Samsung is always one of the hottest presentations at CES, and this year is no different. During its presentation, the company took on the challenge of helping the world achieve not just a “new, but a better normal” in the age of pandemics and crisis. Through Samsung’s AI and smart technology innovation, it hopes to build users’ homes into their own, private sanctuaries.
Panasonic is also pushing bespoke technology of its own — with an emphasis on air purifiers capable of preventing infections — including the COVID-19 virus — from causing home in contained spaces.
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UPDATE Jan. 11, 10:18 AM EST: World’s first virtual safari at Illuminarium
Panasonic has partnered with Illuminarium — an environmental attraction and event company — to create the world’s first virtual safari. The safari allows visitors to experience wild animals up-close and personal, all on Panasonic’s premiere projector line, of course.
UPDATE Jan. 11, 10:15 AM EST: Hussman Smart Exchange Locker
Hussman, a division of Panasonic, created a smart exchange locker for grocery pick-up that even has refrigerated storage for groceries. This exchange locker allows for seamless — and contactless — grocery pickup in stores that utilize the tech; something particularly useful in the age of the COVID-19 coronavirus.
Panasonic’s Nanoe X air purification
Panasonic has developed an air filtration technology — capable of inhibiting the spread of viruses and bacteria in the air, including the COVID-19 coronavirus. Called Nanoe X air purification, the patented technology uses nano-technology to filter out air pollutants all the while being whisper quiet. The technology can be implemented into existing heating and air ventilation systems, helping improve indoor air quality.
Samsung’s ‘Bespoke’ fridge line
Samsung’s idea of a better normal for all starts with some of its new technology. Of note, their new fridge and kitchen lineup, called Bespoke, is arguably one of the most stylish kitchen appliances to ever hit the market. This fridge line allows for customization and modularity, making ones’ fridge more of a style choice than just another appliance.
Samsung’s TV lineup, 110-inch microLED
Samsung announced a new ultra-large microLED TV, that is available in sizes up to 110 inches (279.4 cm).
While this raises the question of who on Earth could or should want a screen this large, Samsung has answered with a new use case that might make it more feasible. Its software allows the TV to be split up into four smaller screens, perfect for multitasking.
Samsung is focused heavily on software in the kitchen. Their new apps and connected software integrate meal planning into their refrigerator, allowing the user to make grocery lists and even have the groceries delivered through partner apps. The internet of things has hit the kitchen harder than ever before thanks to Samsung’s new tech.
Samsung Smart Trainer
In the absence of being able to go to gyms in the pandemic era, Samsung has developed Smart Trainer, which allows users to get their full workout right in their living room – all the while being guided through the workout by a trainer on their massive 110-inch Samsung TV. This dive into home health seems like a natural step for Samsung, all under the theme of creating a “better normal for all.”
Smart vacuum cleaner, Jetbot90AI+ with LiDAR detectors
Samsung unveiled a new smart vacuum cleaner at CES2021 that incorporates an AI accompanying LiDAR detectors. This sensor and AI technology allows the vacuum to navigate and clean your home without bumping into things, allowing it to carefully avoid breakables.
The vacuum also has a camera on it, making it more of a home-robot assistant than just a vacuum. For example, the vacuum can be used to check on pets while you’re out of the house, or monitor the home for safety.
The vacuum of course can also fully unload itself when it’s done cleaning like most of the premiere robot vacuums of today can do too. The robot will be available in the U.S. in the first half of 2021.
Samsung Bot Care
Samsung has dove fully into robotic tech of the future, creating a robot that can take care of you at home. A line of robots with arms and ai technology could be taking care of users at home in the future. One of their robots is even capable of putting away the dishes with its robotic arm.
These robots bridge the gap between smart speakers of today and the physical realm, allowing for a physical robot that moves around your house to work alongside you in your day.
Samsung announced an improved Galaxy Upcycling program that allows users to transform old Galaxy devices into small computers for various uses around the home. The program pairs galaxy devices with new sensors. For example, users could transform their old Galaxy devices into baby monitors, fish tank water monitors, and even more applications as hardware use cases are expanded by independent developers.
This is developing coverage of Samsung and Panasonic’s CES 2021 product debuts, so be sure to check-in with us for more updates.