35 Burst results for "Roomba"

"roomba" Discussed on Bad Voltage

Bad Voltage

04:06 min | Last month

"roomba" Discussed on Bad Voltage

"So they it says here. On crunch base they raised thirty seven million total And that was back in two february two thousand and nineteen and they've been around for years. They were some guessing twenty thirteen. Nothing they'd been around point. That's a good point. I bet you anything primary military funded. I bet it was military funded. And i think they came out of mit. If i remember as well so maybe there was some funding from mit. I find it. i find it all. There's a company called boston. Dynamics didn't have something to say baston. They're very they're very interesting company. And i'm curious to see what's next for them with hyandi like i mean maybe we're going to finally get some kind of suv. Transformer type thing that's got stumping through the streets of they were spun out of mit in nineteen. Ninety two two tie there even. I even thought i will yet. They seem to want to really get into the stuff by a whole bunch of competence revolted style. I'm but yet jerry that they apparently the research off a whole big you'll skunkworks was it. Was it high end. I who did that. That robot that kind of humanoid style white human over that everybody that was that was pretty cool wall spray. Although that was cool like ten years ago saying yeah i'm but again this whole thing looks getting demos but in the ten years in the interim we have a gun from the white people talk obviously type walk downstairs and stuff. People are cutting brian on stage away. Great well congratulations. the solve. The the spoke of pitches fifteen years. Now one of these walking your kids to school and none of us happened now. Now and we haven't seen the weaponized death roomba as well which is probably going to happen at some point so much robot the show whether nice death and i'm literally vying it down the people at roomba or i robot or whatever are going to be very happy about this finally gonna get some major press recognition. Well he's like is what they need is bad voltage ratings bump this next views. But what's next next. As the only found these people apparently moving to well says more non adult content. I didn't realize that was eighty. Non adult content audit before seemed to be attempting to change that pech. Which as far as i could tell them guy. Okay i'm fact sex workers you might as pulp out screw. We want to get some of that. Might appetizing stuff now. Called cross about it with us out amount of justification does it mean that what is the correct terminology for people who take that close up on the internet. Sex workers seems like that is referring to prostitutes. I'm not sure what you model guess is probably the best way describing. I don't models so many jokes. Say right now but my own sex life. So are they mad people who like. I don't models on on only fence mad about this. The impression i have the funds people seems beside yet..

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"roomba" Discussed on Bad Voltage

Bad Voltage

05:35 min | Last month

"roomba" Discussed on Bad Voltage

"Wait years ago when we were building the two phone and there were so many cool things that were going on and building the bungee all these great ideas about scopes and convergence and all this kind of stuff and years ago when we were building the on desktop and we were as mr language was directly involved in building a boon to won- and all of these different features that would plug into it right and one of the things that i found both satisfying a infuriating about becoming an iphone and mac usa. And it really only happened when i became an iphone. Ouza is i think one of the most killer features about the apple ecosystem is eh drop. If we had focused on making it easy for people to just do the of an airdrop between a phone and olympic set up years ago it would have changed the game and all my family have been using apple phones forever would say oh address. Amazing like who cares. It's just you just transferring files from one thing to another at dropping photos and videos and whatever else it's just like i wish we focused less back then on the hud and convergence and all these different really advanced features just focused on the basics. And i think that would have moved the needle. I mean the by the basics. You mean the texting app actually working or getting phone calls regular too. So i guess i'm curious as someone who doesn't have an iphone and hasn't for since the first one what do you find compelling about the iphone that is in the end isn't available say in the android ecosystem. I think the thing that you were part of the reason. Why i'm using drop as an example is it's not a standout sexy feature right. It's very uninteresting mechanical function. But it's that when need it right so like you know you go out now. We're kind of opening up more. You go out and have lunch with some family members. Awesome friends and then someone takes a bunch of a bunch of bitches and somebody says hey. Could you send me the pictures right. They can just address them over And it's just look little features like that. I think make a difference. I mean an android be very clear. Andrew got loads of these kinds of features. Well this is no dig on droid. My point is is that. I think that we go a little bit blindsided by sexy exciting stuff with the lyrics desktop phone kind of ecosystem thing and i wish he just focused on the basics. You know that's it ready other other anyone's going out on.

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"roomba" Discussed on Mojo In The Morning

Mojo In The Morning

04:21 min | 3 months ago

"roomba" Discussed on Mojo In The Morning

"A mess. I assumed that i would never let my dog got one of the things running because if it happens again and throw the whole thing you know what the most fun videos are are watching cats with rumas. Yeah they sit on them and ride around or they get so fearful. Have you ever seen the ones where the cats are fearful and they try to attack him like. There's all these things being in the house. Your outside found out go ahead. Oh has a weird weird anyway. I'm not a cat person. Yeah i'm not either. The bartend careful. Her cat is terrified of cucumbers. We're on the overhead today. Alison from jail. Jay towers shows listening straight file a complaint with human resources. Apparently it's a known thing that cucumbers freak cats out well really in about a reminds him snakes or something. They can't have a cucumber in the house. If there's a cat. Wow i never heard of this before. I'm like this is so weird. These too many rules. Romney's gets sarah what's up. Hi good morning so my brother has a hard time waking up in the morning and he lives alone so he instructs his room to come into his bedroom every morning and wake him up. They have that as a feature on there. Well i mean you can set when you want the vacuum to turn on what room you wanted to go to. So he has come into his bedroom and the noise wakes them up. Wow how the terminator starts by the way this is when robots takeover not joking. Because you look at the reviews they have basic ones that just run around and clean. Then they have the ones that empty the trash on their own. They emptied themselves then. The newest one the smartest most powerful robot. It's smarter than you vacuum. That smarter than me terrified but does does it work though. That's the biggest thing because people anybody that you talk to the loves. The damn people are texting and i did not know this. There is now a roomba. Not quite sure if it's the actual roomba brand lawnmower. Yes yeah my neighbor. Had one. And i don't think it did the best job but it just looks like the room. A little round. Vacuum cleaner turns it on sets it out in his lawn and it just constantly goes in circles and like all day long will just mow his lawn and knows where it gets to sidewalk. And or the edge of your property it turns around goes the other way that is incredible That to me seems like if if that's gonna go bad it's gonna go really bad you know That would blades under there. What would you guys want if you could have like you know. They've got it for your house to to vacuum. They've got it for your lawn to do it. If you could invent event anything that you wouldn't it be great to find one that can do your laundry for you share on. Oh my god. Why do we hate unloading dishwashers. So much it's true. I to roomba bartender. I don't wanna get up. I'm in the middle of watching..

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iRobot with Chris Svec

Software Engineering Daily

05:08 min | 6 months ago

iRobot with Chris Svec

"Chris spec welcome to the show. Thank you very much jeff. How you doing. I'm doing great. You work at i robot. Explain what i wrote makes. Sure i robot are if if you've heard of us or if you've heard of our product we make the roomba we we are the home robot back. Ours are the home robot company but our most famous product is the roomba which is a circular robot vacuum cleaner. It's certainly the one thing that people think about. When they think about our company we have a variety of other robots including mopping and over the years. We've done a but we've actually been around for thirty years. We've actually done a bunch of other robots in the security space in remote present space and toys. We've done a lot of stuff along the way but right now we are the home robot company and it's all about robots that help people at home order the canonical challenges of building software for robots. Is that know not even building software for robots but just getting a robot to work it seems like getting a robot to cleaner room. How hard is that. You spend a motor. You create a vacuum you suck up some dirt and it seems like something you could act together in a weekend and you know. How can we gotta something weekend or a week or semester or whatever kind of a project you have in mind you can certainly get something moving with wheels with motors and kind of bumping around your house and doing a good job or good enough job on a rumor to in your house. And that's you know that's the first eighty percent of that seems like that's what's the i eighty percent of the problem and then i like to say then the next eighty percent is getting that actually work reliably in your house. All the time and the third eighty percent is getting it to work in your house in your friend's house. Maybe your parents house and a few other house has than you know the fourth and fifth and six eighty percents end up scaling that up to be something that works reliably in every house. All around the world no matter what floor surface people have no matter what wall configuration people have no matter what chairs people have or what weird coffee table heights. People have Just to get working in the the tricky thing that is the real world is kind of the hard part. And that's that's any robot that's any system has to work in the real world around the the systems that we feel our homes with. Why don't we see more widespread use of robots in the in the everyday world robots are hard robots are hard robots expensive. We've been working. I robot versatile. I should say i don't speak for i robot i've i've worked there for seven years so i can. I can say a number of things that we've been working at a robot. I know they've roomba came out in two thousand three. I think and we've been working on it for a long time. And the robust goods very good robot but it imperfect and we're constantly making a better so it's it's not an easy problem and the economic such that. It's not an inexpensive problem either. It is not inexpensive to have a research team have a engineering team to make these things and it is not a inexpensive device to manufacturer and it is not therefore an inexpensive device to sell. I mean are robots have a variety of price points. I'm not going to comment on the economics of that. But you're not gonna find a five dollar robot that doesn't anything useful for you and you know. Depending on market penetration and how much disposable income people have their supply and demand. There's engineering difficulties. And that's one of the conversations all conversations around cogs which has cost of goods sold which is kind of drives a lot of the The economics the realities of the consumer electronics industry. Which is you're talking about robots in the home. then you're talking about consumer electronics. Which has a lot of similarities to your fitbit or your smart watchers smartphone. Or anything like that. Why was the vacuum such a good use case for modern robotics these stories. I've heard i robot is that we were doing of government contracts back in the early two thousands and few engineers decided to just try this thing and they. I think they actually did it without a without a vacuum at first. That's what i heard. They just use sweeper basically a brush kinda like the sweepers that they use to clean movie theaters if you remember what. Movie theaters are where there's no vacuum there's no suction there's no power but it's just like a little manual brush or maybe powered brush that spins and push dirt into the sweeper and the story that i heard is that They got to work and then they showed it to some different focus groups and i just wanna ask people like what. What do you think this. Would you buy this. How much would you pay for this. And then People said yeah. I pay more for it if i heard actually vacuuming if i heard you know sucking up dirt basically and so that i have no idea of stories true. I've ever heard that from a couple of old timers that i robot I saw some recollection somewhere online. I think but that is sort of the genesis of half accident. As as to how how the roomba was was invented and came to be then turns out. It actually worked well enough put vacuuming in there and it sucks up dirt and it was a small enough constrained problem that it worked and it was successful in actually cleaned people's floors and was that was good enough. That people have been spending money on it and you know frankly we. We kinda spawned an entire industry of vacuuming robots.

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iRobot spawned a whole industry

Software Engineering Daily

05:01 min | 6 months ago

iRobot spawned a whole industry

"Explain what i wrote makes. Sure i robot are if if you've heard of us or if you've heard of our product we make the roomba we we are the home robot back ours. We are the home. Robot company but our most famous product is the roomba which is a circular robot vacuum cleaner. It's certainly the one thing that people think about. When they think about our company we have a variety of other robots including mopping and over the years. We've done a but we've actually been around for thirty years. We've actually done a bunch of other robots in the security space in remote present space and toys. We've done a lot of stuff along the way but right now we are the home robot company and it's all about robots. Help people at home order the canonical challenges of building software for robots. Is that know not even building software for robots but just getting a robot to work it seems like getting a robot to cleaner room. How hard is that. You spend a motor. You create a vacuum you suck up some dirt and it seems like something you could act together in a weekend and you know. How can we gotta something weekend or a week or semester or whatever kind of a project you have in mind you can certainly get something moving with wheels with motors and kind of bumping around your house and doing a good job or good enough job on a rumor to in your house. And that's you know that's the first eighty percent of that seems like that's what's the i eighty percent of the problem and then i like to say then the next eighty percent is getting that actually work reliably in your house. All the time and the third eighty percent is getting it to work in your house in your friend's house. Maybe your parents house and a few other house has than you know the fourth and fifth and six eighty percents end up scaling that up to be something that works reliably in every house. All around the world no matter what floor surface people have no matter what wall configuration people have no matter what chairs people have or what weird coffee table heights. People have Just to get working in the the tricky thing that is the real world is kind of the hard part. And that's that's any robot that's any system has to work in the real world around the the systems that we feel our homes with. Why don't we see more widespread use of robots in the in the everyday world robots are heart robots are hard robots are expensive. We've been working. I robot versatile. I should say i don't speak for i robot i've i've worked there for seven years so i can. I can say a number of things that we've been working at a robot. I know they came out in two thousand three. I think and we've been working on it for a long time. And the robust goods very good robot but it imperfect and we're constantly making a better so it's it's not an easy problem and the economic such that. It's not an inexpensive problem either. It is not inexpensive to have a research team have a engineering team to make these things and it is not a inexpensive device to manufacturer and it is not therefore an inexpensive device to sell. I mean are robots have a variety of price points. I'm not going to comment on the economics of that. But you're not gonna find a five dollar robot that doesn't anything useful for you and you know. Depending on market penetration and how much disposable income people have their supply and demand. There's engineering difficulties. And that's one of the conversations all conversations around cogs which has cost of goods sold which is kind of drives a lot of the The economics the realities of the consumer electronics industry. Which is you're talking about robots in the home. then you're talking about consumer electronics. Which has a lot of similarities to your fitbit or your smart watchers smartphone. Or anything like that. Why was the vacuum such a good use case for modern robotics these stories. I've heard it at i. Robot is that we were doing of government contracts back in the early two thousands and few engineers decided to just try this thing. And they i think they actually did it without a without a vacuum. At first that's what i heard. They just used a sweeper. Basically a brush kinda like the sweepers that they use to clean movie theaters if you remember what. Movie theaters are where there's no vacuum. There's no suction there's no power but it's just like a little manual brush or maybe powered brush that spins and push dirt into the sweeper and the story that i heard is that They got to work and then they showed it to some different focus groups and i just wanna ask people like what. What do you think this. Would you buy this. How much would you pay for this. And then People said yeah. I pay more for it if i heard actually vacuuming if i heard you know sucking up dirt basically and so that i have no idea of stories true. I've ever heard that from a couple of old timers that i robot I saw some recollection somewhere online. I think but that is sort of the genesis of half accident. As as to how how the roomba was was invented and came to be and then turns out it actually worked well enough put vacuuming in there. And it sucks up dirt and it was a small enough constrained problem that it worked and it was successful in actually cleaned people's floors and was that was good enough. That people have been spending money on it. And you know frankly we. We kinda spawned an entire industry of vacuuming

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"roomba" Discussed on The Internet of Things (IoT) Show with Bruce Sinclai

