LG to unveil new robots at CES

LG to unveil new robots at CES

Seoul, South Korea-based LG Electronics Inc. has revealed plans to introduce the world to a number of new robots at the consumer electronics show (CES) in Las Vegas on Wednesday this week.

Among the new robots that LG has plans to show at CES is the “Hub Robot,” which will challenge Google’s Home and Amazon’s Echo robots. These are voice activated personal assistants that also help users in controlling smart home products like lights, thermostats and entertainment systems. These robots accomplish tasks using AI technology.

The South Korean company is also expected to unveil a robot that will tend to its owner’s yard and garden. Some other models, designed for commercial use for improving the experience for travelers at places like airports, will be unveiled on Jan. 4th.

Back in 2012, LG tested out its own personal assistant called Quick Voice in its home country. Quick Voice was LG’s version of Apple’s Siri and Samsung’s S Voice. It showed its worth in various fields, including gathering stock prices, sports score, news, weather, as well as handling tasks like conducting web searches.

Organized by Consumer Technology Association, CES is an annual trade show of global consumer electronics and consumer technology that takes place every January at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.