A fleet of robots was deployed to Haneda Airport in Tokyo to greet and assist the flood of visitors expected to arrive during the Lunar New Year holidays.
The testing is being conducted with an eye toward having the guide robots working full-time at the airport from 2019.
Eight robots will rotate in shifts up to three hours long at Terminal 2 of Haneda Airport’s Domestic Terminal. The robot Pepper responds in English and Chinese to such questions as, “Is there somewhere I can drink coffee?” and “Where are the restrooms?”
The cute robot Caiba was not only providing assistance to visitors but also was kind enough to stand for commemorative photos with some travelers.
Source and image: Asahi