SIMbot is a tall, slender robot that moves around by balancing on a hollow iron ball that's a bit smaller than a bowling ball. Not only can it easily move in any direction, but it hints at some interesting use-cases with humans.
A robotics startup has created a four-legged, direct-drive robot called the Ghost Minitaur that's capable of running and jumping on tough terrain, reorienting itself after falls, and even climbing fences.
Neato just launched two new vacuum robots. Botvac D3 and Botvac D5 demonstrate a step forward for a company that has already won plenty of fans for its modernist bots and sophisticated navigation system.