‘LG Only i’ bot for Gen Z creators
A team of South Korean design students recently unveiled the minimalist LG Only i. robot can facilitate independent content creation. The device is a high resolution cameraa lighting module, circular built-in touchscreen and many other accessories and customizable features. However, it can take photos for users instagram, record TikTok’s and even go live on their chosen streaming platform. Specifically targeting Generation Z, the design offers a clean aesthetic with simple, straight lines, making it an ultra-compact device that fits seamlessly into any modern indoor environment.
all images courtesy of Gabin Park, Byeonggwan Kim, Ramen Kim, and Seokhyoun Han
simple, practical and versatile
Since the product was aimed at young users who often live in small apartments and travel a lot, the design team decided to create a design that was simple, practical and versatile. The ideas of “cleanliness”, “simplicity” and “minimalism” were incorporated into the concept, resulting in a robotic device with a monochrome, linear design that takes up as little space as possible. Despite being a robot with a complex technical configuration, the internal parts are designed to be inconspicuous, and the overall design eliminates unnecessary elements to reduce visual fatigue.
LG Only i features a linear module with light, microphone and camera that can be moved up and down as well as rotated to suit the creator’s needs. Above this is a circular touchscreen that allows the user to review their videos as they are recorded. The circular screen was used to maximize the user experience by providing convenient communication, feedback and action between users and devices. The constant continuity of the circular screen creates a natural flow and serves to bring the static interface to life with a regular rhythm. The robotic device also has an adjustable smartphone holder, fabric speakers, and two types of USB and C terminals on the back.
device offers a clean aesthetic with simple, straight lines
a self-acting content creator
LG Only i is designed as a modular product that can be reconfigured according to usage. Various modules and accessories can be connected to the device using rotating magnetic pogo pins, minimizing unnecessary connection procedures. This allows creators to easily swap out camera and lighting modules depending on the environment, mood, and the type of image or video they want to capture.
The robot can be mounted on a table and used statically. It can also stand and even move on its own, while its eight built-in sensors ensure accurate positioning. The robot includes four wheels at its base and distributes its weight evenly. It can also easily handle violent movements such as cornering and braking. The controller is designed for situations where it is difficult to operate the camera individually. The buttons and joysticks of the controller are placed in such a way that they can be operated easily with one hand.
linear module with light, microphone and camera can be moved up and down and rotated
circular touchscreen/screen can rotate to meet user’s needs
the device has an HR camera, a lighting module, a circular built-in touchscreen and many other accessories
the robot can be mounted on a table and used statically
The product is specifically aimed at Generation Z.
Users can take photos for Instagram, save TikTok, and even livestream on the streaming platform of their choice.
circular screen allows users to review content while recording
name: LG only
designers: Gabin Park, Byeonggwan Kim, Ramen Kim, Seokhyoun Han
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15 December 2022