LG Launches Smart Home Robotic Hub

LG Electronics showcased a new lineup of intelligent robots at CES as part of its innovations in artificial intelligence and developments in the IoT ecosystem, including its take on the smart home hub.

The Hub Robot is said to double as a smart home gateway and intelligent home notification center. The hub connects to other smart appliances in the home, and uses Amazon Alexa’s voice recognition technology to complete household tasks such as turning on an air conditioner or changing a dryer cycle with verbal commands. It is equipped with an interactive display that can showcase a wide variety of information such as images of contents inside a refrigerator and recipes complete with step-by-step audio instructions.

According to the company, while the Hub Robot works best when placed in common areas of the house where family members tend to gather, such as the kitchen or the living room, it will also introduce mini robots that can be placed in other rooms in the house.

“To build upon LG’s early consumer success with the Hom-Bot robot vacuum cleaner, the company has expanded upon its innovations in smart technology and robotics to unveil the most dramatic lineup of robots yet,” said David VanderWaal, vp/marketing for LG Electronics USA. “Each robot prioritizes consumer experience and convenience at the forefront, both inside and outside the home.”