UBTech Walker Hands-On: The robot butler we all need at CES 2019


Publication Title
Engadget
Publication/Creation Date
January 7 2019
Creators/Contributors
Richard Lai (creator)
UBTech Robotics (contributor)
Media Type
News Broadcast
Persuasive Intent
Information
Description
Chinese tech company UBTech displayed their update to Walker, a friendly house robot. Roughly the size of an adult, Walker is able to help out around the house by performing tasks. In the demonstration, Walker was able to open a door, take a bag and hang it up, grab a drink and deliver it, when the demonstrator was leaving, Walker handed him an umbrella detecting that it would rain later.

Walker has a number of features making him perfectly suited to housework and looking after an aging senior population. While currently still in early prototype stages, the company believes that Walker could be commercially available in the near future.
HCI Platform
Robotical
Location on Body
Entire Body
Marketing Keywords
CES 2019, UBTech, UBTech Walker
Source
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7gxOg9XbBRE

Related Collections
Humanoid Robots
Date archived
January 23 2019
Last edited
February 20 2019
How to cite this entry
Richard Lai. (January 7 2019). "UBTech Walker Hands-On: The robot butler we all need at CES 2019". Engadget. Verizon Media. Fabric of Digital Life. https://fabricofdigitallife.com/index.php/Detail/objects/3507