Updated: Feb 24
Samsung unveils three housekeeping robots to help humans perform chores with its latest applications of AI technologies at CES 2021. They can pick up items around the house and act as personal assistants. And one of those, a smart vacuum that also doubles as a security camera, will be available in the US in the first half of 2021. Samsung is making a big push in artificial intelligence. The technology, which gives devices the ability to act on their own, is seen as the next big wave of computing. Instead of swiping on smartphone screens, people will talk to their devices or ever-listening microphones around homes and offices. As Sebastian Seung, president of Samsung Research, said during CES press conference, AI is about being more personal and predictive, and it is about benefiting every day by being a core part of the products and services people enjoy. For example, JetBot 90 Ai+, the smart vacuum robot, uses object recognition technology to identify and classify objects to decide the best cleaning path. Lidar and 3D sensors let the JetBot avoid cables and small objects. Users can set no-go zones and monitor the progress on smartphones. Bot Handy, the housekeeping robot, relies on AI technology to recognise and pick up objects of varying sizes, shapes and weights. Bot Handy can fill the dishwasher, separate the laundry, set the table and even pour a glass of wine.