LG teams up with the roboticist Dennis Hong


LG’s family of CLOi service robots, which includes GuideBot, ServeBot, ChefBot and UV robot, is an example of how diverse and useful these innovations can be. To help push the capabilities of its robots even further, the company’s Advanced Robotics Lab joined forces with the roboticist Dennis Hong. He is the founding director of the Robotics & Mechanisms Laboratory (RoMeLa) of the Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering Department at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). His research focuses on robot locomotion and manipulation, autonomous vehicles and humanoid robots, which has won him global notoriety and prestigious accolades including the National Science Foundation’s CAREER Award, SAE International’s Ralph R. Teetor Educational Award and the Freudenstein/General Motors Young Investigator Award from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). LG and Dennis Hong have been working closely together to develop more advanced and integrated robotic solution for the logistics sector that can manage every step of the order delivery process – from the warehouse to the customer’s front door. In addition to producing an efficient, high-tech system that will add value to the logistics industry locally and globally, LG hopes the collaboration with Dennis Hong will serve to promote advances in robotics technology to a wider audience. Moreover, the insight and guidance Dr. Hong has shared with the Advanced Robotics Lab is expected to have a lasting, positive impact on LG’s robot business.