CES: LG Expands IoT Ecosystem with Lineup of Futuristic Robotic Products

By Ken Briodagh January 06, 2017

This week at CES 2017 in Las Vegas, LG Electronics is showing off its new lineup of intelligent robots as part of the company's innovations in artificial intelligence and developments in the IoT ecosystem. The lineup includes a home robot that doubles as a smart home gateway and intelligent home notification center and advanced robots designed for use in airports and other public spaces.

Hub Robot: Creating a Smarter Home

The Hub Robot takes the concept of the smart home to the next level. By connecting to other smart appliances in the home, the Hub Robot uses Amazon Alexa’s voice recognition technology to complete household tasks such as turning on the air conditioner or changing a dryer cycle with simple verbal commands. It has an interactive display that can show users a wide variety of information such as images of contents inside of the refrigerator and recipes complete with step-by-step audio instructions. It can also provide everyday conveniences like the ability to play music, set alarms, create reminder memos and provide weather and traffic updates.

Airport Robots: Air Travel's Best Friend

LG’s expansion of its intelligent services ecosystem now includes the Airport Guide Robot, which will soon be in use at Seoul, Korea’s Incheon International Airport. This intelligent information assistant for travelers can answer questions in four languages, English, Chinese, Japanese and Korean. With a scan of a passenger’s ticket, it can provide detailed information about a flight’s boarding time, gate location, and the weather in the destination city. The airport robot offers directions to destinations inside the airport, along with estimated distances or walking times, and can even escort lost or late travelers to their gates, or any other airport location.

The LG Airport Cleaning Robot is a giant robot vacuum equipped with a large-capacity dust canister and multiple brushes and motors. It can clean tile and carpet, using smart sensors and multiple cameras to ensure good performance. Multiple light detection and ranging sensors, and sensitive bumpers, detect obstacles, and simultaneous localization and mapping technology keeps the robot always aware of its location.

Lawn Mowing Robot
LG’s Lawn Mowing Robot adapts long-standing vacuum technology to trim grass accurately, reliably and safely. Equipped with many of the same sensors and bumpers found in the airport robot, the Lawn Mowing Robot recognizes its own location and the location of every obstacle in sight. Designed to maximize cutting performance, this robot employs a fast-moving blade and the side wire simplifies the ordinarily-complicated installation process, making it user-friendly.

“To build upon LG's early consumer success with the HOM-BOT robot vacuum cleaner, the company has expanded upon its innovations in smart technology and robotics to unveil the most dramatic lineup of robots yet,” said David VanderWaal, VP, Marketing, LG Electronics USA. “Each robot prioritizes consumer experience and convenience at forefront, both inside and outside the home.”

Edited by Alicia Young

Editorial Director

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