Millions of jobs are at stake with the release of the three concept robots developed by LG Electronics. The first robot can deliver food and drinks while the second robot can handle check-in and check-out of guests, and it can even carry bags. The third robot can guide customers through the aisles of a supermarket as well as tell the prices of products.
The three concept robots are aimed towards the services industry, which is currently employing 50% of the global workforce. While LG says that the robots still have a long way to go before they can be mass produced, one must consider that in Japan, a number of hotels are already being staffed by robots. This means that it may not be long before robot waiters and store clerks are utilized. Perhaps the important question to note is: how much resources do companies have to meet the market demand for robot workers?
The three concept robots may be viewed at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas next week.