Photos: Robot vacuums and rolling laptops

This is what Evolution calls the standard edition of its ER1 robot, with an attached gripper for grabbing and carrying objects. The ER1 is a do-it-yourself high-tech contraption with programmable software and what the company promises is easy-to-assemble hardware.

Evolution Robotics

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