LG has introduced a new disinfection robot as South Korea sees a surge in new COVID-19 cases.
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LG's robots can get onto elevators on their own to deliver goods from a convenience store.
The robots will lessen staff workload and reduce human to human contact, the telco said.
LG Cloi Servebot will assist hospital staff by carrying medical equipment at Seoul National University Hospital.
Dr Sebastian Seung will head the South Korean tech giant's research unit to strengthen its AI competence.
KT will own a 10% stake in Hyundai Robotics and co-develop intelligent service robots.
LG will collaborate with KT to use AI for future pandemic prevention, as well as for the development of new products and services.
It will also check people's temperatures and ask them to wear face masks to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the telco says.
The autonomous carts will alleviate workloads and reduce human-to-human contact, KT says.
The telco's AI system will make voice calls to those in COVID-19 quarantine to check the status of their health.