CES 2017: LG unveils an army of handy robots: HUB, Airport and more...


LG announced today at CES 2017 in Las Vegas a new lineup of intelligent robots, as part of the company’s innovations in artificial intelligence and developments in the IoT ecosystem, the lineup includes a home robot and robots designed for airports.


starting with the home robot Hub, Hub connecting the other smart application in home, as well as using Amazon Alexa’s voice recognition technology to complete household tasks such as turning on the air conditioner or changing a dryer cycle with simple verbal commands. 

Play music, set alarms, create reminder memos and provide weather and more are the abilities of Hub Robot.

Additionally, the interactive display that can showcase a wide variety of information.


With its friendly design, LG’s Hub Robot can interact with the entire family in a variety of different ways. It can move and swivel in place, as well as express a wide range of emotions by displaying a face on its display. The Hub Robot is always aware of activities inside the home, such as when family members leave, come home and go to bed. And because the Hub Robot is able to distinguish different family members’ faces with its camera, it can be programmed with a different greeting for each family member.

LG also introduce mini-robots equipped with a sleek visual display, these mini robots are extensions of the Hub Robot and can perform many of the same functions.


The Korean manufacturer announced Airport Guide Robot as well. is an intelligent information assistant for travelers, answering questions in four languages: English, Chinese, Japanese and Korean. With a simple scan of a passenger’s ticket, the robot can provide detailed information about a flight’s boarding time and gate location, and even the weather of a traveler’s destination city. The airport robot offers directions to destinations inside the airport, along with estimated distances and walking times, and can even escort lost or late travelers to their gates, or any other airport location.

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