The first CES was held in June 1967 in New York City. It was a spinoff from the Chicago Music Show, which, until then, had served as the main event for exhibiting consumer electronics. The event had 17,500 attendees and over 100 exhibitors. From 1978 to 1994, CES was held twice each year: once in January in Las Vegas known as the Winter Consumer Electronics Show (WCES) and once in June in Chicago, known as the Summer Consumer Electronics Show (SCES). In 1998, the show changed to a once-a-year format with Las Vegas as the permanent location.
After a full-sized digital event in 2021 and a scaled-down show last year, CES 2023 finally regained its usual vibe with innovative product and concept launches and a conference program featuring the world’s business leaders and pioneer thinkers, addressing the industry’s most relevant issues.
Naturally, a post pandemic new normal was evident throughout the Las Vegas Convention Center where exhibit halls were replete with face mask and sanitizer dispensers.
Big announcements were pervasive across a wide spectrum of sectors such as Robotics, Extended Reality, Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, Cryptocurrency, Cloud Computing & Data, Digital Health, IoT, gaming, smart home devices, education, High-Tech Retailing and E-Commerce.
Below are some of the most compelling announcements:
Parky, from Evar is the world’s first autonomous EV Recharging Robot for parking lots. EV owners cannow park anywhere in exceedingly busy parking lots and Parky will find your car to recharge it, using imagemarker reference technology.
Adam, by Richtech Robotics, is an interactive robot bartender, barista, and chef with the capacity to operate 24/7. The robot is extremely accurate (with precision of +- 1mm) and offers unique versatility and flexibility by means of its 6 joints in the arms.
AEO, by Aeolus Robotics, is a humanoid helper that provides various solutions to suit your needs such as disinfect, provide care, make deliveries, and act as a security guard.
Fufuly, an anxiety-reducing cushion robot by Yukai Engineering (a Japanese boutique robotics firm). The maker claims that by merely hugging the Fufuly super tight, the cushion will subconsciously adjust your breathing and help you relax and rest.
Labrador Systems, focused on assistive robotics, announced a partnership with Amazon to expand functionality for home use. Though still in development, the vision is to have users say: “Alexa, ask Lab 1 to get me a drink” and Labrador will find the best path to accomplish his task. The focus is to assist elderly users in their daily activities.
At SAJO, we look forward to the further implementation of robotics in the workplace and to the ongoing improvement of construction industry practices… stay tuned… we have only just begun!