The Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas is just days away, but LG hasn’t been waiting for CES to unveil some of the products it’ll showcase there. We’ve already learned that the company has a new wearable speaker and wireless headphones, a portable levitating speaker, and some new phones.
Now LG says it’s also bringing robots to the show.
There aren’t a lot of details yet, but LG says it’ll have a whole line of robots, including some for use in and around the home and some for commercial applications. LG already has an automated vacuum cleaner, but describes the new models as the company’s first “non-cleaning robots.”
They’ll use AI to navigate terrain and interact with other smart products.
For example, the new LG Hub Robot is a home robot, a smart home gateway for interacting with smart locks, lights, and thermostats, among other things, and a “personal assistant.” While LG hasn’t released any pictures or specs, I imagine that this is LG’s answer to the Asus Zenbo.
The robot butler era has almost arrived.
LG also plans to preview a robot with “capabilities for tending to one’s yard and garden.” I don’t know if that means it rakes leaves or mows lawns, or if it can perform more sophisticated actions like giving plants an appropriate amount of water or removing weeds.
The company also has robots for “commercial use in public spaces such as airports and hotels.”
We should learn more about these robots during LG’s CES press conference on January 4th.