LG's robot invasionLG is getting into robotics with a cute incarnation of Alexa for the home that can recognize your face and entertain your kids, a giant robot vacuum and roving airport assistant.
LG is betting on a robot business this year with a new line of electronic assistants for the home and the business. There's a lawn mower robot, a vacuum robot, a massive vacuum robot and an airport assistant. But the head of the robot family is perhaps the adorable hub robot. And its mini made version. Consider this guy a computer version of the Alexa. In fact, it's powered by the Amazon voice command system. And can accomplish pretty much the same tasks and then some. The Hub can tackle questions, voice commands, and control other smart appliances. But it's also equipped with a camera and screen display with facial recognition. This means it's capable of recognizing each member of your family to, say, entertain your kids with the [UNKNOWN] or read them a story. The much larger, and not quite as cute, airport guide will be tested at the airport in South Korea right after CES. Just scan your boarding pass and it can tell you everything you need to know about your flight in four languages or escort you to your gate. And the other monster robot is also meant for the airport, but this one actually cleans up as it goes through the gate. It is a massive vacuum that can detect humans with it's cameras and sensors to move around them or tell them to move out of the way. Look for the airport robots next time you are in the Inchon International Airport while the two hubs should be in stores before the end of the year according to LG.