By Leo Kelion
Technology desk editor

Publishedduration8 January 2018shareSharenocloseShare pagelinkCopy linkAbout sharingmedia captionWATCH: LG's marketing chief said Cloi "doesn't like me" after it ignored his commands

A robot created by LG to help users control their smart home repeatedly failed on stage at its CES debut.

Cloi was meant to be the centrepiece of the South Korean firm's presentation where it was supposed to show how new artificial intelligence tech could enhance use of kitchen appliances.

Instead it gave no response to three consecutive commands beyond blinking.

Experts say the demo represented a "disastrous" debut for the bot, which was mocked on social media.

The event was the first press conference of the morning at the Las Vegas tech fair. Samsung, Intel, HTC and Sony are among other big companies scheduled to unveil products over the course of the day.