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A DOMESTIC ROBOT, or service robot, is an autonomous robot that is used for household chores. Thus far, there are only a few limited models, though speculators, such as Bill Gates, have suggested that they could become more common in the future. Many domestic robots are used for basic household chores. Others are educational or entertainment robots, such as the HERO line of the 1980s. While most domestic robots are simplistic, some are connected to WiFi home networks or smart environments and are autonomous to a high degree. There were an estimated 3,540,000 service robots in use in 2006, comred with an estimated 950,000 industrial robots.

A HUMANOID ROBOT is a robot with its body shape built to resemble that of the human body. A humanoid design might be for functional purposes, such as interacting with human tools and environments, for experimental purposes, such as the study of bipedal locomotion, or for other purposes. In general, humanoid robots have a torso, a head, two arms, and two legs, though some forms of humanoid robots may model only part of the body, for example, from the waist up. Some humanoid robots also have heads designed to replicate human facial features such as eyes and mouths. Androids are humanoid robots built to aesthetically resemble humans.

A PERSONAL ROBOT is one whose human interface and design make it useful for individuals. This is by contrast to industrial robots which are generally configured and operated by robotics specialists. A personal robot is one that enables an individual to automate the repetitive or menial part of home or work life making them more productive.

ROBOTICS is the branch of mechanical engineering, electrical engineering and computer science that deals with the design, construction, operation, and application of robots, as well as computer systems for their control, sensory feedback, and information processing.

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  • All-new Echo (2nd Generation): US$$99.99.
  • Amazon Echo - (2nd Generation). "Always ready, connected, and fast. Just ask." Device is capable of voice interaction, music playback, making to-do lists, setting alarms, streaming podcasts, playing audiobooks, and providing weather, traffic and other real time information. It can also control several smart devices using itself as a home automation hub.
  • All-New Echo Dot (2nd Generation) - Black: US$$49.99.
  • Amazon Echo Dot - (2nd Generation). "Add Alexa to any room." Hands-free, voice-controlled device that uses Alexa to play music, control smart home devices, provide information, read the news, set alarms, and more. Connects to speakers or headphones through Bluetooth or 3.5 mm stereo cable to play music from Prime Music, Spotify, Pandora, iHeartRadio, and TuneIn. Controls lights, fans, switches, thermostats, garage doors, sprinklers, and more with compatible connected devices from WeMo, Philips Hue, Samsung SmartThings, Nest, ecobee, and others.
  • Amazon Echo Plus: US$$149.99.
  • Amazon Echo Plus - Echo Plus is a simple way to start your smart home. It has a built-in ZigBee smart home hub, which allows for simple and direct setup of compatible ZigBee lights, locks, plugs, and in-wall switches from brands like Philips Hue, GE, and Yale. No additional hub required.
  • Amazon Echo Show: US$$229.99.
  • Amazon Echo Show - brings you everything you love about Alexa, and now she can show you things. Watch video flash briefings, Amazon Video content, see music lyrics, security cameras, photos, weather forecasts, to-do and shopping lists, browse and listen to Audible audiobooks, and more. All hands-free - just ask.
  • Amazon Echo Spot: US$$129.99.
  • Amazon Echo Spot - connects to Alexa. Designed to fit anywhere in your home. Use 2nd generation far-field voice recognition to watch video flash briefings, see music lyrics, weather forecasts, to-do and shopping lists, browse and listen to Audible audiobooks, and more. All hands-free - just ask.
  • Asimo - "The World's Most Advanced Humanoid Robot."
  • Asus Zenbo Home Robot - "Your smart little companion."
  • Caddy Trek - "Caddytrek is a brand new smart and compact robotic golf caddy that frees up the golfer to concentrate on the game."
  • Google Home will take on Echo to be your at-home assistant.
  • Google Home - "Always on call. Hands-free help from the Google Assistant." Google Home is a voice-activated home product that allows you and your family to get answers from Google, stream music, and manage everyday tasks.
  • Google Home Mini.
  • Google Home Mini - "Hands-free help around the house." Mini is powered by the Google Assistant. So whenever you need help, it’s by your side.
  • Grillbot - "Grill Cleaning Robot."
  • Harman Kardon Invoke: US$99.95.
  • Harman Kardon Invoke - "Voice Activated Speaker with Cortana." Intelligent, voice-activated speaker with premium sound and digital assistance.
  • HomePod: US$349.
  • HomePod - "The new sound of home." HomePod is a powerful speaker that sounds amazing and adapts to wherever it’s playing. It’s the ultimate music authority, bringing together Apple Music and Siri to learn your taste in music. It’s also an intelligent home assistant, capable of handling everyday tasks - and controlling your smart home. HomePod takes the listening experience to a whole new level. And that’s just the beginning.
  • iRobot Braava 380t Mopping Robot - Robotic Mop: US$269.99.
  • iRobot Braava 380t Mopping Robot - "Cleaner floors. Fresher home. Every day." Tackles dirt and stains like a pro. Precision Jet Spray and Vibrating Cleaning Head loosen dirt and stains while Braava jet Pads break up and lock away dirt.
  • iRobot Roomba 980: US$899.
  • iRobot Roomba 980 Vacuuming Robot - "Clean less. Save more." Cleaner Floors. Every Day. All at the push of a button.
  • iRobot Scooba 450 Floor Scrubbing Robot: US$868.88.
  • iRobot Scooba 450 Floor Scrubbing Robot - 3-cycle cleaning process pre-soaks, scrubs and squeegee finishes to remove up to 99.3% of common household bacteria.
  • Jibo: US$899.
  • Jibo - "He looks, listens and learns." Get to know the first social robot for the home. Jibo is powered by face and voice recognition technology, so he remembers people and builds real relationships with everyone he meets. Jibo experiences the world and reacts with expressive movements and responses. He loves to be around people and engage with people, and the relationships he forms are the single most important thing to him. He’ll gladly tell you the weather or snap a photo, he’ll also crack a joke while he’s at it.
  • Litter Robot - "Automatic Self-Cleaning Litter Box for Cats."
  • Pepper - "Pepper is the World's First Personal Robot That Reads Emotions."
  • Zeno R25: US$2,700.
  • RoboKind - "Advanced Social Robots." RoboKind is the world leader in humanoid social robotics. We design and build robots with advanced capabilities that enable people to engage with robots personally and socially.
  • Robomow - "Robotic mawn mowers."
  • RobotShop - Personal & Domestic Robots.
  • Sonos One: US$199.
  • SONOS One - "The smart speaker for music lovers." With Amazon Alexa built right in.
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