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LG partners with Robotis to develop self-driving module for robots

2018/10/01 10:00

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SEOUL, Oct. 1 (Yonhap) -- LG Electronics Inc. said Monday it has inked an agreement with service robot developer Robotis to collaborate in developing self-driving modules for mobile robots.

Under the agreement, LG Electronics and Robotis will each focus on developing software and hardware of mobile robots equipped with intelligent navigation technologies.

The South Korean tech giant acquired a 10.12 percent stake in Robotis in December last year. Established in 1999, Robotis provides actuators for robots globally.

The latest agreement comes in line with LG Electronics' latest efforts to expand its robot business as a new growth engine.

LG Electronics said the company plans to expand the portfolio of robot products under close cooperation with Robotis.

So far, LG Electronics has introduced eight robot products under the CLOi brand that carry out various tasks including guiding, cleaning and even mowing the lawn.