you’ve watched the Terminator and Transformer Movies multiple times.
I get it because Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) intrigues me, too.
And Holywood does a fabulous job captivating us with scary villains with glowing eyes that time travel and that can transform into big rig trucks, right?
Later on we’ll take a look at robots in the military, but for now, we’re going to focus on the technology that’s slightly more friendly and relevant to us.
Here’s how Wikipedia defines a robot:
That definition doesn’t sound anything like a movie script to me. It looks like it will be a while before robots are conquering the world or time traveling.
Here’s how the auto industry has been using robotics in their production lines. These robots do welding, painting, and installing parts. And they work alongside humans that run the controls. Although there are strict safety guidelines for humans to say out of the way of massive swinging robotic arms…
Then we have the robots that Amazon has been using in their warehouses for years that move products around.
And even more recently, we’ve seen robots invade our home in the form of vacuum cleaners.
As you can see, the “Rise Of The Robots,” according to Martin Ford has begun. We already live alongside machines with artificial intelligence that are programmed to do the same repetitive tasks over and over that humans have been doing for decades.
List of Military Robots
We may not find any robots like the Transformers running around but the military is developing their own robot for difficult and dangerous jobs. The types of military robots show in this video are all still in development by DARPA.
The list of military robots shown in the video: LittleDog, RHex, SandFlee, BigDog, WIldCat, Spot, PetMan, and Atlas. BOTR will have more on military robots soon…
Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) has also been around for years.
Do you recall the IBM computer that played chess with the world champion and beat him?
This same technology has been improving ever since and is now part of the worlds most extensive A.I. system. IBM calls this A.I. – Watson.
You can read all about Watson at IBM’s website. But Watson isn’t the only A.I. in our life.
Apple Siri, Amazon Alexa, and Google Home are all artificial intelligent systems capable of listening and processing voice commands.
Watch this example of Alexa responding to 50 commands…
Ignore the cool wrapper these companies have put around their technology because behind the scene powerful computers are running advanced software applications that are processing billions of transactions per second – and learning as they go to become smarter.
A.I. is going to be a best seller this holiday season – and by next year these systems will be able to predict with high accuracy most of our requests before we give a command. The need to ask Alexa what the temperature is when you walk into the room will not be needed because Alexa will sense you’re there and tell you.
The value of A.I. for business use is also going to grow as systems begin crunching data with software algorithms written by brilliant people. These algorithms will be able to spot trends and predict outcomes by processing data. Google has a deep learning framework called TensorFlow that they have been developing for years for their search engine.
But search is only a small piece of Google’s plan. These deep learning algorithms are connected via neural networks all around us through the Internet of Things (IoT). This year will be a big year for all the A.I. systems as the trend for adding more devices to the neural network is at a terminal velocity. The data lakes are about to be filled up with our life.
- Who we call
- Who we text
- What we text
- Where we eat
- Where we vacation
- What we watch
- What we listen to
- Heart rate
- Blood pressure
- Steps per day
- Your every location
And the list goes on…
All this data is in the hands of prominent data scientists and is getting processed with powerful deep learning algorithms as you read this.
Think about this statistic.
Future Has Arrived!
We know the data scientists at Amazon are wringing their hands imagining of all the petabytes of data they’ll collect on Christmas Day.
The neural networks of the future Martin Ford wrote about are about to go online, and BOTR is going to be here to monitor and report on the trends, products, and top robot and A.I. news as it happens!
You may have already noticed lots of products with “Buy @ Amazon” buttons on them. Yes, I am an Amazon affiliate and if you click any of those buttons and buy a product on Amazon, BOTR will get a small commission. Honestly, it’s nothing to retire on, but it helps to pay for website hosting, research tools, power me with coffee and my son with pizza. Feel free to review my disclaimer in the footer of every page on this website.
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