#CES2021: Samsung unveils TVs, smart appliances, and robots

Yolanda Curtis
January 13, 2021

Samsung's new Bespoke 4-door Flex refrigerator, featuring changeable panels and a new filtered water dispensation system that will auto-fill a pitcher (Spring availability); The Bespoke also comes with a Dual Auto Ice Maker which makes not only regular cubed ice t also smaller "ice bites" to suit different preferences for cold beverages.

Also, it will avoid poop - judging by this carefully worded line in Samsung's press release: "If anything is classified as risky or likely to cause secondary contamination, it will simply avoid the object".

While eerily waving at this "trusted partner", Sebastian Seung, president of Samsung Research, describes the Bot Handy as "a home robot that can both recognize and grab objects, becoming an extension of you in the kitchen, in the living room, and anywhere else you may need that extra hand in your home". "We're hard at work to bring you next-generation innovation, with AI as the core enabler, for your better tomorrow". The 110-inch MICRO LED also adds "4Vue" (Quad View), a four-way viewing option-so you can keep up with multiple sports at once, or stream a tutorial while playing a video game. Also, more than 160 free channels are available on the display through Samsung TV Plus.

This image provided by LG Electronics Inc. shows food products that support
This image provided by LG Electronics Inc. shows food products that support “scan-to-cook” feature on LG ThinQ app

Lifestyle TV: Samsung's cutting-edge lifestyle TV lineup includes The Serif, The Frame, The Sero and The Terrace-a recently launched 4K QLED outdoor TV-as well as Samsung The Premiere, a cinema-like quality 4K laser projector. Smart fridges are useful for remote shopping and meal preparation.

Meanwhile, SmartThings Cooking is a new home automation service which features an automatic meal planner that recommends food for the course of the entire week.

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.

An interactive "HealthSmart Trainer" personal fitness function (in use in this story's main image) that will endow all 2021 Samsung TVs; it analyzes posture in real time and provides feedback on exercise form.

Bixby-enabled voice control and video training are created to make this experience intuitive and hands-free during workouts. "It flips the script on what a robot in your home could look like". There was the JetBot 90 AI+, a robot vacuum with home security camera that'll be available this year, but also two more foward-looking devices.

The line-up includes a robot vacuum cleaner which uses artificial intelligence (AI) to identify cables and fragile objects when tidying.

Samsung is also developing Samsung Bot Retail, an equivalent device to guide customers around retail stores.

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.

Samsung also showed another robot in development called the Bot Care which uses AI to recognize a person's behavior, acting as a robotic assistant with a machine-generated voice to call out reminders of upcoming meetings.

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