The new robotic solutions unveiled at CES 2023 offer an all-in-one experience that covers agile home security and health alert system, flexible remote communication capabilities, and diverse home entertainment options.
Aeolus Debuts Autonomous Dual-arm Humanoid Robot at CES
At CES 2023, Aeolus Robotics introduced aeo, a dual-arm humanoid robot that provides new applications for a variety of service tasks including delivery, security, eldercare, kiosk operation, and ultra-violet germicidal disinfection. The company’s hands-on approach to service, operated by aeo, combines unique mobility with advanced functionality to perform tasks such as opening doors, picking up objects and riding elevators.
aeo is available as a robot as a service and features plug-and-play attachments and integration with third-party developers such as Asratec of Japan and Malibu AI in Taiwan. The dual arms have seven degrees-of-freedom (DOF) allowing aeo to perform tasks, such as delivery or disinfection with one arm, while the other arm is free for mobility tasks such as operating elevators and opening doors. aeo features the third-generation arms by Aeolus with an eight-pound single-arm lift capacity. aeo’s vision algorithms provide a wide range of capabilities from determining the posture and position of residents for eldercare safety to detecting open windows or misplaced backpacks for aeo’s security services.
“Our first single-arm robot in 2018 pushed the state-of-the-art for what a robot assistant could achieve, but we wanted to do more,” said Alexander Huang, Global CEO of Aeolus Robotics. “Our experience deploying robots in environments as diverse as senior care, hospitals, public transportation offices and hotels, led us to develop our dual-arm humanoid robot aeo — what we consider a truly capable, multifunctional service robot for real-world facilities.”
The aeo robot is deployed in Japan, Hong Kong, and Taipei. In Japan, aeo is serving some of the largest eldercare providers, such as Medical Care Service, Inc., Cocofump, and HIMEDIC, Inc., along with some of the largest Japanese real-estate and property management companies, including Tokyu Group and Globeship Corporation. aeo currently offers a broad range of services such as night shift patrol for resident safety, delivering medical supplies across hospitals, disinfecting facilities, patrolling throughout offices and schools for intruders and misplaced items, and more.
ITRI Introduced Innovations in AI, Robotics and ICT at CES 2023
ITRI’s CES 2023 highlight technologies in AI, robotics and ICT include AI Aquarium, a CES 2023 Innovation Awards honoree, the world’s first smart aquarium that helps identify marine life in real time; Cubot ONE: Indoor/Outdoor AMR, an autonomous mobile robot (AMR) integrating AI, IoT and 5G technologies, that can operate indoors and outdoors, take elevators and travel on rugged ground; and RobotSmith, an AI and robotic system for metal workpiece grinding and polishing.
AI Aquarium offers an interactive aquarium experience
AI Aquarium, a CES 2023 Innovation Awards honoree, is the world’s first interactive smart aquarium that helps observers identify marine life in real time. With intuitive virtual-real fusion, the system can recognize aquatic species with up to 98% accuracy and show corresponding information on a transparent display according to an observer’s line of sight. AI Aquarium also performs gesture recognition with up to 98% accuracy. The interactive augmented-reality technology also can be used for exhibitions, information and sightseeing guidance, smart edutainment, retail display and surgical simulation. AI Aquarium has been installed in the National Museum of Marine Science & Technology in Taiwan, serving tens of thousands of visitors and receiving positive feedback.
AI Aquarium incorporates dynamic object recognition technology with an intuitive user interface to provide an intelligent self-guided experience. Observers can learn about marine life in real time and access detailed information via gesture control. AI Aquarium recognizes more than 10 gestures, creating an entertaining and interactive human-machine interface.
The Cubot ONE autonomous mobile robot delivers food and more
Cubot ONE: Indoor/Outdoor AMR is an autonomous mobile robot (AMR) that can operate both indoors and outdoors, rain or shine. It is the first AMR that combines 5G, AIoT (artificial intelligence of things), and V2X (vehicle-to-everything) to provide door-to-door delivery services. With smart vehicle perception capability, it avoids pedestrians and obstacles. It can travel on uneven surfaces such as accessibility ramps, take elevators to move between floors, and navigate signalized intersections installed with cellular vehicle-to-everything (C-V2X) roadside units. Cubot ONE also reduces the ecological impact of fuel-powered vehicles used for logistics delivery since its power source is a rechargeable lithium battery and it can travel on public roads.
