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Hottest new CES 2017 tech: Home robots

Kuri robot (Mayfield Robotics).

Some of the hottest tech coming to CES this year includes house, robots, Super UHD Tvs, and the latest pcs.

Artificial intelligence in the house is making big gains at CES the past few years, according to the Consumer Technology Association (CTA) in a statement released Tuesday. CTA projects 2017 unit sales for voice-controlled, stand-alone digital assistant devices with a cloud-based operating system, including Amazon’s Echo and Google Homepage — to reach 4.5 million units, a 52 percent increase, and reach $608 million in revenue, up 36 percent.

And with home robots, companies at CES in 2017 will be looking to surpass intelligent home assistants such as Google Home page, and Amazon Echo.

Kuri: This house is a robot Mayfield Robotics is all about personality. A former Pixar animator, was one of the lead designers of Kuri, according to Robotics Trends. The robot has a “sensitive eyes and a friendly character” and cruises around your house “cleverly avoiding obstacles,” says Mayfield Robotics. Kuri’s eyes are equipped with a camera that takes pictures and video, recognize faces, and to monitor your house when you are away. It will be priced at $699.

Olly: This is a “tabletop ” bot” that “can recognize different members of the household and fits the personality to adapt to each one,” according to Jordan Edelson, CEO of Appetizer Mobile, in a statement on the CES trends of this year. More specifically, Olly’s personality “evolves” depending on the interaction patterns,” says Emotech Inc., the company behind the robot. Olly’s AI engine was developed by a group of neuroscience and machine learning scientists.

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Intelligent Vision System: Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI), one of Taiwan’s leading high-tech applied research institutions, announced that it will show off with an Intelligent Vision System for Companion Robots. “ITRI invites…participants to stand in 2015, Tech East, Westgate, chess and coffee with a robot provided by ITRI’s Intelligent Vision System.”

Aristotle: Mattel Aristotle is an Amazon Echo-assistant that is programmed to understand what your child, because a child’s speech patterns are different than of an adult. Aristotle “is built to live in the room of a child—and-answer a child’s questions—then rule of the whole house,” according to FastCompany.com’s Co.Design. It is expected to be priced at $300.

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CES 2017 appears to be an intelligent, voice-controlled digital assistants are here to stay. “We have made more progress in the voice-activated digital assistants in the last 30 years than in the first 30 years,” Shawn DuBravac, CTA chief economist, said in a statement on Tuesday. “Word recognition accuracy is improved from almost zero percent in the years 1990 to 75 percent in 2013 to about 95 percent of today enable these devices to enjoy immense acceptance with the consumer.”

Tv’s:

Tv’s have been a CES mainstay, and companies like Samsung and LG will be apparent from the latest TV tech.

Samsung: The tech giant will show off its QLED TV based on Quantum-Dot technology, which allows for deeper blacks and more detail, not matter how light or dark the scene is, or whether you’re viewing in a bright lit or dark room, Samsung said. The new Tvs can also reproduce 100 percent of the color volume. “For example, a leaf can be seen as different colors from yellowish green to turquoise, depending on the brightness of the light,” Samsung said.

LG: LG launches its latest Super UHD Tv’s, the SJ9500, SJ8500 and SJ8000 with Nano Cell LCD technology, which allows for the “more subtle, accurate colors that can be viewed from a wider
the corners are than other Tv’s.”

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Computers:

Lenovo: The computer maker has announced its X1 Carbon, X1 Yoga, X1 Tablet. With its popular X1 Carbon, Lenovo has shrunk a 14-inch display in a 13-inch chassis, among other, more subtle improvements to all three of the portables.

HP: HP brings a new line-up that includes the EliteBook x360 for the business, a redesigned 15.6-inch Spectre x360 and an HP ENVY Curved All-in-One, AIO-34, with a massive 34-inch display.

Dell: Dell has updated its popular XPS 13 with a 2-in-1 design, the first XPS 13 with a 360 degrees hinge. Just like the previous XPS 13 laptop, it sports a very-high-resolution QHD+ InfinityEdge touch display and fits into a 13-inch laptop in a 12-inch chassis.

 

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