Passengers of the Japanese international airport Narita, located in Tokyo, will soon begin to help robots-assistants Hospi (R) from Panasonic. New assistants began to be tested on the territory of the airport and in the adjoining ANA Crowne Plaza hotel.
These robots in Panasonic were developed a couple of years ago, and now they are gradually improving their design and software, adapting to various tasks. Due to the fact that they are completely independent, they are perfectly oriented with the help of built-in sensors and thanks to the maps loaded into memory, they do not make noise, but they do their work smartly, they are already used in four Japanese hospitals – there they help doctors and orderlies to bring medicines and various other items . Electronic assistants are able to work both in semiautomatic and offline modes.
Soon the robots will begin to feel at the airport and the hotel, where they will clean the tables, and while they warm up in the hotel’s lounges, where they deliver cold water for visitors, simultaneously telling them the schedule of buses going to the airport. These cute guys know Chinese, Japanese and English and can communicate using text messages displayed on the display.
Testing will not last very long, only a few days, and will end on January 27 this year.