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LG Electronics' robot wins presidential award for best design

2017/12/11 10:57

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SEOUL, Dec. 11 (Yonhap) -- LG Electronics Inc. said Monday its cleaning robot deployed at Incheon International Airport won a presidential award for its friendly design, saying the company will continue to release more commercial robots down the road.

The South Korean tech giant said its robots currently deployed at Incheon International Airport won the presidential honor in the Good Design awards, hosted by the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy.

The robot earlier won a silver prize at the International Design Excellence Awards 2017 in August.

Shown in the picture is LG Electronics Inc.'s cleaning robot for airports, released by the company on Dec. 11, 2017. (Yonhap) Shown in the picture is LG Electronics Inc.'s cleaning robot for airports, released by the company on Dec. 11, 2017. (Yonhap)

LG Electronics said the robot is equipped with self-driving technologies, which can avoid obstacles, and is capable of sweeping airports efficiently based on its data base of maps.

The company's guidance robot also won the Korean Institute of Design Promotion CEO honor in the Good Design award.

Based on the voice-recognition platform, the guidance robot is capable of speaking Korean, English, Chinese and Japanese, providing airport visitors with locations of convenience facilities and shops.

LG Electronics said it will continue to expand the portfolio of commercial robots based on its competitiveness in designs.

Shown in the picture is LG Electronics Inc.'s guidance robot for airports, released by the company on Dec. 11, 2017. (Yonhap) Shown in the picture is LG Electronics Inc.'s guidance robot for airports, released by the company on Dec. 11, 2017. (Yonhap)

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