LG Electronics revealed on July 21 that, effective immediately, they would deploy their guide and cleaning robots at South Korea’s Incheon International Airport as part of a trial program.
According to the nation’s Yonhap News Agency, the guide robots are equipped with speech recognition software developed by LG that supports Korean, English, Chinese and Japanese.
They can provide information about flights, boarding gates, airport facilities and shops. When necessary, they can even take travelers to where they want to go.
According to the report, the cleaning robots can dodge obstacles when carrying out cleaning tasks, and can automatically plan out the most efficient cleaning route based on the airport’s floor plans stored in their database.
The report also says the airport robots mark an important step in the company’s efforts to expand its share in the market for commercial robots, which it hopes will be a major new line of development in the future.
Source article: http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/lang/archives/2017/07/30/2003675548