The Internet of Things (IoT) Show with Bruce Sinclai

08:23 min | 7 months ago

"roomba" Discussed on The Internet of Things (IoT) Show with Bruce Sinclai

"App. I mean how you getting because this is useful everyone listening. Because the whole we've had a few episodes even with the with the fcc and other legal experts on this and sometimes Providing that interfaces kinda challenging so how are you providing that interface to get that consent to upload these one point five million home maps. I i like you said it's through a mobile app. So the consumer as as a standard practice uses mobile app to pair with their connected device and helped get it up onto the network. Get it set up and so on. So part of that was is that and then he had sued a mobile app that the or seen so without that mobile app experience. you know. The robot is not connected to the cloud. So you know that that. That's a core part of that setup. The consumer can do a direct and home wifi connection They can still make use their robots and and so on so they're on it from going up to the cloud if they if they have some concerns still get some some level of functionality. Correct yup so there still can be that connected interface to the robot direct from the phone through the local wifi to the robot without ever without leaving the home when it comes to you. You mentioned privacy so just to tell you a bit about how we think about it. As i hope has been clear when we've been talking through this. We take that that the fact that we have the state we take. Privacy insecure very seriously. So we want to do all of these things with the with the consent of the consumers as we're looking at new directions about how that data could be used within the connected home that value will be you know enable through with the consent of the consumer When it comes to security that spans everything from the way we thought about and designed the robot itself the electrical architecture on the robot itself on that hardware Had security in mind has considered insecurity in mind We i mentioned we use. Aws as our back end provider for the connected product that that selection of vendor also came with security in mind. We were very wanted to make sure we had a partner that could really help us with With the security aspects of the product that had a cloud infrastructure that that we could really rely on To help us as we approach that That security question so you know from the you know all the way through to software design and so on how are using encryption and all of these things is is a core part of of how we think about designing the product with both with privacy and security in mind. So it's something that we're were. I guess you could say taking a cautious one step at a time as we are pushing more into this into this connected ecosystem do products. Yeah no it's important lesson for everybody listening to take it. One step at a time is to be very explicit and to have exchange in value and. I think you've been plied that you know would the consumer in exchange for their for their data and then also very clearly explain. What's going to be done with the data. How long you're going to have the data who accesses the did in the rest of that so yeah so it sounds like with the ot mechanism with your focus on with the interface to the customer. You're focused on privacy in we can dig into security as well. You do have a framework anyway. For for what i was asking about earlier is sending other data to the cloud so right. Now you've mentioned the mapping I guess you you've you've paved the way to be able to pull pretty much. You have a a recipe for. I guess to tuesday saying you've recipe for calling about all the other data now. You just need to figure out what to do with it. I guess that said those are the questions is how do we you know we. We built kind of an infrastructure Or the recipe as you say that. Allow us to start this in a way. That's a helping the consumer see robots But using that same infrastructure you know it opens a door to other types of partnerships around the home that hopefully can allow consumers to see even more benefits from from their robot and the data that they are maintaining about their home. So you know what we're talking about earlier so okay so we have. We've talked about the physical with the sensor array of talked about the sensors a little bit. You've you've told us that it connects through wi fi from wi fi. You're hitting up to up to the aws cloud We've spoken a little bit about your back in analytics although not much. Yeah that's a plan is. Are there any technical components in abroad from abroad. Stroke point of view that we're missing here. No i think that covers from you. Know robotics is a is an exciting space. But it's challenging. You have the electrical mechanical consumer product than a home. That's moving throughout You've got the software on the embedded site on the robot you've got cloud infrastructure mobile apps. We kind of have to hit it all. Well you're describing screaming iot product and so one area that we haven't talked about very much is the local software. I think it'd be the last one. We'll talk about from a technology point of view and that is artificial intelligence. To what extent. Are you using a i on the ground and this opens up a lot of a lot of questions but maybe maybe you can just Maybe just give me an understanding of of the. I mean i guess you sort of set to a certain extent but to what extent are using i. Now where do you see going. I mean i had being an important part of where the products How they're being developed in the future we have. Some internal initiatives are continuing to explore how we can use a machine learning deep learning these types of things to continue to improve the product. Today this going back to this visual mapping capability this visual navigation solution that that in ineffective is a practical implementation of a core capability that has been in in in academic labs for you know for a decade or more. You're seeing self-driving going all the way back to the beginning you're seeing self driving car tournament. Driving companies using very similar technologies and their context so so the that underlying that core part of our product is is exactly implemetation of a of a of a piece of ai. That's running in the product in a highly embedded in very constrained in environment very technically difficult to do That were that were of course very proud of. And it's a. It's a differentiating capability for our product. So at a core you know that's where we're using. Ai today You know we're certainly looking at using it in other places in the future to help the the robot be more effective in its operations in the home. Well then i guess you. We'll where i wanna go with this landed with this. Is dolores westworld. So so what. I've heard in fact is that there is this emotional attachment that happens between the owner and the roomba and heard it. You know to the extent where if it breaks. They won't even throw the room but they'll stick it in the garage right and so you know there is the a i i know it's about the maps and that's huge but there is also there is also the a i in terms of interfacing with the occupants in the home and and all the ethical issues that go around that go around that so i don't know maybe you can just close off and just talking to a little bit about this emotional attachment that i've heard about and yeah and i guess the naked may be probably a little bit on the ethical issues but but but just tell listeners of your experiences i mean there is a you know We have experienced both in you know. Consumer products like roomba is well as even our yard defensive security products that the folks who use those products and see them on a day in and day out. It's moving around their environment..

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"roomba" Discussed on The Internet of Things (IoT) Show with Bruce Sinclai

The Internet of Things (IoT) Show with Bruce Sinclai

07:32 min | 7 months ago

"roomba" Discussed on The Internet of Things (IoT) Show with Bruce Sinclai

"It's the only way we're going to bring the the technologies together. We're going to be. I think to be able to add more value than their some is to bring them together. So are you planning or are you or are you planning on exposing these. Api on sherlock listened to her just for themselves Yeah so we you know. We are certainly Investing in the infrastructure to provide such an api two partners This isn't something you know. Our our current thinking is not a public. Api but we are are certainly working With with selected partners to provide With the full consent of the consumer to provide some of this data to perhaps another one of their connected devices in the home that could help them take better control the consumer to help them take better control of their of their connected home so we are certainly Focused on building out the right set of infrastructure that will allow us to Integrate with other members of the of the connected home to the benefit of the of the consumer We are You know to give you an idea of of the degree to which we see the importance of this of this line of work We are One of the Early and primary users of amazon's new. Aws service which they launched last year so we have invested a lot of work and have a very Fruitful partnership with amazon to leverage their extent extensive backend infrastructure to support our connected products. We certainly envision The needs to be able to do back in processing of of this types of of data to connect the third party services or processes To bring about to bring about the kind of the integrated solutions that we're talking about so we are already exercising that infrastructure were starting to use it by providing these clean maps that i mentioned for for the consumer where there is some some back in processing that data between the robot and the consumer and we are working with select partners on the back end to begin to see. How can we work together to to provide more integrated Smart home solutions. So the short answer is yes. That is a direction of focus for us and for folks who who can see the value in this type of of spatial information or censor information from around the home for folks who see how that could be a value to their consumer business. We'd absolutely absolutely love to talk to him. Mousetrap mousetrap company whoever it is for folks who who can see the value there. We're we're we're very interested in talking with those types of folks to see you know what types of partnerships there might be within the connected home. Excellent no no. I makes sense. Why don't we want. We break down the technology a little bit for our listeners and start you know start with the main technical components of the room by and maybe take us through through it kind of how it works. I don whatever you think is the most logical way. But but i think it'd be really useful just to to break it down a little bit and talk about how you approach technology. Sure so probably the easiest place to start is just with the chassis itself. The mobility aspects of the room by itself so roomba launched in two thousand two. So we've had a good film years to to really mature that approaching and we've certainly done that There's there's a lot of challenges in building a robot for the home and one of the things that's kind of a core tenant of how we think about our products and approach robotics in general is that we're very practical so you know we are. We are looking to build a product that serves a real neat or real need for for the consumer and doing it in a way that provides a very reliable robust capability so it has to work in homes around the world. Day in day out In his cost effective so it has to. It has to cost Has has a cost. it's commensurate with its value. So getting all three of those legs of that stool lined up is not is not easy so over the years. We've we've certainly invested in the core mobility of the robot whereas today you know The room buzz are very reliable. Have a very solid the a lifetime in a very good at kind of navigating all of the all of the traps of the home. So whether it's right exactly whether it's things like Certainly they don't fall downstairs so they have a variety of sensors that can detect and avoid dropouts. That's an extremely robust capability They can deal with things like carpet tassels so in the early days. That was a problem. Where dr over you know the tassels on a rug and just get stuck but today you know for years. Now we've had the capability to detect when we are operating around carpet tassels and and actively disengaged ourselves from those environment. So they're not well actually hit affect take evasive maneuvers that free itself that type of trap and we have a whole slew of other technologies in the product now and in the works that will continue to to improve the robot's ability to operate robustness in the home. That's a kind of a core foundation for for the product. So that's you know that that core chassis is part. Obviously it has to clean very effectively. So we invest a lot of attention and the the cleaning Fica of the of the underlying cleaning solution in you know it's interesting to note that You know the cleaning performance of robot vacuums is is is starting to approach that of upright vacuums like. This isn't a a a gadget right. This is something that actually performs a valuable mission. It helps people keep their homes clean then a function of the of the size of the the vacuuming. I guess of the engine vacuuming engine. What is what is it. A function of the is it sucked air we talking about suction and then and then what creates suction are you. Are you talking about something. I guess broader. There's there's a whole slew of innovations. It went into into a building an effective cleaning mechanism. I mean obviously we don't have the same power as an upright vacuum. That's plugged into the wall So we have to wear battery powered platform that has to run for for for quite a long time So we you know there. There are a whole slew of of tricks or a whole slew of components of the cleaning system You know maintaining suction is really not all that important Surprisingly there are a lot of things in terms of of just keeping air flow through the system filtration agitation of the floor the carpet and brie and so on so there is a lot of specialization into in in core. Ip that we have into. How do you go about effectively cleaning the floors. So that's kind of the business end of of of the product. It's gotta be good at.

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Xbox Series X Hands-On Preview Round-Up

Kinda Funny Games Daily

04:23 min | 10 months ago

Xbox Series X Hands-On Preview Round-Up

"Xbox series x hands on previews are up as of this morning. As you all know xbox, they stand out a bunch of xbox series exodus to media professionals They've gotten their hands on they've been playing over the weekend in the last week and they're previews are finally available. So I've assembled basically the avengers of video games writers for this guy got folks from. got. Folks from Gamespot from venture be and I'm going to go through some of the right people have to say some of the things you had to say about xbox series I'm going to start off with Ryan McCaffrey at is and who writes this First, a word on the console itself it is hefty but in a good way when you hold, it feels like premium five, hundred dollar thing for whatever. That's worth when you turn it on the box, the same startup chime the xbox one family of consoles do in a I'm a bit disappointed in that. Honestly I. Get the consistency. It's a sound though it is a nice sound but you want that new you know. You want the news I Will Ryan McCaffrey saying here I get the consistency but I liked new sound while I'm speaking subjectively I think the series x also looks very nice in its article orientation. It looks bold in assertive indoor entertainment centre with the concave green-tinted vent perforations on the top adding a really nice visual appeal. I can't say the same when it's laying on its side, it looks more like a fireplace log. More importantly, this thing is quiet it's almost inaudible when it when it's idol and read debt-reduction to, for instance, is still pretty quiet much more. So than the xbox one X, which gets noticeably louder under full load. Thank God targets me. So soaked that gets me so to especially because this last weekend I've been, I still Greg Miller playstation four pro from the office along with the TV office so I can get that. You Four K. Experience and that thing is loud dude everything sounds like a lawnmower I didn't realize that you my base ps four got loud I. Didn't know that ps four pros got that loud. It's Wild Man I. The thing that I'm most excited about with these new causes coming up is hoping that there's a chance that they're quieter and I love that at least so far it is a good thing to hear. In clear though with The p the PS four pro that he's using the studio he's using that one at the studio because he got loud and he switched it out for one that he had. Okay. So that one is louder than some PS force can be. Four on right now. Yeah. It's my. Rose K. to us oh, is running right now. I love you call your vacuum Uso, your Roomba. That's a really good name for it and actually while we're on this topic like how it looks with Ryan McAfee's right up here folks. No I'm roommates with Michael Higham from gamespot Michael Higham one of the folks who had an xbox series x so I can give the scoop that looks great like vertically it is hefty it does feel it is pretty heavy like it is like a hefty piece of technology mom but anytime I've gone into the living room that thing that has been virtually silent and like yeah, the thing looks like the top with the green accents there looks really nice. I can't imagine that thing on its side because like. Ryan McCaffrey references here. Right. Like on the side. It would look really awkward like that's kind of my take on it. I don't know why anyone would have to have that on the side of Saif Mike space right like I get. In a in a situation where it's like the only have so much room. Height for mine yeah. which is the thing that sucks but it's also this. Thing like I. I'm struggling to think about where I'm going to put mine because I also it's GonNa. Look ridiculous donal but article I just think it's going to stand out and just be weird. So we'll see. Yeah, I'm scared with both this in the PS five I how they look if for people who are GonNa get both because the PS five and all the different. Comparisons. And mockup scene of that thing seems huge. Like seems abnormally big. Like stylish and sleek, and like has a cool feature. Is thing going for it but it seems big and so like trying to figure out how that is going to fit in your entertainment center next to a series x right at least in the same entertainment centre as a series I think it's it's going to be a challenge for some people because those two things are very different designs, very different boxes. Good Luck on that folks,

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Introducing Roomba i3+ with Alexa

Voice in Canada

01:44 min | 11 months ago

Introducing Roomba i3+ with Alexa

"Want to tell you about a product that you might be interested in if you want a vacuum that can clean your house that is a robot and can also be controlled by Lexi, the Roomba I three, plus is now the cheapest I robot that has self emptying meaning I of course you can control the with Lexi, and then when you're robot is going about doing it, saying cleaning up your home if it becomes full, it can return to its docking station where it charges itself and empties itself into what's become a little trash been built onto it so. Boy You want to not lift a finger and do some housecleaning. That's what you do. You Talk to Lexi Lexi to get your robot start cleaning cleans your house then goes and then put the garbage. And Trash Bin, but here's a catch. It's not cheap. It is selling for six hundred dollars US or seven fifty in Canada. So. That's the price. But if you WANNA, be able to sit back and let your robot your thing that, hey, that might be worth it to

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Robots are getting personal during the pandemic

Marketplace Tech with Molly Wood

03:41 min | 1 year ago

Robots are getting personal during the pandemic

"The. The pandemic could seriously kick start living and working with robots from American public media. This is marketplace tech. I'm Ali would. This week on marketplace tech, we're reporting on the innovations that will help us transition to a post pandemic future. One of those innovations has been waiting in the wings for a long time robots. Robots can do jobs that are too dangerous for humans or just make life a little easier and even offer some friendship during lockdown. A Howard is a robot assist and professor at Georgia Tech. She says, the pandemic has been a push for robotics of all types. One of the things if you think about a human and peoples relationship to robotics, it's been kind of a love hate relationship like most people, they might buy a Roomba, for example, but a lot of like I'm not. I'm not doing that like robots please now. But what we've seen now is Is. There's this adoption of robots in the home in the workplace in hospitals and clinics because it fulfills a need that cannot be filled by people anymore the it seems like there are lots of different aspects to this, and it's and some of it is you know maybe some have their cleaning lady come and and they just need help 'cause we're cooking and home all the time can be a mess, but there's also. Robots in the context of medicine and robots in the context of companionship. Talk a little bit about these various roles that were seeing become more necessary. Yes. So I would categorize them into bucket. So there's the set of robots that are being used for addressing issues with pandemic. So it's robots are being used in hospitals and in stores to clean and disinfect. So that's that's a needed attribute that robots are able to feel. But then there's also the the robots for the home environment that provide us a little bit of the social interaction and is because there are robots, we design them that put in us and understand humans, and so they can be emotional, they can be reactive and because we are are. Not able to interact with those outside of our home as much of the robot, it's it's a replacement, is not the best replacement, but it's gives us a little bit of humanity that we can touch with and interact with, and so there's an increase in these types of devices and development and products. As you kind of look ahead at the next say, six to eighteen months. What do you think is going to happen in this field? How faster companies can remove and pivot and adopt? And I would say exponentially except that you know exponential is based on what the first number is, but I would say exponentially with all the caveats that go with that and it's only because we still need to live, right. We still need to function. We still have human needs and human desires, and we still want to go to work when we can and. Do that safely given that we can't physically do a lot of these things. And robots and fills space. and. So that's in at least in the near future, which is again at least a year based on all the reports. That means it's going to accelerate, and then once we're on the other side of Covid it, we would have become accustom. To adoption become accustomed to robots in the I, and so I think it will become the new norm.

