On the first day of the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2021, Samsung showcased several AI robots and AIoT home devices to solutions for a sustainable future. “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,” said Sebastian Seung, President, and Head of Samsung Research, at the event.
Samsung 110-inch Micro LED
At the CES 2021, Samsung announced its self-lit inorganic LED with a slim and nearly bezel-less Infinity Screen design. The 110-inch Micro LED also adds “4Vue” (quad-view), a four-way viewing option. Also, for US consumers, more than 160 free channels will be available through Samsung TV Plus. Micro LED will be rolled out globally beginning this spring.
Samsung Health smart trainer
Samsung also announced a new Smart Trainer feature that would help users track and analyze posture in real-time, just like a personal trainer. During and post-workout, Smart Trainer provides feedback on form, helps you count your reps, and estimates calories burned.
Samsung AI robots
What is CES without Samsung robots? The highlight of Samsung’s showcase at the event was definitely the robots. Samsung gave us a sneak peek into three of its AI robots:
JetBot 90 AI+
At CES 2021, Samsung announced the new JetBot 90 AI+ robot vacuum cleaner, which it announced will be coming to the US in the first half of 2021. The JetBot 90 AI+ uses object recognition technology to identify and classify objects to decide the best cleaning path. The cleaner also uses LiDAR and 3D sensors to avoid cables and small objects. The robot cleaner also features a camera and is integrated with the SmartThings app to assist.
Samsung Bot Care
Samsung also announced new Bot Care, designed to use AI to recognize and respond to a user’s behavior. The Samsung Bot Care, the company says, will act both as a robotic assistant and companion. Bot Care will learn a user’s schedule and habits and send reminders.
Samsung Bot Handy
Samsung Bot Handy was my personal favorite at CES 2021. The company demonstrated that Samsung Bot Handy uses AI to recognize and pick up objects of varying sizes, shapes, and weights. Samsung says the Bot Handy will tell the difference between the material composition of various objects, which will help it understand the appropriate amount of force to grab and move around household items and objects.
Samsung Galaxy Upcycling at Home
At CES 2021, Samsung announced an update to its Galaxy Upcycling program called Galaxy Upcycling at Home. The new program reimagines the lifecycle of an older Galaxy phone. It offers consumers options on how they might be able to repurpose their device to create a variety of convenient IoT tools.
Samsung TV Eco Packaging
Samsung also announced that its eco-packaging would expand to QLED, UHD TV, monitor, and audio products in 2021.
At the event, Samsung also talked about making its products more inclusive. It talked about SeeColors, an application designed to help those with color vision deficiency (CVD). Samsung also announced a Sign Language Zoom feature on TVs.