With colorful 3D displays and revolutionary gadgets, the tech industry has launched the 2020 Consumer Technology Show, CES for short, in Las Vegas.
As CES is regarded the world's largest event for technology professionals and consumers alike, many exhibitors take the chance to launch their latest and most cutting-edge smart inventions.
Remarkably, robots have been a major theme in CES 2020, with many products focusing on helping people lead easier lives an simplifying daily chores.
We take a look at the six of the most innovative robotics and gadgets revealed during CES 2020.
1. Selfie Type - Samsung
Samsung #SelfieType technology lets you type on your desk.#CES2020#SamsungCES2020 | #CES pic.twitter.com/diSG2XNeNj— Sabaree (@sabeeunplugged) January 7, 2020
Samsung has introduced a number of groundbreaking products; Selfie Type is just one of them. Selfie Type is the more advanced version of virtual and laser keyboards that hadn't been very practical in the past. Thanks to a proprietary AI engine, users don't need any accessories to have an easier typing experience via their mobile devices. Users need only to place their phones as if on display and the front camera detects finger motion while users type on the table in front of them. This device could come in handy for students, journalists, and writers.
2. CLOi Smart Kitchen Bot - LG
Robot coffee maker from LG? Will see it on CES 2020. #CESG2020 pic.twitter.com/1CpXPBLP8t— AmeriPro Appliance (@ameriproapp) January 9, 2020
On its CLOi table in a mock restaurant setting, LG presented an impressive robot with multiple arms that can prepare and serve coffee, wash the dishes, in addition to a bot chef that can prepare meals.
Get yourself a robot dishwasher! #LGCES2020 #CES2020 pic.twitter.com/I8Ahy1PD7s— Adium Tech (@AdiumTech) January 8, 2020
Watching this robot make a salad at #CES2020 is oddly satisfying. pic.twitter.com/TixhsfPkBB— Digital Trends (@DigitalTrends) January 8, 2020
3. Pizza Maker - Picnic
Food-obsessed Picnic's team displayed a pizza maker that can prepare up to 300 pizzas an hour, which can be of great value to pizza restaurants, especially since it can whip up the beloved dish using all sorts of toppings.
This AI powered pizza robot from a Seattle startup named Picnic can assemble 300 perfect pizzas an hour #CES2020 pic.twitter.com/WOaqphS84E— Rich DeMuro (@richdemuro) January 8, 2020
4. Smart Wheelchair - Dimitris and Marios-Ermis Petrotos
People with disabilities are now able to enjoy more freedom using the smart wheelchair invented by Dimitris and Marios-Ermis Petrotos. The chair helps users stand up and sit down easily. It also helps them reach objects placed out of reach.
EverydayHealth: RT evankirstel: Looking forward to seeing more #technology for good like this at #CES2020! pic.twitter.com/EgHVvRvS4D— Toyin Adesola (@iamtoyinadesola) January 6, 2020
5. The Ovis suitcase - ForwardX Robotics
A look back at when this suitcase aimed to be our shadow. #CES2020 pic.twitter.com/thuHQtswaZ— Digital Trends (@DigitalTrends) January 6, 2020
Isn't it exhausting lugging your carry on through huge airports, especially when you have to stop multiple times to hand in your passport to officers? ForwardX Robotics is bringing the world a suitcase packed with multiple sensors that enable it to follow its owner across airports and train stations. The Ovis suitcase is also equipped with a GPS tracking module that helps owners find their luggage in case they misplace it.
6. Electric Car Taxi - Uber, Bell, Embraer, and Hyundai
Uber's latest technology in cooperation with Hyundai is taking commuting to the next level, combining the famous car-hailing app with aviation, providing a flying taxi service that goes beyond conventions. According to Hyundai's spokesperson, the first prototype of the flying taxi will be ready by 2023 in partnership with helicopter manufacturers' Bell and Embraer.
Uber and Hyundai have teamed up to develop electric air taxis, joining the race to make small self-flying cars to ease urban congestion. #CES2020 https://t.co/yTTudHqUTn pic.twitter.com/aTC469zroc— Reuters (@Reuters) January 7, 2020
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