Robots always have a prominent place at CES and the 2021 edition is not an exception to the rule. In addition to more “cute” creations, such as Moflin, a small shaggy automaton controlled by an Artificial Intelligence system, there is also space to think about the future of domestic robotic helpers.
Thinking about the new “more homely” lifestyles, caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, Samsung introduced a new set of technological solutions to make everyday life easier and took advantage of its presentation at the largest United States technology to reveal two robots that promise to change the way everything works at home.
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Almost out of a futuristic sci-fi movie, Bots Care and Handy, which are still in the development stage, use AI systems to perform a wide range of tasks. On the one hand, the first of the automata is presented as a physical version of an intelligent assistant, such as Alexa, Siri or Google Assistent.
Samsung explains that, through AI, Bot Care is able to recognize and respond to user behavior. On wheels, the robot has a “head” with a digital screen, where its “eyes” and other animated icons appear, and with a small monitor on the top, ideal for virtual meetings.
Bot Care has been programmed to learn from its owner’s habits, reminding you of all the important tasks and events that are on your to-do list and alerting you, for example, to when you need to take a break from work.
See Samsung’s Bots Care and Handy in action
Outside the office, Bot Handy also uses AI, this time to recognize and pick up objects of different shapes, sizes and weights. The robot is able to perceive the differences between the materials that make up the objects in order to use the right amount of force to grab them and take them to another space in the house.
Samsung claims that Bot Handy promises to become an “extension” of the user, serving as an extra hand in household chores: be it placing dishes, cutlery and glasses in the washing machine, putting dirty clothes in the appropriate basket, storing shopping or setting the table.
Home robots have been playing a prominent role in Samsung’s CES presentations. Just last year, the South Korean manufacturer unveiled the Ballie, a small automaton similar to the BB-8 of the latest films in the Star Wars saga, which can manage the functions of the house, opening curtains, turning on the TV or vacuum cleaner and even playing with pets.