Smartphone giant Samsung presented a range of robotic solutions at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show.
Mostly they were robots designed to be helpful around the home, and the company billed them as “your companions of the future”.
All of the robots used Samsung’s Bixby artificial intelligence platform as their operating system.
Samsung says its lineup of robots present “an exciting vision for the future of AI technology, and offers innovative solutions for issues related to health care and the environment”.
Samsung says CES, which took place earlier this month, was just a starting point. The company plans to develop more customized robots for users with a shared robotics platform based on its AI technology.
Seung Hwan Cho, deputy head of Samsung research, says: “Our plan is to gauge consumers’ demand for robots, consider ways to create solutions for societal challenges, and accelerate our development efforts.
“People can look forward to the future that Samsung Bots will help create.”
The robots on display at CES are listed and described below.
Samsung Bot Care
Samsung Bot Care specializes in helping user manage their daily health routine. It’s capable of measuring user’s blood pressure, heart rate, breathing and more, and can alert user’s when they need to take their medicine.
It also notifies accredited family members when elderly user is experiencing an emergency, and support video calls for real-time communication.
Samsung Bot Care is additionally capable of tracking user’s sleep, and greet in the morning with an analysis of sleep patterns. It also informs the weather forecast and schedule for the day, and plays music that fits user’s mood.
Samsung Bot Air
While demand for clean air is high, moving an air purifier from one room to another can be a real hassle.
That’s where Samsung’s new air-purifying robot, Samsung Bot Air, comes in. The robot utilizes sensors located in different areas of the user’s house – including one on an electronic appliance – to assess air quality.
Once it identifies an area where the air quality is low, it automatically moves to where it’s needed and gets to work.
Samsung Bot Retail
The enterprise-focused Samsung Bot Retail allows stores to offer their customers a more personalized and convenient retail experience.
The Samsung Bot Retail helps customers find the items they need by registering their facial expressions and voices.
Its awareness of surroundings allows it to navigate environment – even when it’s crowded – and guide customers to the area or items they’re looking for.
The front-facing display can display menus or store details, and allows customers to purchase items comfortably and easily.
Restaurants and stores can also use the robot to deliver food or items to their customers using the shelves on the robot’s back.
Samsung says its Gait Enhancing and Motivating System, or GEMS, can assist users who have trouble walking, running or standing up, such as the elderly, by preventing their muscles from being overworked.
General users can also use Samsung GEMS to correct their posture or enhance their exercise capabilities. According to their individual needs, users can select any of Samsung GEMS’ three available devices, designed for hips, knees, and ankles.