Robot-powered homes headline Vegas tech showcase

Bev Llorente, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jan 09 2018 01:59 PM

LAS VEGAS - Robots and smart assistants were at the forefront of one of the world's largest gadget showcases here, with some promising to automate mundane house chores.

One of the attractions at this year's Consumer Electronic Show was Buddy, a robot that can give reminders, alarms, timers, shopping lists and can also solve math problems. It also has surveillance capabilities.

Buddy was named CES 2018 Best of Innovation Awards Honoree. Photo by: Blue Frog Robotics

Home products are also getting smarter as device manufacturers integrate virtual assistants from Amazon and Google into their gadgets like Deebot, a floor cleaning robot.

Deebot senses whether the floor needs cleaning and changes functionality without human intervention.

Deebot is integrated with Amazon Alexa and Google Home Photo by: ECOVACS Robotics

Another device, Foldimate, automatically folds clothes that are fed into it.

Foldimate fold clothes within seconds Photo by: Foldimate

Amazon's Alexa and Apple's Siri are also integrated in a smart shower by bathroom fixtures maker Moen.

The water temperature on the shower can be set even before the user steps into the bathroom using an iOS or Android device.

The U by Moen shower can be controlled by voice, phone or remote. Photo by: Moen