Samsung unveils trio of new robots to help out around the house

Samsung's 'Bot Handy' is there for all your personal needs, like pouring the vino

Forget Galaxy smartphones and 4K TVs, Samsung's new robots could take over your home soon

The unit also uses self-cleaning brush with soft woven fine fibers to pick up dust from hard floor. Alongside the catchy demos of its smart home gizmos, two of Samsung's sustainability efforts caught the eye. The first is its shift to its DRAMs and SSDs in its data centres and servers, which can apparently make a 7TWh (Tera-Watt-hour) difference in energy consumption.

Also Samsung announced Galaxy Upcycling at Home to allow Galaxy phone users to update an older Galaxy phone to repurpose it as a child care monitor or pet care remote control.

Among the bevy of Samsung 2021 innovations in its product ranges, certain design hallmarks will be manifest, says the company: namely, flexibility, personalization and connectivity - and many of these are anchored in Artificial Intelligence (AI) created to make technology both "personal and productive", said the presenter, Sebastian Seung, president of Samsung Research, who hosted the event.

Samsung Bespoke 4-Door Flex: The latest version of the Bespoke refrigerator features changeable panels that come with a choice of colors and materials that made the original a success, allowing consumers to adjust their fridge for form and function. The result is a spectacularly immersive viewing experience with astounding picture quality. Also, more than 160 free channels are available on the display through Samsung TV Plus.

This line-up rolls out globally this spring.

SmartThings Cooking - a service that recommends recipes to you based on your likes, restrictions, and what you have on hand and builds weekly meal plans to match - is now available directly in the SmartThings app.

Focusing on life at home with COVID-19 forcing work from home and education from home, Samsung announced SmartThings Cooking with a meal planner that uses AI to recommend meals for the week and a Health Trainer to combine with 2021 Samsung TVs.

Samsung Electronics has introduced three kinds of autonomous housekeeping robots that will sweep the floor, put dishes into a dishwasher and assist its human master by managing schedules, through an online showcase event at this year's Consumer Electronics Show. During and post-workout, Smart Trainer provides feedback on form, helps you count your reps, and estimates calories burned. Also includes video and interactive training via Bixby-enabled voice control.

All combined this lets this vacuum robot identify the objects it needs to avoid, from cables to toys, as well as recognize the shape of your room to more effectively manoeuvre around it.

The Samsung JetBot AI 90 Plus, which can be controlled from anywhere using the SmartThings app and has a camera to monitor the home, is expected to launch on the American market by the end of the first half of this year. Samsung didn't say when the Bot Handy or Bot Care would ship to buyers.

The other home bot is Bot Care - this is sort of an Alexa on legs, a robotic assistant that can respond to your needs and even learn your schedule and habits and help you as you go about your day.

According to PC Mag, the Samsung JetBot 90 AI+ has a 3D sensor that can detect small objects and fragile items on the floor as well as other things to avoid "classified as dangerous" and may "cause secondary contamination" such as pet waste, although Samsung did not specifically indicate how the robot can avoid it.

The Samsung Bot Handy (yes, weird name) is most intriguing of these, featuring an arm that can grab hold of objects.

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