Following the introduction of its commercial robots in 2017, LG Electronics will unveil three new work robots at CES 2018.
The new concepts, specifically developed for commercial use at hotels, airports and supermarkets,come under LG's new "CLOi" robot brand: the CLOi serving robot, CLOi porter robot and CLOi shopping cart robot follow in the footsteps of the CLOi airport guide robot and the CLOi airport cleaning robot.
The airport robots are already deployed in a trial at South Korea's Incheon International Airport, and they will take on the thousands of visitors that travel through Seoul on their way to Pyeongchang.
Also part of the expanding CLOi family are the CLOi lawn mowing robot and the affable CLOi hub robot, which recently participated in a trial at one of Korea's largest financial institutions by providing information and servicing customers at the bank's branches.
The CLOi serving robot, featuring a built-in sliding tray, will deliver food and beverage to guests of hotels and visitors to airport lounges. When the delivery is confirmed, the serving robot will make it way back to the kitchen in-dependently.
The CLOi porter robot will help minimize inconvenience for travelers by reducing slow service and long wait times. This robot can also facilitate express check-in and check- out service by handling payment and delivering luggage to a waiting vehicle in a fraction of the time.
The CLOi shopping cart robot includes a barcode reader that customers can use to scan items and view product prices as they're placed within the robot's bin. The robot's "face" will also display all items on the shopping list and through a smartphone app will guide the consumer through the store via the most efficient route.
LG's CLOi robots are being developed in parallel with LG ThinQ, the company's AI brand for consumer electronics and home appliances.