Innovation Zone Demo Exhibits — Samsung CEO Summit 2018
At the Samsung CEO Summit in San Francisco, guests enjoyed thought-provoking technology demos from some of Samsung’s portfolio companies as well as researchers from academia. The demos helped bring to life the theme of this year’s CEO Summit: how AI is helping shape our future.
Mantis Vision demonstrated its advanced 3D content capture and sharing technologies, whose applications include 3D cameras for smartphones, AR/VR devices, professional scanning cameras, and live 3D telepresence. Mantis Vision technology, based on coded lights that can be embedded into any device, can stream live volumetric content and deliver a vivid, 3D mixed-reality experience.
TetraVue showcased its high-definition LiDAR (light detection and ranging) systems, which it is currently applying to the architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) market. TetraVue technology creates detailed models that provide intelligence about buildings throughout the entire building lifecycle, from conception to demolition—allowing comparisons between construction plans and as-built reality.
Keyssa demonstrated how it is reinventing the world of the connector with its contactless Kiss Connectivity. With the goal of replacing metal connectors for modern digital products, Keyssa has created a small, fast, and essentially indestructible solid-state connector that wirelessly connects any two devices and enables almost instantaneous transfer and streaming of huge amounts of data and video.
Loom.ai showed its cutting-edge technology for creating personalized and expressive 3D digital avatars from photographs. The Loom.ai avatars can then be plugged into games, messaging, chatbots, social virtual reality, and e-commerce applications. The company’s goal is to transform virtual communication and telepresence with realistic, trainable 3D faces.
Autotalks demonstrated its V2X chipsets, which allow secure communications between cars and other cars, trucks, motorcycles, and the infrastructure. By enabling cars to talk to one another, Autotalks helps cars—including, in the future, autonomous cars—avoid accidents and use the roads more efficiently, especially when there’s no line of site between vehicles.
Realtime Robotics uses custom hardware accelerators and a set of cameras to enable robots and people to work safely together. Realtime Robotics demonstrated a robot’s ability to react in milliseconds to any changes in the environment, completing a task of assembling randomly oriented parts into a form, while adjusting to movements among all the components of the task as well as the presence of humans.
JackRabbot, a project of the Stanford University Computational Vision and Geometry Lab (SVGL), is a self-navigating automated electric delivery cart able to carry small payloads. Based on deep neural network technology and named after the nimble yet shy jackrabbit, JackRabbot is designed to navigate and operate safely among people in pedestrian spaces, traveling at a maximum speed of five miles per hour.
Cocoon Cam uses computer vision for remote health monitoring. Cocoon Cam showed its baby monitor, which includes two-way audio, video, and breathing monitoring, all in one non-wearable product, and previewed Cocoon Cam Clarity, a next-generation baby monitor that has a height-adjustable stem for use with cribs and basinets.
LVL Technologies showcased its first-ever wearable hydration monitor, an AI-based biosensor device that combines proprietary multi-wavelength optical sensor technology and machine learning algorithms. LVL technology is designed to prevent people from experiencing dehydration, which can cause anything from headaches and decreased athletic performance to poor mental clarity, low energy, and overeating.
AImotive, one of the largest independent teams in the world working toward fully self-driving car technology, demonstrated its AI simulation technology, part of its industry-leading development pipeline. AImotive’s technology focuses on enhancing safety by improving corner and edge cases for autonomous driving, and it can be customized for each automobile manufacturer.
Intuition Robotics, founded to tackle the problems of loneliness and social isolation among older adults, showcased its award-winning ElliQ proactive social robot. Based on Intuition Robotics’ proprietary cognitive AI platform, ElliQ can help keep older adults active and engaged by connecting them to their families and the outside world.
Innoviz, a leading provider of solid-state LiDAR (light detection and ranging) remote sensing solutions, mounted a LiDAR device on top of its booth to demonstrate its 3D visualization capabilities of the surrounding atrium. Innoviz technology can be applied to autonomous driving, autonomous robots, or any application requiring interaction with the environment.