This summer, Incheon airport is featuring some “new faces” in the form of robots designed by LG electronics – to help passengers find their way. 

The Airport Guide Robot is an intelligent information assistant for travellers, answering questions in four languages: English, Chinese, Japanese and Korean.

With a simple scan of a passenger’s ticket, the robot can provide detailed information about a flight’s boarding time and gate location, and even the weather of a traveler’s destination city. The airport robot offers directions to destinations inside the airport, along with estimated distances and walking times, and can even escort lost or late travellers to their gates, or any other airport location.

Troika, about the size of a teenager, is equipped with a visual display on its front that looks like a giant smartphone screen and can show flight information, an airport map and weather data. Its partly rounded head has a flat touchscreen face that displays blinking or smiling eyes or information.

Airport Cleaning Robot: Offering an Industrial-Size Clean

LG’s Airport Cleaning Robot is a super-sized robot vacuum equipped with a large-capacity dust canister as well as multiple brushes and motors. Capable of cleaning everything from tiles to carpet floors, this robot is equipped with the latest in smart sensors and multiple cameras to ensure a “safe, effective and powerful performance” in even the most crowded airports.

Multiple sensors using light detection and ranging (LIDAR) as well as sensitive bumpers which detect obstacles are employed throughout. Thanks to the use of simultaneous localisation and mapping (SLAM) technology, the robot is always aware of its location.