This year’s Consumer Electronics Show in Vegas unveiled several new technologies, including robotics, virtual reality, and AI advancements.
- The CES is an opportunity for companies to showcase their latest technologies and give consumers a glimpse into what the companies will be working on in the future.
- New gadgets covered a range of categories including self-driving strollers, electric boats, and stationary bike desks that charge your laptop.
- Virtual reality gadgets were one focus of the event, though real-world tools like the self-driving stroller still captivated audiences.
- Some of the devices displayed are just concepts or ideas that may never come to fruition, but the show still gives attendees a glimpse at what is possible.
Why it’s news
The Canadian startup Gluxkind wowed audiences with its self-driving stroller. The smart stroller is powered by artificial intelligence (AI) and works similarly to the more familiar self-driving cars and food delivery robots.
Gluxxkind’s stroller has breaking assist technology and a motorized system that helps push the stroller uphill. The carriage isn’t intended to replace a human but instead provide assistance on a walk. The company explains on its website that the stroller is an “extra pair of eyes and extra set of hands.”
The stroller can be driven hands-free, but only when no child is in the seat. This stroller is available for $3,300.
CES also featured new advancements in virtual reality (VR) equipment. Startup company Shiftall featured its mouthpiece device called the Mutalk. This muzzle-like contraption mutes a user’s voice. The company imagines it being used in gaming or for users who have to make public phone calls but don’t want to be overheard.
The $200 mouth covering could be useful for traveling businessmen or VR gaming teens.
Richtech Robotics featured its handy server robot called ADAM. This robot can make any drink a user desires, ranging from the job of a bartender to a barista. While on display at CES, the robot made boba tea for event attendees.
Through ADAM, Richtech Robotics has fully automated the drink-making process. ADAM has gripping handlebars that can be adjusted to make a variety of drinks. ADAM is available for hire or rent. And when ADAM isn’t busy working, he can even perform a little dance for customers.