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Stephanie Fleming on organization, life hacks, and how she built 'The Happy Planner' and 'Me & My Big Ideas'

The Here for Her Podcast

51:55 min | 1 year ago

Stephanie Fleming on organization, life hacks, and how she built 'The Happy Planner' and 'Me & My Big Ideas'

"Are so excited to. To introduce incredible Stephanie Fleming. She is a creative entrepreneurs speaker of and wellness seeker. Most notably, she is the CO founder of me and my big ideas creator of the happy planner, and what began twenty years ago as a tiny garage business is now an industry leading lifestyle brand and offers a wide variety of products that inspire customers to live creatively and plan a happy life. Please welcome Stephanie to the show. Okay, we'll Stephanie. We are so excited to have you on the here for her podcast. Thank you so much for joining us. And we are so curious about everything that you've created and your and so I think. Our audience is going to be very very interested in the business aspect of. Everything that we're about to talk about some super excited cool. I'm so excited to be talking to you. Guys for those who don't know. Tell us a little bit about your health. I'm Stephanie. Fleming and I'm a creative entrepreneur. I actually call myself like an accidental entrepreneur. I started my business me and my big ideas with my mom twenty actually over twenty years ago started in my garage with an idea of just one idea for making stickers for the scrapbooking industry at that time and. And really just kind of wanted to do it too. I needed a creative outlet. Yes, but I needed to pay the bills like I. was you know a young mom and struggling to make ends meet, and just really wanting to like. Go out there and I would do anything because I you know I wanted a better life for myself, and for my kids and and so I was definitely you're. You're? The definition of a hustler like I was like I have no money, but I will put in the sweat equity so. We been hustling with me and my big ideas for. Over twenty years now, and we've created everything from paper stickers and now planner, so planners is our latest the happy planners, our latest product line and It's just been such a a wonderful thing for us to get into because we get to share a love for creativity for positively, and that's been kind of where I have fallen in the last probably five or six years which. Not only being an entrepreneur in a business person, but also being able to be the spokesperson for our product and our brand, and that's something that I've been totally passionate about. It's amazing. I'm curious. So, what did you do before you started your business? Were you a stay at home? Mom? Did you have have a job, so I was? I was pregnant when I was eighteen. Not Married had had a baby, and when immediately from high school to I need to find some way to take care of my son and I did in home daycare for eight years, and was daycare provider for six kids usually at one time and it was you know it's honest work? It's hard work. It's eleven hour days for you know for eight years and you know all I to do is be a good mom, and and so I didn't have a college education. I grew up in the craft industry though my. My parents had a manufacturing and distributing business so I grew up from picking orders in the warehouse. To you know watching my parents who are entrepreneurs basically navigate the craft industry and come along with them to trade shows and things like that so I always had that creative bug, and and even as an entrepreneur as a kid I was making little catalog, so you can buy these cards here, my designs and so, but then life hits, and then you have to go out, and you know and do the best you can and and so at the time. In one, thousand, nine, hundred eight. My mom and my mom had sold that business, she and my stepdad divorced and they sold their business, and so she was kind of at this place in her life where she was like okay. I'm ready to start over, I need. She was probably my age now, and it was like thinking I need to start over and figure out what life looks like for me. Now and I was saying I just I want to start something something I want to do anything and so my mom had some seed money and. Like I said I would do. You know so. I stayed up all night trying to find just hustling to find hair. Competitors are advertising in this trade magazine. So that's a potential a mailing list for so anything possible. I was willing to do so. Yeah so it was not like I had this pedigree of an MBA, and I'm going. Go start a business, and that's why I say I'm definitely. An accidental entrepreneur, but I've I've loved it. We'll story. It is very very cool. It seems like you had it in your blood like raped in the beginning. Though like it was something that you're meant to do. I, think so. I think without knowing that that's what it was like. I was just cleaning out. One of the things we've done in quarantine is cleaning out our garage and so all my memorabilia. That's where I found my card. Catalogue of here are the things you combine I'm like I always was. Experiencing entrepreneurship right in front of my is growing up but I never really knew it. In fact, my mom was in charge of all of the creative side of the business, and was the one in charge of new products, and out there trying to find out what creative women were doing next, and so when my mom would go on an rnd shopping trip and take all of us with her. We didn't realize what we were doing was watching her shopping trends and seeing what was out in fashion, and how we can bring that into the craft and creative industries, so when it just seemed like something natural, and now I'm trying to identify people go. Where do you find your trend Mic-? Just Watch I. Just look and so yeah. We were Kinda groomed without knowing that that's what was happening. So cool and so. You had your first business you? You began doing that twenty years ago. And then you landed to the happy planner, which has been a huge success and It's a it's a beautiful book. It's something that you want to. Hold in your hand, and just like carry with you all the time. It's so cute and fashionable. Where did that idea come from? And how? How did you of get to that point? Where like I want to be in this market of making planners? Happy like honestly we've had a lot of great products that of sold weller mckellen's pretty cool, but the happy planner is like it's so me. It's totally me so the the way we came up with. It was pretty much the same process that we did it with anything. As we and my sister is heavily involved in product about men in our company as well, but we watch in decide okay. scrapbooking was huge for a while, and so we were able to kind of ride that. That wave and we've kept coming out with products and line extensions and and then you kind of see that it was kind of starting to taper off. It was not as popular and the products weren't as weren't selling and going doing the having the sell through that they did before, so we're like okay. We need to know what creative women are doing next. which is what my mom did, so we would always be looking for what. What what do i WanNa do what is something that's interesting for me. and and then also kind of searching pinterest looking around water, creative women doing so for some reason on pinterest people were taking just regular planners from staples, or whatever and they were putting our scrapbooking products, stickers and things and making them cute but the scrapbooking don't really fit like they don't fit size-wise. They didn't fit if you're you know the stickers we were. Were to commemorate memories and things, and that's not necessarily the things that you need for planning so I kind of just you know, and they were boring to staples like office supply things. They have black brown different color bays. You know really great. You know what I think. Someone would would think the businessmen would like. And then there was like three designs that were like purple. Paisley or some ugly grandma color. You know I'm a woman, I. I don't want that, so we thought definitely we could do better in design. We could get them more affordable. We could create accessories that would go specifically for them, and then you could put in those accessories like things that are positive so that every single day when you're planning when you're having fun putting stickers out ever, there's this creative positive message that makes you happy that keeps you going, and so it was just a kind of another. Offshoot into what we normally do. What are creative women doing? And at this point? It was like people are busy, and they want to be creative, but they need that little bit of licensed to say it's okay when you're planning your schedule. You can kind of put a sticker downer. Says you can do it or just. Those little positive affirmations make a make a big difference. I love that so much were all about positive affirmations and There's something that I still love about having a planner in front of me like an organizational planner. Where where I. Can you know touch the pages and I can mark things off. It's so different than a calendar on Google you know and I've always I've i. still have a planner, so I love that, but I'm curious because you have built such a successful brand and obviously. You've separated yourself in so many ways by having something very unique You offer as something that's very I would say year to the millennial woman. But how how have you separated yourself with your branding? I'm just so curious about like where your sales come from utilizing social media, you have a huge social media following. So, how what kind of what was your? What was the method to your madness at that point when you started thinking ahead? Yeah, so at that point. We had we had a very successful company in the craft industry and up? Until that point, we had what I figured successful products. We didn't really have necessarily like brand. Following social media was just coming up, but you know there was something about the happy, and I think my own personal passion for the product helped in planning it. No Pun intended. because. I feel like we got to this place or like this product line. I just feel like we need to be able to have a brand. There's gotta be a message behind because the message of the product is so powerful and so really. What happened I mean there wasn't? A Master Plan I love this product so much. That I just started talking about it and sharing on social media back in the periscope days. You remember, periscope yeah. Remember. About it and I just said you know what I would anytime we would come up with something, or we had something new exciting happening in office. I'd like I'm just GONNA share. It's just going to be I wanted to our product and the brand to feel like like we were just friends sharing like. If I was you know to call you up and say Oh, my Gosh I'm so excited. We just got this prototype in, and here's what it looks like. Here's how I'm going to use it and every. Every new products came in. We previewed it on periscope did live Q. and A. is, and and that's before people really doing that and we were sharing the process and the product, and sharing my excitement, geeking out over stickers and a paper planner you know, so. It became I thought there was really no plan other than to share authentically, and that was really before, but you know everything authenticity be authentic was just such a overused catchphrase, but that's what it was because I didn't actually want to be the spokesperson. For our company, and because it's such a team effort, and so I'm not. I'm not maybe maybe I wouldn't had the idea for. Let's let's look into to paper planners, but I didn't create designs, and I not the artist, and I'm not the one who source the product and sold it in such a team so but. In order I felt so passionately that. Don't have relationships with companies. They don't have relationships with products, but they have relationships with people and brands, and if I could be that conduit. To Give A. Personality to our land our company then. I'm like all right. I'm willing to do because I was the one before it was like no, I don't really want to know I'm just I'm fine to not do it, but when I was sharing something, I was so passionate about the following just came. We did not say hey. We want to get to I. Think we're over six hundred thousand on instagram. We didn't have a plan for that. I mean eventually to grow. It takes you get to a certain point. It's like okay now. You have to plan, but we grew our numbers very very organically, and by just engaging with them. You know true engagement and it's. It's not even just the number in the plan, but it's like. Are you engaged? Do you care about your followers? Do you care about your customers and deal you know? Are you engaging that way? Are you doing it for the rise near following? Are you doing it for the sale? Are you doing? Are you doing it because this? Just feel so right to you know. Yeah while you're on that topic, too. Because so cool that you grew organically because. I mean it's such an easily marketable product, but also like how how do you stand out amongst your competitors are? There's other planner companies out there. So what's your differentiating factor with your product? So at the beginning? We were the only ones pretty much doing what we did, so we stood out really quick, and it's almost like I. Always say like it was like. Like when I had my first when I said WHO's very well behaved typical. I am such a good mom. And then my daughter came a second, and she is like great, but she's you know totally like wild spirit and I'm like oh my gosh. I need to to work at this little more. So when we did when all of a sudden you're like It's growing and you're thinking. Oh, my gosh is great. People are just listening, and then all of a sudden when you're onto something, people and other brands and other companies go. They're onto something I. Think I'm going to try that, too. And then what you were doing so authentically is being duplicated right so. So what we have always done I think and even back in the scrapbooking and paper. Crafting days was just advice. My mom gave me is just really don't worry too much about what other people are doing. Find out what you uniquely do. What is it that your company or your brand do what do you? How do you stand out and for US There's a lot of people who have high end stationary and people. People that are saying a professional and I want it to look like this or I. Don't like this about your as well. This is who we are. We are colorful and fun and were affordable. We have a disc bound system where you can change things in and out, and those are some things honestly and with the brand that will turn people off when you really claim like who you are. Some people are going to say. Well, I. Don't know but I. don't like that well, but this is who we are when you can really find that those are the things that just kind of narrowed down, and you nail it down so much that these are the things that make us unique, and so for us. We embraced all of that. That is who we are fun and colorful, positive and an interchangeable, and all these things about the product and about our messaging. That's what we focused on, and I think even especially going forward when it becomes harder and you. Maybe at this point, we're going like you see a slowing in not just gaining followers as fast when you get up high. And there's more people in the space so for us it's how can we find? What, we, what is it that we offer? That's unique whether it's the message product. And, you kind of have those pillars of our being authentic. Is it something that's different or are we just white noise in the space? Should we be making a change? We be pivoting. Right now do. Is there something we need to be doing to be more aware of the surroundings of the economy of this of society so You're constantly looking for you have to just be aware. Of who you are where you're going and not being paying too much attention to. The competitors and the people aside. It's really hard though it's hard to do because you find yourself looking. They're doing so good over there. Maybe I should change and go that way so knowing who you are is a huge part of that success for us. And, I love how you really made an emphasis on. Being okay with not being a good fit for everyone, and you know we talk about this even on social media. How you know people always give us questions on. You know my Gosh I I lost if I don't post for three days. I'll lose one hundred followers well if those people want on, follow you because you haven't posted three days. They're not your people. Like they were never people anyway, so I love that you have you have a focus and you understand your branch so well. The you know who you're catering to, and also you mentioned pivoting when you need to because. You know I think that people get so focused on the end goal, and if it's not if it doesn't turn out exactly how they anticipated that it would be, they give up right, so I think that's I. Love that so much and it kind of brings me to my next question on. The hardships entrepreneurship because I think that when people look from the outside, they see this beautiful brand that you've built a successful mom who's who's doing it all, but it takes so much work and behind the scenes that the people don't see. Can you walk us through some of those hardships that you faced in how you've kind of gotten through them? Oh yeah and I think. I'm so glad you brought that up because you especially on social media, people will see their, so they'll say. Where were you because I'm pretty active on my own, and then also I with the happy planner, but it like where were you? We Miss John there. I'm like you guys like if I would have shown. What I was doing for the past seven days, it was get up in the morning. Go to work. Stay there till seven o'clock have like meetings altay come home barely figure how I'm going to get the door dash before I wanna fall asleep, and then you know over it over and over again and I'm like it's not glamorous. It's hard There's a lot that goes into it. You know and you have to love it if you are somebody who has your own business or your own brand? You have to love it because it is not I mean I would say. Ninety, eight percent of it's not glamorous, but it's rewarding. You know it's something that you love, but you're GONNA have failures. You can't be afraid to work hard and fail. Because, you're GONNA. Do both of those all the time? And you know and learning from your from your failures for me. It's like you know we've had products that the ones that you've mentioned like happy planner that quadrupled the size of our business in the matter of two years But in the in between, and we had already had like a pretty successful company, and we were like well, but what you don't see, are all of the things where you come out with the product and you're like that's a dog. You Know Kate next. What do we? Can we learn from that? You know that's what you can't. You can't shy away from it, but nobody wants to see that nobody, but those are the lessons. Are you know what you're seeing? When when you see the happy planner is our success of you know Gosh over twenty we did that. It was fifteen years. I think into the our business before we hit that like Grand Slam, we'd had several. You know that was. This product was a triple. This one was a strikeout. This one was a base hit. And then you know, we never know we not. Even we're not even. Promise that we were going to have that big of a success that we just kept going and every time we did we learned something like Oh we didn't do. The packaging wasn't right or you know. Maybe we rent to too early into that trend, or maybe we didn't research it enough or maybe we learned something every time but I mean we've had. We've had product failures. We've had really difficult times in the economy I've been around here through September eleventh through the two thousand eight crash where the business was doing great, and then all of a sudden we've had were having to like have layoffs and figure out how to make the hard decisions. To keep your business healthy and around and surviving, and that's really hard. I mean that's something that right now we're going through. You know we have. Luckily we've got a great basin. We've had a very successful business, but this is a gut punch, and for a healthy business like ours. This has been really difficult and I can only imagine if you're struggling before this, but you just have to figure out you. It's almost like a business as almost like being a parent. You've got to make those tough decisions. Decisions you know that not everyone's going to understand. That's going to be hard. It's going to keep you up at night. and those those you don't see those on social media. No one's sharing like we had to really hard today and or have been meetings all day, and if they are, they're showing you the picture of themselves looking really cute, and you know here I am with my thing and it's. It's just not always like that victims hardly ever like that, so I think it's sometimes i. I've shared lots more real version especially on my own personal social media on instagram. Especially because I, think we do a disservice to. Everybody but to women's in general specifically where it's like if you're trying to be an inspiration and trying to share with other women, this is what if I can, we can all be here for each other. You, know in business, and this is how we can succeed. We are doing a disservice if we are just showing what our lives really never looked like And how how then do those? How'd you push through? How do you push through at the worst times for people that are listening that are entrepreneurs have launched their business or not seeing success right away. Like what have you learned to cut has kept you going. I think i. mean this sounds like something that my husband would go. No, if you can't measure it, you can't manage it because he's. My husband was our CFO CEO and. But for me, I, it's so much into an instinct. And then pushed through because I believe in my instinct very strongly. There's a thing like I feel like you know for us. We were very fortunate that the business that we started stayed healthy, and was viable forever, however I. Kind of look at our product launches in our product releases and different product types almost like many businesses, because there comes a time when you know this isn't working, you know there comes a time when you're like. We just need to let this keep going. We need to work at market. We need and you just you kind of. If you're really being honest with yourself, you know when it's like am I pushing too hard for something. That's not really making. Any headway or do I just need to keep working harder and I feel like You know if we ask ourselves how we done everything. HAVE WE EXHAUSTED EVERY OPTION? That's what I think. We need to kind of listeners, though because I just feel like if you are sitting here like. With a struggling business, let's say whether it's from the economy or just like I'm just not going anywhere It's hard because some people will say just keep going. Just keep going all the time. I don't think you should do that all the time. Sometimes you want maybe need to move onto. Something different doesn't mean you're not going to be. In business or start your own company, or but maybe this, isn't it? Maybe it is? Maybe you're just sitting there going. You know what this is going to be tough times, but I believe in this business i. know we have and we're going to keep going, so you kind of have to listen to that. You know you're got to say. Where are you? Are you? You know? Do I need to keep pushing through this, or is there something else that I need to be? Doing are exploring. It's such a weird time to because with everything going on I. Mean People are obviously doing less news less really to plan but I think there's still an opportunity and it's great that the product isn't just a manner planning out your daily activities that can also be used for intentional set goal setting in just writing down thoughts that you have journaling so I love that it's it's I town that regard Have you guys thought of ways to during this tough time? Kind of still sell your product in different ways or maybe thinking about different product lunches. Were you know what kind of has been brewing in the last few weeks, so it's like a perfect example of. Of evolving and pivoting right so like. Yes, when you're when we're looking at people that are planning your days just filled. My days were just like I couldn't even have the whole damn thinking. How tiny can I right because there's so much going on, but you know one of the other things we have in our product, minus positively journaling and guided journals, and then when you you know for us, it would be so tone deaf to be talking. Talking about we know you're busy. Let's just talk about busy busy busy schedule Hustle. Let's go because this is not the time for that, so we had to look at. What do we have in? You know in our offering. And what do we have What do we think is important or is there something else we can offer so for us? you know slowing down journaling 'cause for me. It's all about putting the pen to paper. I Love I love my. Technology and I. On my computer as well, but there's something to me about writing stuff down whether it's my schedule and prioritizing key efficient or whether it's like you know just journaling what I'm grateful for writing that down I did a whole like wellness like year in two thousand eighteen, where every single day for the entire year I journal. Like what am I feeling I thought it was going to be like more. Of a fitness thinks I like. My cholesterol is high, and I needed to lose weight, and I was going to do all these things I'm going to travel the stuff and what it became was. Oh my gosh, I'm realizing that I'm tagging my emotions now like when I would write things down the journaling became the biggest part for me is what I was feeling like I was really I felt very marginalized that meeting today, and I came home, and I think like I was going into hibernation. You know and I was angry and I was, but I was identifying my feelings. Why was I instead of