LG Electronics is the latest to attempt to blend robotics with AI in the form of a home robot assistant.
The company recently announced this new offering and calls it a Smart Home Agent, likening it to Amazon’s Alexa but on wheels.
LG Electronics is a South Korean electronics company that was founded in 1958.
They are the second largest electronics maker in the world, after Samsung Electronics.
This AI agent integrates robotic, AI, and multi-modal technologies, functioning as both a home manager and companion.
LG markets the device as part of its “Zero Labor Home” line of products, seeking to enhance daily life through advanced functionalities.
The robot features a ‘two-legged’ wheel design, and LG’s AI agent autonomously navigates homes.
With articulate leg joints, it expresses emotions through movement and engages in verbal interactions.
Integrating voice and image recognition with natural language processing, the agent comprehends context, intentions, and engages in complex conversations, actively communicating with users.
Functioning as a mobile smart hub, LG’s AI agent controls IoT devices and appliances.
Enabled by Qualcomm Robotics RB5 Platform, it includes on-device AI features like face recognition, sensors for environmental data, pet monitoring, and security alerts.
Offering scalability, it autonomously patrols homes, conserves energy, greets users, discerns emotions, provides assistance, and manages household tasks, aiming to elevate the smart home experience.
LG’s innovative AI agent showcases a paradigm shift in smart home technology, emphasizing automation, user convenience, and a futuristic vision.
With this launch, LG seeks to establish a dominant position in the smart home market.