Bosch has announced a broad swathe of Internet of Things applications and hardware designed to “make IoT personal” in their opening presentation at CES.
The German tech giant will this year launch a smart robot for the home and a smart kitchen robot, with the former featuring facial recognition technology.
The home robot “Kuri” will recognise each family member’s face and adapt its behaviour accordingly, while “Myke” the kitchen robot features, among other things, recipe voice guidance to help you make dinner.
Both will launch in time for Christmas 2017 in the USA, but no word on whether either will make it to Australia.
What’s more likely to arrive on local shores is Bosch’s range of vehicle connectivity and automation technologies, which they will display within a concept car this week.
The car’s instrumentation features a camera that recognises the driver’s face and monitors eye movement to provide warnings on fatigue.
The system automatically adjusts the car’s settings to match whoever is in the driver’s seat, such as steering wheel, mirrors and seating position adjustments, and comfort controls such as temperature and music.
But perhaps the most useful bit of tech, particularly for those in high density areas, is Bosch’s smart parking solution.
It uses sensors on the sides of the car to analyse potential parking spots as you drive by them, to make sure your car can fit.
Bosch claims its suite of car connectivity innovations will save drivers up to 95 hours of extra time – or the same amount of time it takes to watch 8 planned seasons of Game of Thrones.