LG presents line-up of robotic products at CES 2017

LG Electronics (LG) recently showcased its latest releases of intelligent robots at CES 2017, which ran from the 5 - 8 January, 2017, at the Las Vegas Convention Center in US.

Forming part of the company's latest developments in the artificial intelligence and IoT ecosystem, LG's line-up included a home robot that serves as a smart home gateway and intelligent home notification centre. The company also showcased advanced robots designed for use in airports and other public spaces.

Targeting the smart home market, LG's Hub Robot utilises Amazon Alexa's voice recognition technology to complete various household tasks through verbal commands.

Additionally, the unit is equipped with an interactive display that showcases a wide variety of information pertaining to the household, such as images of contents inside the refrigerator.

For the aviation space, LG is introducing both the Airport Guide Robot, an assistance robot for aiding travelers that will soon be seen in Seoul's Incheon International Airport, as well as LG's Airport Cleaning Robot. The latter is a large-sized robot vacuum equipped with a large-capacity dust canister as well as multiple brushes and motors.

Commenting during CES 2017, Song Dae-hyun, president of LG's Home Appliance & Air Solutions Company, shared: "LG has been involved in smart technology and robotics for many years with the HOM-BOT robot vacuum cleaner being our most visible consumer effort.

"Here at CES, we're demonstrating how we're taking the knowledge gleaned from years of research and applying that to various situations inside and outside the home," he added.