LG Electronics is to unveil new robots which could soon take the place of workers in several key industries.
The technology company announced today (January 4) that it will be taking three new concept robots to the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) next week.
The droids have been created with the aim of working in supermarkets, hotels and airports, according to the South China Morning Post.
The robot created for supermarkets is said to be able to provide shoppers with the prices of items and tell them where products are situated in the aisles - something which seems to be beyond many humans who work in such places.
One of the robots is reportedly able to take both food and drink to passengers in airports and visitors in hotels.
It is also claimed that LG has created a robot with can take luggage to hotel rooms as well as check people in and out. A number of hotels in Japan are already using robots instead of staff members.
Last year a report published by business management consultants McKinsey & Company claimed that across the world around 800 million workers could be replaced by robots by 2030 - a suggestion which is sure to send a shiver of the spine of trade unionists around the world.