Firstly, a smart home robot coming to your household in the future called Samsung Bot Handy. This is one of Samsung’s collection of robot companions called “Bot” and the latest made to work in your home. If you’ve been following Samsung’s robot lineup for the last few years, you’ve seen several “Bot” devices.
The Samsung Bot Handy is currently “in development” but was shown working during CES 2021. Secondly, This device works with “advanced AI” to “recognize” objects by size, shape, and weight. The “handy” part of its name is for its ability to pick up objects, “becoming an extension of you and work around the house.”
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Above all, Samsung Bot Handy can handle dishes after a meal. You’ll wash each dish and put it in a rack for drying. This robot can pick up each dish and place each dish in your cupboard without any smashing.
In conclusion, Samsung suggests that 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.”
Above you’ll see the short demonstration Samsung gave to the public at CES 2021 of this Bot Handy. We’re hoping to see a whole lot more later this year when events become a bit more open and public.
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For now, it’s not clear how close Bot Handy is to being a real, shipping product. Samsung didn’t announce a price or release window, and the company has previously used CES to show off futuristic-looking robots that are more of a concept than a real product. The robot is described as being “in development.”
Samsung also showed off the latest version of its “Samsung Bot Care.” This is a robot that uses AI to recognize and respond to your behavior. It’ll learn your schedule, learn your habits, and “send you reminders to help guide you throughout your busy day.”
In its current form, Bot Handy is a tall, thin, black-and-white robot with two large digital eyes that change expressions as it moves around. The robot has a single arm that can pivot at three points — essentially a shoulder, elbow, and wrist — with a clamp-like hand at the end of it. There are cameras mounted on top of the robot’s body and hand for recognizing objects. The robot can move around the room on what appears to be a rolling base, swivel from side to side, and raise itself to reach higher objects.
The bottom Line
As far as actual products go, Samsung does have one robot that should ship this year. The JetBot 90 AI+ is a Roomba-Esque vacuum robot equipped with LIDAR, a “3D sensor,” and AI to help it recognize objects so that it can better avoid obstacles. Samsung says the vacuum will be smart enough to get closer to objects that aren’t particularly fragile, like a kids toy, and to stay further away from something it could break, like a vase. The vacuum also has a traditional camera built-in, which is meant to let you check up on pets while you’re away.
The JetBot 90 AI+ is supposed to ship in the US sometime in the first half of 2021.