New line-up of intelligent robots shown by LG Electronics at CES in Las Vegas
11 January 2017
At the recent Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, NV, LG Electronics showed a new line-up of intelligent robots. These robots represent the company’s latest innovations in terms of artificial intelligence and developments in the IoT (Internet of Things) ecosystem. Among its creations is the Airport Guide Robot, which will be in service at Seoul’s Incheon International Airport in Korea later in 2017. This intelligent information assistant can answer a traveller’s questions in four languages – English, Chinese, Japanese and Korean. By simply scanning a ticket, a passenger will be provided with information about the flight’s boarding time and gate, plus the weather at the destination. The robot can provide directions to other amenities, estimated walking times, and can even escort the traveller if they are still unsure about where to go. LG has also launched the Airport Cleaning Robot – a super-sized robot vacuum cleaner with a large-capacity dust canister, and multiple brushes and cleaning modes. It will use sensors and cameras to ensure safe, efficient cleaning, avoiding obstacles and passengers. With simultaneous localization and mapping (SLAM) technology, the vacuum robot is always aware of its location.