just going like writing down my food log? You know it's like it wasn't helpful for me. I. Know How to eat healthy. But to realize that when I feel angry, I don't know what to do with those feelings and to eat them you know, or and I'm like an eye stuff them and I. Try and do anything in Canton. and that was like a realization for me, so we're kind of leaning into that and saying hey, right now when you're stressed or you're afraid or whatever it is that you're going through. What can you lean into? And how can you get in touch with your feelings whether it's do journaling or if you really do maybe you're a mom who is trying to work fulltime at home and also. Also home school your kids to the distance learning the. Maybe you need to be really efficient, so you need to you know. What is it that you need and listening to that? Do you need to be productive? Do you need to be kind of moving a little more inward, and then just writing it down and really getting out of your head and onto paper, so you can help process it. Yeah I need to start journaling. That is something that. I know he's for the whole year. Did you notice that it had a huge impact on? It changed the way I thought it totally and I'm the same way because I'm like I'm so famous for starting a journal. And then it's really good for like a couple weeks, and then it's empty, and I keep it and all these like you know journals that have a little bit done in the beginning, and then like I wish I could combine them all. And are they now? It's like so I just said I have never made like a year long commitment to myself I. Will I mean I will do anything for my kids. My husband, my family, my, you know the team of me me and my big ideas, but for me. It'd be like I'm always the first one to get shoved off the list and so I, said I need I was stressed because just like what you were saying. Our business was. Wildly successful that year, and the year before that but I was so stressed out. Because when you quadruple the size of your company, and you're trying to do the same things that you did before scaling it and learning how to do that so quickly is really stressful for a for a creative person who likes to do things like. As I'm inspired. And so. So dealing with that was huge, so all of these things that I saw which were gaining weight having high cholesterol, not sleeping at night, having hiring Zaidi I was thinking, it was because I'm out of shape or this and I didn't really realize accepted the journaling. which that's not what I started to do. That it was more than just that and so this journaling process just gave me. Such clarity and insight into my own feelings that I had no idea and I don't think if I if I just tried to do that at the very beginning for just a little bit I, don't think I would have. Gotten as deep because like doing it every single year someday the destroy today sucked. He knows the worst day ever and I didn't know how to see it through, but then as I got used to journaling just as an exercise every day. I learned to go. You know to just kind of. I guess like look a little deeper. Really. Shed light on stuff that I had no idea I was looking for. I feel like now. I'M GONNA. Go buy one of your journals because I'm so inspired by that by just what you said and I think that I'm someone that just keeps everything in my head and I talked to myself all day every day just. All the things that have to do all the things that should you know that are behind me? That I should have done yesterday it's that's great. I love that with you. You know you don't realize that when you're not like kind of emptying out. It's like for me I was not able to. I was not able to like think of I was kind of creatively blocked, and then I was like even motion. Lee blocked and they just didn't realize because I'm the same. I am an over thinker. I like I process everything and I just I kinda hold onto it and I get very wrapped up in my own head, and so it was just almost like an emptying of it and helps me sleep. Helped me do all that stuff, so my guys. I think you'll love it. Okay. I'm sold. journaling. Borsch, now let's talk a little bit about living intentionally, which is very much related to what we're talking about now, bite. What does it mean for you to live intentionally? And how can people cultivate a more meaningful life? Because obviously you found your passion, you work really hard at you. Know keeping your mind rate, and it seems like you're a very self, reflective person, but how how have you gotten there? I think. I've always been somebody who really likes. Growing looking inside I ask a Lotta questions of myself and. Other people like I. Try and tell my husband like I'm not really trying to psychoanalyze you. Even I would love to just get into everybody's head, but I think that there's so much we can learn. And one of the things that I have learned just by trying to grow as a person and being teachable. Has Been You. Know there's nobody in the world that is going to take charge of my life, my happiness, the things that I want that me. Matt what happens around me it doesn't you know we can all we can all be complaining about what's happening in the world with your job with your relationship, but when it really comes down to it, you're the one that's responsible for what it is. You want in your life and how happy you are. And so for me, it started with number one. I needed to. Learn how to love myself because I didn't love and accept yourself believe you're worthy of all those things, and then once you believe that those things started kind of coming into my life and a realize it's like you know. That was something that I had to really focus on. I had to work on with myself I am. We're a project, so if you go out there, and you really want a job, or you really want to start a business, or you want a relationship. You have to almost I think. Go for the life that you want with that same passion and I mean for me. It's just been about really starting to identify. What is it that you want? What is it that makes you happy? And how do you need to get that? I think that's why I'm a planner at heart, because living intentionally as really planning, you're trying to like you have to identify something first and then figure out how you're going to get it right, so it's like for me. Identifying. What makes me happy? What the name of our podcast plan? Happy Life at the Tagline for our company. Or for the for the happy planner, because really feel like you know if if for me, I need to identify what it is, that makes me happy right, and so I'm not somebody who is an Adrenalin Junkie I'm not someone who needs a lot of activity in my life, I need I need serenity a need. Calm I need a place to be creative I want to go travel I want to be with my family so when I. Start to really identify Granular Li, like what it is, that makes me happy and what I want I can easily say you know okay well. Then I am intentionally going to make the choices that get me closer to those things that I want and. It's really a responsibility. You know it's really taking responsibility for For the actions that we take and you know and I think it's empowering I actually feel like instead of going like Oh. My Gosh I'm responsible for all of these things in my life and no one's going to do about me that makes me. I think it just gives it gives me the power back to say you know. Stuff can happen all around me. Crap can just be going on like everywhere and internally I can live intentionally with what makes me happy, which what? And I can be. Responsible for especially this stuff that's going on in my head. You know so setting intentions of you know whether it's daily whether it's setting an intention for a year or whenever you're feeling like you need a little more clarity into. What am I working for I think it's a really powerful thing to do and I know sometimes when things get more popularity. They gained that whole like people in Oh. Yeah, okay. Setting intentions are doing all this, and it sounds a little Wu, and all that and I'm like it, but it really really makes a difference in how we live our lives, and the decisions that we make yeah, and it's all it all goes back to taking accountability, right and totally nine I. always talk about this on the podcast where a lot of people struggle with that I. Think they kind of have this. Poor me, mentality or you know I could never accomplish that I'm not ex- enough. I'm not educated. Enough I'm not. You know fast enough smart enough pretty enough whatever it is, and I just do I. Hope that if pe- when people listen to this episode, they really if they take anything from it. I really hope that they listen to what you just said. Because it's so powerful, that's such a like. I can't I've had a lot of things. People will ask me like well. Of course, it's easy for you to be happy because where you are today, you know and I said, but but here's what you don't understand is that? The reason I'm happy is not because I have all the things that I have the reason I have all the things that I have is because a happy positive person who believes that I have. that. What happens in my life is a result of you know of the way that I go about it and what I believe I deserve and how and then I can have those things I'm happy. And I'm positive period. Doesn't necessarily. Happy happy I just mean like I'm going to be content and positive and optimistic in my life. No matter what is going on and I have lived through a lot of things I've had like I said I shared with you. Guys had some traumatic things in my childhood that have happened I was had a child eighteen I had a lot of money issues. I'm growing up. I was in an abusive relationship with physically and mentally, and there's a have been drug abuse them I mean lots of things that I've had to deal with and. I could very easily any of those instances been. Why did this happen to me? I could never start a business because I don't have a college education and they don't have any money, and they don't have this and you know. What will people think of me and you know a? Growing and believing that you can do something, no matter what like having that resilience and having that. Like I'm just going to figure it out like I said I. It pretty much anything now I'm probably going to be more of a of a jack-of-all-trades master of none but that's okay. That's who I am, and that's really has gotten me where I'm at, but yeah. I just I think if anything I totally agree with you. If I share anything, it would be that no matter what your circumstances are in life. I think optimism and. And believing that no matter what happens to you, you will get through this, and you make something of yourself, and you can get the things that you want in life If you know if you're working, you work hard. You have to be willing to work hard. You have to be teachable if to learn to be confident, but all those things are things you can control. And it doesn't really matter what your circumstances are. So that would be something I mean. Yes. I love the product. Yes, I love our brand. Yes, I love all these other things, but that's just something that I think everyone can take with them throughout their lives. Such great life advice, and it's so true I feel like there's been looking back and reflecting on my own experiences to and the hardships that you know everyone has different forms of adversity, but how you respond and react to that is I think all the difference and I think it was a murray furlough that said everything is figure out. That just. When you said that because it's true like if you have that drive and that hustle enough to do what it is that you WanNa, do you can figure that all out and I think Alex also reiterated several times. There's this concept of just start now. Figure everything else out along the way as you go. Otherwise, you're never gonNA start. You're never going to achieve those goals but in terms of goal, setting and just organizational tips. I mean I feel like the ideal buyer of the happy planner is a very organized individual, or maybe they're aspiring to be more organized. So what are some good organizational tips just in general that people can start practicing and then apply to the happy planner. And I am not a naturally organized person. At like what you see back there on this video that we're recording over is not what it normally looks like I'm a creative person so I'm very like. Just kind of scattered and I will follow an idea like if I have an idea, I'm like I'm down that rabbit hole and. There's a chaos and mastic usually follows so being organized and using happy planner and using organizational tools is actually been essential for me to be like a productive society member of society or running a business, so one of my favorite tools and I think we kind of alluded to this a little earlier was getting things out of your head in getting him down I use a master What I call him Master Action Item List, so it doesn't matter if like you are thinking of I've gotTa. GotTa do cupcakes the Kids School I've got empty. The dishwasher I have a huge project that I'm working on. That's do every little thing. Take space up in your head and It doesn't really you know you're not really. They all have the same weight, so you're thinking constantly of the Dishwasher, the cupcakes and all of these things and you don't have the space to really think about Give yourself like. Hey, now. I'm really focusing on the project because there's so much stuff spinning in your head. And, so I think David Allen I think is his name he said you're. You're headed for having ideas, not storing them so like for me. It's like Oh, my gosh, that is so perfect so I take and had this one massive list actually I have to, but it's ones home in one's work, but usually for most people one will do and. If everything that comes out of my head is something that I have to do if it's an action item. I put it on my list and then I work from that list. Would plan my weeks when I plan my days, so I look at Monday and I think okay. I've got five meetings not lot. Stuff's going to be coming off that to do list, but on Tuesday I have one meeting in the morning and I had the whole day that I. have so I'll go off of my master list and then start working from there. I'M NOT GONNA forget my tasks that way. It's not going to be like oh shoot cupcake sting it. You have your your things that have due dates and everything so when I'm working from it I don't have fifteen sticky notes everywhere and a piece of paper that I wrote over there. That I got lost cause. I left it in my car and you're constantly then figuring out. How do I remember where it was that thing so keeping everything kind of in one place has been a big tip for me. the second organizational tip that I use I plan every Sunday I plan my week out every Sunday so or whatever the day before the start of week.' In for me. Mondays the start, so I sit down I. Take a look at what are all of the to the must do's appointments. The the deadlines that have to happen that week and get all those things in there and I. I plan everything out from date night with my husband every week. we're putting that in their first wins the time that I need one of my GonNa. Go exercise. When am I going to those put in appointments, and then I start to fill in again with things from that master to do. If I don't do that, then you know, there's things that come up and they're just time. Thief's and they come in to take in all of a sudden. You look and you've spent. Monday and you're thinking I've done nothing you know. It could be a week and you're going like shoot. There's nothing off my list. conversely you can take a look at that, and if you've been really productive, there've been times. I had no idea I could get that much done. So those are two tips for me to stay on and just to contend me. Being organized means being productive, because if I'm not productive, my stuff's all over the place. I get very easily overwhelmed, and that is not a good place for me to be. I was GONNA ask as well with with your master. Master list you add everything from like emptying the dishwasher doing laundry like every task so usually I have like if those are ongoing I will have just started doing this, which helped a lot, but all I kind of assign like if something that occurs every week for me I have a list. That's basically recurring tasks, so if you're if it's a cleaning thing, it's like an you know you've got changes sheets. You know the bathrooms or whatever I've got empty Roomba. because. Just, all those little things that are like take the trash out. Those are of things that I put off to the side which are more recurring tasks. And then when I sit down. Unday, I think you know empty room by the today's the in the evenings and do my meal planning here and those things happen all the time. The the Master List for me is you know the things that are their projects or their like like for me for my work one. It's like every time like I need to talk to him about this Call up this person and make sure I return this thing and check out on. All of the let's marketing meetings scheduled out. Make sure to reach out and so then I can cross them off. On Cross them off. And then when they're done, they're done, and of course you know once it gets to about halfway marked off at create a new list because it's prettier. And I like doing that, but yeah, the reoccurred things I keep separately. Of It, so we're GONNA. Get this all in. Your home about really what you're saying is it comes down to time management skills right, and yes, you know like you said there are some days ago by and I'm like. How did I just spent two hours scrolling through instagram? Checking emails bearing bearing myself in emails that really don't I don't need to get back to these people right away and you self reflect and go like that I see I'm busy, but to hours of that time was wasted. Time management is huge, and that was another thing that I uncovered in my memorabilia box that said think I was in like fourth grade and the teacher says like Stephanie needs to learn time management. Because it is true, because I do the same thing and I feel like there's so many times when people say I just don't have enough time and I'm thinking i. just spent four hours binge-watching. Whatever I. We. Do have the time and that's okay. If you're going, you know what I'm going to. It's going to be a binge party like I am going to be watching and It's fine but I think we need to be aware like you don't WanNa miss out on the things that you either want to be doing our need to be doing because you're not managing your time well and like I said it's a constant struggle. This is going to be something that I'm GonNa be. Be doing for my whole life. Because you know because I'm just not naturally inclined to be that way even, but it's a habit you know, and it's easier for me now, but managing your time well and scheduling it out is is a habit that we form you know, and it's just like it just becomes easier and then yeah, you find him. There's nothing to me like when I look at a list I'm like. Oh, my gosh look! How productive I was this week! That is such a good feeling when you even when you finish the day, and you're like man I was on point today like I knocked this off the list and I. Did this and you just feel good? There's just this feeling it brings. There's something about they say like an actual like I don't know what gets release, dopamine, or whatever that when you cross things off your list. That, yes, go. It is what? What are some other resources that you? You've enjoyed yourself or that? You would recommend to listeners in terms of time, management or building, good habits, organizational tools and practices. I think that like to meet. Okay decluttering. Making sure that you like you don't have because again. The more clutter at the worst and I know they say you know a messy desk or whatever they say, but the MESSI dozen. Beans or whatever and it is, but it's probably one who's just driving themselves crazy 'cause they can't find anything so developing somewhat of. Of A protocol for how you're GONNA. Plan your weeks and then also. One of the things I don't know if it's not really a resource, but it's something that I learned that. I kind of tend to first thing in the morning. I want to like answer all like you're saying I. Want to answer all my emails, and then of course I go down. Somebody's asking you know unsubscribe to all these things now and then I started subscribing, and then I go down, and so somebody told me to block off your days and at the beginning. Do the most important thing for you that you need to. To get done in the morning or whenever it is that you work I work best in the morning and freshest van, and then about three o'clock, I'm looking for anything else. I'm looking for something to snack on or any distraction and it, but some people are not also if you're like going, this is when I do my best work. Then make sure you can identify those times because you're gonNA. Find that you have. You're going to get more done. You'RE GONNA feel more efficient more. More productive and I think that's going to help I. Definitely, figure think that if you can figure out how technology and productivity work for you. I am kind of a hybrid between outlook and all of the technology that we can't. We have that really does keep us I've got when I have meetings. All my stuff is stored. I, don't WanNa. Right down the zoom. Call Identification Number and the password, and all these things you know, that's all stored in my outlook and I have a really good relationship between paper planning and my tech, you know. And then but I have a process every time I have like a nice system. I think I think that works I've been I've used a lot of productivity tools into honest with you. Nothing's really kept me more productive than just keeping it simple and planning things out and getting stuff done I mean it. It starts off great, but then it's just something else for me to. Keep track of so having something just right in my face whether it's my outlook, calendar or or my paper planner I just like I, said I've tried I've tried them all I've tried. And I know they were really well for some people, but for me it's just all about keeping it really simple and just getting stuff done. Yeah, and you know what I love the realness because we get questions, sometimes of like. How do you have a business and you work fulltime in your mind like? How do you do all the things? And I always kind of self reflect in its and I always think you know. You make time for what's important to you. That's the bottom line. We all have twenty four hours a day. I think that that hustle mentality isn't always helpful and isn't always positive, but at the same time if you have something that you want to accomplish. You just have to do it. You have to figure it out and do it. That's the bottom line. So Yeah? I love what you said on that. You know what I'd like to ask you Stephanie. If there's some sort of book or podcast or resource that you'd recommend for our followers, I don't know if you have any in mind that something that is is really impacted you in some way. Yes, so two different two different things so a book that basically just changed my life completely were was the gifts of imperfection by Bernard Brown. And it was one of those things where I just realized I don't have to be perfect I'm worthy of just the way I am, and that just really kind of just her whole. I love her so much that book. When I started to believe those things about myself, things change. They think changed in my life. They changed in my business That's why I think that no matter what you're looking at doing that. Inner work is I. Don't don't try and like. Get the promotion or getting the relationship, because you think that's GonNa make you more successful or happier, or whatever, because if you're not okay with that first step I it's all going to be empty. You know you're going to get the promotion, but it's not gonNA. Feel as great as you thought it was. Because you're. There's there's that whole in there that you're trying to fill so. That personally was amazing for me and then I love how I built this by Cairo's and. The podcast and for business. That's something that I listened to and I just. If, you're ever wanting to start a business and you think well I don't fit the typical either entrepreneur or business owner, or whatever I don't fit that mold listen to those stories there from every walk of life and every kind of story. It's so empowering to listen to them, but it's also really interesting to see how some of those people dealt with you know the setbacks, and how they how they innovated, and how they funded their businesses, and it's really interesting, and so, and they've covered just about like every aspect of business so I love those, too. Such third-rate episode actually heard how I built. This I've never listened to it, but I've heard it is great good, so that'll be one that'll that'll be added to my podcast list. podcasts our life right now in quarantine. Basically do anything and just have headphones on and listen to podcasts. For sure so good. Well this has been great. We are so happy that we have had the chance to chat with you and an answer all of our questions. Where can people find you on on social media? And where can they purchase happy planner? So they can find a me personally and INSTAGRAM's. Where is my John? That's what I love the most. People over it Instagram, so you can find me at Stephanie Score, Fleming. And then you can find the happy planner, which on Instagram, as the underscore happy, underscore planner or the happy planet Dot Com. I also have a podcast called planet. Happy Life that host with my daughter, sharing tips about how you can choose to be happier and planned to be happier and. And we love that, so that is planned a happy life. You can find that. At Planet Happy Life Dot Com so and then the happy planner you can buy at craft stores all over Michael's Joanne. Hobby Lobby Walmart and that'd be planner DOT COM, so we're all over. Love it. It's awesome. That is so great. We will link everything in the show notes, and it has been such a pleasure Stephanie you offer so much wisdom. As it relates to not only business but life so thank you for sitting down with us today. Thank you appreciate it. It's been fun talking to you.

