Samsung Electronics is known for showcasing extremely forward-thinking electronics. Its all-digital CES 2021 presentation was no exception, except that these forward-thinking gadgets may actually be here before you know it. Bringing AI and robots to life, Samsung has introduced three robots to your home to enhance your daily life.
The latest and greatest robot vacuum cleaner
Samsung’s first idea of robots in your home is the electronics giant’s new take on the automatic vacuum cleaner. The JetBot 90 AI + is expected to arrive during the first half of 2021. It uses object recognition technology to classify objects and decide the best way to clean them. Hopefully this means no more robotic pet fiascos.
In addition to built-in artificial intelligence, JetBot has LiDAR and 3D sensors to help it identify and avoid cables and small objects. This robot for your home can also determine the height of an opening, lowering itself to clean under tables, beds and other low-distance objects.
Finally, the cleaner comes with a camera and integrated with the SmartThings app. This allows the JetBot 90 AI + to monitor your home and act as a companion for your pets.
Samsung Bot Care allows the help of robots at home and in the office
The latest development in Samsung’s robotics range is Bot Care. Using AI, Samsung Bot Care can learn from and respond to your behavior. Acting as both a robotic assistant and companion, Samsung Bot Care can help you take care of the details in your life.
This robot learns your schedules and habits. Using this information, Bot Care can provide you with reminders to help guide you through your busy day. For example, it can gently nudge you to take a break when you’ve been sitting for too long. The robot for your home or office can also bring you a tablet for video conferencing when you are about to start a Zoom meeting.
With Bot Handy, more cleaning tasks become automated
The third Samsung robot unveiled at CES 2021 includes a hand to provide you with even more tangible help. It also uses advanced artificial intelligence, which allows it to recognize and collect objects. It doesn’t matter the size, shape or weight of the object.
Even better, Samsung Bot Handy can tell the difference between the material composition of various objects. This means that a robot in your home can figure out how much force to use when picking up things like glasses, plates, and other items.
Are robots for your home a scary vision of the future or a hope?
Putting aside the fact that we are talking about Samsung, what do you think of this idea of a robot in your home as a better normal? I really can’t decide whether to embrace the idea of bringing something into my home with so much “intelligence” and ability. Science fiction has already suggested ways to circumvent Asimov’s first law of robotics, so I’m not sure I would trust robots that are so capable of reporting and affecting my life.