Friday, September 14, 2018

Chennai Airport takes next step in aviation, deploys robots to greet you

Two new staff members have been added to the Chennai Airport's domestic and international terminals. These members of the staff are not like the ones whom we regularly encounter in our airport visits. These are humanoid robots who are responsible for assisting and guiding passengers inside the terminal. They are named, what else, but 'Mitra'.
You will find them at the departure and arrival halls of the Chennai domestic terminal. According to a report by The Hindu, they greeted and interacted with the passengers on Independence Day this year. Two such bots were introduced on August 15 on a ‘trial’ basis, one each positioned at the Arrival and Departure sections in the domestic terminal.
These autonomous bots can navigate on their own,identify and greet passengers and respond to “queries deciphering variances in accent” and converse with them, it added.
14/09/18 ZeeBiz