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Even Amazon Prime Day had to bow down to the pressures of coronavirus

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03:35 min | 1 year ago

Even Amazon Prime Day had to bow down to the pressures of coronavirus

"Would means longtime daily charged contributor and Amazon expert. Ben Fox Ruben welcome bent. Hello, so there are a lot of things to get to as always a busy time for Amazon, but let's start with Prime Day yesterday. dake firmed a delay. We technically were supposed to be knee deep in deals right now. So what happened Krona happen? Coronavirus happen to everything this year, and it's actually a little surprising that they took this long to confirm something that everybody already knew was happening. There were rumors swirling for months. The Prime Day was. was going to be delayed because of coronavirus. At first there were rumors. I think they were coming from the Wall Street Journal that it was going to be pushed to September and then business insider more recently, said guess what it's actually going to be October now. It probably will be October because if they delay it any further than that. You're getting into Thanksgiving late. November! Maybe they're going to do that. It's possible that they do that and they just make prime day like a couple of days during the holiday selling season. But. It's a different year for Brian Day. Just like it's a different year for just about everything. And that's an interesting question terms of the timing of this event because. Yet do they just clump it together with the rest of the holiday shopping season two? They have own separate thing. I'm curious how many shopping bonanza vents. The consumer is actually willing to tolerate especially in this condition. Okay, so they've already failed in the General Prime Day mission, which is a summer sale when the summer is usually a relatively slow time in retail. That's not going to happen anymore. That's over. Usually. They announced Prime Day in late June, and then they hold it in mid-july. We're already and later July. So that's that's not going to happen anymore. It's also a great question that you mentioned that like. The sales bonanzas and big summer sales or any sale whatsoever. Can come off as tone-deaf during coronavirus because people are getting sick. People are losing their jobs I. Don't need to tell you what's happening. You know it's terrible so encouraging people to buy a Roomba. That's not so great. One Way to do it, which could work would be to encourage people to go shopping, because it helps small and medium-sized businesses which sell on Amazon. They do that a lot already. Maybe it would work this time. I'm sure they're gonNA. Try to emphasize that but. People are trying to save as much money as they can. So I I. Don't know how successful Prime Day will be, and it's obviously they're gonNA have to thread the needle here as far as what tone they said, that's proper and actually did hold serve a quiet stealth event earlier this summer. They held a fashion centric sale I. Don't know if you've got any read on. How well that's done! No! No I haven-, which means that are probably didn't do that. While usually Amazon likes to promote how their sales do with these vague metrics. They didn't even provide those the reason they did. The fashion centric thing was because people really aren't buying a lot of close other than Pajama Pants and sweat pants, so maybe we can try to convince you to get a blazer. It's thirty or forty percent off. I don't think people are doing that I'm certainly not doing that so I don't I don't really know whether it was successful or not by. I don't I. Don't believe it was in the end. They downplayed it pretty significantly. Because of the reasons, we mentioned

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Interview with Colin Angle, Robotics Luminary, Chairman, CEO and Founder of iRobot

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09:12 min | 1 year ago

Interview with Colin Angle, Robotics Luminary, Chairman, CEO and Founder of iRobot

"Hello and welcome to the today. Podcast I'm your host Kathleen Walsh and I'm your host Schmeltzer. Our guest today is Colin Angle. Who is the chairman CEO and founder of I robot and in Luminary in the field of robotics so high Colin? Thank you so much for joining us today. A great to be here. Welcome Colin and. Thanks for joining us. We'd like to start by having you introduce yourself to our listeners and tell them a little bit about your background and some exciting things that are going on it. I Robot Short so I'm Colin Angle the CEO Chairman and co-founder of I robot. This is actually a robot. Thirty th year. We were founded back in nineteen ninety a startup company with the mission to really deliver on the promise of robots and we'd been I grew up reading robots. We all some movies about robots. I really didn't have any in our lives on a daily basis and I robot was founded to go and change that and over the years we've been involved in everything from missions to Mars to robots. That went into nuclear power plants. Robots that diffused bombed. But we're boost well known for the room. The robot vacuum cleaner as the first real practical robot that people could just generally own excellent. You know and I think that's part of what's popularized robotics and people are very sort of become more intimately familiar with robots today in the Twenty Twenty S. Surprising that I wrote has been around for thirty years. I'm sure for you. It feels like yesterday for a lot of us who have been around a robot. It's certainly feels that way. And you know. Crow bots have been in constant development for many years for the past sixty plus years even beyond that no longer than than six years and there have been a number of notable successes of course. I robot included and they're also have been some you know troubling starts. Nobody's who are built robotics and tried to build robotic firms. Even some of the big luminaries in this field. So what do you see as the current state of the robotics industry as a whole and what do you see as make some companies successful in this industry and perhaps even to another extent here like what do you see? Some of the roadblocks that are facing widespread adoption of robots in our daily lives in the home in the office. And how far away are we from achieving this ultimate goal? I know it's a lot of parts to this question but just crafting the vision for where to go straight there. You go sure so. I mean robotics tool kit so it's a technology which allows you to go and there's different parts toolkit perceive information about the world use artificial intelligence to think about what you've been able to perceive also in the tool. Kit are the use of computers and microcontrollers to drive motors and actuators to allow machine to do physical work. And this is a really cool tool. I mean you can build machines that you could only dream of the challenges of course finding an application of robot technology where you're really solving a problem. People care about and we've been told all throughout our history that there was an expectation that robots were supposed to clean your home and the idea that you could maybe build a robot that couldn't vacuum which is a subset of cleaning the entire home. But it's a very important part and you could come home every day to freshly vacuumed home and particularly if you have pets well you need to vacuum every day or live with pet hair. Neither of them are particularly exciting options. And the Roomba offered practical solution and because we had a lot of experience in building robots that low price point and using smaller microprocessors to understand the environment sufficiently to go backing thoroughly and completely it all made sense and you had a robot which was both affordable and effective and were well up over twenty five million of these robots sold the Dayton about twenty. Five percent of money spent on vacuums is now spent on robot vacuums which has just been an amazing phenomenon to have start with an idea on a piece of paper and have it turned into reality. Yeah that's I mean. One that that stat is really interesting and also. I think that it's made people more comfortable with robots in their house. You know it's just it's just doing one task and doing it well and not really getting in people's way and getting them familiar with robots. So I know that you've recently wrote a piece about autonomy is not intelligence and we really liked tat because we always say at cognreznick that automation is not intelligence. And I think that sometimes people can confuse the two but they're really not the same so can you break down for our listeners. And explain what you meant by that sure so autonomy is usually where working robot start where the idea is. The robot hasn't task you know go out and vacuum four and then go back and recharge yourself but if you can't direct the robot if you can't interact with a robot it's really not that smart. Imagine if you went to your life unable to listen or interact with anyone else and you just sort of maybe add some instinct on how to survive. But I don't think many people would think you're very smart if you couldn't talk with them and take direction and give direction so what we're trying to do is expand the utility of the robot and expand the ability of the robot to fit into people's lives by working at increasing its ability to interact and understand and take direction and demonstrate that cares about the environment and treat. The environment is operating in a very careful fashion and through doing this. You go from device. That can't listen and can only do what it was programmed to do at the beginning to a device. That really can learn about how it's supposed to do. Its job and that's opens up not just the world of better vacuuming but vastly richer world of tasks that robot can suddenly take on. Yeah that's actually a really good point because you know pretty much anything that people think about what humans can do our animals that used to do with it and they were laboring in the field or animals. We like to have as command. Says well you know certainly. That's what we want these mechanized machines that have some element of intelligence. Who Want to do that as well? So I know you see lots of use cases an examples of robots of of all sorts and as matter of fact when you started talking about the history of I robot you talked about robots in places like nuclear power plants in areas of combat and places like that so. What are some of these standard examples that you have seen especially more recently for robots and places that we may not necessarily have expected these robots to being performing really useful tasks others a great example in warehouse automation and so that some of the tasks the robots where the really making a great inroads today? Or maybe not the most glamorous robots like you know robots come and greet you at the door but robots that are enabling and are involving society to actually work and as we get more and more addicted to ordering things online and expecting products to magically come from. Click on the screen to my front door in a matter of days or even hours were increasing the load on warehouses to sales Toronto disorder toothpaste. I need to go find the toothpaste but in a box. Seal the box and mail out or even have it. Delivered automatically and that's an area where the industry is just exploding where there's demand for automation to accurately and swiftly and cheaply perform that type of service and so that's a big thing and an area maybe on the other side of the field of things we may have heard about contests driving vehicles these are robots and. I think there's a lot of attention and excitement around a when are we going to have and see robot cars and robot buses and robot? Taxis enter into our lives and gradually underway. Where there's different areas where maybe today's state of the art is in a known geographic area potentially operating at reduced speeds to ensure safety. You can get autonomous driving vehicles. Move FROM POINT A to B or highways with certain brands of vehicles. You can start to see things like smart cruise control and other assisted features in our cars and over time these robots that carry around and will continue to get more and more sophisticated until the point where you know driving truly becomes a choice and those are two really big areas where we're seeing a lot of activity and then obviously closer. I robot tone in the home where we're seeing vacuuming become tremendously successful commercially. We see potential for mopping and lawn mowing and then as we dial the clock forward getting into assistive purposes to allow elderly people to live independently. Much more safely

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Best-Selling Items on Amazon in 2019

Ron St. Pierre

00:25 sec | 1 year ago

Best-Selling Items on Amazon in 2019

"Amazon says it's had a record breaking holiday season the E. commerce giant announced billions of items ordered around the world including tens of millions of Amazon devices some of the best selling home products in the U. S. included an instant pot iRobot Roomba robot vacuum a curry coffee maker and fryer Carhartt champion in a DDS or some of their most popular clothing brands brought in the Amazon

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Amazon announces 'record-breaking' holiday with 'billions' of items sold

News and Perspective with Tom Hutyler

00:26 sec | 1 year ago

Amazon announces 'record-breaking' holiday with 'billions' of items sold

"Amazon record sales online retailer Amazon says people bought billions of items via its website and apple over the holiday season including tens of millions of Amazon devices purchased worldwide among its top selling products the echo dot fire stick TV with Alexa voice remote echo show five LOL surprise the glitter globe Dow winter disco series with glitter air and the iRobot Roomba six seventy five robot

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What Counts As Augmented Reality?

