robot butler

robot butler

USA: World's first "robot butler" wows hotel guests

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Video ID: 20140821-010 M/S Botlr moving around the Aloft Hotel lobby C/U Botlr screen reading (in English) "Hello, I'm ready to deliver" M/S Botlr entering lift M/S Botlr delivering product C/U Botlr screen reading (in English) "Hello, here is your delivery" M/S Woman taking delivery from Botlr C/U Botlr dancing after completing delivery M/S Aloft Hotel information screen M/S Botlr promotion screen SOT, Jeff Zogg, General Manager of Aloft Hotel (in English): "(The robot) has allowed our team to really spend more quality time with our guests. You know, we have a lot of requests, obviously for deliveries and so forth, so it really allows us to focus more in guest interactions and having the butler run those products up to the room versus our talent running up and down." M/S Aloft Hotel sign W/S Aloft Hotel SCRIPT Costumers at the Aloft Hotel in Cupertino, California, were greeted and served by a robotic butler during their stay at the hotel chain renowned for tech-savvy travelers, Wednesday. The robotic butler, or "Botlr," is named A.L.O. and runs a range of tasks, from changing towels to delivering food and drink to guests. Made by Savioke, Botlr possesses impressive navigational skills and is easily able to navigate around people and use the hotels elevator. If offered a compliment, the Botlr will even offer guests a cheeky dance. General Manager of the Aloft Hotel, Jeff Zogg, discussed the decision to have a robotic butler operating in the hotel, saying it has increased efficiency and allowed staff to spend more quality time with guests. Botlr is able to travel at a human walking pace and is approximately 90cm tall (3 ft) and weighs around 45kgs (100lbs). It is still not clear how much each Botlr unit will cost since Aloft Hotel have an exclusive deal with the manufacturing company Savioke until the end of 2014. Estimates however put the price at around €3771 ($5000). Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/Ruptly Twitter: http://twitter.com/Ruptly LiveLeak: http://www.liveleak.com/c/Ruptly Google Plus: http://google.com/+RuptlyTV Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/Ruptly YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/RuptlyTV DailyMotion: http://www.dailymotion.com/ruptly Video on Demand: http://www.ruptly.tv