In Clifford Simak’s 1944 science fiction story “The Huddling,” a man whose every need is fulfilled by his robotic house finds himself suffering from an increasing case of agoraphobia as it becomes less and less necessary for him to leave his home.

While we’re not quite at that point, I couldn’t help thinking of that story when I sat in today’s LG press conference where the company introduced a variety of impressive robot home (and airport) helpers.

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