Panasonic tests autonomous delivery robot HOSPI(R) at Narita Airport, hotel www.japantrends.com

posted by  banzaitokyo | 5 years, 6 months ago in Science & Technology

Based on preprogrammed map information and using high performance sensors and advanced collision-avoidance algorithm, the robot can move about while staying aware of its surroundings, enabling it to deliver items safely and efficiently without colliding into passersby or various objects along its route. Unlike traditional delivery systems, equipment does not need to be embedded into the walls or ceilings, and guide tapes do not have to be laid down along the route, so delivery destinations and layout changes to facilities may be easily made and at low cost. Being recognized for these features, the HOSPI(R) has already been adopted by 4 hospitals in Japan and other countries for the delivery of pharmaceuticals and specimens.

0 | #12638 by  BarbaraEbara | 5 years, 6 months ago
I can bet by the year 2030 we will have robots everywhere doing small tasks for us. They will be used mainly in hospitals and airports at first but then they will expand to retail. As long as they do not take away any jobs from us humans, I welcome them with loving arms! haha