It’s CES season once again and you know what that means – time to show off some cool and goofy tech, including ROBOTS!
Leading the charge at CES 2022 is LG, with its showcase focused on “today’s innovations for a better tomorrow”, including a biiiiig delivery robot. We’re so here for LG doing robots again, especially after LG Robot CLOi kept having failures back at CES 2018. LG is back on the bots, it would seem.
LG’s big focus this year is on improving your life through tech and innovation. LG showed off a short filmed called A Better Life For You, which premiered with all of the other announcements during the LG livestream. If you’d like to watch LG’s CES 2022 livestream, you can find it here.
As a part of this short film, several pieces of tech were previewed by LG, including a standing fan, a door-to-door delivery robot, a private mobile display and a portable work space (that’s a weird one that we’ll get to), in addition to the few extra pieces of tech LG announced last week. Let’s jump in.
LG’s new robots
Robot’s at CES 2022? Hell yes. LG showed off the new “CLOi” service robots at CES 2022, which are apparently being readied to “roll into service”. They have cute faces and the delivery model looks like it has several litres of capacity, operating on wheels with what looks like a big antenna out the side. Three models are available – the GuideBot (for customer service), the ServeBot (a serving partner) and the Door-to-door delivery robot (for, you guessed it, deliveries), each with different purposes.
The delivery model looks like a cube on wheels, kinda like WALL-E. CES would be nothing without its goofy robots.
LG’s new displays
So far, LG has revealed a few pretty new displays as a part of CES 2022. Of course, LG also has a brand new range of OLED TVs, ranging from 42-inches to 97-inches. LG webOS TVs in 2022 will also be getting GeForce NOW support.
The first big tech reveal (and we mean big) is a conventional LG OLED TV, dubbed the “LG OLED evo Gallery Edition TV”, which uses a sleek form factor without compromising picture quality or brightness. The model shown through press images is quite a big boy (97-inches, in fact).
Another cool display is the “LG StanbyME” (actual name), which was initially revealed back in December. It looks like the stand being used has been changed slightly since its December debut, however, it’s still largely the same beast – a widely portable screen that can go anywhere and operate wirelessly.
A TV resembling a canvas, the LG Objet is a minimalistic TV with an attached fabric that can be raised or lowered to blend into the living space. It’s a bit like having a digital picture frame (Kind of like a Samsung Frame TV), doubling as more of a multimedia device.
The LG mobility concept solution
One of the weirder things we have to show you from LG’s CES reveals is the LG Omnipod, a portable lounge, entertainment centre or home office, intended for portable use.
It’s a concept device intended to blur the lines between the home and the car, giving us a concept of a future vehicle. It actually looks similar to the interior of the LG Connected Car concept shown at CES 2020, but just like back then, it’s just a concept.
The Omnipod is set to be an office away from office, shown off through press images at a campsite, even featuring what looks like a little minibar. It’s a weird concept and I’m totally here for it, go off LG.
LG home products
LG has a couple of new home products being shown off at CES 2022 this year, including a new washer-dryer set, the LG AeroTower (which is a standing fan) and the LG Tiiun, an indoor garden. You can find these devices in the LG Home area at CES 2022. LG also showed off an upgradable appliances service through its app, allowing customers to order upgrades for LG products easily.
Love your work, LG. Keep it up.
This post has been updated since it was first published.