Gold-medal gadgets: Helpful, friendly robots buzzing around Olympics

November 29, 2019

first_imgJohn Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Local companies teamed with South Korea’s Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning to put the country’s best and most innovative technology on display during the Winter Games.There’s a robot cleaner that looks a lot like R2-D2 of the “Star Wars” movie franchise, but this husky gizmo vacuums the carpeted floors and keeps them spic and span _ and without any sarcastic beeps and blips.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutJust outside the main dining hall in the Gangneung media village, a friendly and helpful little gadget plays music and approaches projects the weather forecast for the area, along with the daily event schedules for the games.A short snack robot zips around the hallways in the media centers that acts as a mobile vending machine, offering items such as bottled water. Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH In this April 10, 2017, photo, an LG Electronics’s cleaning robot moves to clean the floor at the Incheon International Airport in Incheon, South Korea. APPYEONGCHANG, South Korea — Give these robots a gold medal.While the athletes are wowing fans with their world-class abilities in skiing, skating and snowboarding, the big stars at the media centers around the Olympics are the fancy gadgets buzzing and whirring through the hallways.ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics01:35U.S. urges Japan, South Korea to share intel01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Also on display in media center 2 in the Alpensia Resort is a fish tank filled with, you guessed it, robot fish. They swim around and act just like real sea critters – except that they don’t need to be fed and there’s no messy cleanup.Several of the robots had already been tested over the last year at Incheon International Airport, which also has a few multilingual robot guides _ particularly helpful as tourists, fans and journalists from hundreds of countries descend upon the area for the Pyeongchang Games. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Read Nextcenter_img Whoops! Wardrobe malfunction mars Olympic debut for ice dancers MOST READ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC View comments 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises AFP official booed out of forum LATEST STORIESlast_img

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