Thursday, January 4, 2018

LG Rolling out Robots


Tech giant is rolling out new robots to replace workers in hotels, airports and supermarkets
  • South Korean tech giant LG Electronics said Thursday it will showcase three new "concept robots" at next week's consumer electronics show in Las Vegas
  • A McKinsey report released in November said that up to 800 million workers could be affected globally by automation and the rise of artificial intelligence
  • Tech companies are testing robots to carry out various tasks that could affect the services industry, which employs nearly 50 percent of the global workforce, according to the International Labour Organization

Drinks Suitcases & ShoppingLG is intent on making useful robots. Last year at CES it unveiled a pair of bots designed to clean up in airports and help travelers find their way around. Today, it announced a trio of new robots designed to help carry stuff — from drinks to suitcases to shopping.

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