2 Robots, 2 Elec Vehicles, Virtual Home, Virtual Makeup Chair, Wireless Wearable Vest, VR Headsets, AR Safety Glasses
#1 A new Robot called Ameca is among the top debuts at the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2022, in Las Vegas. Its developers said the robot is “the perfect humanoid Robot platform for human-robot interaction.” YouTube/ Engineered Arts
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Top Gadgets. A wireless Vest that connects people to the meta-verse, an AR Chair that allows Women to shop for makeup & eyeliner, + a human-like AI-powered Robot will be among the top gadgets unveiled at this week’s CES Conference in Las Vegas.
2,200+ Exhibitions will be shown at the much-anticipated three-day event starting on Wednesday – even though in a scaled-down form amidst the Omicron spike.
Shortened Show. CES, which historically has been Las Vegas’ largest annual trade show, was initially scheduled to run for four days, but the spread of the Omicron variant prompted organizers to cancel Saturday’s schedule as a precaution after a number of big-name exhibitors dropped out.
Virtual. It will be the first in-person CES event since 2020. The conference, which normally draws more than 170,000 people and up to 4,000 exhibitors, will be scaled down this year due to the ongoing pandemic, according to organizers.
Absentees. Among the blue chip companies that have backed out of this year’s festivities are tech heavyweights like Microsoft, Google, Amazon, Twitter, Meta Platforms, Inc (the company formerly known as Facebook), Lenovo Group, AT&T, T-Mobile, BMW, General Motors, Waymo, & Advanced Micro Devices.
Optimism. But the grim news linked to the spread of Omicron failed to put a damper on the enthusiasm for the previews and media events that were scheduled to be held at the Las Vegas Convention Center on Monday & Tuesday.
- New EV. One car company that hopes to make a splash this week is Mercedes-Benz, which is unveiling its Vision EQXX, a solar-powered electric car that the German automaker says can drive more than 650 miles on a single charge. Mercedes, like its rivals BMW & GM, canceled its in-person exhibit at the conference and unveiled the electric vehicle virtually. The company did not say when the vehicle will be going into production.
Vision. If the product can deliver the goods, Vision EQXX would best other top electric vehicles on the market, including the Tesla Model S Long Range Plus, which lasts 402 miles from a single charge, and the Lucid Air, which can exceed 520 miles on a single charge. Mercedes-Benz is looking to compete in the luxury EV space currently occupied by the likes of Porsche Taycan, Audi E-tron GT & the Tesla Roadster.
- General Motors will unveil its all-electric pickup truck. The firm’s CEO Mary Barra will remotely address the conference while discussing the company’s vision for its Silverado EV. The vehicle is expected to go on sale in 2024, though the company has not indicated how much it will cost. The Silverado EV has a large battery pack that is said to allow for 400 miles of driving on a single charge, according to Car & Driver
- Samsung will reveal its new “My House” Virtual Home where users can enter its meta-verse and browse the company’s menu of home appliances & products.
- PulpoAR, a startup with headquarters in the United States & Turkey, is unveiling a “Virtual Makeup Chair” that allows consumers to test lipstick, eyeliner, and other makeup products before buying them online.
NOTE: A metaverse is a web of 3D virtual worlds that is aimed at fostering greater social connection. It can be accessed through virtual augmented reality (VR &AR) headsets.
- Owo, a Spanish tech company, will unveil a Wireless wearable Vest that when worn will give the user the physical experience of being connected to the meta-verse. The Owo vest uses haptic technology to employ vibrations that simulate events like getting hit by a ball, getting hugged, or catching a ball. The vest is being tested with video games, according to USA Today.
NOTE: New gadgets will also make use of augmented reality AI, which super-imposes a computer-generated image on a user’s view of the real world, to recreate a life-like shopping experience.
- Ameca, a robot being debuted at CES, features “advanced facial expression capabilities” which allow it to “have an instant rapport” with anybody. ”YouTube/ Engineered Arts
- Asimula, a Korean vendor, will feature VR virtual reality Headsets where users can experience the feeling of being in a live concert.
- Vuzix, the Rochester, NY-based firm, will unveil AR augmented reality Safety Glasses that can send and receive data & video, including sporting events & games, thru 5G tech.
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from NY Post 1/22 enhanced by Peter/CXO wiz4.biz
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