20 of the coolest and wackiest photos from the biggest tech convention of the year

This headless kitten robot will wiggle its tail when you pet it.

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This headless kitten robot will wiggle its tail when you pet it.
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CES 2020 has arrived, and with it comes the most futuristic, niche, or downright absurd technology from around the world.

The consumer electronics bonanza kicked off this week, and we’ve already seen some exciting devices, like LG’s super-cool rollable TV or TCL’s gorgeous new smartphones. But there have also been plenty of out-there products that are both head-scratching and hilarious – toilet paper delivery robot, anyone? – along with wild moments, like stormtroopers showing up at a news conference.

Here are some of the coolest and wackiest photos from CES 2020 so far.


Stormtroopers stalked through Panasonic’s news conference on Monday.

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Gatebox, Japan’s answer to the Amazon Echo, showed off what it could do. The artificially intelligent voice assistant comes in the form of an animated character named Azuma Hikari who serves as a companion of sorts.

Source: Business Insider


Brandt Varner, LG’s head of product management for home appliances, showed off the “craft ice” its new LG Signature refrigerator can make.

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Lovot, a companion robot made by Japanese robotics startup Groove X, zoomed around the show floor. The friendly looking robot starts at $3,000.

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Here, a Lovot robot got a cuddle from an attendee.


A man demonstrated Motion Pillow, an anti-snore device that detects and analyzes snoring patterns. If it senses that you’re snoring, it’ll automatically inflate to change the angle of your head.

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Source: Motion Pillow


Reachy, an open-source robot made by Pollen Robotics, is designed to be used for things like research and development, service, and customer experience.

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Source: Pollen Robotics


Byton showed its all-electric M-Byte SUV, which features a 48-inch display inside and is coming to the US in 2021.

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A woman tested out Lumini Home, an AI mirror that provides skincare analysis, which is made by South Korean company Lulu Lab.


Lumi by Pampers displayed its diaper that comes with an activity sensor. The Bluetooth system lets you monitor your baby’s sleep patterns and track whether their diaper needs to be changed.

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Source: Lumi by Pampers


LG demonstrated its Signature OLED R rollable TV, which rolls inside the speaker at the bottom when it’s not in use. The TV debuted at CES last year, but it’s finally going on sale in 2020 — with a reported $60,000 price tag.

Source: Business Insider


Taiwan’s Industrial Technology Research Institute demonstrated its MARS robot, or Mobile Arm Robot System. The autonomous robot is meant to be used for services like inventory checks or inspections.

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Source: ITRI


Yukai Engineering showed off Qoobo, a therapy robot that looks like a headless cat and wiggles its tail when you pet it.

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Source: Qoobo


For the third year running, Google built a massive booth outside of CES, complete with a colorful slide and a ball pit.

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Proctor & Gamble demonstrated Opte, a device that acts like real-life Photoshop: it automatically detects and conceals blemishes and age spots.


A woman tried out the YouCam makeup app, which uses facial mapping to virtually apply makeup to your face so you can try out different looks in real-time.

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Robotics company Neofect displayed a smart glove that’s designed to help stroke patients throughout rehab.

Source: Neofect


Charmin introduced RollBot, a delivery robot that will bring you a new roll of toilet paper if you run out.

Source: Business Insider


Japanese company Langualess showed off its dog harness that lets you track your pet’s heart rate so you can tell how it’s feeling.

Source: Langualess


Bath appliance company Kohler displayed its Numi 2.0 “intelligent toilet,” a $9,000 toilet that’s motion-activated and self-cleaning, heats up, has Bluetooth speakers built in, and comes with its own touchscreen remote control.

Source: Kohler