At CES 2024, Samsung unveiled an updated version of its round robot, Ballie. The main new feature is the built-in projector. The robot can project an image onto the floor, wall or ceiling. At the same time, he himself will calibrate the image depending on the situation.
Samsung announced the integration of its SmartThings smart home platform with Tesla and Hyundai systems. Samsung SmartThings users will be able to connect to Tesla products, including Powerwall home batteries, to monitor parameters such as energy production and consumption; and also fully integrate the smart home platform with the infotainment system of the Hyundai car.
Samsung will bring to CES 2024 a smart refrigerator with the memorable name 2024 Bespoke 4-Door Flex Refrigerator with AI Family Hub+. The new product is equipped with an internal video camera, supports work with the Family Hub application, and also has an external 32-inch display built into one of the doors. The refrigerator offers a number of interesting features based on artificial intelligence. For example, using an internal camera, it identifies available food products and, through a connected application, offers recipes for dishes according to the individual needs of the owner.
LG introduced the Smart Home AI Agent, which is designed for a smart home. The device combines artificial intelligence, robotic and multimodal technologies, allowing it to move, learn and engage in complex conversations The LG Smart Home AI Agent robot is based on the Qualcomm Robotics RB5 platform. The compact two-wheeled robot assistant is equipped with a camera, a speaker, and a set of various sensors that allow it to monitor the situation in the house and collect information about the surrounding space, including temperature, humidity and air quality.
Xiaomi introduced the Smart Door Lock 2 with a 6-level security system. The gadget is equipped with a new generation fully automatic silent lock and a C-level cylinder. A modern lock supports multiple unlocking methods, such as fingerprints, passwords, NFC and Bluetooth, and also has a six-level security system.
Xiaomi announced the smart door lock Smart Door Lock E20 WiFi. It not only fulfills its main function, but can also integrate into the smart home ecosystem to create various scenarios in connection with other smart devices.
At IFA in Berlin, LG and Samsung announced that their smart home apps will be compatible with each other's home appliances and TVs by the end of 2024. Thus, the ThinQ application will be able to control Samsung devices, and SmartThings will be able to control LG electronics.
Major industry players like Amazon, Best Buy, Google, LG Electronics USA, Logitech, and Samsung are among those involved