LG and Naver agree to work together on guide robot

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LG and Naver agree to work together on guide robot

LG Electronics and portal operator Naver Wednesday agreed to jointly develop an advanced guidance robot based on the high-tech mobility platform.

LG Electronics and Naver’s R&D subsidiary signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to collaborate on research and development of robot technology, expanding on their discussions made during the recent Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas.

Under the agreement, the two Korean companies will explore ways to adopt Naver’s integrated location and mobility solution eXtended Definition & Dimension Map (xDM) in LG’s guide robot called Air Star to upgrade its function.

The xDM platform is an advanced mobility technology that can be used in both indoor and outdoor settings and accurately analyzes location data in real time.

“Based on LG Electronics’ know-how in artificial intelligence (AI) and autonomous driving, we will combine Naver’s software platform in our robots to provide differentiated value for our customers,” Roh Jin-seo, the head of the robotics business at LG Electronics, said during the signing ceremony at Naver Labs in Seongnam, south of Seoul.

Naver debuted its AI and other robotic technologies during this year’s CES, drawing attention from industry officials around the globe.

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