Some months ago, just after we started this website, we published a story about a new robotic concierge for hotels, launched by Savioke.
The company calls the robot “Relay”, although its buyers often give it nicknames – Dash, Botlr, and Wally are just some examples.
Relay is not really a concierge – we just like that word… concierge… makes our website sound sophisticated. But anyway, the robot is smart enough to navigate its way within complex hotel interiors, with all their zig-zagging corridors and winding hallways, as well as their lifts with the slight gaps and uneven surfaces at the entrances.
These navigational challenges would of course not be a problem for most humans – we wouldn’t even think about them. Most of us are fortunate enough to be able to get around in hotels or in any other buildings quite easily – all the manoeuvring involved doesn’t present any difficulty, no matter how complex it may be. [Read more…] about Robotic concierge: Exclusive interview with Savioke boss