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Sunday, January 09, 2011

LG Thinq Automates Home Tasks

One of the things we actively looked at in the innovation centers was how changes in home appliances could alter the use of enabling products such as detergents.  While it was interesting to think about broad robotic solutions,  a more likely short range solution would look at the transitions between home appliances, and how knowledge about product needs could be leveraged.  The Korean company LG is known for advanced concept work in this area.  Here are some new examples from the recent CES show.  Interoperability and Smartphone App operation are now often included.  Unfortunately, though advanced, these all appear to be at the concept stage only.  Includes video.

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