New LG airport robots trialling in South Korea

18th of August 2017
New LG airport robots trialling in South Korea

Electronics giant LG is trialling new robots in South Korea's largest airport, in preparation for next year's Winter Olympics. Seoul's Incheon International Airport is currently home to two of the company's latest prototype bots: the Airport Guide Robot and the Airport Cleaning Robot.

Unveiled earlier this year, both bots do exactly what their names suggest. The Guide Robot roams the terminals, ready to provide travellers with directions and information about boarding times. It speaks four languages - Korean, English, Chinese, and Japanese - and users can even get it to scan their boarding pass to be escorted to their correct departure gate.

The Cleaning Robot, says LG, "detects the areas that require the most frequent cleaning, stores those locations in its database and calculates the most efficient routes to get there".

The company says these product launches show its ambition to "develop and expand its commercial robot business as a future growth engine".


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