Robot or Not?

09:10 min | 1 year ago

What Counts As Augmented Reality?

"Marco got some augmented reality glasses by which I mean sunglasses with headphones in them and that prompted listener and to ask what counts is augmented reality headphones are headphones any headphones augmented reality. are are glasses are sunglasses are marco sunglasses are the new Alexa glasses that that look kind of ridiculous where you can put them on and talk to Alexa are any of these things what what makes an augmented reality product really I'm reminded of when we discussed smart devices this falls under under similar umbrellas that was like when as wanted something smart appliance smart whatever and it was like after I if it has more computerized stuff than it did before the term smart whatever was coined so augmented reality I mean it's actually been a term for a very long time but the mainstream knowledge of that term is fairly recent and the reason Markos glasses aren't actually augmented reality glasses and to be clear to explain what these are they greg this sunglasses but the they call the temples which is what they're actually called but you might call them the stick men down a whole episode about the things that you name parts of glasses yeah no yeah temple some are very thick and they play sound all right so because things that go on your head I sound vaguely in the direction of your ears long predate mainstream knowledge of the term augmented reality they're not augmented reality is by the fact that a kind of sort of do augmented reality although I would argue in a very limited way really depends on how they're used because I think they're mostly just speaker say it's like plugging a little like little earpiece from a transistor radio in your ear in nineteen seventy eight to at a baseball game is not I guess it's augmenting the reality of you watching the baseball game but I would not in a million years call that augmented reality I mean th the Monitors Bluetooth and in theory your phone could be used in conjunction with them to provide an actual augmented reality like you could be sightseeing when you arrive at a certain location plays the sound of that location or something like that it would be it would be the audio output device it wouldn't actually doing any of those yeah but but because audio has such a precedent of putting thing on your head to play audio they're basically Bluetooth headphones yeah glasses attached so they are not augmented reality I'm originally would would air pods or these Alexa glasses or something like that that is a little more intelligent and I'm just sort of wondering where you draw the line with those beyond reality would could we conceive of an audio product that is augmented reality what if like I could leave the House with only air pods and they knew where I was and I could talk to them and they could tell me stuff can I cross over the line into it being augmented reality or does it really needs to be something that is not in my ears it's not the design your years is just that it's serving as just dumb sort of sound out advice oh to give an example of all only augmented reality device you could have something that goes on your head and like maybe it's for like people with impaired vision You're blind people like there would have radar or something to since the surroundings and give you kind of like clicks or some other kind of auditory who about where things are that would be an augmented reality audio only thing because it's basically like a device that allows you to quote unquote see without action seeing right I was thinking of something like you know a glasses or air pods or something like that that's got you know it's got gps it's got camera it's got all sorts of location sensing it's got machine learning it's on the Internet and even if you're not blind you know if you're standing somewhere and it says your next appointment is across the street and to the right and it'll end it's like telling you like the stuff or or whispering the name of the person you're talking same thing same like that it's it's more than that it's not just playing audio from some other device because unfortunately like here's the thing ar glasses if when they arrive in various forms could end up being intially dumb screens that your phone talks all the smarts glass Google glass not only did it not which is I think there's a definition here the replacing a layer over reality that's the idea here Google glass was just talking to your phone and displaying a little tiny screen that had nothing to do with it you were looking at it was literally just a an apple watch that you didn't have to look at your wrist to see and that's not a are but if I'm overlaying on top of reality I feel like then we have a conversation about if that's augmented reality or not like the unfair thing for audio is exact same situation where you've got a phone that has all the smart attendance basically using your the thing on your head as an audio output device not aarp but if you have a phone that has all the smarts and he's using your glasses as it video up a device suddenly they are yeah yes I were avoiding the obvious definition which is like if it actually overlays things on stuff that you see so it knows which direction you're facing put labels on streets or buildings people's faces like it's obviously a are trying to find like how how far can you go how dumb okay servers audio output devices they don't know call A. R. Despite performing basically the exact same job as visual version of that same thing right I think that there's an or experienced to be had with something like air pods or these Alexa glasses tied in with other sensors and things like that but I I'm not sure I would call the headphones themselves are it's more like you're having an ar experience that is because your phone knows where it is and nobody's got an ultra wideband beacon on them on their person and it's like it knows who everybody isn't all whatever that that thing is or or it's got a camera but the processing is being done and somewhere else then you're having an ar experienced but like you have to get that extra step beyond and I think context is part of it right that that it needs to be seeing in some way what's around you what's real and then replacing it like if a pair of air pods or Alexi glasses or something in the future could hear somebody talking in a foreign language and whisper the translation in your ear I'd I'd say that probably qualifies as a are yeah the audio stuff to get over the hurdle I think actually has to augmented reality has to be aware of what's there has to alter it in some way whereas I think the video one even if you had a video on that was like literally just looking at the screen on your phone but through your glasses I think I would still call that ar even though it sounds like just as dumb display the device it doesn't augment reality in any way but you would say oh it's a are because it's augmented reality by showing me and my phone my phone is actually in my pocket but I look I can see my phone that's right they're just because just because of the unfairness of when the term ar was introduced into the mainstream his injuries before that was the thing see well after audio I don't think like looking at my email on some glasses as they are but if I brought up maps APP and it was tied in with my location but I feel like it needs to do something based on context of of the reality around me if otherwise it's just a separate display if it's interactive in some way I I give wide sued for anything with video because the thing is we can't look around and see our phone we can only see it when we actually physically look at our phones at any instance in which we can see our phone when our phone actually isn't there is is kind of augmenting reality is just a I think you need some kind of interaction with it because the well I don't know I go either way on that I think it'd be a generous but I see what you mean because of the time that term was coined because that's not a thing that people do we know nobody who sees their fallen look around everyone we know has to look physically at their phone that's just the state of technology so as soon as you can see your phone without looking at your actual phone your augmenting reality with a edge case because there will be something like markos glasses where somebody will claim something is augmented reality but it's really just sort of like a phone display for your face it's not not watching TV show or movie like the really like I'm not actually looking at a screen of my device by devices again in my pocket as long flight but I look in front of me and I see the video right and I think that qualifies as the it's the Roomba of reality it is the minimum thing you could say okay maybe if the screen is mapped to the back of the airline seat so that it looks like it's actually there I don't need it to be mapped I just need to look like it's like five feet out in front of you all right

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iRobot, SharkNinja Sue Each Other Over Robot Vacuum Patent Dispute

WSJ Tech News Briefing

00:41 sec | 1 year ago

iRobot, SharkNinja Sue Each Other Over Robot Vacuum Patent Dispute

"There's a battle going on over cleaning your floors between Shark Ninja and robot the two companies make the popular vacuum robots that can map and adapt to a homes floor plan and even emptied their own dustbins and they're suing each other the this week I robot Federal Court in Massachusetts to stop US sales of Shark Ninjas Shark IQ robot claiming the shark to robot product line is a knock off that used the I robot technology without permission last week Shark Ninja filed a similar claim in Delaware Federal Court about I robots Roomba is seven and seven plus now the companies are going back and forth about patents a status conference in the Massachusetts case is scheduled for next week

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"roomba" Discussed on Friendshipping!

Friendshipping!

03:11 min | 1 year ago

"roomba" Discussed on Friendshipping!

"All bronze come back to plus chromosome because because he eats crumbs he also eats dog hair but that's not as nice of a name he is what he eats crumbs J. dog hair speaking of of neighbors and cleanliness so we love our neighbors. I think I must I live in a duplex upstairs as a couple and they'd just adopted a puppy and we love the puppy everything scrapie but our our neighbors before them that lived there. I believe I've mentioned this to you. Before trend they had a dog who was lovely and adorable but didn't clean up dog poop. That's it's not good ever that is that is much worse than not cleaning your yeah. That's kind of why I am so leaning on you and the fire skipping because I have once picked up forty pieces of poop. That's ridiculous yeah yeah unlike March Day when things were going out and I was like I cannot handle this anymore like it got to the point where like I wouldn't go in our backyard and Matvey wouldn't go in the grass because it's it like it felt like another territory. Dude that is really yeah and people are so shocked when I say this but I I did ask them to clean it up before like wow that's so bold of you know. I'm glad you D. I don't think it's the bold to send a text to my full white. A couple of you know I had a couple Paul Tiers of this. My first one was hey just you know our landlords coming by to clean the a coming by this weekend and he's going to cut the grass so let's make sure that all the dog bruce picked up and I include myself in that because sometimes occasionally Matvey poops clean up. I'll get it the next day or whatever and also that is a really good way to soften that yeah. It was like a nice little text message. 'cause we were on text messaging terms uh-huh that's so good and I believe I believe they responded with something like Oh yeah. Thanks for the heads up. Nothing changed nothing changed at all they even bought a pooper scooper and just set it out there and not even conferred with my husband and I didn't buy that right like we're not leaving that out of here. It's like on a passive aggressive thing which would be hilarious like the bucket because there's only one use for pooper scooper couvert rights for left. No they just never used it never changed. Gosh that's so weird. poop attracts rats from the alley and like that's unacceptable unacceptable. That's really gross so I asked him again like hey just wanted to. I picked up a bunch of poop in the yard. Some of it was probably Matvey is but I think some does your dog. Maybe we can just get better about this. I don't know I said something thing that I wrote rewrote took out. All the harsh words was very polite about instill people were like you Hester neighbors. I stand by This poop poop thing. I just WanNa give you like a spear and like a Lance and I want you to get your warrior bullshit done. This is amazing. That was a really good answer that that one what yeah and then I asked the landlord. I was like man there. I picked up eleven pieces of poop yesterday morning. There flies over the yard saw rat in the alley can you can you help me out with this. I feel weird. I'd prefer it if it came from you man you said yes. I agree. I don't know if you've ever talked to them. So how resolved was it didn't at at all what they didn't fix behavior. Didn't I continued to clean up all the dog poop and then they moved. That's unbelievable unbelievable. I've picked up more poop in my life than most people than is strictly necessary for dog owners like it's not like I had two dogs..

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"roomba" Discussed on One Crazy Story with Nate Armbruster

One Crazy Story with Nate Armbruster

06:55 min | 2 years ago

"roomba" Discussed on One Crazy Story with Nate Armbruster

"Is fine. The only differences are going to be just whatever stores are era because it's all so commercialized now. It's like yeah back in my day. That was a pure mattress sleep store. There was a aaa here <hes> god. I missed aaa poli by the way <hes> aaa <hes>. I only go to aaa when i'm out of tabasco. If you guys are paying for tabasco you're doing life wrong man. They have unused unopened bottles just sitting there on the counter and for the amount of times i being aaa i've well more than paid for a bottle here in there. You know what i'm saying so i consider a fair trade anyway. Thank you guys <hes> oh by the way if you haven't had a chance yet i'm on instagram at one crazy story at one crazy story at nate comedy <hes> get in touch follow me me see some behind the scenes shit and <hes> i don't know and follow me on twitter. If you wanna read my silly thoughts <hes> and you don't want me too just read them to you or recite them and you don't want me to just recite them to you via podcasts. Although i love this <hes> it's kind of like an open mike every week that i appreciate appreciate you guys listening to you know so if you come see me live which would be great. You might hear some of this shit so i'm sorry <hes> just trying to develop funny thoughts here and not sound like an animal and that sound like a crazy person so thanks for listening follow me on facebook all that good stuff email me at one crazy story at gmail.com. If you wanna participate chime in i'll read it on the air. We can do it anonymously. Don't worry no one has to know <hes>. Let me know if not that's okay too. <hes> i've been doing doing these every monday and wednesday and they seem to be going. Well people seem to be like them and listening and sharing and <hes> like i said it's still on the apple charts so that's awesome. Do i was walking down the street. The other day. I saw lady pushing an empty stroller which <hes> i seemed way more concerned about why it was empty than she did so that either tells me she's okay with what's happened to her child or she has no idea or she knows exactly where her kid is and she was just walking in empty stroller and i'm a psycho but <hes> it is a funny sight to see like apparently briskly walking with an empty stroller. It's like you know there's no no kidding right. Okay i just like i just wanted to say something to see her response. It probably wouldn't have been fun for her but i would have cracked me up. I was apartment hunting with my girlfriend over the weekend which is fun and i'm very excited at the idea of living with a woman <hes> particularly my girlfriend but like in general enroll the idea of living with somebody who you're in a relationship with the different to me and <hes> i'm very excited. I'm excited about it. <hes> i most excited because i think my first first ridiculous purchase <hes> for a place that i'm sharing with somebody is going to be roomba <hes>. I don't know if you have one <hes>. I've been watching youtube two videos for the last two weeks about just the crazy shit they do and i want one. I'm wallace obey and i don't know if i can vacuum. I'm a grown man but i want. I want a room. It's just seems fun to me back in the whole place via app. I don't even have to get up and that's funny to me. It's like why would i get up late with sound like we're gonna have like a huge apartment in i mean we're just two people that we're just trying to live together. You know we don't anything we're not gonna live anywhere. Huge the idea of having one is just fun to be. It seems like a fun little <hes> but it's actually practical it will keep the floors clean. You know and we have dog so it's like. I think it's definitely a practical so i'm advocating for us to get a room and i'm looking at the most recent one they have. It's like self self charging self emptying which is crazy to me. It's like what i want so bad man like. I don't know how i don't know how much better they like. I i feel like eventually technology. Stop right. It just has to stop developing. It's going to get to a point at least with some stuff where it doesn't matter like there's no difference anymore. It's like the iphone take. How much better can you make the iphone okay. Here's two different things we'll sell it to your brand new for for ten times the price of the old one and it just it seems stupid to me but what the room i'm michael. How if it does everything. How much more can it really do like the only thing that the the newest model of roomba can't do is go upstairs so you're gonna need to if you have a two level home or something but i feel like the only way to make that better is just figure out how to make it. Go upstairs. The that's the only thing i can see it doesn't do you know what i'm saying which is still crazy to watch. The videos guys watched you too. I'm serious. It's very it's actually it's entertaining but it's it's fascinating. I'm obsessed with the room right now. I feel like the next model of roomba is just going to be like a little person named ronnie like who lives in the house with you and he just uses a vacuum you know and he just vacuums it. When you're gone you just vacuums the house. You know and it's app based. Still you just tax dome. There's no real app you send a text and he gets vacuuming room verani so if anybody has any leads or any deals on a roomba hit me up because i'm in the market in in the meantime i'll be figuring out a way to save up some money to buy roomba anyway well. That's it for this edition of one crazy story guys. Thank you for listening. If you're new here thanks for joining amy thanks for. Hopefully you had fun and you'll you'll return anyway. Go back into the archives of your new here. Go back and check out the old episodes to <hes> a lot of old interviews is <hes> our that our great which i'll be doing again here soon <hes> a man doing the solo episodes every monday and wednesday and then i'm going to start doing <hes> the occasional interview episode and putting them out on a couple of friday's.

