LG is designing robotic gadgets as home automation technology continues to grow and as demand from consumers to apply the power of robotics to meet their daily household needs to minimize the effort and time that goes into daily chores.
Moses Marji Marketing Director LG Electronics East and Central Africa says robots, gadgets, and interactive devices will be found throughout homes carrying out a number of tasks from turning lights on and off to feeding and caring for pets and plants in the near future unlike the present where people viewed them merely as machines capable of performing automated work.
A number of home appliances have been smartened up in the recent times including refrigerators, microwaves, washing machines, vacuum cleaners among others. That notwithstanding, consumers have not been able to fully reap the benefits of this smart technology owing to competing systems. The reality is that one of the biggest challenge has been how to bring together devices from multiple smart home ecosystems and making the Internet of Things (IoT) more accessible to the average consumer.
This has in turn sent LG designers back to the drawing board, a move that has seen it come up with the Home Robot. The LG Home Robot has the capability of tying the entire smart home together under a single-user friendly interface. The robot comes with a voice recognition technology that easily allows it to connect to other smart LG home appliances, uniting them into a single streamlined ecosystem.
The gadget is able to fuilfill the imagined role of robotic assistant despite its unorthodox shape and lack of mobility. It performs better alongside smaller robots to expand the power of the powe of the IoT to the entire house. In addition to a seamless ecosystem integration, the hub Robot utilizes advanced facial recognition software to provide a customized experience to each user.
Another robotic gadget recently rolled out is the LG Home-Bot Square which ushers in a whole new era of smart cleaning. It is equipped with advanced deep learning technology that makes it learn to recognize upcoming obstacles and instantly adjust its path. It square design allows for efficient corner cleaning. The cleaner has a feature that enables it to monitor the home while the owner is away. If the unit senses any movement, its integrated cameras automatically take photos of the room and send them to the homeowner’s smartphone.
LG also has a lawn mowing robot that rounds out the cleaning process by taking control of the homeowner’s yard. The futuristic robot is capable of accurately trimming any type of grass, maximizing its cutting performance as it adjusts its speed to approaching obastacles. With the Hom-Bot Square and the lawn Mowing Robot, consumers are guaranteed effective and effortless cleaning throughout the entire home.
In as much as this technology is not everybody’s cup of tea, as prices come down and the technology improves, it is certain that these little helper robots, and home automation gadgets will be making their way into more and more homes in the coming years.