LG has announced the launch of a new AI bipedal robot that promises to make life easier and more enjoyable for pets and families. The robot, which will debut at CES 2024 of Las Vegas, boasts a wide range of features, from notification when the air conditioner fails to turn off during your absences to supervising your pets while you are at work.
A bipedal friend for four-legged friends
The robot is powered by Qualcomm's Robotics RB5 platform, a mix of hardware and software that powers the robot's AI program. Among its capabilities stand out facial and voice recognition, the ability to interpret the emotions of surrounding people and the ability to converse.
LG says the robot will be able to greet you at the door, analyze your mood, and play music to lift your mood or put you to sleep. He might even “express his emotions” (watch out, huh?) by changing your posture thanks to the leg joints.
Little guardian always around
The robot is equipped with a camera on its face, a speaker and various sensors scattered around its "body", which allow it to navigate, speak and listen. It can also measure indoor air quality and temperature, although it is yet to be clarified whether it can be connected to a smart home system and control, so to speak, the thermostat.
LG has not yet answered this question and also regarding the price (a very interesting parameter for evaluating the whole new market of upcoming AI assistants) the company has stated that it will be announced later.
LG bipedal robot: will it be successful? I can't say it like that, offhand
LG's AI biped robot represents an interesting evolution of current smart home devices. It offers greater flexibility and autonomy compared to fixed models, and above all it leads the way for "physical" assistants in our homes.
We will soon see if it turns out to be a toy or a valid help. It will be interesting to see how this robot is received by consumers and what other features will be revealed at CES 2024. We'll talk about it again in a week.