From sanitising robots to personalised perfume dispensers to creative automotive technology and innovative apps, cutting-edge products and high-tech advances from around the world are on display at the annual Consumer Electronics Show, which while normally one of the biggest and most crowded events held in Las Vegas, has this year been forced online. Marty Urick, a 15-year CES veteran told Al Jazeera that while there will not be the shoulder-to-shoulder crowds for which CES is famous, this year’s virtual gathering has its advantages, explaining that “in some ways, you might be able to see more because you’ll have the flexibility to be able to jump from place to place to place to place”.