Have your last hotel experiences been sadly lacking in the robot-helper department? A tweet from Universal Orlando may be hinting at a futuristic fix for that.
— Universal Orlando (@UniversalORL) February 28, 2017
That digital deliveryman is a Savioke Personal Assistant Robot. While the only conclusion to be drawn from the tweet is that this robot is currently being tested at the Cabana Bay Beach Resort, a video of the model on the Savioke website elaborates on its use and functions.
For those who aren’t able to watch the video, it shows the robot delivering smaller items (drinks, snacks, etc.) to hotel rooms and charging between tasks. A human staff member receives an order, loads the storage compartment, inputs the room number, and off it goes; elevator travel being one of its capabilities. The video claims that this cuts down significantly on staff requirements, freeing them up to focus on better personal service.
Although we have not reached Jetsons’ levels of computerized convenience, if this test goes well we might be in for a new era of high-tech hospitality at the Universal Resorts.
(h/t – Orlando Informer)