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Samsung's new robot butler can pour a glass of wine and do your laundrytake a look at how it works

Published by Business Insider on Tue, 12 Jan 2021


<p><img src="https://static3.businessinsider.com/image/5ffcb7dfbde805001980c3ee-1198/Screen%20Shot%202021-01-11%20at%202.42.14%20PM.png" border="0" alt="Bot Handy." data-mce-source="Samsung" data-mce-caption="Bot Handy."></p><p></p><bi-shortcode id="summary-shortcode" data-type="summary-shortcode" class="mceNonEditable" contenteditable="false">Summary List Placement</bi-shortcode><p>Samsung just showed off a robot assistant at CES that would look right at home on "The Jetsons." CES is typically a time when companies debut new and exciting technology that isn't ready to go on the market yet, and <a href="https://news.samsung.com/global/samsung-introduces-latest-innovations-for-a-better-normal-at-ces-2021'utm_source=nr_twitter&amp;utm_medium=social">Bot Handy</a> is still in development.</p><p><strong><em>Read more: <a href="https://www.businessinsider.com/tesla-best-electric-car-battery-ubs-panasonic-lg-chem-catl-2020-10'r=mm-sub">One of Tesla's key suppliers is making the best electric-car battery cell on the market today, beating those made by Samsung and other rivals</a></em></strong></p><p>Samsung introduced some other robots too, and one of them will actually be available to purchase soon. <a href="https://news.samsung.com/global/samsung-introduces-latest-innovations-for-a-better-normal-at-ces-2021'utm_source=nr_twitter&amp;utm_medium=social">Jetbot 90 AI+</a>is a smart vacuum cleaner with cameras and Lidar technology to clean a home while avoiding cables and other objects. Samsung Bot Care is designed to act as a "robotic assistant and companion," and is also still in development.</p><p>Notably, Bot Handy is the only one that can pour a glass of wine. Take a look here.</p><p><strong>SEE ALSO:&nbsp;<a href="https://www.businessinsider.com/chipotles-chipotlane-drive-thru-review-2021-1" >Chipotle is investing in online-only drive-thru 'Chipotlanes' to compete with fast-food giantshere's what it's like to use one</a></strong></p><h3>Samsung showed off Bot Handy at CES.</h3><img src="https://static1.businessinsider.com/image/5ffcb81fbde805001980c3f0-400-300/samsung-showed-off-bot-handy-at-ces.jpg" alt="" /><br/><br/><h3>It is one of several bots Samsung demonstrated.</h3><img src="https://static5.businessinsider.com/image/5ffcb83ebde805001980c3f3-400-300/it-is-one-of-several-bots-samsung-demonstrated.jpg" alt="" /><br/><br/><h3>A single long arm with a mechanical hand on the end sets Bot Handy apart from the rest of the lineup.</h3><img src="https://static6.businessinsider.com/image/5ffcb886d184b30018aae297-400-300/a-single-long-arm-with-a-mechanical-hand-on-the-end-sets-bot-handy-apart-from-the-rest-of-the-lineup.jpg" alt="" /><br/><br/><h3>The robot is black and white, and reached about shoulder-height on the presenter.</h3><img src="https://static3.businessinsider.com/image/5ffcb9c2bde805001980c404-400-300/the-robot-is-black-and-white-and-reached-about-shoulder-height-on-the-presenter.jpg" alt="" /><br/><br/><h3>The screen acts as a sort of face, with eyes that change shape to mimic showing emotions.</h3><img src="https://static1.businessinsider.com/image/5ffcb98ad184b30018aae2a2-400-300/the-screen-acts-as-a-sort-of-face-with-eyes-that-change-shape-to-mimic-showing-emotions.jpg" alt="" /><br/><br/><h3>Bot Handy is intended to work as a household assistant, "working as your trusted partner to help with house chores," according to Samsung.</h3><img src="https://static3.businessinsider.com/image/5ffcb9ddd184b30018aae2a4-400-300/bot-handy-is-intended-to-work-as-a-household-assistant-working-as-your-trusted-partner-to-help-with-house-chores-according-to-samsung.jpg" alt="" /><p><p><em>Source: <a href="https://news.samsung.com/global/samsung-introduces-latest-innovations-for-a-better-normal-at-ces-2021'utm_source=nr_twitter&amp;utm_medium=social">Samsung</a></em></p></p><br/><br/><h3>The company says Bot Handy will use "advanced AI to recognize and pick up objects of varying sizes, shapes and weights," like dirty dishes.</h3><img src="https://static4.businessinsider.com/image/5ffcba24bde805001980c405-400-300/the-company-says-bot-handy-will-use-advanced-ai-to-recognize-and-pick-up-objects-of-varying-sizes-shapes-and-weights-like-dirty-dishes.jpg" alt="" /><br/><br/><h3>Dirty laundry is also fair game for the robotic butler.</h3><img src="https://static2.businessinsider.com/image/5ffcba99d184b30018aae2a8-400-300/dirty-laundry-is-also-fair-game-for-the-robotic-butler.jpg" alt="" /><br/><br/><h3>It can do more delicate tasks too, like pour a glass of wine.</h3><img src="https://static4.businessinsider.com/image/5ffcba5ad184b30018aae2a6-400-300/it-can-do-more-delicate-tasks-too-like-pour-a-glass-of-wine.jpg" alt="" /><br/><br/><h3>The robot will be able to use an "appropriate amount of force," Samsung says.</h3><img src="https://static5.businessinsider.com/image/5ffcba6fbde805001980c407-400-300/the-robot-will-be-able-to-use-an-appropriate-amount-of-force-samsung-says.jpg" alt="" /><br/><br/><h3>For now, Robot Handy is still in development with no definitive price or sales date.</h3><img src="https://static1.businessinsider.com/image/5ffcbab7d184b30018aae2a9-400-300/for-now-robot-handy-is-still-in-development-with-no-definitive-price-or-sales-date.jpg" alt="" /><br/><br/><h3>See the robot in action here.</h3><p><biembeddedobject id="f76c0b97-3c59-449f-91ea-889ac2be9952" class="youtube mceNonEditable" style="width: 560px; height: 315px;">Youtube Embed: <br />//www.youtube.com/embed/m-3c9Pt3_J0 <br />Width: 560px <br />Height: 315px</biembeddedobject><p>&nbsp;</p></p><br/><br/>
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