Promising Robots (for home and hobby)

This list includes promising robots in various fields. List will be completed gradually.

The robot price category does not tell you the final cost. Eg. The robot’s programming may cost multiplied by a factor 2-3. In addition, all add-ons are paying separately.

Some of them are difficult to classify for home or professional robots but then the price is the limit. All over 20,000 €-priced robots are professional robots.

table of contents
Home robots
Robots for outdoor use
To study robotics
Social robots
Telepresence robots
Transport robots
Drones
Social and Health robots
Robotic process automation (RPA)
Manufacture robots

 

Home Robots

Only good ones.

 

Dyson Eye

dyson

Most expensive, over 1000€

 

IRobot Roomba

 

roomba

Many different models, 500-1000€

 

LG Hom-Bot

hombot

n.500€

Neato

neato

Many affordable models, 500-1000€

http://www.theverge.com/2016/3/1/11137890/neato-botvac-connected-vacuum-smartwatch-apple-android

Robots for outdoor use

Kobi

kobi

Manufacter: Kobi Company Usa

Price: >4000€

Comment: Versatile groundscare robot

 

 

To study robotics

In this group there are robots that can be programmed with Python or C ++ programming language.

 

BBC Micro:bit

bbc

BBC Micro:bit

 

Manufacturer: Edison

Price: 20€

Target population: Home, School

Programming Language: Grafical, Python and Javascript

Comment: Cheap robot that does not control its programming in any direction.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Makeblock mBot

mbot

Mbot

Manufacturer: Makeblock, China

Price: 90-200€

Target population: Home, School

Programming Language: Arduino IDE

Comment: Many models

 

 

 

 

Robbo

Robbo

Robbo

Manufacturer: Robbo, Finland/Russia
Price: 250-320€
Target population: Home, School

Programming Language: Arduino IDE

 

 

 

 

Social Robots

Aido

aido

Manufacturer: Aidorobot, Usa

Price Category: 2000 $???

Target population: Home, Work, School, Care for the elderly

Comment: A set of Finance, 10/2016 on sale? I bought myself this to home.

 

 

Alpha-1

alpha1

Alpha1 is social robot

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Manufacturer: UBtech, China

Price Category: 500€

Target population: Home, School, Care for the elderly

Comment: Easy to use, one app for storeis, dances and exercies.

 

Alpha-2

alpha-2

Manufacturer: UBtech, China

Price Category: <1000$

Target population: Home, School, Care for the elderly

Comment: A set of Finance, 8/2016 ver. 1.0 on sale. I bought myself this to home and wait for new ver 2.0. At home 2/17. This is very promising one. You can ask ja say commands in english and it check’s things from internet.

http://www.roboticstrends.com/article/alpha_2_humanoid_robot_is_your_familys_personal_assistant

 

 

BB-8
bb-8

Valmistaja: http://store.sphero.com/products/bb-8-by-sphero   , Usa

Price Category: 150€

Target population: Home.

Kommentti: Was involved in the Star Wars movie.

 

 

Buddy

buddy

Manufacturer: http://www.bluefrogrobotics.com/ France

Price Category: 1500€? Indiegogo Project

Target population: Home, School.

Comment: I bought myself this to home.

http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-35175269#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

 

Cozmo

Cozmo

Cozmo

Manufacturer: Anki, Usa

Hintaluokka: 200€

Price Category: Home

Comment: Small social robot with manners.

 

 

 

 

Jibo

JIBO

Manufacturer: https://www.jibo.com/

Price Category: 500$

Target population: Home, School.

Comment: Needs more money.

http://spectrum.ieee.org/robotics/home-robots/jibo-is-as-good-as-social-robots-get-but-is-that-good-enough

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2694886/Jibo-family-robot-499-gadget-work-PA-photographer-learn-recognise-yuor-family-read-kids.html

 

Kuri

kuri

Manufacturer: Mayfield Robotics Usa

Price Category: 700$

Target population: Home, School, Care for the elderly

Comment: Face and pace Detection mode and features, presented Ces 2017 exhibition.

 

 

 

Nao

NAO

Manufacturer: https://www.aldebaran.com/en

Price Category: 6500-17000$

Target population: Home, School, Care for the elderly

Comment: Too expensive. Firms make their own versions from Nao in different countries, for example. Zora.

http://news.psu.edu/story/390884/2016/02/04/academics/students-bring-robots-life-new-ist-class

 

Pepper

PEPPER

Manufacturer: https://www.aldebaran.com/en

Price Category: 20 000€ (Business version), Edu -version is cheaper.

Not yet of sale, few 1000 Editions was sold price of 1400 €. Life span is estimated to be 3 years. Expected selling price in Europe is 20 000€.

