The new year has arrived in full force with a myriad of technological marvels being unveiled at the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, with a sharp uptick in the prevalence of smart bots. Olly, a quirky home assistant developed by UK startup Emotech, ultimately seeks to stand out from the competition by offering a more personalized approach to in-home robotics.

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Pioneer of Social Robots and MIT Professor Cynthia Braezeal calls JIBO, “the world’s first family robot.” Designed specifically to help everyone out in your family throughout the day, JIBO is a three-dimension socially communicative device. This friendly, helpful, intelligent robot snaps family photos, acts as a digital concierge, reminds grandma to take her meds, reads a bedtime story to the kids, you name it.

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