Home / OTHERS / Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba has built a robot porter for hotels called Space Egg

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba has built a robot porter for hotels called Space Egg

<em>Space Egg is the latest example of robotic hotel porters. </em>

Alibaba may not be a household name in the US, but the Chinese e-commerce firm is one of the world’s largest: its online sales in 2015 were greater than Walmart, Amazon, and eBay combined. Now, the company is getting into commercial robotics with the launch of the Space Egg: a robot porter designed to ferry items around hotels.

The robot was unveiled at a computing conference in Hangzhou, China, last week, and it will start work at its first hotel in the city next month. It has a curved aluminum casing covering a set of wheels, and it uses cameras and lasers to navigate. It’s less than a meter (3 feet) in height and quite slow, trundling behind humans at a pace of one meter a second.

The Space Egg is the latest robo-porter we’ve seen…

Continue reading…

Source: New feed

About admin

Check Also

Major SMS security lapse is a reminder to use authenticator apps instead

A recent data breach has exposed a database of around 26 million text messages containing …

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

error: Content is protected !!