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LG Electronics to Launch Updated Version of Wearable LG CLOi SuitBot at CES 2019

At CES 2019, LG Electronics (LG) will launch an updated edition of its wearable CLOi SuitBot beside a suite of optimized service robots approaching commercialization.

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The wearable LG CLOi SuitBot reduces stress by supporting the lower body while lifting and bending; on the other hand, the optimized CLOi service robots—namely, ServeBot, PorterBot, and CartBot—will exhibit their more sophisticated capabilities rendered feasible by LG’s continuously evolving AI and robotics know-how.

Originally launched in Berlin last fall, the upgraded LG CLOi SuitBot supports the waist of a user and enhances their own muscle power to minimize the risk of injury and fatigue while carrying out physically demanding tasks like lifting and lowering heavy loads. SuitBot improves the flexibility of the user by allowing 50° extension and 90° flexion of the waist. It is activated when the wearer bends at an angle of 65° and disengages when the user stands in an upright position. The wearable robot has the ability to operate for 4 hours on a single charge and can be recharged in just an hour.

First presented to the public at CES 2018, ServeBot, PorterBot, and CartBot are developed for environments like supermarkets, airports, malls, and hotels to carry groceries, transport luggage, help customers, and deliver meals. The innovative LG CLOi service robots have been upgraded with a more sophisticated autonomous navigation system and also optimized connectivity to enable communication with mechanisms such as automatic doors and elevators.

LG CLOi robots use AI technology to study the usage patterns of customers to constantly learn and enhance performance. LG CLOi is provided with touch displays and voice recognition to enable natural interaction with customers and can perform highly complicated tasks like processing payments and answering questions. These intelligent robots are developed to operate independently, navigating to a charging station during low power conditions, returning to work upon being fully recharged, and carrying out everyday self-diagnosis and automatic reporting.

The progress made by our entire robot lineup points to our commitment to deliver a robotic solution for the real world in the very near future. With the ability to analyze and understand the surrounding environment, LG CLOi service robots are the culmination of significant investment in automation and artificial intelligence R&D.

Jin Seo Roh, Senior Vice President, Head of Robotics Business, LG Electronics USA.

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