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Honda Lawn Mower Goes 0 to 100 in 6 Seconds

Business Wars Daily

04:36 min | 2 years ago

Honda Lawn Mower Goes 0 to 100 in 6 Seconds

"The business wars daily is brought to you by Staples work is changing, but Staples is changing right along with it. The new Staples delivers solutions to help your team be more connected productive, and inspired. Learn more at Staples dot com slash change. From wondering, I'm David Brown, and this is business wars daily. Happy Friday, one and all as you look forward to you weekend to the mountain of chores you neglected during the week when you rather. No, I don't know go skydiving zip lining, or sitting a hammock reading a book than do yard work. I would will not. So sure about the skydiving part, but what if mowing the lawn was faster and more fun. We're all down for that, right? Couple of advancements from the mowing industry, just might make that possible. Sound like a race car. It's not that is the sound of Honda's mean more to speed demon that just won a place in the Guinness Book of rural records with an engine that could go from zero to one hundred miles per hour in just six seconds. It can hit top speeds of one hundred fifty miles an hour. That's so about one hundred and forty seven miles an hour faster than you can push your gas mower at a light jog. The mean mower can actually cut grass at one hundred miles an hour alas, but slow the speed fifty and it can Honda demonstrated that feet with an amusing video showing a man using walk behind mower to cut the vast acreage at Goodwood the Duke of Richmond's English castle, naturally, the one hundred nine horsepower, mean more left the proper Englishman in the dust. So if your yard is anything close to the size of the duke's estate, you might want that mean mower route of luck though there. Not for sale. Got your attention, though, right? Yeah. Yeah. That's the point Honda is fighting to keep its place, as a leader in lawnmowers eco-friendly electric grass cutters have grown up and their performance is now good enough to compete head to head with traditional gas, powered devices consumer reports compared to more from ego electric to a middle priced gas gas-powered one from Honda at close to six hundred bucks. The planet friendly ego will set you back two hundred bucks more than the Honda. But it obviously uses no gas requires less maintenance is lighter and quieter Honda's mower performs. Well, but it's so noisy that consumer reports recommends wearing hearing protection to use it electric lawnmowers like the ego still have one big challenge, though. Just like electric cars. They'll only go so far on charge. The ego will run about an hour before you have to juice it up again. So if a speed demon lawnmower isn't in your future and an electric when makes. Mowing more eco friendly but still a chore. What else could you do? Try a robot roomba the robot vacuum cleaner company promises to introduce a robot mower in Germany in the third quarter and bring it here to the US next year. But you better really hate mowing. Because it will set you back somewhere between nine hundred dollars and oh, ten thousand dollars. I think I'm just called kid down the street. This week's episodes were written edited and produced by lane Appleton grant edited and produced by m equipment, executive producers, marshal Louis created by non Lopez for wondering, I'm David Brown, and we'll see next week. Business. Daily is brought to you by Staples. The world of work is changing faster than ever before a week ago open floor plans were in. Now, they're out the pace of our evolving work lives can feel overwhelming. But Staples can help not the old stables, but a new Staples that delivers solutions to help your team be more connected productive, and inspired work may be constantly changing. But Staples is changing right along with it to support you. Learn more at Staples dot com slash change.

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Internet-famous feline Grumpy Cat passes away at age 7

Afternoon News with Tom Glasgow and Elisa Jaffe

00:39 sec | 2 years ago

Internet-famous feline Grumpy Cat passes away at age 7

"Nine famous feline has passed away and the internet is morning ABC. Sherry Preston with more on the passing of grumpy cat between Instagram and Twitter grumpy Canada over three million followers, people who would wait for the Little Brown and white felines. Every mean, there she was in February writing a roomba earlier this month with a little league on saying may the fourth be awful. She's on calendars and coffee, mugs in pajamas and place mats even Bob's shoes. Little angry face the result of a form of cat dwarfism now. She's gone at age seven urinary tract infections are fairly common in cats, including grumpy ones. Her owner, say the official grumpy cat had one of those and died of

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iRobot stock plunges after earnings show slight sales miss

MarketFoolery

03:43 min | 2 years ago

iRobot stock plunges after earnings show slight sales miss

"We're going to start with I robot. And this is ladies and gentlemen, the latest lesson in always look past. The headline always look past the headline because one of the headlines I saw this morning on I robot, which is the maker of the roomba. Vacuum cleaner was this. I robot tops first quarter earnings estimates ups view on tax gain. Well, that's good. That sounds good. Yeah. But yeah, but but top line revenue was life and shares of I robot her down twenty percent. Yes. So so this Leo. Everything that goes up must come down. This has had a fine run public second in two thousand five at twenty four reached a high of one hundred thirty in late February. And here we find ourselves a little bit back there at that one hundred and five but still very respectable. As you say, the big reason for the sell off was just the fact that they were light on revenue as compared to analysts expectations. But overall, it's it's it was a fine quarter. There's nothing to like freak out about if if you're a fan of I robot domestic revenue up almost seven percent stronger than expected demand for the high end, I seven end the I seven plus roomba models, which I don't have one. You don't have. No, no, I don't. But they seem pretty cool. Interestingly they were able to get away with price increases that they really had to implement to offset the impact of tariffs. So interesting to see kind of the how those tariffs actually flow through a business and create consequences for the consumer actually in this case because of higher prices. International revenues interesting up twelve percent Japan. China Europe Middle East and Africa all strong on the I seven I seven plus sales. So really strong quarter. They continue to invest quite heavily in in our in D, which is expected earnings per share up ten percent. But now, here's what you need to look through the headline because of that tax increase tax shar, sorry the tax benefit. That's really the reason we saw nice increase in profits. If you strip that out and make adjustments earnings per share would actually down eight percent. So but again, nothing to panic because they are investing heavily in the business overall. I think it's a fine quarter they reiterated guidance. So that should be indication to investors that even though maybe revenue was somewhat light as compared to expectations. The company thinks everything is on track earnings per share guidance was actually increased but again, just because of that tax benefit. So it sounds like a lot of this was due to the valuation because as you said, it's a fine quarter. Yeah. They were little light. They weren't dramatically like they weren't. Let's punish the stock to the tune of twenty percent light unless you look at this. And you say look this thing is trading. You know, some insane multiple, and it doesn't deserve it. Right. It's actually not. It's only trading around thirty thirty two times earnings so for a high growth company. Well, let's today yesterday it was probably trying to write a little bit higher. But it's a, but it's actually still not that bad. However, even at a ten percent earnings growth giving them the benefit for from the taxes that doesn't support a thirty two PE. And if you strip that out, and you actually see net income contracting that certainly doesn't support a PE that is somewhat significantly higher than the markets overall p, but it's not one of these crazy, you know, hundred two hundred times kind of high-tech accompanies. I'm it's a consumer technology company, which which has quite a strong installed base. They do need to keep. Coming up with better rations because this can get kinda stale and growth will slow over time for sure

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"roomba" Discussed on Ear Biscuits

Ear Biscuits

02:04 min | 2 years ago

"roomba" Discussed on Ear Biscuits

"Network. Meaning that responses are generated on the go buy replicas algorithms enter unpredictable eventually they want it to act as a go-between between real life friends. I thought this is a this is a weird application. It wasn't just to be a friend. But to be as a mediator you mean? Well, it this is the example, they gave quote, maybe I don't have time to ask my grandma questions all the time. But maybe this thing will go and talk to her and I'll get a little summary, and that will be a conversation starter for us. And that will bring us closer. She says, I think that opens a lot more possibilities. I think that part's actually said if you can't I mean, basically, there are people who they're not good at communicating and there's a I that they feel isolated their studies that actually say that anthropomorphized being items e even test where they put a smiley face on a roomba. In people started responding that they could spend more time, healthy time alone. Like it had an impact on them. But smart AI that's empathetic as emotional responses. It can be used to train people who have difficulties connecting with people in conversing. I so that you can actually have a better relationship with your grandma. But I I'm not a fan of that. Well, I think the specific application the way that's described as a little that was that was odd. Yeah. But there is absolutely no doubt that this type of AI is going to be first of all the reason it will have value is because it has value. It will actually have there will be. A tangible application as a mediator. I think being able to what do you mean mediator? Well, I think that. If I have a relationship with a robot who has no social inhibitions and doesn't have any of the hangups at that. I have and doesn't have any of the uncomfortable..

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Oregon woman calls 911 over home invader. It was a Roomba.

News, Traffic and Weather

00:48 sec | 2 years ago

Oregon woman calls 911 over home invader. It was a Roomba.

"Elizabeth I'm always a little nervous that if I have a room by running around my house vacuuming it's going to pick up the wrong thing. And I'm gonna come home to find it exploded and in pieces on the floor. But you have an interesting room, but story for down in Oregon a woman calls one panicked because she says that there's a burglar burglary in progress at her home, and that the burglar is actually in her bathroom. And so the police show up they do the whole loudspeaker things around the home. They they go in. They they tell the burglar to surrender. But it turns out that the burglar was actually just the roomba that was trapped in the bathroom. Oh, no this woman. Remember, she had a I I mean, I don't know they the police did say that the Rumas record was clean, and they weren't sure if they were going to do any charges against it or not invited into the house. It's not burglary.

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"roomba" Discussed on The Internet of Things (IoT) Show with Bruce Sinclai

The Internet of Things (IoT) Show with Bruce Sinclai

04:46 min | 2 years ago

"roomba" Discussed on The Internet of Things (IoT) Show with Bruce Sinclai

"You know, we're certainly looking at using it in other places in the future to help the the robot be more effective in its operations in the home. Well, then I guess we'll where I wanna go with this land that with this is the Loris in Westworld. So. So what I've heard in fact, is that there is this emotional attachment that happens between the owner and the roomba and heard it, you know, to the extent where if it breaks they won't even throw the room, but they'll they'll stick it in the garage. Right. And so, you know, there is the I know it's about the maps, and that's huge. But there is also there is also the AI in terms of interfacing with the occupants in the home and all the ethical issues that go around that go around that. So I don't know maybe you can just close off and just talking to a little bit about this emotional attachment that I've heard about and. Yeah. And I guess the can maybe probe a little bit on the ethical issues. But but just just tell listeners of your experience there. I mean, there is a, you know, we have experienced both in consumer products like roomba is well as even our yard. Defensive security products that the folks who use those products in see them on a day in and day out. It's moving around their environment. It's doing something that they perceive as being valuable to them. Do you know seem to form an attachment? You know, it's not a, you know, it's it's it's not for you know, random reason that in the connected roomba mobile app that you can aim your roomba. So people give them names. And that's something that was happening. Even before they're connected. People people would name their robots and in form some type of of an attachment to them. So that is something that happens. And it's you know, I it's something that you know, is certainly something. That's that's exciting to see in the way that I will pair that with you know, it's when someone's value in the product and how it's moving through their home. Let's say informing that connection is is a positive sign that they are seeing that value when they do it. So it's not something that's new, but it it is something that we do see when people respond to their to their robots. Yeah. And where I'm going with this is kind of that emotional attachment in really the value that they they put into the product because you mentioned using the voice recognition, I presume, you could go the reverse direction as well. And speak, and I would see that having a roomba. That has even you know, a bit of interaction now with with the talke pits to grow that attachment even further, but from business perspective. In the process of doing that create a lot more in do a lot more. I guess value in the product. So have you been thinking along those lines in terms of? Just putting more intelligence low pie guess emotional intelligence into the products. Or is that is that something that's still down the road. I'd say putting more emotional intelligence into the product is something that's that's more down the road. You know, as I mentioned, we're very. Practical in terms of the types of products, we make so while there may be some platforms in a home that certainly would be, you know, at their core benefit from having that type of of emotional intelligence. I don't know that you know, a robotic vacuum cleaner is one of those. We'll see Who who. who knows? But. That's not around you. See it. It's doing something for you. It's it's something we think about for for different types of concepts. But it's not something that we're that. I would say that were overly focused on in the near term at least for for the types of products. We have out there today. Chriswell? Well, that's been fantastic. I appreciate it. Where can so we did, you know, where can people find out more about you? And I robot in particular up with us on the show analysis knows in particular. How would they contact the company if they wanted to work with you guys? Sure. So you know, you can find me on on Lincoln. So Chris Jones VP that knowledge that I robot there for the company as a whole, of course on the web. I robot dot com. Twitter Facebook at I robot for general company.

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"roomba" Discussed on The Internet of Things (IoT) Show with Bruce Sinclai

The Internet of Things (IoT) Show with Bruce Sinclai

03:19 min | 2 years ago

"roomba" Discussed on The Internet of Things (IoT) Show with Bruce Sinclai

"Fach inefficiencies in your home that intelligence that temperature information combined with spatial information has a lot of inherent value in it, especially if you're collecting that a consumer might be able to see that on a daily basis to be able to see how they can improve the efficiency of the comfort of their home, given that type of information. In one other dimension on the devalues or the potential ways that might be used just as another simple example is in the kind of connected, home, smart, home ecosystem as you mentioned. You can buy hubs. You know that have different types of connected devices and one of the more popular and of areas as connected lighting. The consumer can go through and set up some pretty interesting rules around, you know, not say using motion sensors to turn lights on and off based or about how they're moving throughout the home. That gets even even though that's a fairly simple sounding typically can get pretty complicated pretty quickly where in effect, you're asking the consumer to program their home logically program their home to say this motion sensor. Terms on these two lights that motion sensor turns on these other lights, etc. It's complicated fairly fairly quickly, actually. But if you have a a map of the home, if you have an understanding of where rooms are, which is what you get from a map, if the home if the consumer can just designate where are the lights where are the motion sensors in the home connected lights emotion sensors on how you can very easily automate that whole process. So that the consumer is removed from the burden of having to try to program their home. They just say here. You're the devices. I have here's where they physically are you can easily imagine a system on the back in that can automate motion activated lighting for them throughout their home without them having to touch any of that logic. So those are a couple examples of a robot. Syncing temperatures, you know, day in day out throughout our I'm sorry every day throughout the throughout the home can help the consumer understand how to make better use of their age fact system or by having that spatial understanding where rooms are rooms are connected or the layout of the home. You can automate smart home functionality in a way that is really not present today. It's not as usable today is it really could be with that understanding space. Yeah. And I think that's to me. Anyway, that's where more the value is the independent mapping of the home. You know, like, for example, if you were to do temperature map, I think it obviously has the, but it's combining the spatial representation as you call it with a temperature map, whether it's from you or another. Where the security map with an occupancy map with the lighting map. And I think it's the Van Dyke gram of these of these different maps that's going to provide a lot of value. So, you know, all all all incremental value from an IOT product comes from transforming state into useful information this data that we're talking about right now spatial data. What other type of data does the roomba collect today? And what do you you've mentioned temperature in? What what are you thinking about in the future? Well, you know in the future..

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"roomba" Discussed on The Internet of Things (IoT) Show with Bruce Sinclai

The Internet of Things (IoT) Show with Bruce Sinclai

04:08 min | 2 years ago

"roomba" Discussed on The Internet of Things (IoT) Show with Bruce Sinclai

"As a we were robot company, but we definitely see ourselves as a as a valuable member of the connected home Cosette in one way to to think about that. Is that the the rumors that are that are being deployed today? The nine hundred series of the roomba. They're connected. They clean exceptionally. Well. So that's of course, kind of table stakes for for robot vacuum where we're a leader in that space. But another thing that's under the hood that folks may not think about necessarily is that those robots actually have a variety of sensors on them, and in the course of doing their cleaning mission of the home. Yeah. They are building a map of the home. Absolutely imagine. That is a is a two d blueprint of the home that helps the room, but nowhere it's cleaned where it hasn't cleaned. So it can systematically go about cleaning the entire level of a home has the ability of knowing when it's battery's getting low in knows exactly how to get back all the way through the house to the charging station recharge and then go back out and finish cleaning where it left off. All of that comes from that robot building this map of the home. But when you take a step back and think about the value of of a map of the home. Yes. Spatial context the sleigh show. Understanding the home is kind of the reason I was alluding to us occupying a unique place in the home where a mobile. That form that can move through the home. But we're also building the spatial intelligence that we believe can play a very important role in the broader connected, home ecosystem, no other devices. No other device out. There is able to build that same type of of blueprint to the home that can really serve as an as an enabling context to help. The broader ecosystem devices know, how to work with one another no agree. And I was thinking, you know, as you were saying earlier, I was thinking the same thing in you know, we have different blueprint so to speak. I mean, there's a security blueprint, for example of what with the the room provides like you're saying is a three dimensional. I say even three dimensional. Maybe not I guess unless you had a couple of more than one, but let's say two dimensional map or physical map of the home which win which is what you're looting to which when you when you combine that map with the security map or with or with a contextual. Human location mapping system. There's a ton of value there. And like you said, you know, with this map. It's very unique because we'll people aren't gonna sit there and put or take photos. I guess the other way maybe some photographic device. But they're not going to sit there and input or even set up these photographic devices. But but but yeah. So what are you doing with that? Are you are you going to be leveraging that because you're right? It is something that's where you need. Yeah. That's a core. Focus for us at this point is continuing to develop an and start to show more value. We can provide in the connected home in as you mentioned there while there may be other ways to build a, you know, a two d blueprint to the home. There's one other twist all of this. And that is that a robot. Like, the roomba is running in homes around the world almost pretty much on a daily basis. So not only is it building that map it will maintain it over. Time. Right. And if you combine that with, you know, give you a few kind of just examples to illustrate are some concepts that might illustrate how that could be useful in the in the connected home is that you could imagine just simply taking temperature measurements from out from throughout the home as the robot has going about covering every square inch of the of the of the home, it's taking a temperature measurement. Now, you have essentially a temperature map at her home. How much could you tell from that? Could you tell where drafts might be coming from? Can you tell where maybe you can clearly see kind of, you know, temperature differences or h.

