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LG to unveil robots at CES 2017, to challenge Amazon Echo and Google Home

LG’s new line of robots includes ‘Hub Robot’ with similar functionality as the Amazon Echo and Google Home.

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Audio: We have recently seen companies focusing on the audio chops of their smartphones. The Lenovo Vibe X3 is one that immediately comes to mind. Similarly, LG is giving this aspect enough attention and has partnered B&O PLAY, a subsidiary of Bang & Olufsen, for the G5. Both the companies will be offering 'powerful Hi-Fi audio features' on the upcoming smartphone.


At the ongoing CES 2017 in Las Vegas, LG is all set to unveil new robots which will showcase the company s advanced robot technologies and its innovations in artificial intelligence. The company announced that its robotic lineup will be able to navigate complex environments and decipher the most efficient and effective path to accomplish tasks . Also Read - iPhone selling in LG stores? Apple is apparently in talks for a new deal 

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Among the robots to be launched, LG s Hub Robot is poised to challenge the existing Google Home and Amazon Echo both of which work as a personal assistant and also helps control smart home products like thermostats, lights and entertainment systems. LG s Hub Robot like the Google Home and Amazon Echo will also as the company says double as a smart home gateway and a personal assistant for consumers . Other than that LG will also unveil more robots.

One of which includes a robot that will act as a helping tool in one s outdoor activities. This robot the company says will tend to one s yard and garden. LG s robot lineup further expands from personal home use to the public space as well. LG will showcase robots which are designed for commercial use in public spaces such as airports and hotels.” LG will unveil its new robot collection at the CES 2017 tomorrow at 8.00AM PST which is 9.30PM IST.

Amazon had launched the Amazon Echo back in 2014, which is a voice-activated smart wireless speaker. When launched initially, Amazon Echo was functioned to provide users with information like news, weather conditions, and help set alarm and also play songs. Over the years Amazon Echo upgraded with more functions added like giving health advice to its users, add events to Google Calendar and also order flowers for Mother s Day. Google followed suit by launching its Amazon Echo competitor, Google Home at its I/O 2016 event. Google Home is a hands-free voice activated interactive speaker that is programmed to perform simple tasks for its users. ALSO READ: CES 2017: Lenovo Smart Assistant is an Amazon Echo in disguise

With Google Home, one can enjoy music and entertainment, ask for information and do a lot more. Google Home is basically a Wi-Fi enabled speaker that makes use of Google s voice recognition, Google Assistant and Google Now. It can play music from the cloud and also allows one to access songs, podcast, playlist and genres. One can even send music from Android and iOS device via Google Cast. Furthermore,

Google Home allows control over videos and the content will appear on the TV connected with the Google Chromecast. Google Home also works as a voice activated remote control with smart home connectivity, allowing one to control the lights, thermostat, fans and also the Nest devices. ALSO READ: LG will reveal a Bluetooth speaker that can be worn around your neck at CES 2017

Among the other products to be launched by LG at the CES 2017 include a Bluetooth speaker that can be worn around the neck. LG s TONE Studio Bluetooth speaker provides a surround sound effect. Along with this LG will also unveil TONE Free wireless earbuds with a neckband for charging and other functions. LG is also expected to unveil floating Bluetooth speakers which it had announced on its social page ahead of the CES 2017 event. LG s floating Bluetooth speakers feature a 360-degree sound and come with a base that is its woofer station and the speakers float on top of it.

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  • Published Date: January 4, 2017 8:22 AM IST



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