The AI war just got better. On the day two of the ongoing CES 2017, LG announced a host of products across categories including home appliances, robots, and TVs. One of the key announcements was the debut of LG s new AI-enabled robots. The company announced three new robots powered by LG s DeepThinq artificial intelligence technology. These robots include the Alexa-competitor LG Hub Robot, an Airport Guide Robot the size of a teenager, and a smart Lawn Moving Robot. Also Read - iPhone selling in LG stores? Apple is apparently in talks for a new dealAlso Read - Samsung and LG confirm presence at in-person CES 2022
The LG Hub Robot is an intelligent home robot that not only takes voice commands but also connects to other smart home devices. Similar to how the Google Home or Amazon Echo home speakers work, the LG Hub Robot also recognizes voice instructions to carry out functions. Available additionally in a mini size, the LG Hub Robot can set reminders, tell you about the day s schedule from laundry to weather, and also recommend music. Akin to how AI-powered devices work, the LG Hub Robot also self-learns and makes recommendations according to the user behavior. Also Read - This Qualcomm chip bug affects around 30 percent of phones globally: Report
The Airport Guide Robot, as the name suggests, is a robot that is aimed at guiding passengers seamlessly find their way across large public spaces such as airports or hotels. The AI-based helper features roller wheels at its bottom with LEDs for identification even in dim lit areas. It houses a camera that could scan the boarding pass for passengers, especially the elderly, to help them navigate to the exact gate to board their flight. ALSO READ: Xiaomi to launch an all-new global product at CES 2017
LG Lawn Mowing Robot is another smart robot that is layered with artificial intelligence. The smart robot will use sensors to track its way around the yard and then back to its charging dock. A cleaning robot, dubbed CordZero is capable of spinning 115,000 RPM (Rotations Per Minute). It further comes with collision detection system that intelligently identifies obstacles. Another cleaning robot for airpots, dubbed the LG Airport Cleaning Robot is capable of distinguishing between obstacles. So for example, if you come in between the robot s way while cleaning, it will politely ask you to step aside, instead of making you trip over it.
Other than the smart robots, the company introduced other home appliances such as the LG Twin Wash washing machine, new range of LG Air conditioners, and LG Smart Refrigerators, all of which come with AI capabilities and machine learning. So the Twin Wash washing machine for example can control the temperature of the water flowing in it based on the environment around, or run a second rinse cycle if the environment is naturally very dusty.
Similarly, the range of smart air conditioners with DeepThinq are capable of learning user habits and tweak temperature and settings accordingly. If there is one particular room which is used the most, then the air conditioners will automatically moderate the temperature based on the level and time of occupancy. ALSO READ: CES 2017: LG launches new range of Super UHD TVs and OLED Wallpaper TV
In terms of smart refrigerators, LG unveiled the LG Smart Insta View refrigerator which integrates the WebOS from the world of smart TVs and brings the capabilities to the ubiquitous refrigerator. The smart refrigerator comes with a knock knock and smart tag feature. These features essentially show you what s inside the refrigerator without you having to open the door. Additionally, the refrigerator comes with a built-in camera and a display that works like a digital notepad for all your reminders. Furthermore, LG has integrated the power of Amazon s digital assistant Alexa. With this integration, you can practically talk to the refrigerator to tell you what s inside and whether you need to get groceries on your way back home.