This week at CES 2020, Samsung introduced Ballie at its keynote speech. Ballie is a ball-shaped robot that is designed to help you around the house. The robot, “understands you, supports you, and reacts to your needs.” It looks a bit like a smaller version of BB-8 from Star Wars and has a cute personality like WALL-E.
During the demo, Ballie followed CEO H.S. Kim around the stage. When asked to say “hi” to the audience, the robot let out two cute chimes. Ballie also rolled into Kim’s hand when he called for it. However, after the on-stage demo, the demo video showed Ballie performing complex tasks such as starting a robot vacuum cleaner when the dog made a mess.
Right now it seems like rolling around and following people is all Ballie can do at the moment. But, the demo video showed Ballie’s future potential as an at-home assistant. The robot helped the owner get up in the morning by opening their curtains and ringing the alarm. It also acted as a fitness assistant by turning on workout exercises on the TV. Moreover, when the owner was not at home, it played with the dog like a friend.
Currently, there is not a lot of information on the robot. But, what we do know is that it has a camera on the front for navigation purposes and uses AI.
Final Thoughts on Samsung Ballie
Personally, I really like Ballie. I would defintely like to own this robot especially if Samsung is able to make one that is similar to the one in the demonstration video. After watching WALL-E, I wished cute robots showed in the movie actually existed. Now, it seems like Samsung is bringing my (and others) wish to life.
What do you think about Ballie? Does it have the potential to become big and become an addition to the consumer’s home? When Samsung released Ballie to the market, will you be buying it or not? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below! Continue to check out Maticstoday for the latest news items, product reviews, security practices, and video game discussions.
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