Chung Eui-sun, chairman of Hyundai Motor Group, is on stage with a robot dog spot to reveal the vision of robotics at the ‘CES 2022’ press conference held at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, USA on the 4th (local time). provided by Hyundai
Hyundai Motor Group Chairman Chung Eui-sun reveals his robotics vision at the press conference for ‘CES 2022’ held at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, USA on the 4th (local time). provided by Hyundai
Mr. A, who was chased by the appointment time, hurriedly left the house. While driving, I remembered putting the coffee pot on the gas fire. A hastily parked the car on the shoulder, connected to the metaverse (3D virtual space), and had the robot at home turn off the gas fire. I left the robot to clean the house and concentrated on driving again.
Hyundai Motor Company unveiled its future robotics vision at the press conference for ‘CES 2022’ held in Las Vegas on the 4th (local time). The goal is to realize the ultimate freedom of movement through ‘metamobility’, a combination of robotics and metaverse.
Hyundai Motor’s robotics vision is embodied in meta-mobility that expands the user’s mobility experience, MoT (Mobility of Things) ecosystem that gives mobility to objects, and intelligent robots for humans.
Hyundai Motor Group Chairman Chung Eui-sun, who took the stage with Boston Dynamics’ Spot, called a robot dog, said, “Robots are no longer a distant dream, but a reality. It will enable infinite movement and progress.”
Hyundai Motor predicted that automobiles and urban air mobility (UAM) will serve as ‘smart devices’ that access the metaverse. The car can also be a conference room, and it can be transformed into a platform for enjoying three-dimensional (D) video games. Metamobility means that smart devices are connected to the metaverse and the range of human movement is extended to the virtual space. In particular, Hyundai Motor believes that robotics will become a medium linking the real and virtual worlds.
It can also be implemented in the industrial field. You can build realistic twin factories on the metaverse and connect them with robots. If there is a problem in the factory, it can access the virtual space and instruct the robot to solve it. Hyundai Motor is reviewing ways to make this smart factory concept a reality with partners such as Microsoft.
A smart factory directing image that allows you to build a realistic factory on the metaverse and manage the factory by connecting robots. provided by Hyundai
A virtual diagram of the MoT (Mobility of Things) ecosystem in which all objects move freely by themselves with robotics technology. provided by Hyundai
A service mobility concept image based on a PnD module that combines a motor, suspension, brake system, and environmental sensor into one. provided by Hyundai
At the same time, Hyundai Motor has also come up with a plan to build a MoT ecosystem with robotics technology. ‘Plug-and-drive module (PnD module)’ and ‘drive-and-lift module (DnL module)’, which are core technologies to accomplish this, were first unveiled at this CES.
The PnD module is an all-in-one mobility that combines a motor, steering, suspension, brake system, and environmental sensor into one. The size can be adjusted according to the device to be connected. Based on the lidar technology that detects the distance to the surrounding objects with light and the camera sensor, intelligent driving and braking are possible, and it can rotate 360 degrees. An exhibition booth equipped with a PnD module can be moved to a location desired by the customer.
Hyundai Motor Company also introduced ‘Mobed’, a small mobility platform equipped with a DnL module. The mother bed with 4 wheels based on the DnL module on a flat cuboid body can keep the body horizontal in unevenness, stairs, and ramps. It is a multi-purpose platform that can be used from unmanned service mobility such as guidance and delivery to a version that can be boarded by a person.
In addition, during CES, Hyundai Motor Company will introduce service robot ‘Spot’, humanoid robot ‘Atlas’, and logistics robot ‘Stretch’. It also operates the ‘Metaverse Zone’, where visitors can create avatars and experience special experiences in a virtual space.