We get closer and closer to the Jetsons Life every year. This Bot series from Samsung seems no different. While they scare me, I can’t help but be enamored by how close they keep getting to human functions. I know were still far off from robot companions – but we’re closer.
The Bot Handy has the ability to “pick up objects of varying sizes, shapes and weights,” the one-armed Bot Handy can help with household chores, like sorting the dishes and tidying up messy rooms. Employing advanced artificial intelligence technology, it’s even smart enough to differentiate the material of various objects, so it knows how much force to use when picking something up.
Bringing AI and Robots to Daily Life Including Housekeeping
Samsung has long been at the forefront of AI and robotics innovation, leveraging its seven global AI research centers to advance technology. By bringing AI to its products, Samsung is creating new home experiences—from washing machines that optimize water usage, detergents, and wash cycles, to TVs with a Quantum AI Processor that can upscale HD content into pristine 8K resolution.
The major technologies featured during Samsung’s press conference include the following:
- JetBot 90 AI+: Coming to the US 1H 2021, this new vacuum cleaner uses object recognition technology to identify and classify objects to decide the best cleaning path. LiDAR and 3D sensors allow JetBot 90 AI+ to avoid cables and small objects, while still cleaning hard-to-reach corners in your home. Also outfitted with a camera, JetBot 90 AI+ is integrated with the SmartThings app to assist you with home monitoring.
- Samsung Bot™ Care5: The latest development in Samsung’s growing robotics lineup, Samsung Bot™ Care is designed use AI to recognize and respond to your behavior. It will be able to act as both a robotic assistant and companion, helping to take care of the details in your life. It will also learn your schedule and habits and send you reminders to help guide you throughout your busy day.
- Samsung Bot™ Handy6: Also in development, Samsung Bot™ Handy will rely on advanced AI to recognize and pick up objects of varying sizes, shapes and weights, becoming an extension of you and helping you with work 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 your trusted partner to help with house chores like cleaning up messy rooms or sorting out the dishes after a meal.
And the Bot Handy can be as delicate as a flower. It can feel the width and delicacy of a flower or a wine glass.