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CES 2021: Samsung envisions home of the future with AI-enabled innovations

At the all-digital Consumer Electronics Show 2021 (CES 2021), technology company Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. (Samsung) unveils the product of its research centered around use cases of artificial intelligence (AI) in the home environment.

“Our world looks different, and many of you have been faced with a new reality–one where, among other things, your home has taken on a greater significance,” said Sebastian Seung, president and head of Samsung Research, in the media advisory. “Our innovations are designed to provide more personal and more intuitive experiences that express your personality. We’re hard at work to bring you next-generation innovation, with AI as the core enabler, for your better tomorrow.”

AI and Robots

JetBot 90 AI+: Coming to the United States in the first half of 2021, this new vacuum cleaner uses object recognition technology to identify and classify objects to decide the best cleaning path. LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging ) and 3D sensors allow JetBot 90 AI+ to avoid cables and small objects, while still cleaning hard-to-reach corners in the home. Also outfitted with a camera, JetBot 90 AI+ is integrated with the SmartThings app to assist you with home monitoring.

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Samsung Bot Care: The latest development in Samsung’s growing robotics lineup, Samsung Bot Care is designed to use AI to recognize and respond to human behavior. The company claims that it will be able to act as both a robotic assistant and “companion.” It will also learn schedule and habits and send reminders.

Samsung Bot Handy: Also in development, Samsung Bot Handy will rely on advanced AI to recognize and pick up objects of varying sizes, shapes and weights, envisioned to be of help around the house. Samsung Bot Handy will be able to tell the difference between the material composition of various objects, utilizing the appropriate amount of force to grab and move around household items and objects, working as a trusted partner to help with house chores.

Looking to the future, Samsung is also developing other tangible applications of AI technologies for daily life. Samsung is continuing to build on its Samsung Bot Retail, which would guide users outside the home in retail environments, and GEMS, Samsung’s health-focused exoskeleton as mobility aide. These innovations allow robots and robotic devices to co-exist with humans, enhancing their lives and catering to a variety of lifestyles and different environments.