The coolest robots of CES 2020

Now that CES 2020 is over, let’s rewind a bit and discuss some of the most interesting robots presented at the humongous tech event.

Samsung’s Bot Chef

Samsung’s Bot Chef, which the South Korean conglomerate refers to as a “cobot” (collaborative robot). Bot Chef cannot prepare meals from scratch, but it can assist you with basic tasks. Bot Chef can download and display recipes on a nearby screen, open flames, dice and push ingredients; and more…

“Samsung Bot Chef at CES 2020” by Samsung U.S. Newsroom, YouTube.

MarsCat

The makers of MarsCat claims that the device is “the world’s first fully autonomous robot cat”. The concept is simple: instead of giving your robot pet commands via voice or touch for it to complete tasks, once MarsCat is activated, it’ll act like a regular cat, doing “its own thing” and when it wants.

It’s on Kickstarter where it has raised over $131,444 at the time of writing (the project began with a $20,000 goal).

“Get ready to cuddle with this bionic robot cat” by CNET, YouTube.

Ballie

Also from Samsung: meet Ballie, a small “smarthome” robot that looks like a rolling grapefruit. It basically acts as your personal assistant.

Equipped with artificial intelligence, Ballie has a camera and a mobile interface that aim to help you around your house or apartment.

“Samsung Ballie presentation in CES 2020” by OhMyGeek!, YouTube.

Charmin RollBot

The Charmin RollBot is… a cheeky robot (pun intended). It is a basically a toilet paper delivering machine. If you tend to forget to replenish your toilet paper stock, the RollBot is… there for you. It is a Bluetooth-controlled robot that you can call in your time of need via your phone. It has antennas that will detect your call “mid-go”. Finally it will utilize infrared sensors “to navigate your home and reach you with a payload of TP”.

“Charmin’s toilet paper robot to the rescue (live on stage)” by CNET Highlights, YouTube.

I hope you had fun reading this piece; and definitely let me know if other robots at CES caught your attention. 🤖

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