CES 2019 Roundup: Robotics for the Home and Consumer
Matthew Greenwood posted on January 15, 2019 |

FoldiMate

This robot solves one of the most tedious and time-consuming household chores: folding laundry. The smart robotic technology automatically scans and analyzes each item of clothing and adjusts its folding mechanism based on user preferences, item type and size.

Navatics MITO Underwater Drone

This underwater drone enables users to indulge their inner Jacques Cousteau. With a 4K camera that includes integrated color correction, MITO can record video and take pictures in vivid detail—and with two 1000 lumen LED lights, it can illuminate underwater scenes. Its stabilization algorithms and adjustable tilt lock function helps the drone stay focused on its underwater subject. And MITO can live stream to a smartphone up to 500 meters away through a wireless signal transmitter.

Petronics’ Mousr

Looking for a pet robot for your furry friend? The Mousr could be the perfect toy for your cat. The device can travel across any household surface, including carpets, and uses sensors and AI to help navigate its environment. The AI also assists the Mousr in play, identifying when it becomes caught or stuck. Its behavior can be customized through an app, and the robot comes with customizable tail attachments to provide additional variety and stimulation for your pet.

Blue Frog Robotics’ BUDDY the Robot

 

BUDDY the Robot is more than just a cute face. This companion robot is equipped with sensors, voice and facial recognition, smart navigation, social media connection, and artificial and emotional intelligence. It can perform a wide variety of functions, including home security, mobile telepresence, personal assistance, senior assistance and edutainment.

BUDDY can express a range of emotions based on its interaction with family members—and can even sulk when it’s being ignored.

Pillo

This robotic medicine dispenser focuses on user-friendly medication management. It features facial recognition software to dispense medications to the right person, and secure pill storage in a tamper-proof casing. Pillo also keeps caregivers and loved ones informed of any missed doses. The device’s mobile app tracks health data, provides alerts and reminders, and shares information with caregivers.

The device is an interactive home health companion that responds to voice and touch commands, tracks activity, communicates through voice and video, and performs functions similar to Google Home or Amazon Alexa.

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