Cubot ONE has been deployed in several automated-delivery applications. For example, in Taiwan, 7-Eleven uses Cubot ONE for its automated delivery service, foodomo, to deliver food in a science park. A national library in Taiwan uses Cubot ONE as an autonomous book return cart.
RobotSmith automates metal workpiece grinding and polishing
RobotSmith is an AI and robotic system for metal workpiece grinding and polishing. ITRI developed RobotSmith to address the manufacturing industry’s challenges and trends of digital transformation, supply chain restructuring and labor shortages caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. RobotSmith’s quality grinding and polishing technology has been applied to manufacturing plumbing fixtures, high-end knives, and medical devices such as artificial joints.
Enabot EBO X Family Robot Companion Named “Innovation Awards Honoree” and Officially Unveiled at CES 2023
Enabot, an emerging family robotics company, announced that its new family robot companion, EBO X, had been named a CES 2023 “Innovation Awards Honoree” in both Smart Home and Robotics product categories.
Positioned as a “smart guardian”, EBO X provides essential features for users when they’re away from their family members, enabled by Auto Navigation and AI Face Recognition technology. Among these features, the Elderly Fall Alert help determine if an elder has fallen through the gesture inspection algorithm, while the Certain Areas Intrusion Alert allows users to mark locations on the internal map as restricted areas and sends alerts when someone such as a child enters these areas without permission.
The EBO X also features reliable far-field sound sensors with a four-microphone array. If a child is crying or anyone at home is experiencing an emergency and calling for “HELP”, the EBO X will detect it and trigger an App call to the users.
The precision of robotic intelligence is highly dependent on the computing units embedded within the robots. At the core of EBO X’s hardware is the upgraded X3M chip, based on a dual-core BPU architecture capable of 5 trillion operations per second. Coupled with tens of thousands of hours of training data, the EBO X can quickly and accurately map your house using V-SLAM technology, thus making accurate area division and management possible.
Meet Dog-E, your One-In-A-Million Robot Dog, coming fall 2023, from WowWee
Dog-E was launched at Consumer Electronics Show 2023 by WowWee — a global innovator of robotic toys and consumer entertainment products. Dog-E is a groundbreaking robot dog that is unique to every owner as a result of over a million possible combinations of colorful lights, sounds, and personality traits.
Dog-E is a smart, app-connected robot dog with life-like movements, audio sensors to hear sounds, touch sensors on its head, nose and sides of its body, and a POV (persistence of vision) tail that displays icons and messages to communicate. As soon as you turn on Dog-E, your all-white pup comes to life through the minting process, which reveals its unique colors and characteristics. The minting process can begin by petting its head, touching its nose, or playing with it, among a long list of other interactions.
By using the app, you can train your Dog-E to learn your name, program movements based on how you want to play and interact with it, and teach it your favorite tricks like giving kisses, singing, and responding to claps. Your Dog-E can “talk with its tail” by displaying emotes, icons, and messages. Dog-E will let you know when it’s hungry, wants love, and when it wants to play — each in unique ways, depending on the personality you have ‘MINTiD’.
Roborock Debuts All-New Cleaning Systems, Including Roborock S8 Pro Ultra at CES 2023
Roborock, creator of ultra-intelligent home robotics engineered to simplify life, today launches the Roborock S8 Series, its new flagship robot vacuum lineup consisting of three models, the Roborock S8 Pro Ultra, Roborock S8+, and the Roborock S8. Roborock also introduces Dyad Pro, the brand’s new cordless wet-dry vacuum.
“Home cleaning appliances such as robot vacuums and wet-dry vacuums are increasingly sophisticated, but cleaning effectiveness can still be a hit or miss. With the S8 Series and the Dyad Pro, we are introducing complete, one-stop solutions to customers around the world.” Says Richard Chang, founder and CEO of Roborock.
“The S8 Series uses the most powerful cleaning system we have developed to date on a robot vacuum, paired with the ability to maneuver around objects and maintain itself, customers can now enjoy a more hands-off deep clean than ever before. While the Dyad Pro brings wet-dry cleaning up a notch with unmatched cleaning power, intelligence, and self-maintenance options.”
Roborock’s new RockDock Ultra system is introduced on the S8 Pro Ultra, allowing for automatic mop washing, dust emptying, refilling, and self-cleaning. A new warm air-drying feature prevents the growth of mold and odors on the mop pad and the dock.