Yesterday, LG Electronics officially announced the company will showcase its advancements in artificial intelligence at the Las Vegas Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in January. A set of robots will be the star at LG’s presentation.
According to a press release, the robots will be able to navigate complex environments and find efficient ways to accomplish with a series of tasks based on the everyday life.
LG’s robot collection will premiere at the CES press conference on January 4 at 8:00 AM PST, which will take place at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. The droids will also be at LG’s booth in the Las Vegas Convention Center from January 5 to 8.
LG will unveil three different robots
LG spokespeople explained these robots come from “technologies already found in the LG HOM-BOT automated vacuum cleaner,” and that people will be able to employ them at their homes, the outdoors, and public spaces.
Their lineup will include LG’s new Hub Robot for home use, which is both a “smart home gateway” and a “personal assistant.” The second will be a gardener robot which is able to take care of people’s backyards.
LG will also include a model designed “for commercial use in public spaces such as airports and hotels,” and did not add any further details about it. The company might be keeping it a surprise, as this would be a real game changer for commercial robotics.
Robotics and Artificial Intelligence go hand in hand
Advancements in the field of robotics appeared to receive less attention than breakthroughs in artificial intelligence, even though they’re both closely related.
This year saw many new robots come to life, and while most of them did so behind closed doors (such as the Atlas lineup featured above), others received the center stage in prestigious events and some of them even got a job in a big company.
Hanson Robotics unveiled ‘Sophia,’ which might be their best creation yet. The stunning life-like robot can both impress and terrify. She made quite an appearance at last year’s CES and the South By Southwest (SXSW) Festival.
Jonathan Zornow, from Seattle, created an entirely functional sewing robot, taking another step towards the end of hard labor. In Japan, students at the University of Tokio introduced a new way for their humanoid Kengoro robot to cool off, they made him do pushups.