Star wars pair landed on Incheon Int’l Airport!?

Star wars pair landed on Incheon Int’l Airport!?

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One talks much, and the other works diligently. The pair of robots LG Electronics officially announced launching its operation reminds me of C-3PO and R2-D2.  For both Guide and Cleaning robot, you might encounter trial testing at Incheon airport since Februaly 2017, which allowed LG to improve noise reduction, countermeasures to accidents or malfunctions. Want to meet them? Next Winter Olympics will be in Pyeongchang, Korea. Must come.
  • When: Present (July 2017~)
  • Where: Incheon International Airport, Korea (map)
  • What: 5 of each following type of robot;
    • Airport Guide Robot “Troika”:
      • size: 140 cm hight, about 130 kg weight?
      • interaction: touch screen display, voice recognition,  speak 4 languages (Korean, English, Chinese, Japanese)
      • function: scan boarding pass and escort passengers to gate, show airport map/flight info/weather
    • Airport Cleaning Robot:
      • size: ??
      • function: dusting and cleaning, autonomous navigation (w/SLAM map), effective route calculation, obstacle avoidance
  • Eligibility: Flight passenger at the airport
Source
Press Release “LG AIRPORT ROBOTS TAKE OVER KOREA’S LARGEST AIRPORT“, LG Electronics, 21st July 2017
Daily Mail Online, James Draper “The Terminal-aters: South Korean airport introduces check-in ROBOTS that interact with passengers and even accompany them to their gate!” 4th July 2017
Interesting Engineering “LG’s Airport Robots Will Begin Assisting Travelers in Korea’s Largest Airport” 22th July 2017 ,
Pulse by Maeil Business News Korea, Kim Dong-eun, “LG Elec’s fleet of robotic cleaners and guides goes to work at Incheon Airport” 21st July 2017

 

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