Robot to keep eye on grandma, grandpa

Wednesday, January 09, 2019

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LAS VEGAS, USA (AP) – Up next for Samsung: A robot that can keep its eye on grandma and grandpa.

The rolling robot, which talks and has two digital eyes on a black screen, can track medicines they take, measure blood pressure, and call 911 if it detects a fall.

The company didn't say when Samsung Bot Care would be available, but brought the robot out on stage Monday during a presentation at Consumer Electronic Show here.

Samsung also said it is working on a robot for stores and another for testing and purifying the air in homes.

Samsung also unveiled TVs, appliances and other high-tech gizmos — but not a foldable phone it hinted at in November. But a start-up called Royole did. The Royole FlexPai smartphone was first shown in November but the California-based company has more details. The phone will have a 7.8-inch display that can be folded like a wallet, priced at more than US$1,300.


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