Samsung Debuted a Robot Designed to Help You With Household Chores — and Pour You a Drink

updated Jan 25, 2021
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Pouring rosé into a wine glass with cheese platter

“The Jetsons” promised that by 2062 we’ll have flying cars, live in sky pods, and have a household robot to clean up and deliver morning coffee. Although it might take a bit longer than a few decades to move our daily lives into the sky, the idea of a robot housemaid has come to fruition in 2021.

Samsung debuted three AI robots at the Jan. 18 Consumer Electronics Show (CES), held virtually this year, and though none of them are named Rosey, they’re pretty darn “Jetsons”-like.

The Bot Handy is one of the new robots Samsung debuted during the tech event that will aid human companions in their day-to-day lives. The bot’s main job is to “recognize and pick up objects of varying sizes, shapes and weights, becoming an extension of you and helping you work around the house,” the Samsung Newsroom press release reads.

And, as Samsung showed in its virtual presentation, Bot Handy can even pour you a glass of wine to go with dinner.

“Samsung Bot Handy will be able to tell the difference between the material composition of various objects, utilizing the appropriate amount of force to grab and move around household items and objects,” the press release continues, “working as your trusted partner to help with house chores like cleaning up messy rooms or sorting out the dishes after a meal.”

Plus, Bot Handy, with its virtual blinking eyes, is pretty cute, too.

Bot Handy and its cohorts are still currently in the planning stages, but Samsung hopes to roll out tangible AI bots to help around the home in the very near future. For now, the company is focusing on making household appliances smarter and more efficient while it continues to work out the logistics of making its robot inventions like Bot Handy a reality.