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Robots are on the way as Segway and Intel team up

Robots of the near future will change the home.
Robots of the near future will change the home.

A SMART fridge that takes pictures of your food, a robot that could be your personal butler, and a new 360-degree action video camera from Nikon.

They were just some of the devices unveiled at the Consumer Electronic Shows in Las Vegas last week.

Samsung unveiled new TVs featuring Quantum dot display and the world's first bezel-less curved design.

Its TVs include "internet of things" capability, meaning they can be used as the controller for an entire smart home.

The TV's new Smart Hub is designed to provide users with simple access to their favourite content all in one place.

More than 500 streaming and downloadable games will be available on its smart TVs with recent PlayStation additions including Assassin's Creed III, Batman: Arkham Origins, The LEGO Movie and many more.

One of the coolest looking devices unveiled by Nikon, was KeyMission 360, a wearable action camera capable of recording 360 video in 4K UHD.

With an image sensor and lens combination on opposite sides of the camera, captured images are combined in-camera to create a high definition 360° image output.

It is expected to be available in April.

How about your own personal robot?

Segway and Intel have teamed to create a hoverboard robot butler.

The sci-fi device, which is a self-balancing personal transporter with a built-in interactive robot, was unveiled at Intel's keynote speech.

It's not immediately clear what exactly the robot does - demonstrations showed it could use its built-in cameras to follow someone, and a pair of clip-on arms made it look a bit more robot-like, but that's it.

How about a super smart fridge?

One of the most talked about products at CES2016 was Samsung's new super smart fridge.

Its centrepiece is a 21.5" Full HD LCD touchscreen, a digital command centre for the connected home.

The Family Hub's Key capabilities include:

Improved Food Management: Three built-in cameras take a photo of the inside of the refrigerator every time the door is closed so consumers can always see what they have wherever they go, via their smartphone. Samsung has also partnered with MasterCard to offer a seamless online shopping experience through the Family Hub Refrigerator.

Family Communication Centre: The Samsung Family Hub Refrigerator enables the family to write notes, post photos, share calendars and artwork, right on the refrigerator's touchscreen, or using their smartphone if they are away.

Internet of Things (iOT) Technology:

For example, consumers will be able to check their home's doors are locked and turn off the lights right from the Family Hub screen.

Connected Entertainment: With the Family Hub Refrigerator's built-in stereo speakers, people can stream their favourite music service, or TV content from their Samsung Smart TVs.

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