Wednesday, August 13, 2014
The Botlr Boy
'Beep,' Says the Bellhop. (The New York Times, 8/12/2014)
Welcome to Robot World. On Aug. 20, the Aloft hotel here will begin testing this robotic bellhop, a wheeled service vehicle designed to shuttle items from the hotel lobby desk to guest rooms. Whether a gimmick or a sign of things to come, Botlr is the latest among a new generation of robots — like Google’s self-driving car, Aetheon’s Tug hospital supply robot and Caddytrek’s electric golf caddy — that are starting to walk or roll around the everyday world.
I suppose it's an improvement over this.