South by Southwest (SXSW), though not about gadgets and emerging technology, is no stranger to gadgets, but this year’s festival goers had more gadgets to ogle at – thanks to LG. LG had hit up SXSW for the first time, bringing along some really cool stuff, including a series of new AI robots, unique smart lighting solutions, the world’s first rollable TV, the new LG HomeBrew capsule-based craft beer maker and a concept, a connected ice cream maker called Snowwhite.
Obviously, Snowwhite is the one that piqued our interest since we already heard about most of the rest. Apparently, the Snowwhite presented at SXSW is a prototype, but you need little imagination to know what it does. Like the LG HomeBrew previewed at CES 2019 earlier this year, Snowwhite uses capsules to make ice cream and would have features that allow you to create other frozen desserts, including sorbet, gelatos, frozen yogurts, for examples. Beyond that and it will be ‘connected’, no other information is available.
Also present were five new LG CLOi concepts. CLOi are LG’s AI robots that can recognize your emotional state and have the ability to express a variety of feelings, including joy, peace, sadness and anger. Anger? Can we do with the anger. That doesn’t sound like a smart thing to give it, given that it has AI which means they are kind self-thinking. Just saying…
Anywho, LG said the robots are able to recognize space, objects and communicate with users, and boasts new interfaces that will simply smart home’s IoT hub. As expect of robots, it can play your children and pets, and also serve as security by keeping an eye on your home.
And then there a wall clock called TIME + SPACE that tells time and provides a bunch of useful information, including weather, scheduling info et cetera, and a new earring-shaped wireless earphones, called shine. But, unless you were there, details on those are just as scarce.
All images courtesy of LG.
Hat tip: Engadget.