Robots are taking over CES — check out the weirdest ones we saw at the show

Mark Matousek/Business InsiderRobots are everywhere at this year’s CES.

  • There are 344 robotics exhibitors at this year’s International Consumer Electronics Show (CES).
  • Some robots on display seem tailor-made to wow passerby, but likely wouldn’t fit in the home or budget of the average consumer.
  • We saw robot sharks, a robot that plays ping-pong, and a robot that bakes bread.

LAS VEGAS – Robots are everywhere at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES), as 344 robotics exhibitors have displays at the event, according to CES’ website.

Some of the robots at this year’s CES are modest and wouldn’t seem out of place at a Best Buy, others seem tailor-made to wow passerby but likely wouldn’t fit in the home or budget of the average consumer. Among them are robot sharks, a robot that plays ping-pong, and a robot that bakes bread.

These are the weirdest robots we saw at CES.


Robotis OP2

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Who makes it: Robotis

What it does: Walk, sit, stand, move its arms


Robotic Hand

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Who makes it: HarmonicDrive

What it does: Play rock, paper, scissors


Kinova

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Who makes it: HarmonicDrive

What it does: Open doors, grab objects


Titan

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Who makes it: Titan

What it does: Take photos and videos underwater


iPal

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Who makes it: AvatarMind

What it does: Talk, dance, play games, display educational content


Luka

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Who makes it: Ling Technology

What it does: Read aloud


UU

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Who makes it: Canbot

What it does: Talk, play music, move its head and arms


Temi

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Who makes it: Temi

What it does: Make video calls, carry objects, record videos, play music


P.A.T.H. Bot

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Who makes it: Honda

What it does: Move


Robo-Shark

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Who makes it: RoboSea

What it does: Swim


BIKI

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Who makes it: RoboSea

What it does: Take photos and videos


PowerEgg

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Who makes it: PowerVision

What it does: Fly, record videos


Cruzr

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Who makes it: Ubtech

What it does: Shake hands, hug, move its arms, make video calls


Alpha Mini

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Who makes it: Ubtech

What it does: Move its head, arms, and torso


Forpheus

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Who makes it: Omron

What it does: Play ping pong


Service Robot

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Who makes it: N.Era Robotic

What it does: Talk, display information, support video calls, analyse customer behaviour


BreadBot

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Who makes it: Wilkinson Baking

What it does: Bake bread


Robelf

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Who makes it: Hancom

What it does: Talk, take photos and video

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