LG expands range of robots to explore new commercial possibilities

Electronics giant LG has expanded its portfolio of robots and says it is exploring a variety of commercial possibilities.

The company says the expansion of its robotics activity is a “key factor of LG’s transofrmation into an artificial intelligence company”.

Following the introduction of the company’s robot lineup a year ago, LG says it is continuing to “push the envelope” with the unveiling of three more work robots at CES 2018.

LG is introducing three new concept robots specifically developed for commercial use at hotels, airports and supermarkets.  Continue reading LG expands range of robots to explore new commercial possibilities

South Korea’s largest airport has hired robots made by LG to assist travellers

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The LG Airport Guide Robot

South Korea’s largest airport – Incheon International Airport, in Seoul – has given jobs to a number of robots made by LG Electronics. 

The mobile machines are designed to enable travellers to scan their tickets to get flight information and they can escort them to the flight gates.

Alternatively it can just provide directions to locations within the airport, complete with walking distances and times, or information about the traveller’s eventual destination, such as weather and other details.  Continue reading South Korea’s largest airport has hired robots made by LG to assist travellers

Vacuum cleaning robots invading homes all over the world

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Long-exposure photo showing path taken by Roomba in 45 minutes. Picture: Wikipedia

Other than washing the dishes, vacuuming the house is probably the most boring activity in the world, and probably only a very few sane humans would enjoy the activity. 

But household chores need to be done, and it is this human right to avoid boring tasks which the robots are exploiting to find their way into homes all over the world.

In the future, when we look back at how the robots took over everything, it’s probably not industrial robots which will be blamed – because they’re mostly caged off and controlled inside factories: it’s the vacuuming and other cleaning robots we should be scared of.

They might look innocent – with their rounded edges and small, apparently unintimidating size, maybe even reminiscent of a slow-moving pet cat, only better behaved – but vacuuming robots could be seen as the artificially intelligent machine army’s frontline infantry in the battle for the future of humanity, and they are gaining more and more floorspace every day.  Continue reading Vacuum cleaning robots invading homes all over the world

LG and Intel to develop 5G technology for connected cars

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Intel demonstrates its technology in a Yuneec unmanned aerial vehicle

LG and Intel are working together to bring 5G technologies to the car.

5G telematics delivers data faster than 4G LTE, even reducing latency when cars are traveling at high speeds, allowing for greater vehicle to vehicle, vehicle to infrastructure, and vehicle to pedestrian communication.

LTE stands for long term evolution, which basically is a relatively new communications network that has the capacity to evolve and improve over time, 5G being the next stage. Continue reading LG and Intel to develop 5G technology for connected cars