LG Electronics and CJ Logistics sign a big robot MOU
LG Electronics has signed a robot deal with CJ Logistics as companies struggle to win in the highly competitive market for moving, storing and delivering goods.
The memorandum of understanding between the two companies is for the co-development of logistics robots and software for warehouses. It was signed Wednesday at the TES Innovation Center, a CJ Logistics warehouse in Dongtan, Gyeonggi.
The goal is to establish a robotics control system customized for each logistics center and to develop a robot system to automate the order-picking process at warehouses.
LG will supply robots that can carry a large number of packages and control systems at the CJ Logistics logistics center in Gonjiam, Gyeonggi, next month at the earliest.
"Logistics robots require an advanced level of technologies, from artificial intelligence to 5G network, in order to control a large number of robots simultaneously and effectively," said LG Electronics Executive Vice President Jang Ik-hwan, who is leading the company's business solution unit.
"LG Electronics will run its robotics business centering on solution services, based on our technological capabilities accumulated by operating robots in various settings."
Logistics robot systems require autonomous driving technologies, high-speed 5G network connections and data processing capability as a large number of units have to move simultaneously in complex and wide spaces inside warehouses.
LG Electronics developed the CLOi CarryBot, which automatically sets its path to carry packages at warehouses, unlike previous carrier vehicles that followed a pre-determined path.
LG Electronics finished the conformity assessment test of the CLOi CarryBot last month and had trial runs of the robots at large logistics centers, the company said.
The company plans to develop a delivery robot system as well, which delivers parcels from the logistics centers to the end consumers.
BY SHIN HA-NEE [firstname.lastname@example.org]