The robot, Samsung’s Bot Handy, is only in development for now, but it’s the company’s vision for “a better new normal,” as more people work, cook, eat and drown in dishes at home than ever during the global pandemic. As seen in a video, Bot Handy sets the table, pours wine and reminds you of upcoming meetings.
“The technologies in your home need to work harder to help you adjust to this new normal,” the company said in its session description on the CES website.
Perhaps the harrowing takeaway from CES this year is that we’re not okay, but maybe technology can help.
Executives and thought leaders met virtually to offer solutions to the challenges many industries currently face. A session on the future of contactless payments, with a description on the website that led with “The less you touch, the safer you’ll be,” discussed how retailers can ride the momentum of the booming trend far past the pandemic. Another on the challenges of remote learning debated what’s next for future classrooms, and whether certain tech tools could make telemedicine visits more meaningful.
“We live in a time when most of the things we once took for granted now seem like distant memories,” said Brian Kwon, CEO of LG Electronics, in a video ahead of the company’s presentation. “Life has changed in so many unexpected ways. While our approach to life may be different now, we persevere.”
Not exactly the upbeat speech you normally expect to hear at a product launch.