Target population: Home, School.

Comment: This is already reasonably priced robot. With IBM Watson artificial intelligence Pepper is a promising package.
http://thenextweb.com/artificial-intelligence/2016/09/24/pepper-robot-uses-trial-and-error-learning-to-master-a-childs-game/

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3540307/Pepper-grows-Emotional-humanoid-robot-enroll-SCHOOL-Japan.html

http://www.irishtimes.com/business/technology/shop-assistants-beware-robots-are-eyeing-your-jobs-1.2416630

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/japan/12022795/My-weekend-with-Pepper-the-worlds-first-humanoid-robot-with-emotions.html

http://www.engadget.com/2015/12/11/pepper-the-robot-train-station/

 

Telepresence robot

Beam

Manufacturer: Suitable Technologies, Inc. Usa

Price Category: >3000€

Target population: Home, School, Firms.

Comment: Two camera system is easier to drive.

 

Ciraff

ciraff

Manufacturer: Giraff, Sweden

Price Category: >10000€

Target population: Home, School.

Comment: Monthly contract, 2 years costs >10000€

 

Padbot

padbot

Manufacturer: Padbot, Usa/China

Price Category: <1000€

Target population: Home, School.

Comment: Not including tablet device. I bought this to home.

 

 

 

 

Twinbot

twinbot

Manufacturer: Twinrobotics, Usa

Price Category: <1000€

Target population: Home, School.

Comment: Hard to setup, tried for several months with a log-ins.

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http://www.computerworld.com/article/3018476/computer-hardware/audi-drives-repairs-with-telepresence-robots-help.html

http://thenextweb.com/gadgets/2015/11/05/this-guy-is-staying-up-all-night-in-california-to-drive-a-robot-around-a-conference-in-europe/

 

 

 

 

Transport robots

Budgee

budgee

Manufacturer: http://5elementsrobotics.com/  Usa

Price Category: 2000-4000€

Target population: Home

Comment: Reasonably priced transportation robot for home use.

 

 

 

 

Cowarobot

cowarobot

Cowarobot

Manufacturer: http://www.cowarobot.com/ , China

Price Category: <1000€

Target population: Home and work

Comment: Reasonably priced transportation robot for travelling. Startup company, which promises a bag on sale for 6/16. No way, it only came to Indiegogo. I bought this to home, arrival maybe in 2016? Finally came 8/2018.

 

 

 

Travelmate

Travelmate

Travelmate

Manufacturer: Travelmate Robotics, USA

Price Category: <1000€

Target population: Home and work

Comment: Reasonably priced transportation robot for travelling. I bought one 5/2017 and second 11/2017, home maybe before christmas. Not before Q/2018.

 

 

 

Drones


Focus camera versions, which is the most useful.

3 DR Solo

solo

Manufacturer: 3 D Robotics ,Usa

Price Category: 1000€

Target population: whatever

Comment:

 

Phantom

phantom

ManufacturerDJI, China

Price Category: >1000€

Target population: whatever

Comment: Popular premier device

 

 

Typhoon

typhoonManufacturerYuneec,  China

Price Category: >1000€

Target population: whatever

Comment:

 

 

 

Social and Health robots

Bestic

bestic

Bestic

Manufacturer: Camanio, Sweden/Usa

Price Category: 6500€

Target population: Eldery or handicapped people.

Comment: Feeding robot.

 

 

 


Evondos

evo300

ManufacturerEvondos, Finland

Price Category:2500€ , can also be rented per month basis as service.

Target population: Care for the elderly

Comment: pharmaceutical distributor

 

Joy for all

lelu_kissa

Manufacturer: Hasbro, Usa

Price Category: 95€

Target population: Care for the elderly

Comment: Toy but compare Justocat.

 

 

 

Justocat

justocat

Manufacturer: Robyn Robotics AB, Sweden

Price Category: 1200€

Target population: Care for the elderly

Comment: Reasonably priced therapy robot, but it’s toy. Compare to Joy for all – toy cat.

 

Paro

paro

Manufacturer: Aist, Japani

Price Category: 5000€

Target population: Care for the elderly

Comment: Quite expensive in those functions, 1980s toy knew as much.

Pillo

Manufacturer: Pillohealt, Usa

Price Category: ? (<1000€)  Indiegogo

Target population: Care for the elderly

Comment: pharmaceutical distributor

 

 

 

Robotic process automation (RPA)

UiPath

With this free program you can try RPA.

 

Manufacture robots

uArm Swift

uarm

uArm Swift

Manufacturer: UFACTORY, China

Price Category: 500€

Target population: Home and school

Comment:Affordable, versatile robot handset.