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Robot to aid airline passengers in Amsterdam
November 29, 2015 | 3 comments
The robot will help passengers to navigate. Image Credit: CC BY-SA 3.0 Acdx
A humanoid robot guide called Spencer will be tasked with helping passengers reach the correct terminals.
The robot, which is vaguely humanoid in shape and has an interactive screen on its front, can help guide people to their destinations using a complex series of sensors and an on-board computer.
Special maps in its software enable it to determine where it is at any given time while also giving it the ability to distinguish permanent landmarks such as walls and doors from temporary obstacles such as baggage trolleys which can move at a moment's notice.
Developed by researchers from five different countries, the robot will be appearing at the airport from Monday to help reduce the number of passengers who miss their plane after becoming lost.
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