Robots serve not only to satisfy sexual fantasies (which is not without raising important debates). Our robotic friends are also very practical in everyday life.
LG deployed a fleet of robots at Incheon Airport in Seoul, Korea. This is not the first time we hear about these devices that have like a false look of Eve, the robot of Wall-E. The manufacturer had presented them a few months ago, and they had begun to pace the aisles of the airport during a beta test phase.
These five months of life-size testing enabled LG engineers to refine the functionality of their robots and improve their performance. It seems that the last set-ups gave satisfaction, it was time to throw them alone in front of passers-by and passengers … even if these robots continue to be considered in the testing phase.
At the moment, two robots are in service. The first is a guide, the other a robot assigned to cleaning. The first includes four languages (Korean, English, Chinese and Japanese) thanks to speech recognition technology developed by LG. This robot can tell where a restaurant is, or accompany travelers in search of their boarding gate.
The cleaning robot knows where the airport’s places are a bit dirty. Undoubtedly one will find it often in the toilet …