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ICYMI: Consumer robots not hot

Talking Tech

04:39 min | 2 years ago

ICYMI: Consumer robots not hot

"Talking tech is brought to you by wicks dot com with wicks you can use artificial design intelligence to create a stunning website right from your phone in five minutes or less. Just go to wicks dot com. That's W I X dot com and create your professional website today. Hi, Brett, console from boy spot that a I filling in for Jefferson Graham, who is on vacation. And you're listening to talking tech. Today's topic is consumer robots. It wasn't so long ago that they were destined to be the next big thing. But that optimism hasn't translated into consumer sales. The result Gebo has recently sold off for parts. You don't remember Gebo? Well, it was one of the first social robots the founder mitt robotic Cynthia Brazil was a favourite of tech media Gebo even made the cover of time magazine and twenty seventeen and was listed as one of the twenty five best inventions of the year, the nine hundred dollar robot was delayed many times and at one point had to refund the money of early crowdfunding backers, but it did come to market in late twenty seventeen the problem was it didn't sell well, or at least well enough this past summer, the company laid off staff shut down production and sold off its. But Jeeva wasn't the only robot headed to the SCR heap in two thousand eighteen another robot named curry made by division of Bosch when an invasion ward at the two thousand eighteen Consumer Electronics Show that was in January by summer the product was cancelled. So what happened however prognosticators so wrong about consumer robots or at least have been so wrong about them thus far. Well over the past four years we have seen the rise of headless robots. We know them a smart speakers like Amazon, echo and Google home, whereas g bone curry could play music answer some questions and set a timer for about eight or nine hundred dollars an Amazon echo dot or Google, many can do those same things and much more for under fifty dollars in fact on sale for under twenty five dollars. You don't really need a robot to follow you around the house if you can place a twenty five dollars smart speaker in every room. So the question for consumer robot makers is what is the rationale to own one. Animated facial expressions. Don't actually rise to the level of must have technology. So smart speakers address, many of these needs more efficiently than robots or smartphones. And some ways smart speakers can help facilitate robot adoption because the devices will help consumers become accustomed to speaking technology to get information and perform tasks that's a type of behavior change required for consumers to become comfortable with robots. However, smart speakers also perform many of the functions consumer robots hoped to provide so robots need to identify new use cases that they're uniquely designed to address and an example of this is robot vacuums you may be familiar with roomba and Neto bought vac. These are popular with consumers in part because they perform a useful function that other devices do not they also integrate with smart, speakers, invoice assistance, like Alexa, Google assistant to offer voice control. So the future of consumer robots may not be for general, purpose tasks or even. Social interaction instead single purpose. Robots are more likely to succeed in coordinate. Their activities with Alexis Siri and Google assistant each of which can inhabit any device. So you've been listening to talk and tack. I'm Brechin sell filling in for Jefferson Graham, who's on vacation this week. I invite listeners to check out voice bot that on the web where we cover the latest developments invoice assistant in AI devices in tune into my weekly podcasts voice by podcasts. Which like talking tech is available in every podcast Spotify, Stitcher, and even Amazon, Alexa. Talking tech is brought to you by wicks dot com. When you're ready to get your website up and running you want to be able to do it quickly and efficiently and wicks dot com has got you covered. They developed artificial design intelligence that creates a stunning website for you with wicks, you can create your own professional website right from your phone, which means you can open your own online store portfolio or blog wherever you are. How's that for efficient? Just go to wicks dot com. Decide what you need a website for pick your style at your own images link your social accounts and just like that your website is ready. You'll look amazing on every device desktop and mobile and it takes less than five minutes. Plus, you can do it with one hand. So it's time to get started. Go to wicks dot com. That's W I X dot com and create your very own beautiful professional website today.

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"roomba" Discussed on KTLK 1130 AM

KTLK 1130 AM

01:39 min | 2 years ago

"roomba" Discussed on KTLK 1130 AM

"Nine reading and comprehension. It would be a little higher this personally number eight time management, probably a good idea. Although in radio, we we we learned the time man something do. I mean, it's gotta be we're on noon to three it's not from, you know, twelve thirteen or whatever I get here. And then I just, you know, stick around for as long as I one time management number eight number seven housekeeping, skills, something I never learned from my mother numbers six and the worst thing is my wife. You know, she she didn't learn it either way have a roomba. That's why have that roomba. Its way you have kids which by the way, a footnote stop that room. But before it hit another pile of poop. Oh, no. It's winter the cats are rebelling right now for some reason. Box the. Yeah. Absolutely. But they're they're tearing up the teepee role. And then every now, and then that doesn't happen often. But they they leave a. In in a corner in the dining room places like the dining room. It's like they know that's where we eat. Yeah. You know, the rumors going around I better check and make sure that the sure enough it would it would have rolled over it again. Holy cow. I don't think I could take it. Imagining the slow motion died Mars don't even go there launches himself in front of the room. And it was so sick. It was so sick to have to clean that thing out. It just reminded me of you know, when your kid. By two. Let's see six be aware of.

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Consumer robots are dead; long live Alexa

Talking Tech

04:39 min | 2 years ago

Consumer robots are dead; long live Alexa

"Talking tech is brought to you by wicks dot com with wicks you can use artificial design intelligence to create a stunning website right from your phone in five minutes or less. Just go to wicks dot com. That's W I X dot com and create your professional website today. Hi, Brett consult from boy spot that a I filling in for Jefferson Graham, who is on vacation. And you're listening to talking tech. Today's topic is consumer robots. It wasn't so long ago that they were destined to be the next big thing. But that optimism hasn't translated into consumer sales. The result Gebo has recently sold off for parts. You don't remember Gebo? Well, it was one of the first social robots the founder mitt robotics, Cynthia Brazil was a favourite of the tech media Gebo even made the cover of time magazine and twenty seventeen and was listed as one of the twenty five best inventions of the year, the nine hundred dollar robot was delayed many times and at one point had to refund the money of early crowdfunding backers, but it did come to market in late twenty seventeen the problem was it didn't sell well, or at least well enough this past summer, the company laid off staff shut down production and sold off its IP. But Jeeva wasn't the only robot headed to the SCR scrapheap. In two thousand eighteen another robot named curry made by division of Bosch when an invasion award at the two thousand eighteen Consumer Electronics Show that was in January by summer the product was cancelled. So what happened however prognosticators so wrong about consumer robots or at least have been so wrong about them thus far. Well over the past four years we have seen the rise of headless robots. We know them a smart speakers like, Amazon, echo and Google home. Whereas g Bowen curry could play music answer some questions and set a timer for about eight or nine hundred dollars an Amazon echo dot or Google home mini can do those same things and much more for under fifty dollars in fact on sale for under twenty five dollars. You don't really need a robot to follow you around the house if you can place a twenty five dollars smart speaker every room. So the question for consumer robot makers is what is the rationale to own one. Animated facial expressions. Don't actually rise to level of must have technology. So smart speakers address, many of these needs more efficiently than robots or smartphones. And some way smart speakers can help facilitate robot adoption because the devices will help consumers become accustomed to speaking technology to get information and perform tasks that's a type of behavior change required for consumers to become comfortable with robots. However, smart speakers also perform many of the functions consumer robots hoped to provide so robots need to identify new use cases that they're uniquely designed to address and an example of this is robot vacuums you may be familiar with roomba and nito bought vac. These are popular with consumers in part because they perform a useful function that other devices do not they also integrate with smart, speakers, invoice assistance, like Alexa, Google assistant to offer voice control. So the future of consumer robots may not be for general, purpose tasks remain social interaction instead single purpose. Robots are more likely to. Seed in coordinate their activities with Alexis Siri and Google assistant each of which can inhabit any device. So you've been listening to talk and tack. I'm Brechin sell filling in for Jefferson Graham, who's on vacation this week. I invite listeners to check out voice bot that on the web where we cover the latest developments and voice assistant in AI devices in tune into my weekly podcasts voice by podcast, which like talking tech is available on every podcast Spotify, Stitcher, and even Amazon, Alexa. Talking tech is brought to you by wicks dot com. When you're ready to get your website up and running you wanna be able to do it quickly and efficiently and wicks dot com. Got you covered they developed artificial design intelligence that creates a stunning website for you with wicks, you can create your own professional website right from your phone, which means you can open your own online store portfolio or blog wherever you are. How's that for efficient? Just go to wicks dot com. Decide what you need a website for pick your style at your own images link your social accounts and just like that your website is ready. You'll look amazing on every device desktop and mobile and it takes less than five minutes. Plus, you can do it with one hand. So it's time to get started. Go to wicks dot com. That's W I X dot com and create your very own beautiful professional website today.

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"roomba" Discussed on Flash Forward

Flash Forward

01:44 min | 3 years ago

"roomba" Discussed on Flash Forward

"Involved outerspace activity are fully capable of coordinating their activity partly because of the fact that they're aware that if they everyone is contributing to the destruction of the environment there then no one will be able to use it okay but what about this what if i was an eccentric billionaire who decided that after all of my years of polluting the outerspace environment i wanted to put my money into building a giant space roomba that could just suck up all the space junk out there and incinerated or something well in this situation i would probably get into trouble pretty quickly because it turns out you can't just go up there and start pulling things down willy nilly there are some restrictions on satellite specially us restricted hardware that cannot be are known or seen by other other countries and this here i'm not even only speaking about defense satellites even commercial ones people so if that can be a situation where you develop s you say space roomba that could go up to hoover up some of this debris that we could find figure out a way to unpack the legal situation so that you wouldn't be overly disincentivize to do that but at the same time i mean the rules are there for good reason you also don't want it to be a free for all you don't want it to be a free for all for sure but you also don't want it to be so hard to do that nobody even tries to clean the stuff up right considering that it is junk and that ultimately want to incentivize companies to think about wanting to go up there and take it down let's say you go up there.

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"roomba" Discussed on Bad Science

Bad Science

01:43 min | 3 years ago

"roomba" Discussed on Bad Science

"Yeah i've got big metal ball with just a bunch of rotating blades just rides into josh we need a battle bouts i come in here and design something to fight a kite you love get i'll do another episode of this show get like ten battle engineers and i'll fight all their robots just just you you i'll be like a kaija shinned guards and some fucking gloves and i'll fight like a boxer soccer blair going in there and i'll just find a bunch of robots shooting fucking one point two million thermo nuclear pounds and you have to talk like that while you're i think that's because of movies like this that when people picture robots in their head maybe maybe it's getting better because of things like star wars with droids or the fact that we're seeing robots in different forms but i know when i was a kid and i thought of a robot i thought of like a big humanoid android yeah exactly and now we're seeing we're seeing our roomba is a little robot and it's it does its task and you see something else as a robot and that's good to remember that a robot all shape you're you're a quality amongst robot yeah that's really nice you know women's magazines will have you believing that robots look shirt a robot is a robot is a robot okay i self identify as a robot and that's fine and it's all everyone's accepted it's true though it's so true because we think of it like we used to think it was like the iron giant ad that kind of a big like boxy type like rosie from jetsons and then we're like oh no robots are more like robocop in like android and they walk around and now we're like oh a robot could be like a thing that just bounces.

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"roomba" Discussed on Now Playing - The Movie Review Podcast

Now Playing - The Movie Review Podcast

01:37 min | 3 years ago

"roomba" Discussed on Now Playing - The Movie Review Podcast

"Of war between somebody actually trying to make a dedicated remake of alien somebody trying to rein them back in time and it is telling that the rock says he supposed to retrieve the company property and yet all their retrieving his data when you say property i could see that as meaning maybe the twenty four th chromosome maybe it's a simple as that you're right i'm gonna compliment this movie it looks like the game the barrels the layout and all of that but someone explained to me i get that they're in quarantine that something went wrong with this chromosome thing did something having to the lights why they don't we'll in why does this scientific facility that's supposed to be clean everywhere have always that are dirty and rusty dripping water this just happened an hour ago things should be this much disarray there's no logical reason for it to be like the game yet like everyone's alive and in the foyer and they'd just get evacuated and it's just one the leiria with six effected scientists and they should just have the power hell they should have a button ejects them out into mars and they'd die they shouldn't even need marines like roomba could win this problem as far as the layout goes they didn't build this base this is a really old martian base so the fact that it's in disarray and looks like the game i took as because this is centuries hold it has undergone some retrofitting apparently not for light bulbs right for scientific lab.

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"roomba" Discussed on IOT Podcast

IOT Podcast

01:40 min | 3 years ago

"roomba" Discussed on IOT Podcast

"Hi i'd rather have these devices in each room stationary doing their job for me a robot has to it has to have hands i mean i'd rather shout at something in the room the idea something following me back and forth is like just another thing for me to trip over when i'm trying to get stuff done so my robot needs to be able to lake unload the dishwasher or transfer laundry those are the things that like my house is pretty automated as it stands and i can shout and get things done but the next level of tasks that i wanna take out of my you know day to day grind are those that require you know hands no and i do get that and in fact over the weekend i was looking at hand modules for robots and things like that they are not cheap unless you can get cheaper ones but they only can lift anywhere from like eight to eleven announces of weight which is next to nothing who's not gonna going to my wet socks it's not the blue jean one wet sock maybe so yes so the cost is not where you needed to be for that yet i mean if money's no object i'm sure you could buy a robot that does everything you want to do but but for that i look in on i could probably just by a household helper to you got to you yeah and you know that's actually so i'm going to do it i'm going to bring up the judah of it again but that's why i like it because it's kind of a robot that does a lot of the mess of cooking for me and that's kind of what i'm looking for in my devices to offload tasks that otherwise i need to pay attention to and and that's i mean that's that's fairly common that's what roomba.

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"roomba" Discussed on The Internet of Things Podcast - Stacey On IoT

The Internet of Things Podcast - Stacey On IoT

01:40 min | 3 years ago

"roomba" Discussed on The Internet of Things Podcast - Stacey On IoT

"Hi i'd rather have these devices in each room stationary doing their job for me a robot has to it has to have hands i mean i'd rather shout at something in the room the idea something following me back and forth is like just another thing for me to trip over when i'm trying to get stuff done so my robot needs to be able to lake unload the dishwasher or transfer laundry those are the things that like my house is pretty automated as it stands and i can shout and get things done but the next level of tasks that i wanna take out of my you know day to day grind are those that require you know hands no and i do get that and in fact over the weekend i was looking at hand modules for robots and things like that they are not cheap unless you can get cheaper ones but they only can lift anywhere from like eight to eleven announces of weight which is next to nothing who's not gonna going to my wet socks it's not the blue jean one wet sock maybe so yes so the cost is not where you needed to be for that yet i mean if money's no object i'm sure you could buy a robot that does everything you want to do but but for that i look in on i could probably just by a household helper to you got to you yeah and you know that's actually so i'm going to do it i'm going to bring up the judah of it again but that's why i like it because it's kind of a robot that does a lot of the mess of cooking for me and that's kind of what i'm looking for in my devices to offload tasks that otherwise i need to pay attention to and and that's i mean that's that's fairly common that's what roomba.

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