South Korea’s largest airport has hired robots made by LG to assist travellers

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The LG Airport Guide Robot

South Korea’s largest airport – Incheon International Airport, in Seoul – has given jobs to a number of robots made by LG Electronics. 

The mobile machines are designed to enable travellers to scan their tickets to get flight information and they can escort them to the flight gates.

Alternatively it can just provide directions to locations within the airport, complete with walking distances and times, or information about the traveller’s eventual destination, such as weather and other details.  Continue reading South Korea’s largest airport has hired robots made by LG to assist travellers

Sita Lab launches mobile robotic kiosk for airports

Sita Lab, a provider of air travel technology, has launched Kate, a mobile robot which the company says is an intelligent check-in kiosk that will autonomously move to busy or congested areas in the airport as needed. 

Using various data sources – including flight and passenger flow information – Kate can identify where additional check-in kiosks are required to reduce passenger queue times at check-in.

Kate, which was developed in partnership with BlueBotics, uses existing Sita data systems such as Day of Operations Business Intelligence and FlightInfo API.  Continue reading Sita Lab launches mobile robotic kiosk for airports

Hitachi puts robots on trial at Japan airport

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Hitachi, and its subsidiary Hitachi Building Systems, have begun a trial of their “Emiew 3” humanoid robot at Haneda Airport, in Japan. 

The robot, developed by Hitachi, looks a little bit like the Nao robot, in its red colouring and dimensions.

The tests will be conducted at Haneda Airport Passenger Terminal 2 (Domestic Flights) in collaboration with Japan Airport Terminal.  Continue reading Hitachi puts robots on trial at Japan airport

Tokyo airport employs Cyberdyne cleaning robots

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Tokyo International Airport’s International Passenger Terminal is employing a cleaning robot made by Cyberdyne. 

Following its implementation in the Domestic Terminal, the Cleaning Robot will expand its operation into the International Terminal, which is also open 24 hours a day.

This is a joint-project of Cyberdyne and Japan Airport Terminal Company, and with the cooperation of Tokyo International Airport (also known as Haneda Airport).

Verification tests for the Cleaning Robot are being conducted at the International Passenger Terminal for 2 weeks, a time frame which is due to end soon.  Continue reading Tokyo airport employs Cyberdyne cleaning robots

Honda to bring out Asimo robot for appearance at Narita airport

Asimo will be appearing at Narita airport
Asimo will be appearing at Narita airport

Honda plans to conduct demonstrations of Asimo, Honda’s bipedal humanoid robot, at Narita International Airport over a one-week period from Monday, March 28 through Sunday, April 3, 2016.

This will be the first time for any airport in Japan to hold this type of event in the area prior to where travelers begin the immigration process and formal entry into the country.

Honda will showcase its technological strengths by providing Asimo, an outstanding humanoid robot representing Japan, to welcome and offer its hospitality to travellers who just arrived.  Continue reading Honda to bring out Asimo robot for appearance at Narita airport

Japan Airlines and Nomura Research trialling Nao robot in customer service role at Haneda Airport

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Aldebaran’s Nao robot has found work at Haneda airport, helping JAL customers

Japan Airlines (JAL) and Nomura Research Institute (NRI) are conducting test to improve customer service with a Nao service robot.

The tests will be conducted at JAL’s Information Counter and in front of the security checkpoint at Haneda Airport Passenger Terminal 1.

At the information counter, a service robot will be linked to digital signage to provide customers with information on their flight and aircraft, and tourist sites and weather information at the destination through conversation. Continue reading Japan Airlines and Nomura Research trialling Nao robot in customer service role at Haneda Airport