A Lynx robot with Amazon Alexa integration on display in Las Vegas..
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IN ISRAEL and the United States, there is a controversy over what sound a rooster makes: cock-a-doodle-doo as in the US or kukuriku as in Israel. But what about a rooster that says “whirr” like the rattling of a helicopter? Meet Rooster, one of the latest autonomous robots invented by Beersheba-based RoboTi- Can. The 30 cm by 40 cm in diameter robot looks not too dissimilar from a plastic, geometric expandable ball for children, with a robot caged inside. But Rooster is not a toy. It is a powerful communications device that can help search and rescue teams reach injured victims of natural disasters or terror attacks, where it is not safe to send human rescue workers.