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New robots trialling in S. Korea airport

Electronics giant LG is trialling new robots — the Airport Guide Robot and the Airport Cleaning Robot– in South Korea’s largest airport, in preparation for next year’s Winter Olympics.

Unveiled earlier this year, both bots do exactly what their names suggest. The Guide Robot roams the terminals, ready to provide travellers with directions and information about boarding times. It speaks four languages — Korean, English, Chinese, and Japanese – and users can even get it to scan their boarding pass to be escorted to their correct departure gates.

The Cleaning Robot can detect the areas that require the most frequent cleaning, stores those locations in its database and calculate the most efficient routes to get there.

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