Hachi Showcases Touchscreen Projector at CES 2020

Hachi Showcases Touchscreen Projector at CES 2020

Hachi is showcasing its latest smart home solutions at this week’s CES show in Las Vegas. This is Hachi’s second consecutive year at the event, though it appeared under the Puppy Robot moniker at the 2019 iteration of the show. The Hachi brand is developed by Beijing Puppy Robotics.

Many of Hachi’s 2020 offerings seem to build on last year’s lineup. Like the Puppy Cube, the Hachi Infinite is a projector with touchscreen capabilities. It also doubles as a virtual assistant with voice control for applications like education, cooking, and fitness. The projector features a Qualcomm Snapdragon 670 processor, and was recognized at the CES 2020 Innovation Awards.

Other highlights include the Hachi Homey and the Hachi Bingo, both of which appeared in some form at last year’s show. The Homey is a security and access control solution that leverages facial recognition and computer vision, while the Bingo is a health management system and companion robot designed to assist elderly customers with a range of different tasks.

The Hachi Delight, meanwhile, is a logistics robot that can navigate indoor and outdoor environments. Hachi is pitching the Delight as a utilitarian solution for settings like corporate campuses and residential communities, positioning it as part of a broader smart home portfolio that will make life easier for consumers.   

“We’re pleased to introduce our latest device and showcase our comprehensive smart living ecosystem to international audiences at CES,” said Puppy Robotics CEO Hua Zeng. “Our intuitive technology integrations streamline living experiences, serving more than 100,000 homeowners in over 150 residential communities.”

Hachi’s wares will be on display at the Las Vegas Convention Center at booth #20431 in South Hall 1 through January 10. The company is hoping to capture a segment of the rapidly expanding home robotics market, with ABI Research predicting that there will be a robot in 79 million homes by 2024. CloudMinds has also launched a robot rental program for corporate clients.