Panasonic’s Hospi Delivery Robot Trial Tested in Japanese Hotel and Airport

Published by , January 23, 2017 9:18 am

(RoboticsTrends) Panasonic is expanding the skill set of its Hospi delivery robot. Hospi is now being tested in the ANA Crowne Plaza Narita hotel in Japan, moving “around the lobby offering bottled beverages to hotel guests. It will also provide information about bus departures.” And from Jan. 23-27, Hospi will be tested in the travel lounge at Narita International Airport, carrying dirty dishes back to the kitchen to be cleaned by its human co-workers.
Hospi is about five feet tall and has a battery life of 9 hours. The Hospi robots working inside hospitals were pre-programmed with hospital map data and have sensors to help it avoid obstacles, such as patients in wheelchairs, in its path.