LG’s next robot is more than ChatGPT on wheels

LG AI Assistant
Pictured: LG Smart Home AI Assistant
// It wouldn't be CES without a few robots.
Fergus Halliday
Dec 28, 2023
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Published on December 27, 2023

CES is only a week or two away, but LG is already discussing the robots, laptops and home entertainment tech it plans to bring to the tradeshow. The most eye-catching item here is the new LG Smart Home AI Assistant.

Built under the banner of the brand's broader vision of a "Zero Labour Home", the two-legged robot is a blend of portable smart home hubs, security cameras and voice assistants. At a glance, it looks pretty similar to the likes of Amazon's Astro.

Under the hood, the LG Smart Home AI Assistant is powered by Qualcomm's RB5 chipset. The unit also features a built-in camera, speaker, humidity, temperature, and air sensors.

Aside from having legs, the big difference between this and LG robots of the past (like the CLOi ServeBot) is that the new LG Smart Home AI Assistant is capable of multi-model and natural language processing. The big picture pitch here is that it's able to interpret context from both what it sees and what you say to it.

For example, the LG Smart Home AI Assistant is able to patrol your home when you aren't around and help you save on energy by remotely turning off unused smart appliances around the house.

According to LG's president of Home Appliance & Air Solution Lyu Jae-cheol, the goal here is to offer a hyper-personalised AI agent that can keep your smart home under control when you aren't around and manage it in a way that suits your mood when you are.

“Our groundbreaking smart home AI agent combines cutting-edge autonomous mobility and AI technologies with advanced communication capabilities and services to help free customers from household chores,” he said.
LG AI Assistant

No word yet on a price and when or if the finished product will ever arrive on Australian shores, but LG will be showing it (as well as a bunch of new laptops, TVs and other appliances) off at CES in Las Vegas from 7 January through to 11 January 2024.

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Fergus Halliday
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Fergus Halliday
Fergus Halliday is a journalist and editor for Reviews.org. He’s written about technology, telecommunications, gaming and more for over a decade. He got his start writing in high school and began his full-time career as the Editor of PC World Australia. Fergus has made the MCV 30 Under 30 list, been a finalist for seven categories at the IT Journalism Awards and won Most Controversial Writer at the 2022 Consensus Awards. He has been published in Gizmodo, Kotaku, GamesHub, Press Start, Screen Rant, Superjump, Nestegg and more.

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