Top 5 Innovations of 2020

Have you ever been filled with amazement that many innovations and startups are coming into light through the CES competition every year? Yes, about 2700 innovations and startups in robotics are set into the competition. First of all What is CES? CES (Consumer Electronics Show) is an international stage for immense Innovations rendering at Las Vegas. Here are the top 5 futuristic innovations of CES 2020.

I . Samsung’s Ballie Robot:

Samsung’s Keynote got off to an intriguing and connive start when HS Kim elucidated about Ballie. The name itself relates that it is in the shape of the ball. Ballie is designed to be helpful around home needs. It understands and supports the user. Especially runs the whole Smart Home on a single Mobile Interface.

The rolling robot is also designed to act as a fitness assistant and has a “mobile interface” that looks for ways to improve your life as your needs change using its built-in AI. Samsung also says Ballie’s held to “stringent data protection and privacy standards.”

Typically to define Ballie in few sentences, it is Samsung’s human-centric vision of robots that takes personalized care to the next level. The small rolling robot, “understands you, supports you, and reacts to your needs.”

Samsung said it wanted to use the term for robots with various functions, such as cleaning, teaching, security surveillance and daily chores.

Ref: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GH-FD4rmxKY

II. BellaBot:

How do you feel when you are at a restaurant and foreseeing for the waiter to give your order and all of sudden a cute little kitten coming towards you for taking the order and ferrying your food on its back and making ‘meow’ sounds? Bellabot can perform these tasks. This is one of the best innovations at CES 2020. This is a food-ferrying robot cat with an attitude that has been revealed at the CES 2020 tech expo in Las Vegas as a solution to understaffed restaurants.

The robot — described as a “cute kitty” by its creators — can move autonomously through restaurants, meowing at customers as it arrives to encourage them to collect their order.

Patrons can then give the BellaBot a scratch behind the ears or a pat on the head. Initially, the robot will purr and react with pleasure, but distract it too long and, fittingly; its mood will quickly change.

“BellaBot shows you a lovely face on the screen when you touch its ear,” said PuduTech. “But if you keep doing so, it gets mad to remind you not to interrupt its job.”

Ref: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IodHg17tiHg

III. Lovot:

How about thinking that, when you come home after a busy and tight schedule which exhausted you and waiting for someone’s love to hug and remove all your stress and a friendly companion for your kid that plays, cuddles with them?

Groove X’s huggable robot, LOVOT, is a CES 2020 Innovation Award Product honoree. Another cute companion, LOVOT resembles a mixture of a bear and an owl, with a soft and warm body that allows users to hug and pet. The absolute definition of Lovot is

“Love *Robot =Lovot”

LOVOT can move around a user’s home autonomously, acting as emotional support and a source of happiness. With 10 touch sensors, LOVOT can detect when it is being touched.

With the LOVOT app, LOVOT can take photos of users when they are smiling, create a diary of interactions, serve as a baby monitor, and even patrol the house as a form of security, according to the release.

Ref: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U_kijW18EVU

IV. Mars Cat Robot:

Mars Cat Robot is the first bionic pet in the world, developed by Elephant Robotics. This is designed to be a home robot, a robotic pet just made to comfort you and surprise you. Just like normal cats, Mars cat is a completely functional bionic autonomous robot. The speciality of this bionic robot is it doesn’t need any extra instructions.

It is fully responsive and has sensitive interactions. It can feel your touch, hear your voice, see your face and play with toys. Every Mar scat is unique from its eyes, body to personality, its personality will change according to the way you pet it. With powerful quad-core Raspberry PI, you can also program it easily and give it endless possibilities.

Ref: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-LLpWlA1KPc

V. Guardian XO robotic super suit:

Have you ever thought of having super strength and lifting objects that are 20 times heavier than you? It is not possible in all cases, but what if you have an ego-skeleton that does this for you.

Arcos has been developing powered exoskeletons and the robotic technologies that make them possible for decades, and the lobby of the company’s headquarters is a resting place for concepts and prototype’s hardware that’s been abandoned along the way. But now, Arcos is ready to unveil the prototype of the Guardian XO, a strength-multiplying exoskeleton that’s about to begin shipping.

By bearing the weight of the suit and the payload, the exoskeleton lets an employee lift to 200 pounds repeatedly for up to eight hours at a time without strain or fatigue. One obvious application is loading cargo, a job that’s familiar in the airline industry. For many years, the weight and capacity of batteries have limited the potential for an unmetered, all-electric industrial suit, but Arcos engineers seem to have cracked that nut with novel control and power management techniques.

Ref: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W5P4i-aytws

About The Author:

Karthik Mothiki

B.Tech-Mechatronics

Student at SASTRA Deemed University

Tech Lunatic

AI Enthusiast.

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Karthik_Mothiki

I’m a student at Sastra Deemed University, B.Tech Mechatronics, 2023. My dream is to diversify my proficiency in every domain. Enraptured for AI, and Robotics.