LG is to use CES 2018 in Las Vegas next week to
unveil three concept robots specifically developed for commercial
use at hotels, airports and supermarkets.
All part of LG’s new CLOi (pronounced KLOH-ee)
robot brand, the Serving Robot, Porter Robot and Shopping Cart
Robot follow in the footsteps of the
Airport Guide Robot and the
Airport Cleaning Robot that recently completed successful trial
runs at Korea’s Incheon International Airport.
The Lawn Mowing
Robot and the affable Hub Robot, which recently participated in a
trial at one of Korea’s largest financial institutions providing
information and servicing customers at the bank’s branches, are
also part of the CLOi family.
“As an important part of our future growth engine, LG
is committed to expanding its portfolio of robots that can deliver
real convenience and innovation in our customers’ lives,” said Ryu
Hye-jung, head of the smart solution business division of LG’s
Home Appliance & Air Solutions Company. “We will continue to
develop a wide range of products across commercial and home robots
while seeking new opportunities to contribute to the advancement
of the robotics industry.”
The purpose of the
Serving Robot is to deliver meals and drinks to guests and
customers at hotels and airport lounges quickly and efficiently.
The robot can deliver food or refreshments around the clock and
with its built-in sliding tray, present the tray to the customer
for easy removal. Once the delivery is confirmed, the Serving
Robot makes its way back on its own.
deliver luggage to guests’ rooms, the Porter Robot can also handle
express check-in and check-out services and take care of payment,
allowing busy guests to check-out and have their luggage delivered
to a waiting car.
With the help of LG’s Shopping Cart Robot,
customers can scan items using a barcode reader on the robot to
view product prices and see their complete shopping list on the
face display. The robot can also guide shoppers to the products
they select on a smartphone app.
CES, formerly the International Consumer
Electronics Show, will take place at World Trade Center Las Vegas
place from 9 to 12 January 2018.