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CES 2018: Robot fails onstage during live reveal

It's the nightmare scenario for any spokesperson: Your much-hyped product fails in front of a live audience at the industry's biggest showcase.

The onstage fail was particularly embarrassing because it was part of a demonstration of LG's ThinQ artificial intelligence technology, which will soon come standard in all of LG's smart home appliances.

The robot, which bears a striking resemblance to Jibo, is supposed to respond to voice commands and play ringleader for all your LG appliances.

LG, which is betting big on robots with a new line that includes a shopping cart bot, a hotel porter, and a drinks-serving robot, is probably a little anxious right now.

The silence of LG's CLOi robot at CES is deafening

LG's CLOi robot got a case of stage fright.  The adorable white, curvy CLOi, who stands less than a foot tall with a black circular face and glowing blue eyes, is supposed to act like the hub of your smart home.

LG also showed off three concept robots that work as servers, porters and shopping carts.  LG believes by upping the smarts of its products even further, the company will be able to get consumers onboard with the idea of connecting every little thing in their home.

It's not a unique idea -- many companies at CES will be touting AI as a new feature and smart home tech is a hot trend at the show.  '2018 will be a tipping point for the smart home,' VanderWaal said.

CES 2018: LG upstaged by uncompliant CLOi robot in presentation ‘fail’

A refusenik robot derailed a live demo by electronics giant LG when it refused to co-operate with its on-stage handler at CES in Las Vegas.

CLOi was supposed to be the star of LG’s set-piece event, showcasing the firm’s artificial intelligence capabilities, ahead of the official opening of the four-day tech show today.

On what we’ve seen so far it feels like many of the devices are not quite ready for prime time.” Intel boss Brian Krzanich said the firm will issue security updates for all its products affected by the Meltdown and Spectre flaws by the end of the month.

“We’re working tirelessly to ensure it stays that way.” Last week, security researchers from Google published details of flaws in processor chips made by Intel and other manufacturers that could be used to access personal data on computers.

Our CES cringeworthy moment award goes to LG’s misbehaving robot

The robots turned against LG on its most important day of the year.

CLOi, a cute little robot with a striking similarity to last year’s Hub, froze up while the South Korean giant was showing off a new AI platform at its CES 2018 press conference.

Three times throughout the keynote, the robot failed to reply to the requests of LG’s vice president of marketing, David VanderWaal.

It can change your washing machine settings, turn on your TV, or add a recipe to your LCD-equipped refrigerator—a few examples in an endless list of menial tasks.

Having started off the wrong foot, LG now faces an uphill battle to convince people that its AI platform outperforms the growing competition.

CES 2018 Robot fails onstage during live reveal

CES 2018 Robot fails onstage during live reveal. It's the nightmare scenario for any spokesperson: Your much-hyped product fails in front of a live audience at the industry's biggest showcase....

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CES 2018: Robot fails onstage during live reveal It's the nightmare scenario for any spokesperson: Your much-hyped product fails in front of a live audience at the industry's biggest showcase...