Samsung Ballie Patents – Insights & Stats

Samsung‘s Ballie, a spherical personal assistant set to launch later this year, promises to revolutionize home automation with its enhanced capabilities and improved battery life. Built on key patents, Ballie symbolizes innovation in personal robotics. It seamlessly navigates homes, interacts with smart devices, recognizes faces and offers personalized assistance on the basis of user habits and preferences. Featuring cutting-edge AI, machine learning and environmental sensing, Ballie integrates smoothly into daily life. Notably, Samsung calls Ballie the first projector that can automatically detect a user’s posture and facial angle to adjust the projection angle.

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How will Samsung Ballie revolutionize Personal Robotics?

Autonomous Navigation: Advanced environmental sensing and machine learning algorithms to navigate and avoid obstacles.

Smart Device Interaction: Connects to other smart devices via Samsung’s Tizen OS, enhancing the overall smart home experience.

Facial and Posture Recognition: Recognizes faces and detect users’ postures to adjust its built-in projector to the optimal angle for the user.

AI and Personalization: Uses artificial intelligence to learn and adapt to its users’ habits and preferences to provide personalized assistance.

Voice and Gesture Control: Responds to voice commands and gestures, making it an intuitive companion.

Built-in Projector: Projects images or videos and adjusts the projection angle based on the user’s posture and facial angle.

Battery Life and Charging: Improved battery life and autonomous charging.

Key Patents behind Samsung Ballie

We’ve delved into the key patents behind Samsung Ballie. Read the summary below to uncover the innovative technologies driving this revolutionary personal assistant!

The patent, EP4327989A1, discloses the mobile robot equipped with an antenna at its highest point for wireless communication with external devices. It includes a movement module and a processor to control its movement. The antenna setup consists of a main antenna on top and several secondary antennas arranged at an equal distance from the main antenna. The image below provides an exterior view of the mobile robot.

A robot capable of changing modes based on its position is described in the patent, US2024036585A1. The robot detects whether it’s on the floor or raised surface. On being picked up, it switched to mode for functions that don’t need movement and when placed back down, it returns to floor mode. If stuck on a raised surface, it asks to be moved allowing it to adapt its functions based on its location. The image below demonstrates the robot sensing data corresponding to surfaces.

The patent, US2024036576A1, discloses a small robot which uses eccentric wheel rotation to climb obstacles without tipping over. It has 2 main drivers: one for regular movement and one with an offset axis. The sensors assist in identification of obstacles to climb and avoid. On detecting the obstacles, the offset driver widens the wheelbase to keep the robot stable. The block diagram below illustrates the specific configuration of robot.

The patent, US2024036213A1, describes a robotic system with integrates LiDAR sensing for precise obstacle detection, even when tilted. The LiDAR sensor is inside the robot, with mirrors redirecting and focusing the light. The mirrors adjust on the basis of robot’s tilt and the body’s transparent areas keeping the LiDAR’s view parallel to the ground ensuring accurate obstacle detection. The block diagram below illustrates a detailed configuration of the robot.

Samsung Ballie stands out in the personal robotics domain, among competitors like Amazon‘s Astro and Google‘s Everyday Robot. Unlike its rivals, Ballie offers advanced AI, smart home integration, facial and posture recognition with a built-in projector. These innovations ensure that Ballie not only meets but anticipates the needs of its users. By offering personalized assistance and intuitive interaction, Ballie is set to redefine the future of personal robots, ushering in a new era of convenience and connectivity in our homes.

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