Samsung has unveiled the latest development in Samsung’s growing robotics lineup – Bot Care and Bot Handy – at CES this year. The smart household assistant robots concept is a flexible, intelligently connected solution to make everyday life easier.
The company first showed a prototype of the first robot called Bot Care back in 2019, but then it was assumed that it would look after the elderly. Now the robot has changed its specialization and turned into a personal assistant.
The updated Samsung Bot Care is a “robotic assistant and companion” that helps to take care of the details in your life. It uses AI to recognize and respond to your behavior. The robot will also learn your schedule and habits and send you reminders to help guide you throughout your busy day.
As shown in the video, the robot automatically opens up a screen so that its owner can join a video call that is about to start. There is no indication of how far along in development this is.
The second robot in development is Samsung Bot Handy, which 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. The robot has a single long arm with a mechanical hand on the end that sets it apart from the rest of the lineup.
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. It can do more delicate tasks, too, like pouring a glass of wine.
There are cameras mounted on top of the robot’s body and hand for recognizing objects. At the front, two eyes are shown on a screen that expresses emotions. It can also extend in height for better access to higher-lying objects.
The Samsung robots are currently in development, and therefore, it is not known if and when the device will be launched in the market.