CES 2018: What Everyone is Talking About

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CES 2018: What Everyone is Talking About

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POSTED ON Jan 16, 2018

GovernmentCIO Magazine put together a list of “the coolest, futuristic or craziest tech” at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas last week. Hispanic Engineer took a second look at some of the smart assistants, autonomous vehicles, virtual reality, wearables and robots.



  • The latest generation of Sony’s beloved robotic companion, Aibo, features an adorable new appearance, vibrant movements, and a responsiveness that is sure to delight. Aibo develops its own unique personality through everyday interactions with its owners.
  • AvatarMind’s iPal Robot is good for children’s education, hospitality, and Elder companionship care. Many elders often have problems keeping track of everyday activities, such as taking their medicine. iPal is a constant companion that supplements personal care services and provides security with alerts for many medical emergencies such as falling down.
  • Segway Robotics’ Loomo, your personal robot, is a smart machine that transforms between a mini personal transporter and an intelligent robot.
  • UBTECH Robotics, a global leader in intelligent humanoid robots and AI technologies, unveiled its newest addition: Walker, the world’s first commercialized biped robot, to a global audience at CES 2018. Walker provides a “complete home butler” service and has been specifically designed to ease the day-to-day operations of a busy home or office.

UBTECH is previewing the current phase of Walker, which will continue to be developed into 2018. This will include the addition of functional arms and a wide range of interactive control features. Once completed, Walker will join UBTECH’s leading range of life-enhancing humanoid robots.

Augmented Reality

Rokid released a pair of AR glasses called Rokid Glass, and a test version was at CES for all to see.Helicopter Air Taxi

Bell Helicopter made its debut as the first major helicopter manufacturer to exhibit at CES.The company revealed at CES 2018 its air taxi cabin design. The four-passenger cabin demonstrates Bell’s view of an on-demand mobility aircraft that focuses on a people-first engineered user experience tailored to an urban air taxi ride.

“Bell Helicopter is innovating at the limits of vertical flight and challenging the traditional notion of aviation to solve real-world problems,” stated Bell Helicopter’s President and CEO Mitch Snyder during the Las Vegas show. “The future of urban air taxi is closer than many people realize. We believe in the positive impact our design will have on addressing transportation concerns in cities worldwide.”

Mid-Air 3D Visuals with Holographic Effect

Hypervsn™ combines a smart Hypervsn™ management platform and a Hypervsn™ projection unit, a hi-tech hardware device generating stunning 3D visuals perceived by viewers as hi-resolution holograms floating in the mid-air.

L’Oreal UV Sense

L’Oréal UV Sense wearable has an accompanying mobile app, available for both iOS and Android, which translates and transfers data from the sensor. The app delivers information detailing when the wearer should be mindful of UV exposure. Data is included in the app that outlines a user’s exposure levels. Sun-safety habits – like spending time in the shade or reapplying sunscreen – are encouraged with facts about sun exposure and additional tips for protection.


Sgnl’s new way of telephoning offers a new lifestyle. Through BCU technology, you can easily take phone calls with your fingertip instead of needing to pick up a phone with your hand every time you receive a call in your busy life.


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