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January 3, 2024
LG Electronics (LG) is set to reveal its smart home robot at CES 2024, taking place Jan. 9-12 in Las Vegas.
Designed to create a ‘zero labor home’, the small-scale, wheeled robot uses AI and multi-model technologies to move independently around a home, offering surveillance and environmental monitoring capabilities to take on household chores.
Described as a 'moving' smart home hub, the robot connects to and controls smart home appliances and household IoT devices, turning these off or on depending on environmental data collected, such as temperature and humidity.
The robot is also intended as a companion to users, and LG’s design features voice and image recognition along with natural language processing to enable greater ease of communication.
“The intelligent device can verbally interact with users and express emotions through movements made possible by its articulated leg joints,” LG said in a press release. “Moreover, the use of multi-modal AI technology, which combines voice and image recognition along with natural language processing, enables the smart home AI agent to understand context and intentions as well as actively communicate with users.”
According to the company, the AI agent can even act as a pet monitor and security guard, “providing users with the ability to see and care for their pets remotely and sending alerts if any unusual activity is detected.”
The robot can also help homeowners conserve energy by connecting with a smart outlet and turning off unused devices throughout the house.
"Our groundbreaking smart home AI agent combines cutting-edge autonomous mobility and AI technologies with advanced communication capabilities and services to help free customers from household chores," said Lyu Jae-cheol, president of LG’s home appliance company. "A smart life solution company, LG will continue to help customers experience a smarter, more enjoyable life at home."
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Assistant Editor, IoT World Today
Scarlett Evans is the assistant editor for IoT World Today, with a particular focus on robotics and smart city technologies. Scarlett has previous experience in minerals and resources with Mine Australia, Mine Technology and Power Technology. She joined Informa in April 2022.
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