Mixing powerful robotics with the company's rock-solid mobility platform, the Segway Robot has as much potential as it does personality. It's powered by an Intel Atom processor running a version of Android, letting you create your own apps and use cases. It uses an array of cameras — one for depth sensing, one for tracking, and one for normal video/still photography — to complete tasks like move from room to room, track and follow you when you're on foot, and other things that haven't been thought of yet. It has a built-in interface for hardware extensions, letting you add things like arms or tools as you go, or you could just use it as a plain old Segway. But where's the fun in that?
We get the benefits of having a screen in every room of the house. We also understand it's not practical for most people. The Tipron Projection Robot can give you a screen up to 80 inches on any wall (or ceiling) you want. It does so by connecting a moving base to a transforming body and projector-laden eye. The ability to transform, coupled with a projector unit that can adjust roll, pitch and yaw and features keystone correction, means it will work at a variety of heights and angles. It has a built-in speaker and Wi-Fi, an HDMI input, a 5 megapixel video/still camera, and sensors to keep it from bumping into stuff. With the companion app, you can designate places and times for it to arrive, and with Internet tie-ins, you can have it display things like a news feed, Twitter, or YouTube playlist on demand.
Who said all drones have to be quadcopters? The Parrot Disco Drone has a propeller, but looks far more like a traditional airplane than a futuristic camera-wielding robot. The lightweight design houses a Full HD camera in the front nose, as well as ground sensors, Wi-Fi, GPS, and three-axis stabilization for incredibly easy control. It can fly for up to 45 minutes, automatically fly a predetermined route and return home, and is also compatible with VR headsets for a first-person view of every flight. And it doesn't take much knowledge to get it off the ground, either — if you can throw a paper airplane, you can get it in the air.